What to Know About Kybella for Double Chin Removal

Kybella by Aesthetics by Tanaia LLC DBA Vibe Aesthetics in Hood River OR

Dealing with a double chin can be frustrating, and finding a reliable solution isn’t always easy. That’s why we now offer Kybella, an increasingly popular treatment specifically designed for double chin removal. Many are turning to this non-surgical option, drawn by its promise of reducing unwanted chin fat. But what exactly is Kybella? How does it work, and more importantly, is it the right choice for you?

What is Kybella?

Double chins are a frequent cosmetic problem that can be addressed with the revolutionary Kybella procedure. It is an artificial version of deoxycholic acid, a natural chemical in human bodies that helps break down and absorb fat from food. Kybella also kills fat cells when injected into the fat behind the chin. Once these cells are killed, they can no longer accumulate or stockpile fat, leading to a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

The uniqueness of Kybella lies in its non-surgical nature. It offers a recourse to more invasive procedures like liposuction or face-lifts. Developed through extensive research and clinical trials, Kybella received approval from the FDA, marking it as a safe and practical treatment for double chin reduction. This approval is significant, as it’s the first injectable treatment specifically designed for this purpose.

Kybella’s appeal is partly due to its targeted approach. Unlike broad-spectrum weight loss methods, it directly addresses the fat under the chin, making it an attractive option for those who struggle with this specific area. 

How Kybella Works for Double Chin Removal

The procedure typically begins with a consultation, where a healthcare professional assesses your chin area to determine if Kybella suits you.

Once you’re deemed a good candidate, the actual treatment starts. It’s usually a quick process, often completed in about 20 to 30 minutes. The area under your chin is marked to guide the injections, ensuring accuracy. To minimize discomfort, the area may be numbed with a local anesthetic.

Then, Kybella is carefully injected into the fat under your chin using multiple small injections. The deoxycholic acid in Kybella goes to work almost immediately, breaking down fat cells. This process is not just surface-level; Kybella destroys these cells, making them unable to store or accumulate fat in the future.

Benefits of Using Kybella

  1. Non-Invasive Treatment: Unlike surgical options, Kybella doesn’t require incisions, anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery time, making it a convenient choice for those seeking a less invasive procedure.
  2. Targeted Fat Reduction: Kybella specifically targets and eliminates fat cells under the chin, offering a precise solution for reducing double chin, which is often resistant to diet and exercise.
  3. Permanent Results: Once Kybella destroys the fat cells, they’re gone for good. This means the results are typically permanent, barring significant weight gain.
  4. Minimal Downtime: Most people experience little to no downtime following a Kybella treatment. Normal activities can usually be resumed quickly, making it ideal for those with busy lifestyles.
  5. Gradual and Natural-Looking Results: The changes occur gradually over a series of treatments, providing a natural transition to a more defined chin profile.
  6. Customizable Treatments: The number of injections and sessions can be adjusted to meet unique needs and desired outcomes, offering a personalized approach to double chin reduction.

Potential Side Effects

The most common ones experienced after Kybella injections include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness in the treated area. These are typically short-lived, resolving on their own within a week or two.

Swelling is particularly noticeable, as it’s a natural response to the body’s process of breaking down and absorbing fat cells. It’s a sign that Kybella is working, but it can be significant for some days following the treatment. Bruising and pain, while less common, can also occur, depending on the individual’s sensitivity and the technique used during the injections.

Post-Treatment Care

Initially, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treated area. To manage these, applying ice packs can help reduce swelling and soothe the area. It’s also advisable to avoid strenuous activity for a couple of days to allow the treatment area to heal. 

Over-the-counter pain medication can be used to alleviate any discomfort. Follow any explicit instructions your healthcare provider gives, as these are tailored to your individual needs. Keeping the area clean and avoiding harsh skincare products is also recommended. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella?

Ideally, this treatment is best suited for adults who have moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, commonly known as a double chin. It’s especially effective for those who have not seen results from diet and exercise alone, as this fat type can often resist traditional weight loss methods.

A good candidate for Kybella is someone who’s in overall good health. This means no active infections or medical conditions in the treatment area. It’s also crucial for potential candidates to have realistic expectations about the results. Kybella can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin, but it’s not a substitute for general weight loss.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals with difficulty swallowing should avoid Kybella treatments. Similarly, suppose you’ve had previous surgeries in the neck or chin area or have medical conditions in or near the treatment area. In that case, it’s important to discuss these with your healthcare provider. They can assess your situation and determine whether Kybella is a safe and effective option.

Kybella Is Permanent

The treatment targets and destroys fat cells under the chin; once these cells are gone, they’re gone for good. However, the permanence of Kybella’s results hinges on maintaining a stable weight. The treatment removes fat cells from the under-chin area, but if you gain weight in the future, the remaining fat cells can expand, and fat can accumulate in other areas. This can alter the contours of your chin and neck, potentially diminishing the sleek, defined look achieved with Kybella. Embracing a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, is necessary for maintaining the results. 


Are you prepared to give up your double chin and welcome a more chiseled profile? Vibe Aesthetics is available to assist. Our team gives you the best Kybella treatment experience. Don’t wait any longer to obtain the look you’ve always wanted. To arrange your assessment and start down the path to a more self-assured you, get in touch with us right now to start your assessment!

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