The Sunset Difference: Kybella

Treat a Double Chin Without Liposuction

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Quite often, a double chin can negatively impact the overall appearance of one’s face, and make a person look and feel older and heavier than they are. But there’s good news: Sunset Cosmetic Surgery provides Kybella® for Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and beyond. The FDA-approved injectable treatment works to reduce submental neck fat (aka a double chin). There’s no incision, no surgery, no downtime. Kybella® treatments simply involve a series of injections to reduce the number of fat cells in the targeted area.

To request a consultation for Kybella®, call Sunset Cosmetic Surgery at 310-858-9100 or contact us .

What Does It Do?

K The FDA approved Kybella® in 2015 for the reduction of submental fullness, or chin fat, without the need for surgery. Its special formulation is a synthesized form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells are unable to store or accumulate fat. Patients often respond positively after treatments, reporting a reduction in the amount of fat in the area under the chin, as well as enhanced emotional impact when asked how happy, bothered, self-conscious, embarrassed, old, and overweight they felt after their session.

Before & After Photos

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The above images are unaltered photographs of a patient treated with Kybella®. Individual results may vary. Photo courtesy: Allergan.


How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Kybella® usually requires two vials per session, with at least three sessions total for the best possible results (however more sessions may be required to get your desired result). Pricing can vary depending on the amount of Kybella® needed for fat reduction.

Please note that Sunset provides numbing cream and/or numbing injections FREE OF CHARGE for all injectable treatments, while some offices require you to purchase it separately.

Typical Recovery Time

Sunset’s Kybella® treatments are administered by double board-certified surgeons. The injectable is administered directly into the fat under the chin and is tailored to individual treatment goals. Down time following a treatment is minimal. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes and can be performed right in our office, allowing patients to get back to work or resume their daily activities immediately.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Once the desired results are achieved after two, four, or six treatment sessions, retreatment is not expected.

What Are the Side Effects and Risks?

Unwanted side effects are rare, but may include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and/or areas of hardness in the treatment area. Though these tend to resolve on their own, contact us immediately if you experience any of these side effects.

Other Safety Information

Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is meant to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat in the neck and chin area in adults. The injectable has not been established, and is not recommended, for the effective and safe treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region. More safety and contraindication information can be found from manufacturer Allergan on the Kybella® website.

More on Fat Removal

Patients who want to address problem fat elsewhere on the body may consider liposuction, which is a surgical procedure that physically eliminates fat cells by suctioning them away. This option carries its own set of risks and rewards, so anyone looking to have their unwanted fat addressed should be clear about their goals during a consultation with the doctors.

To learn more about getting rid of submental chin fat via Kybella® in Los Angeles, call Sunset Cosmetic Surgery at 310-858-9100 or connect with us through .

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.