Kybella, or deoxycholic acid, is a new treatment for patients with fullness under their chin (submental fullness). Kybella is FDA approved to treat fat deposits in this area. Kybella treatments are given through a series of microinjections to the underside of the chin, and these are performed in Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Hirsch's office! The entire process typically takes less than 30 minutes, and the results are permanent with no surgery required!
Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. When Kybella is injected, it helps destroy fat cells so that they are removed by your body.
What are the side effects of Kybella?
The most common side effects of Kybella are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness. Rarely, Kybella can cause temporary asymmetries in mouth movement or swallowing sensation changes through its effects on nerves. These are temporary, and usually resolve in a few months.
How many injections of Kybella do I need to have?
Each session of Kybella treatment is a series of 15-25 microinjections. A minimum of two treatment sessions is necessary to achieve optimal results, and 4-6 weeks are typical between sessions. Most patients undergo 2-4 sessions.
What is the recovery period like after Kybella?
Swelling is very common after Kybella injections. Typically, swelling begins 1-2 days after Kybella injections and is most noticeable 2-4 days after the treatment. Swelling can last 2 weeks after treatment, and is usually gone after 4 weeks.
Dr. Hirsch applies his years of training and experience to every procedure he performs. From injectable fillers and body contouring to breast augmentation and facial surgery, Dr. Elliot Hirsch offers the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery to make his patients feel and look their best. As a top plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks, Dr. Hirsch has been an active researcher in the field of plastic surgery and continuously attends meetings and summits to keep up to date on the latest technologies and procedure techniques. He prides himself in providing his patients with beautiful, natural results that reveal little to no scarring. Named a “Top Doctor in Los Angeles 2018” by LA Magazine, patients can trust that they are in good hands.