ABOUT Kybella™

Eliminate Your Double Chin with Innovative, Effective Kybella™

A double chin can dramatically impact the overall look of your face. Fullness under the chin can sometimes make you look overweight, even if you are at a healthy size. Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg offers non-invasive Kybella™ to remedy this issue. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this injectable treatment eliminates the small, stubborn pockets of fat located under your chin. Kybella™ involves minimal discomfort, and the results are permanent. To learn more about Kybella™, patients in the Long Island and Manhattan, NY, and Boca Raton, FL-area should contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery to find out if the treatment is right for them.

What Causes a Double Chin?

Some may assume that a double chin, or submental fullness, is solely related to weight. While excess weight can certainly cause a double chin, even thin patients can suffer from this condition. Often, as you grow older, fat deposits can fall to the lower portion of your face.

Loose skin in this area can also contribute to the appearance of a double chin. In some instances, genetics can lead to submental fullness, since your genetic makeup can affect the way that your body stores fat or retains fluid.


What is Kybella™?

Kybella™ was approved by the FDA in 2015. The injections contain deoxycholic acid, the same substance found naturally in the body. As you receive a series of treatments, the deoxycholic acid will destroy the fat cell membranes. As a result, they will no longer be able to store unwanted fat. For optimal results, most patients require several treatments, spaced no more than one month apart.
At each appointment, you will receive multiple injections. A single appointment will typically last no more than 20 minutes. Dr. Greenberg will develop a personalized treatment plan based on the treatment area and amount of submental fullness. He may adjust your plan, depending on the way that your body responds to the treatment.

What to Expect after Treatment

Following your Kybella™injections, you will likely experience some swelling and inflammation. However, in most cases, you can resume your normal activities the day after your treatment. After about one week, the side effects should begin to subside.

Your treatment results will appear gradually as you progress through the series of injections. Usually, you will undergo two to four sessions, although you may need as many as six treatments to see the desired results. Kybella™ will permanently destroy the unwanted fat cells – an enhancement that can last the rest of your life.

Of course, the treatment will not prevent a double chin from returning, should you gain a significant amount of weight in the future. Therefore, you should be committed to a healthy lifestyle before undergoing Kybella™ injections.

Candidates for Kybella™

If you are at least 18 years old, and you want to address a double chin, Kybella™ may be right for you. However, there are several considerations that may affect your candidacy for treatment. It is recommended that you speak with Dr. Greenberg if any of the following factors apply to you:

  • You have had previous neck or facial surgery
  • You have a medical condition affecting your head or neck
  • You have a blood or autoimmune disorder
  • You have difficulty swallowing
  • You are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant

Kybella™ will permanently destroy the unwanted fat cells – an enhancement that can last the rest of your life.