Kybella Injection

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Norman, Edmond, Oklahoma City & Nearby Central Oklahoma

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that helps to improve the profile of your neck. Read on to learn more about the following topics:

Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?

You are a good candidate for Kybella if:

  • You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
  • You don’t want to have surgery
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

How Does Kybella Work?

The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. 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.

How Is Kybella Treatment Performed?

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.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments varies upon the severity of the fatty deposits under your chin. Dr. Panchal will determine the number of treatments necessary to achieve the results. The treatments will be spaced 1-2 months apart and typically will include two treatments. Additional treatments may be necessary to get the optimal outcome.

See before-and-after results for Kybella treatment

How Much Time Will I Need 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, or difficulty swallowing.

What Are Common Side Effects?

Common side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain at the site of injection
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Areas of hardness

Should I Have a Neck Lift or Kybella?


Neck Lift

Mild laxity

Moderate to severe laxity

Minimal fatty tissue

Moderate to severe fatty tissue

Minimal downtime 2-3 days

Moderate downtime 1 week to ten days

Minimal pain

Moderate pain

No drain

Needs a drain

Mild to moderate improvement

Moderate to dramatic improvement

No need for local anesthesia or oral sedation

Need for local anesthesia and oral sedation

Learn more about Kybella treatment for the neck and double chin by calling Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 today. Dr. Panchal serves patients in and around our offices in Edmond and Norman, as well as all other communities in the Oklahoma City area.