Kybella Specialist

Marvel Cosmetic MedSpa + Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine & Cosmetic Surgery located in Spring Hill, TN

There really is a wondrous non-surgical solution to get rid of unwanted fat under the chin: Kybella®. In Spring Hill, Tennessee, the experienced aesthetic specialists of Marvel Cosmetic provide Kybella to banish that unwanted double chin and achieve permanent fat loss with quick, simple, and convenient in-office injections. If you’re interested in a more slender facial profile, call Marvel Cosmetic.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved prescription cosmetic treatment involving a series of injections used to improve the appearance of fat under the chin (double chin), also called submental fat, in adults.

Impressively, Kybella requires little to no recovery time and is a permanent fat loss alternative to invasive liposuction surgery.

How does Kybella work?

The Kybella injection contains human-made deoxycholic acid, which mimics a substance your body produces to help break down and digest fat cells. 

Following your injections, the Kybella solution damages fat cells in the target area, and your body’s immune system naturally removes these destroyed cells over time. After your Kybella treatment, you see a noticeable and permanent difference in the shape of your chin. 

Kybella is only FDA-approved for use under the chin, but, in some cases, medical professionals can also use Kybella to treat fat around the upper arms, knees, or other areas.

What can I expect from a Kybella treatment?

Before you start any Kybella treatment, your Marvel Cosmetic specialist assesses your chin to understand your goals and suggest the right number of sessions. The number of sessions you need depends on the distribution of fat and the shape of your chin. 

During a Kybella treatment session, your specialist administers multiple small injections containing the Kybella solution to the target area. These are relatively quick and painless.

The entire Kybella procedure usually takes around 30 minutes. 

You might not notice the full effects of the Kybella treatment for a few weeks because your body’s immune system needs time to expel the damaged fat cells. Once your body gets rid of the damaged cells, you should see a visible change and improvement in your chin’s appearance and your facial profile.

You might have some swelling, numbness, or bruising around the site of the injections, but these subside in about 24-48 hours.

Is Kybella safe for everyone?

Everyone can benefit from Kybella, but you should let your Marvel Cosmetic provider know if:

  • You have a medical condition involving the neck area
  • You have bleeding problems
  • You’ve had recent surgery on the neck, chin, or face
  • You’re breastfeeding or pregnant
  • You’re taking blood thinners

Your Marvel Cosmetic specialist can help you determine if Kybella is the right choice to finally banish your double chin and achieve your cosmetic objectives.