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Are There Any Side Effects With Kybella®?

Do you find yourself taking pictures at strategic angles to minimize your double chin? Even at a healthy weight, many people have a little more submental fat than they’d like, and it can feel impossible to get rid of. At Manhattan Aesthetics, conquering your double chin is easy with Kybella®!

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental fat (double chin). It uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring enzyme, to break down fat cells. Kybella® is an effective, non-surgical alternative to options like liposuction for reducing chin fat. We offer Kybella® to help patients regain a smooth, slim neck and jawline they feel confident in.

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*individual results may vary.

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® is a quick, simple injection procedure. Your Manhattan Aesthetics provider will make a series of small injections under your chin to evenly distribute the synthetic deoxycholic acid. This bile acid then begins breaking down and absorbing the fat cells, destroying them so they can no longer store fat. A Kybella® session takes just 15-20 minutes.

What to Expect After Kybella®

The most common side effects of Kybella® are mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection sites. These typically subside within a week or two. However, occasionally, patients experience significant swelling from Kybella® that lasts longer. This is fairly uncommon, but we don’t recommend getting Kybella® within a month of a special event in case of lingering swelling.

There’s no downtime after Kybella®, and you can return to work the next day. Some patients take a few days of social downtime until the swelling fades. We’ll give you aftercare instructions for minimizing swelling, such as using ice packs, wearing a chin strap, and avoiding certain things that may increase swelling.


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

How Long Does Kybella® Last?

Most patients need two or more treatments spaced one month apart for optimal Kybella® results. It takes time for the deoxycholic acid to break down the targeted fat, which your body absorbs. Some patients need up to six sessions of Kybella®. 

Once you achieve your desired results, they should be permanent. The destroyed fat cells cannot return. However, the remaining fat cells in the area can expand if you gain weight, so a healthy lifestyle is essential for long-lasting results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

Kybella® offers a convenient, effective way to ditch your double chin without surgery. Good candidates for Kybella® are overall healthy and near or at their ideal weight. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight after the treatment is crucial for long-term results. Patients with good skin elasticity typically see the best results from Kybella®.


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.