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How Long Does Kybella® Last?

Do you have to lift your chin or turn your head a certain way for photos to hide the fullness under your chin? A double chin is a common problem, but it can still make you self-conscious. Kybella® can remove excess fat from under your chin. As a result, your neck looks slimmer, and your chin looks more defined.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is the first injectable treatment approved by the FDA for submental (under the chin) fullness. Your Manhattan Aesthetics provider will inject Kybella® into your double chin to break down fat cells. Results appear gradually as your body filters away these damaged cells. Kybella® offers a non-surgical, non-scarring method of fat removal with no recovery time.

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*individual results may vary.

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® uses a molecule called deoxycholic acid. This molecule occurs in your digestive system and helps your body break up fats so it can use them. When injected, Kybella® targets fat cells and causes them to break apart. Your lymphatic system will remove the remnants of these cells, leaving you with a slimmer, more defined neck and jaw.  For people genetically predisposed to accumulate fat in the submental area, Kybella® offers a solution that lets them do what diet and exercise could not. 

How Long Does Kybella® Last?

Unlike most injectable treatments, Kybella® has lasting results. The fat cells removed by Kybella® will not grow back. However, the fat cells still in the area can expand if you gain weight. Maintaining a stable weight will let you keep your Kybella® results indefinitely.

What Results Will I See With Kybella®?

Most people need more than one round of Kybella® injections to remove the amount of fat they want. Kybella® usually requires between three and six treatments for maximum results. We space these treatments one month apart. You may see results as soon as two weeks after treatment. They will continue to improve for several months as you continue with your treatment.


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Is There Any Downtime With Kybella®?

You can return to your normal activities after Kybella® treatment. However, you should expect some swelling and soreness. The swelling can last for several days. You may also see other effects like bruising or hard areas where you had injections. You may choose to take a day to recover since symptoms will significantly improve after about 24 hours. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

If you have a double chin, you may be a good candidate for Kybella®. Ideal candidates have reasonable expectations and have a positive attitude toward treatment. We recommend that if you have Kybella®, you commit to maintaining a steady weight so your results can last for as long as you want them to. 


*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.