About Kybella®

Are you bothered by excess fat under your chin that just won’t seem to go away, despite diet and exercise? If so, Kybella® may be an effective solution. Kybella® is an injectable deoxycholic acid derivative that aids in the breakdown of fat cells. It has become an excellent, and non-invasive way to treat stubborn areas of fat, such as the “double chin.”  

Who is a Candidate?

If you are looking for an alternative to liposuction or direct surgical excision, Kybella® might be right for you. Ideal candidates are overall healthy with good skin elasticity and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment. You should not undergo this treatment if you have an infection in the treatment area, have had or plan on having surgery on your face, neck, or chin, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have bleeding problems. In order to determine if Kybella® is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.


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The Kybella® Treatment

To begin, the area under your chin will first be examined during a consultation appointment to determine if Kybella® is right for you. If it is determined that you are a good candidate, a treatment plan will be created for you depending on the amount of fat under your chin and your specific goals.

During treatment, your injector will mark which areas will be injected. Multiple small injections will then be administered under your chin using a small needle. This process usually takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.


Kybella® is performed in the clinic and patients will have little to no downtime. You may have a little bruising after your injections that will resolve in a day or so. We encourage a chin strap for a few days after injection as your skin begins to tighten after the fat loss.

Kybella® typically involves up to 3 treatments, spaced 1-2 months apart, how3ever the number of treatment sessions may vary from patient to patient. You will notice results around 12 weeks, or after 2 sessions and maximum results will be seen around 6 months and should be permanent.

Contact Us Today

For more information regarding Kybella® and how it can help you achieve a slimmer chin and neck profile, contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA today. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Willis is dedicated to providing beautiful, natural-looking results for each of his patients.

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