Lose unwanted chin fat without surgery

Kybella chin fat reduction

A “double chin,” or submental fullness, is an inherited trait that can be difficult to address through diet and exercise. Liposuction can help, but comes with incisions and several days of downtime. Now you have a non-surgical option to lose that double chin—Kybella!

Kybella™ is an injectable medication that is FDA-approved to reduce excess fat under the chin. Just a few treatments can help you enjoy a more youthful, refined neckline without any downtime at all.

How Kybella works

Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that helps break down fat. When Kybella’s deoxycholic acid solution is injected directly into the subcutaneous fat beneath the chin, it causes the fat cell walls to break down and dissolve. Over several weeks following treatment, your body metabolizes the affected fat cells, reducing the total amount of fat under the chin. Highlights of Kybella include:

  • Safe, non-surgical chin fat reduction with no scars or no downtime
  • Gradual, natural improvements in chin and neck appearance
  • Suitable for addressing small or moderate fat deposits beneath the chin
  • A series of 2 to 4 treatments achieves long-lasting results

Because Kybella breaks down individual fat cells in small groups, you will notice a gradual reduction in submental fullness over the course of several treatments. The results are long-lasting—as long as you maintain a stable weight, you will enjoy a slimmer, more refined neckline for many years.

Photos courtesy Allergan, inc.

Before & after Kybella. Photos courtesy Allergan, inc.*


Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Kybella injections offer a non-surgical alternative to liposuction to help reduce fat that causes a double chin. It will not improve sagging skin on the neck. If you can agree with the following, Kybella may be a good option for you:

  • You are at a healthy, stable body weight
  • You are bothered by excess fat underneath the chin
  • You have good skin elasticity
  • You prefer a non-surgical method to reduce a double chin
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding

How much do Kybella injections cost in Boston?

At Boston Plastic Surgery, Kybella treatments cost $1,200 per treatment with a minimum of three treatments.

Occasionally, we are able to offer special pricing on non-surgical treatments such as Kybella. Please visit our specials page or call us at 617.786.7600 to learn about current opportunities to save on cosmetic treatments in Boston.

What to expect with Kybella injections in Boston

Kybella injections are performed either by our Aesthetic Nurse Injector, Maryanne Savage, RN, BSN, our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Rachel Cohen, DCNP, APRN, BS, or board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Samaha. At your consultation, your provider will discuss your goals with you and evaluate the skin and fat around your chin and neck.

To prepare you for treatment, your provider will clean the area and apply a topical anesthetic. Each Kybella treatment involves several injections in various locations beneath the chin. Immediately following treatment, your chin and neck may feel tender or numb. Mild swelling, bruising, redness, and tingling are possible; these effects typically subside within 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.

During your consultation, we will discuss with you the number of treatments you may need to achieve your desired level of fat reduction. Most patients require a minimum of 3 Kybella treatments.

Learn more at a personal consultation

When performed by a qualified provider, Kybella can reduce a double chin with natural, long-lasting results. Dr. Samaha, Maryanne Savage, RN, and Rachel Cohen, DCNP, APRN, BS offer thorough, one-on-one consultations to help you understand your options and learn what results you might expect from each one.

Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.