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What is Kybella?

KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”.

It is a non-surgical, 15-20 minute in office procedure customized to your specific needs. Kybella destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.

What is submental fullness?

Submental fullness, also referred to as a “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women. Causes for submental fullness may include natural aging process, genetics, and/or weight gain. For some, regardless of how much you diet or exercise, the condition may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier than you really are.

According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Survey, 67% of people claimed they are bothered by submental fullness.

Is KYBELLA the right choice for you? It may be if:

  • You are bothered by submental fullness
  • Surgery is not an option for you
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you really are
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

How many people have been treated by KYBELLA?

KYBELLA has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving more than 20 clinical studies with more than 2600 patients worldwide, of whom more than 1600 have been treated with KYBELLA.


Before you receive KYBELLA; tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA passes into your breast milk ; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA).


Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over the counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine.)

What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA?

KYBELLA can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw, (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness) and trouble swallowing. Talk to your doctor if you develop an asymmetric smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if any existing symptoms worsen.


The most common side effects of KYBELLA include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. For most people, downtime with KYBELLA occurred most commonly after the first treatment session.  Ice or a cold pack can be applied to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes, as needed. These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

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Aging, genetics and weight gain can create a “double chin” effect that diet and exercise just can’t improve. KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Kybella can destroy the fat cells under the chin so you are unable to store or accumulate fat. Each visit entails multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.

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