Behzad Parva, MD, Plastic Surgeon
(703) 777-7477

KYBELLA®

Kybella LogoThere are 3 main reasons we develop fat pockets under the chin: age, weight gain, and genetics. The problem is that there has been very little we can do short of liposuction until now. KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for treatment of a “double chin” without surgery.

Through a series of injections, KYBELLA® is able to reduce targeted “double chin” submental fat. The natural active ingredient in KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells, and patients may notice a slimming and tightening effect in the area. Patients typically need 2-4 treatments, which would be recommended and decided by your doctor. For KYBELLA® candidates that are not in need of a facelift for loose skin, treatments can be very effective and can render pleasing and long-lasting results.

Why Choose KYBELLA®?

  • KYBELLA® is non-surgical and minimally invasive
  • Minimal downtime
  • 2-4 treatments are required and take about 30 minutes each
  • Improves the facial and neck profile
  • Reduces fat under the chin
  • Results appear as early as 3-4 weeks and often continue to improve for up to three to four months after final treatment

Who Would Benefit from KYBELLA®?

An initial consultation will be needed to evaluate your concerns and determine if KYBELLA® is the best treatment option. The best candidates for KYBELLA® generally have areas of fat beneath the chin and good skin elasticity. Because KYBELLA® can only treat fat volume, patients with loose skin may be better treated with a surgical procedure. KYBELLA® should not be injected if there is an infection in the treatment area, if you’ve had any disease around the neck, if you are having trouble swallowing, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Before After

What to Expect During a KYBELLA® Procedure

Prior to receiving KYBELLA®, the under-chin area is numbed with topical anesthetic and ice. The under-chin area is then marked carefully and the injections take about 10-15 minutes to administer. There is a short period of discomfort during the treatment. Once the injections are complete, ice will be applied again to reduce any swelling or discomfort that may occur. Swelling is to be expected and mild bruising may result after treatment, but these symptoms should quickly diminish within a few days. Treatment may be repeated between 4-6 weeks to further enhance results. For most patients, the full results of KYBELLA® should be visible within a few months after the final treatment.

Contact Our Practice

For more information on KYBELLA®, contact Parva Plastic Surgery online or by phone at 703-777-7477 and schedule a consultation today.