What Is Kybella?

Many people feel insecure about their profile due to the appearance of a “double chin.” Kybella is an injectable that improves the appearance of excess fat below the chin.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable treatment that is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of fat beneath the chin, known as “submental fullness.” Using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, Kybella physically destroys fat cells and can be used as an alternative to liposuction in removing a double chin.

Injection of Kybella takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Some patients experience swelling, bruising, and redness after treatment, which should subside in one to two weeks after receiving the injection. The active ingredients in Kybella work to kill fat cells, which are then metabolized naturally by the body in the weeks following treatment.

Some patients may require multiple injections. Treatments can be performed with at least one month between each session, and some people require up to six sessions.

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If you want to find out if Kybella is the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation at Kovanda Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Institute. Request your appointment online or call our Edina, MN office at (612) 324-1789.

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Dr. Christopher Kovanda is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of several medical professional societies including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with several awards including “Most Compassionate Doctor” on and has earned “Top Doctor” status on Finally, Dr. Kovanda is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery-General and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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