Men and women who struggle with excess submental fat, also called a double chin, have the benefit of visiting Detroit Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ellen, for Kybella® treatments. This non-surgical treatment can drastically and quickly reduce the appearance of a double chin.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a FDA-approved treatment for submental fullness, or a double chin, in those 18 years or older. It is made up of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body to help break down fat. Kybella® is injected into the area with submental fullness, often with permanent results. Commonly, two to three treatments spaced a month apart are needed for optimal results.

How does Kybella® Work?

The deoxycholic acid works by destroying fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they will not regenerate. Treatments are quick and easy, commonly only lasting 15-20 minutes each.

Is Recovery Time Needed?

Kybella® injections require little to no downtime, though patients may experience some redness and swelling. Improvement within the treatment area should be visible after two to four sessions. Common side effects include bruising, swelling, pain and numbness at the injection sites. Results from Kybella® are often permanent.

If you are interested in Kybella® to treat submental fullness, contact Dr. Ellen today for more information.