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KYBELLA® for a Slimmer Facial Appearance

Posted December 30, 2015 in Kybella®

Kybella® Before and AfterDo you ever look back at your photos and lament the unsightly appearance of your double chin? Fat accumulation is common, and for many people, stubborn fat creates this unwanted facial feature. While the appearance of a double chin may be caused by weight gain, many men and women struggle to eliminate fat under the chin through traditional diet and exercise. Recently FDA-approved KYBELLA® is a non-surgical advancement in fat reduction for the face.


KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injection of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance naturally produced in the body to help absorb fat. When KYBELLA® is injected into the tissue under the chin, the deoxycholic acid destroys the membranes of the fat cells. KYBELLA® is only approved to treat submental (under-chin) fat.

Why does KYBELLA® Work?

When KYBELLA® destroys the fat cell membranes, the cells die. The body then absorbs the dead cells, permanently eliminating them from under the chin. When the body absorbs the fat cells, your face will slowly take on a slimmer appearance.

Benefits of KYBELLA®

  • Non-surgical fat reduction
  • Short recovery period
  • Minimal and mild side effects
  • Improved facial appearance without diet or exercise
  • More slender facial appearance
  • Better definition in the neck

Is KYBELLA® Effective?

Most patients will require four to six treatments before they achieve their desired results. It may take several months before achieving a noticeable difference in your facial appearance because it takes time for KYBELLA® to destroy your fat cells and for your body to absorb them. However, over a period of time, KYBELLA® does offer safe and effective results. With healthy lifestyle choices, most patients maintain permanent submental fat removal.


KYBELLA® has minimal side effects, and if they do occur, they are generally mild. The most common side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness

Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery

KYBELLA® should only be administered by a trained professional. Improper injection of KYBELLA® can result in negative side effects. At Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery, our staff is trained to safely and expertly provide KYBELLA® treatments.


If you are looking for a non-surgical solution to an unsightly double chin, KYBELLA® may be right for you. Schedule your consultation at Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery today. Contact our office at 205.930.1600, or fill out our online contact form for additional information.
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