An accumulation of fat in the under-chin area can be unflattering and annoying. Commonly referred to as a “double chin,” fat buildup in the area under the chin can often be a struggle to get rid of. Even with diet and exercise, this submental fat just doesn’t seem to go away. KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for targeting submental fullness and improving the chin contours. This is a quick and easy office treatment designed to destroy fat cells and permanently get rid of fat from under the chin.

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Benefits of KYBELLA®

  • Destroys fat cells
  • Natural-looking results
  • Minimal recovery


The typical candidate for KYBELLA® treatment is looking to get rid of submental fullness and wants to improve the appearance and profile of the chin. It is important to discuss with your doctor if you:

  • Have had or plan to have surgery on the face, neck, or chin
  • Have had or currently have medical conditions in or near the neck area
  • Are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant
  • Have had or currently have trouble swallowing
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Take any medications, including over-the-counter medicines

During your consultation, you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is a good treatment option for you.



The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that works by breaking down fat cells and absorbing dietary fat. Once KYBELLA® is injected into the under-chin area, it causes the permanent destruction of fat cells.

When Dr. Whitaker administers the KYBELLA® treatment, multiple injections will be made into the chin area. Most patients will see a difference within two to four treatments. However, a series of six treatments at one-month intervals may be needed for the best results. Patients will notice a reduction of under-chin fat as well as smoother, more defined chin contours.

Recovery and Results

KYBELLA® is a quick and easy procedure that offers no recovery time. After each treatment, patients can return to work and regular activities immediately. As with any cosmetic procedure, there may be possible side effects, which can include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Hardness in the treatment area

Overall, KYBELLA® is a safe treatment for using in the submental area. With minimal recovery and pain, patients can achieve natural results and improved chin contours that complement their overall facial profile.

If you are interested in targeting under-chin fat, Dr. Whitaker can discuss your options during a consultation. Schedule your appointment today! You can contact our office by calling (678) 888-3223 or by filling out our online contact form.

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