Kybella® (Deoxycholic Acid)

When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

What is Kybella® and how does it compare to liposuction?

  • Kybella® contains deoxycholic acid, a fat-dissolving, naturally occurring bile acid. It is injected in the office. Treatments takes about a half hour. It is FDA approved to treat fat under the chin.

  • Kybella® can also be used to dissolve fat in other areas such as under the arms, "bra rolls", flanks/saddlebags, inner thighs, and abdomen.

  • According to Realself.com, 90% of people who have had it done say it was worth it!

Kybella® is similar to liposuction in these ways:

  • Fat cells are destroyed and can only return if you gain weight.

  • Most small, localized, fatty areas can be treated.

  • Kybella® can be used to touch-up irregular liposuction results.

  • Kybella® can be used in conjunction with liposuction or laser lipolysis to achieve more specific or contoured results.

Kybella® is NOT similar to liposuction in these ways:

  • Large areas cannot be treated at one time with Kybella®.

  • Kybella® treatments can be done using only topical anesthesia.

  • Kybella® is an excellent, easy, fast, and effective treatment for localized areas of fat, and there is minimal recovery time. Vaser® Liposuction, or laser lipolysis, can be a better choice if there are multiple areas to be treated, larger areas of fat, to harvest material for fat transfer, or for more specific body contouring and sculpting.

Please contact our office at 678-650-2009 to schedule a consultation. After a thorough consultation, we can best determine which method, Kybella®, Vaser® Liposuction, or Laser Lipolysis, is best for your problem area.