What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a minimally invasive injectable that gets rid of submental fullness (fat under the chin). The FDA has approved Kybella® as the first injectable for this purpose. By breaking up fat cells, Kybella® gives you a more sculpted profile and a slimmer neck.
How Does Kybella® Work?
To break up fat cells, Kybella® used a synthetic deoxycholic acid. The natural version of this molecule occurs in the digestive system, where it helps the body process dietary fats. When injected into the layers of fat under the chin, Kybella® causes fat cells to break down. The body will filter away these damaged cells to leave the area more slender and shapely.
How Long Does Kybella® Swelling Last?
Swelling, the most common effect after Kybella® treatment, will be worst during the first few days. Swelling can last two to three weeks. We space your treatments four weeks apart, so all the swelling has resolved before your next session.
You may also notice some bruising, numbness, or soreness after your Kybella® injections. This will usually resolve within a few days, but it can last a week or more. None of this should keep you from resuming your usual activities immediately after treatment.