Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Laura Phan, M.D.
Laura Phan, M.D.
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  • 15055 Los Gatos Blvd Suite 320, Los Gatos, CA 95032. (408) 502-5000 0

Laura Phan, M.D.


KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical intervention, that permanently dissolves moderate to severe amount of fat below the chin, also known as “double chin.” Deoxycholic acid is the same substance found in the gallbladder that helps breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Once destroyed, these fat cells do not return. KYBELLA® has been researched globally in over twenty studies. The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well documented. 

Up to six treatments may be administered 6-8 weeks apart. On average, three treatments are necessary, depending on the amount of fat present.

How are Kybella administered?
After marking and icing the chin, Kybella is then carefully injected into the adipose tissue under the chin, using ultra-fine needle.

How do I prepare for treatment?
Patient may take anti-histamine, such as Zyrtec, the night before treatment and Ibuprofen 800 mg half hour before treatment. These can help minimize swelling.

What do I expect after treatment?
It is normal for the area of treatment to swell for several days in mild cases to up to three weeks in severe cases of double chin. In addition to swelling, it is common to have bruising, pain, numbness, redness and firmness in the treated area for 1-2 weeks after treatment.

Is there any post-treatment care needed?
There is little post-treatment care. Patient may use ice to help with the swelling. Ibuprofen may also help with the swelling and discomfort. Patient may return to work the same day as treatment.