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Kybella® is the only FDA-cleared injectable treatment for adults to remove a double chin. Kybella targets the submental fat cells and stimulates a natural fat-shedding process. Kybella is a non-human, non-animal derived version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring material found in the human body that helps break down dietary fat.

What is Kybella?

At one time, a double chin could only be treated with liposuction or surgery. With the advent of Kybella, you have the option of undergoing injections that will tell your body to shed the excess fat. It destroys the fat cells lodged beneath your chin, which are then washed away by your body’s natural processes.

How does Kybella work?

The fat cells affected by Kybella are destroyed for good. Your body recognizes the dead cells and sheds them naturally. Depending on your condition, you may need more than a single treatment to achieve the look you want. An added benefit is that as the cells are shed gradually over time, the neck skin has time to tighten and firm as the fat disappears, instead of a rapid loss that can result in sagging skin.

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What is the treatment like to experience?

Our experienced aesthetic nurses, Devina and Megan, will inject Kybella in a grid pattern in the submental region to dissolve fat away and improve the overall contour of the neck and jawline. The treatment takes only minutes to perform, and the results are long-lasting.

Is there downtime to the treatment?

You should plan for a couple of days off work, though it isn’t always required. You can expect slight discomfort, swelling, and bruising at the injection site that usually fades within two to three days.

How long does it take to see results?

Your results depend on the amount of excess fat you have under your chin. You should begin to see the positive results as quickly as four to six weeks post-injection.

How long does it take to see results?

Your results depend on the amount of excess fat you have under your chin. You should begin to see the positive results as quickly as four to six weeks post-injection.

Why choose us for Kybella?

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, your treatments will be under the care of certified medical professionals with extensive training and experience. As with any treatment, you want it to be performed correctly and safely. Our Kybella treatments are performed with the most advanced safety protocols under the guidance and direction of our board-certified plastic surgeons. While we are committed to patient safety, we focus on providing a superior level of patient care and attention in a warm, supportive environment where you will feel comfortable, safe, and confident.

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What are the possible side effects?

The safety and effectiveness of Kybella were established in two extensive studies that enrolled over 1,000 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. In very rare cases, Kybella can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness and trouble swallowing. These side effects are uncommon and resolve within a short time.

You can read product information from Kythera, the developers of Kybella:

Interested in learning more about double-chin reduction with Kybella? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (949) 942-8667. South Coast Plastic Surgery serves Irvine, CA, Ladera Ranch, CA, and the greater Orange County area.

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