Kybella™ Double Chin Treatment

Submental fullness, more commonly known as a double chin, can plague men and women alike. People who have a double chin can struggle with feeling confident about the way they look since the extra layer of fat often results in a lack of jawline definition. Kybella™ is a nonsurgical treatment specifically designed to diminish a double chin, revealing the younger, sleeker shape underneath.

Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board-certified plastic surgeon highly experienced in creating optimal cosmetic results using surgical and nonsurgical procedures. She’ll take the time to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your appearance concerns and develop a customized approach just for you.

Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery has helped men and women from the Twin Cities metro area and across Minnesota feel more comfortable and confident with double chin treatment. Contact us online or call our Plymouth office today at 651-290-7600 for more information about Kybella™ injections, including pricing.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella™ Double Chin Treatment?

Most people concerned with stubborn fat surrounding the upper neck area can be good candidates for Kybella™ treatments. Some of the most common reasons to consider getting Kybella™ include:

  • Lack of jawline definition caused by a double chin
  • Unwanted, persistent fat in the neck
  • Weight fluctuations, genetics or aging have caused feelings of self-consciousness about your chin profile

Your Kybella™ Treatment

Kybella™ is a prescription medication designed to reduce fat below the chin that may otherwise never go away. The product is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down dietary fat. Kybella™ is injected directly into the treatment area, gradually breaking down fat cells over the coming weeks. Most people get 2 to 6 double chin treatments spaced about 1 month apart to achieve their ideal results.

All Kybella™ treatments are administered by our certified physician assistants. The treatment itself usually only takes 20 to 30 minutes. During your appointment, your specialist will administer multiple small injections directly into the unwanted fat under your chin. He or she may apply a topical numbing cream prior to the injections. The exact amount of product used and number of injections will depend upon the amount of unwanted fat.

Depending on your appearance goals, Dr. Harrington may recommend additional treatments to achieve the best results. Many people combine Kybella™ injections with other nonsurgical facial enhancement treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers. Those with more extensive submental fullness than Kybella™ can resolve may benefit from liposuction treatments as well.

Kybella™ Downtime

Because Kybella™ is a nonsurgical treatment, it requires no downtime and you can return to your normal routine immediately after your appointment. However, it is common to experience some mild swelling and bruising under the chin for the first few days after your appointment, so it’s best to not schedule a treatment immediately before an important event.

You should refrain from any strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after your double chin treatment. You may experience some mild discomfort around the chin area, which should fade quickly. You should begin to notice your results developing over the following 6 weeks to 3 months. Most people see the most noticeable results after a minimum of 2 treatments.

It’s important to discuss potential risks or complications of Kybella™ with your injector prior to your treatment. If you have difficulty swallowing or notice any sudden pain, contact our office immediately.

Next Steps

Kybella™ double chin treatment can create a younger, smoother look for those concerned with a double chin. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your Kybella™ consultation and learn more about how to enhance your natural appearance.