Oh no, the dreadful double chin! An ominous feature that seems not to go away no matter how much we exercise or diet. Most people assume that this extra fat pocket living under our chin is caused by weight gain, but did you know it can also be due to aging or genetics? So how can you get rid of submental fullness! Treatment with Kybella® can help patients improve their chin profile and significantly reduce submental fullness.

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments you need will be customized to your specific needs. One of our specialists will help you determine how many sessions you need. Each treatment session is given at least one month apart, and you should not get more than six treatments. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved with Kybella®, re-treatment isn’t necessary.


  • Destroys fat cells beneath your chin
  • 15 to 20-minute in-office treatment
  • 79% of patients satisfaction
  • Minimally invasive
  • Little to no downtime
  • FDA-Approved

Areas of Concern:

How many treatments are needed?

Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 Kybella® treatments. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.

How long will results last?

When injected into fat under the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.

How is Kybella® administered?

Treatment can only be administered by a Kybella®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive 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.

Wiil I need time to recover?

After Kybella® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.

Is Kybella® right for me?

Only you and your doctor can decide if Kybella® is right for you. If you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, ask your doctor about Kybella®.

It is not known if Kybella® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.

How Kybella® Works?

Kybella® is formulated with Deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally occurs in the body. It aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

We will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella® is right for you before you even start the treatment. We will also modify your treatment to the amount of fat under your chin and your goals. call SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group in San Ramon to schedule a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for Kybella®.