Kybella – Neck Fat Reduction

Kybella Before and After
Kybella Before and After (courtesy Kybella)

What Is Kybella

Kybella is an injection that has been recently approved by the FDA to help improve the appearance of fullness associated with the submittal fat of the neck in adults.

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells.

What Happens During A Kybella Treatment

During a Kybella treatment, the neck is first cleaned and numbed with topical lidocaine. A pattern is drawn on the neck and the product is injected into the fat pad – dissolving the fat. The body then absorbs the fat over several weeks. There is swelling, bruising, and some numbness in the area during this time. The injections are usually done once a month and it can take 2 to 6 treatments to reach full effect depending on the severity of the fat.

How Does Kybella Compare to Neck Liposuction

The cost is variable depending on the amount of fat to be treated but starts at $2000 for 2 treatment sessions. Effective alternatives for submental neck fat removal include liposuction and direct excision. A detailed examination will help delineate the best option.