Have a Double Chin? How KYBELLA Can Help Your Profile

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Are you self-conscious or embarrassed by extra fat under the chin? If you're not ready for cosmetic surgery, like neck liposuction, KYBELLA® may be the answer. This FDA-approved injectable is used to target and break down fat cells for a slimmer profile with no downtime. Dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is proud to offer this technique at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery.

Whether the extra fat was caused by genetics or weight fluctuation, it can cause the jawline to seem weak or undefined. KYBELLA is a nonsurgical treatment to permanently get rid of this submental fat. If you would like to learn more about this injectable, reach out to one of our team members in Louisville, KY. Once the fat cells dissolve, patients will be able to enjoy their new profile for years to come.

Who should get a KYBELLA procedure?

Approved by the FDA for cosmetic purposes, KYBELLA is the first nonsurgical solution for the treatment of submental fat under the chin. The active ingredient in KYBELLA is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring molecule helps with the breakdown and absorption of fat in the body. When Dr. Mizuguchi injects KYBELLA beneath the chin, it destroys the cells permanently. During your consultation at our office, we will review your health history and medication use to make sure this double chin removal treatment is right for you.

KYBELLA is approved for adult patients aged 18 or older. If you are at or near a healthy weight, but traditional diet and exercise haven’t worked, KYBELLA may be the right option for you. Since KYBELLA treats small to moderate amounts of fat under the chin, patients who struggle with significant amounts of fat may require surgical intervention. If this is the case, you may want to ask Dr. Mizuguchi about other treatment options, such as liposuction. Dr. Mizuguchi will give his recommendations based on your aesthetic goals.

What happens during double chin removal?

In the past, fat under the chin has only been treatable through liposuction and other invasive fat removal techniques. A KYBELLA procedure mimics the natural fat absorption process to get rid of a double chin. The best part about this nonsurgical treatment is that it leaves the surface of the skin untouched since no incisions are required. By the end of these KYBELLA sessions, patients should notice a picture-perfect profile. The good news is that patients do not need to prepare for their KYBELLA appointment in Louisville, KY.

To begin your KYBELLA procedure at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, we will clean the area to remove natural oils, dirt, and lotion that may interfere with the treatment. Dr. Mizuguchi may offer a numbing agent to make you feel more comfortable. The session takes about 15 – 20 minutes and may consist of several small injections to get rid of neck fat. Some patients need one appointment to achieve their desired appearance, while others may require a few treatments spaced one month to six weeks apart.

How do I recover from a KYBELLA procedure?

Since injections to get rid of neck fat do not require general anesthesia or incisions, patients can resume their daily activities after treatment. There may be some temporary swelling or numbness below the chin. However, these effects should not last longer than a few days. Call Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery immediately if you notice unusual side effects, such as facial muscle weakness or difficulty swallowing. Although the destroyed fat cells do not return, the ones that remain may grow larger with weight gain, so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. Patients may notice some fat reduction after a single treatment, but will usually notice dramatic improvements after 2 – 3 sessions with Dr. Mizuguchi.

Have a double chin? Correct it with Dr. Mizuguchi

Most people who are looking to improve their profile would like to avoid surgery if possible. KYBELLA injections are a nonsurgical treatment that gets rid of submental fat permanently. When diet and exercise are not enough to combat your double chin and liposuction is not an option, dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi can help. The staff at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery can determine if you are a candidate for KYBELLA and walk you through the process. Learn more about this double chin removal treatment by contacting us for a one-on-one consultation in Louisville, KY. Minimize the fat under your chin and enjoy a slimmer jawline today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.