Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella Therapy

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable formulation that when injected into the areas of unwanted fat, it causes the destruction of fat cells. It is comprised of a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid, and aids in the breakdown and absorptions of fat.

What Areas of the Body May Be Treated With Kybella?

Kybella is most commonly used for the removal of fat underneath the chin. More recently, Kybella has become used for other areas of body contouring, such as bra bulges, armpit fat, and lower buttock fatty folds.

What Is Recovery Like After Kybella Treatments?

Right after the Kybella treatment there is likely to be some swelling, which tends to be most noticeable in the first 3 days. Over the following 30 days, you will likely feel (not see) a bump under the skin, which confirms the Kybella is dissolving the fat. Once dissolved, your body will naturally absorb these fat cells.

How Long Do Results Last From Kybella Injections?

Kybella results are considered long term and if the patient’s weight remains stable, the dissolved fat will not return.

Are Kybella Injections Painful?

There is little pain and a slight burning sensation when the product is administered, but it is common to use topical numbing and ice to ensure your comfort.