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Is There Downtime After Kybella®?

Fat under your chin and around your neck can be a frustrating, hard-to-hide problem. A double chin affects the shape of your lower face and hides the contours of your neck and jawline. Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment that breaks up submental (under the chin) fat for a slimmer, more sculpted profile. 

What is Kybella®?

Many people would like to get rid of a double chin but are not candidates for or do not want to have a surgical procedure. Kybella® is an injectable treatment that targets submental fat cells. People choose Kybella® for many reasons, including the lack of incisions, scars, or time away from work.

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*individual results may vary.

How Does Kybella® Treat a Double Chin?

Kybella® is administered into your double chin in a series of injections. It uses a synthetic version of a natural digestive chemical called deoxycholic acid. Your body uses this molecule to break down fats. When injected, it targets fat cells without affecting your skin or other tissues. The damaged fat cells break down, allowing your body’s lymphatic system to filter them away. 

Is There Downtime After Kybella®?

Each person’s body responds differently to Kybella®. Many experience minor bruising, sensitivity, and swelling in the area. No downtime is required so that you can return to work or other activities. Some people prefer to take a few days off to allow the swelling to resolve. 


We will provide you with aftercare instructions to minimize swelling and help it fade more quickly. You may have more swelling the first time you have Kybella® or if you have more submental fat. Some people see lingering effects for up to a month. We recommend having Kybella® at least one month before any important event. 


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 it Take to See Results After Kybella®?

You will need a series of treatments to achieve your double chin removal. Most people require three to six sessions, depending on the amount of submental fat and your body’s response. Treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart. You may start to see results within a few weeks of your first treatment, and your full results will develop after your final session. 


Fat cells removed by Kybella® do not return so you can maintain long-lasting results. Weight changes may cause the fat cells in the area to accumulate more fat. The best way to keep your slimmer, more sculpted chin is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

Good candidates for Kybella® should be healthy adults with reasonable expectations. Ideal candidates lead a generally healthy lifestyle and are close to their target weight. Kybella® works best for people with good skin elasticity. You should not have this treatment if you have certain medical conditions, including an active skin condition or infection in the treatment area.


*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.