Many patients visit our medical skin spa to target stubborn areas of fat pockets that won’t budge. The condition associated with chin fat, known as the “double chin” or “wattle,” is a perfect example. You can exercise, diet and live a healthy lifestyle yet still experience this confidence-destroying issue. Formally referred to as “submental fullness,” it can happen to anyone no matter their age or weight. It’s very common for people to store fat in the chin area, even if they are underweight. Double chins can be caused by genetics, weight gain and the loss of skin elasticity caused by aging. They can be resistant to diet and exercise efforts, making them very difficult to banish.

Kybella Targets Chin Fat Non-Invasively

Until a few years ago, there were no effective methods for this unsightly condition that did not require surgery. Liposuction was a popular method, but there are many risks associated with anesthesia and the procedure itself. Some patients experience severe bruising, swelling, infections and imperfect results. Other risky procedures for addressing this area included facelifts and chin lifts, both of which require anesthesia. Kybella was developed and perfected as a nonsurgical solution to target this trouble area with permanent results. It’s the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that reduces submental fullness.

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Kybella is a prescription medicine. Its active ingredient is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that destroys fat cells. When used as an injection under the chin, it breaks down the fat cells down and absorbs them so they can be eliminated from your system. The results are marked—and once these fat cells are destroyed, they will not return. There is no maintenance necessary; you only need to treat the area until you are satisfied. Patients of our medical skin spa experience a more beautifully defined profile and youthful, balanced appearance. The boost in confidence that our clients enjoy is priceless.

Every person has a unique fat distribution that affects the number of sessions and injections necessary. While each patient’s needs are different, most need an average of three and six treatments to reach their aesthetic goal. During treatment, clients receive a series of small injections in the region. Each session takes between 15 and 30 minutes, which makes it an excellent “lunchtime procedure.” Treatments are usually spaced about one month apart.

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The Benefits of Kybella

Since Kybella is administered with non-invasive injections, it requires no anesthesia. The process is easier to tolerate than a surgical procedure and does not require downtime. There are no restrictions—patients can go back to work and participate in physical activities the same day. Bruising and swelling are typically mild and only last between two days to a week. Unlike with a liposuction or a chin lift, no compression or head wrap is necessary after receiving Kybella.

Kybella is the best solution for safely and effectively removing excess fat from under the chin. There is no better technique for redefining your jawline and refreshing your look. Visit our medical skin spa to find out more about Kybella, dermal fillers and other anti-aging services we provide.


Dr. Ryan Stanton is a fully credentialed board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on cosmetic plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He has been featured in national and international media, including: TLC’s “Plastic Wives”, The Doctors Show, Discovery Channel, Montel Williams, Women’s Entertainment Network, CBS, Fox, & KTLA News, Fitness, In, Star and Gala Magazines.