I've had many inquiries about Kybella, the new FDA-approved injection that permanently dissolves double-chin fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, an encyme that permanently dissolves stubborn pockets of fat under the chin, and also tightens and contours the overlying skin.
The above image is an example from Allergan about what Kybella can achieve. The patient is a 35 year old woman (142.5 lbs in the before pic and 145.5 lbs in the after pic) whose jawline and profile are significantly improved after treatment with Kybella.
Kybella takes about 10 minutes per session, and you may require anywhere between 1 and 6 sessions spaced out over the course of months, depending on your degree of submental fat. It does cause transient swelling, but there is no downtime in terms of missed time from work or school.
The main alternatives to Kybella are submental liposuction and necklift, both of which are excellent procedures and more definitive, in my opinion. However, not everyone wants surgery, and it is important for me to be able to offer everything on the aesthetic spectrum. I feel that this keeps my practice unbiased and ethical. I am equally comfortable performing surgery and doing injections, so my only incentive is doing what is best for you.
To see me as a patient in my New York City private practice, please call 212-452-2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com. Due to high call volume, please leave a message if your call is not answered immediately.