Home | Injectables | Kybella

Sometimes, stubborn pockets of fat in various body parts resist your endeavors with dieting, exercise, and other healthy habits. This is particularly true for submental fullness, i.e., a double chin. Kybella is the ideal non-surgical, injectable solution for unwanted fat reduction.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical, injectable fat reduction technique. Your cosmetic provider carefully injects the Kybella solution into targeted areas under your chin to encourage your body to metabolize the unwanted fat cells. As such, this treatment activates your body’s natural fat reduction capabilities, ensuring natural and safe results.

woman with long curly hair

What Are the Benefits of Kybella?

  • No surgeries, incisions, or scars
  • No pain or discomfort
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No downtime
  • Removes unwanted pockets of fat
  • Only injectable fat reduction technique available
  • Encourages natural fat metabolism
  • Permanent results

What Does Kybella Treat?

Kybella is FDA-approved to treat submental fullness, i.e., unwanted fat cells under the chin. That’s because a double chin is almost impossible to eliminate via natural methods, such as dieting and exercise. That’s why even fairly thin people can have double chins. Besides a double chin, Kybella can also be used to remove fat from the jawline, forehead, cheeks, and midface regions.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring compound that encourages your body to break down, metabolize, and expel unwanted fat cells. Once these fat cells are removed through the lymphatic system, they don’t return. When injected into the submental region, Kybella focuses your body’s metabolism capabilities around your chin, thereby reducing submental fullness.

You’re the Ideal Candidate for Kybella if You:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are in generally good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the treatment
  • Are not pregnant
  • Don’t have a history of severe allergies
  • Don’t have underlying medical conditions that preclude this treatment
  • Have moderate to severe fat underneath the chin

What Happens During the Kybella Treatment?

Dr. Fernandez examines your chin, discusses your goals, reviews your medical history, and curates the ideal Kybella treatment plan. He marks the treatment areas around your neck and injects the ideal Kybella dose using ultrafine needles. Depending on your specific case, you may need up to 50 injections spaced 1 cm apart. The treatment concludes in 15 to 30 minutes.

What Are the Side Effects of Kybella?

The common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, warmth, hardness, and discomfort. The side effects gradually dissipate after a few days. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately.

What Are the Results Like?

Kybella produces gradual results over several weeks and months because it relies on your body’s natural metabolism. Most patients need up to 6 sessions spaced one month apart for optimal results. However, the results are permanent if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid dramatic weight fluctuations.

Before & After Patient Results

before and after jawline contouring miami


before and after lip fillers in Miami


before and after filler on nose


before and after fillers


Why Choose Symmetrik MD?

Symmetrik MD is a state-of-the-art, physician-led medical spa with a relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Fernandez, our board-certified physician and lead injector, curates highly personalized treatment plans that address your specific needs. Furthermore, he follows up with all patients to ensure they’re recovering properly after the treatment. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your Kybella treatment options in Downtown Miami, FL.