Kybella is an injectable composed of deoxycholic acid, a substance that the body produces naturally to break up fat cells in the gut after eating a meal. It is used to eliminate the excess fat cells under the chin/neck (submental) area by destroying the existing fat cells and eliminating their ability to store excess fat. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, recommends Kybella to his Pittsburgh, PA patients who are seeking a nonsurgical treatment alternative to neck liposuction. Kybella is noninvasive and offers long-lasting results. These injections can be a successful way to present a slimmer neck and more contoured chin area. Dr. Chiu invites anyone who might be interested in learning more about this treatment to schedule a consultation at Today's Cosmetic Surgery.
The best candidates for Kybella:
- Have moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, which gives the appearance of a double chin
- Desire a nonsurgical approach for fat reduction
- Desire long-term results
- Desire natural-looking results
"I’ve had nothing but great experiences at Today’s Cosmetic Surgey. Dr. Chiu and Sara are professional, compassionate, and experts at what they do. I have been getting Juvederm injections in my lips there for almost 2 years. My lips ALWAYS look amazing, natural, and just the right amount of full. I was very nervous when I went in for my first time because there are so many horror stories of lip injections. However, my lips have exceeded my expectations every time and Dr. Chiu is truly an artist. I would recommend him to anyone!"- C.P. / Google / Nov 19, 2017
"I rate Dr Chiu the best of the best! I had Blepharoplasty on my upper lids. My eyes are beautiful noone would know , I don't have a visible scar to be seen. Since then I go regulary to have filler and botox around my lips, frown lines etc. It always looks natural not overdone. Dr. Chiu is very compassionate and takes great pride in his art! He is a perfectionist ! Also Sara is a joy to talk to and very organized, she assits Dr. Chiu in his practice. Highly recommended !!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 15, 2018
"On going improvements - I met Dr. Chiu 8 years ago. He knows exactly what I am looking for. I want to keep on looking natural and not overdone. He is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable. I finally decided to have my eyes done last February. I couldn’t be happier. I am his patient forever!Sylvie"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 20, 2017
"The best! - Dr. Chiu is incredible. If you are considering botox or filler or anything for that matter, He is the best. He is methodical and a perfectionist. I've had botox other places and there is no comparison. He is so talented, there is virtually no pain and he takes his time to study exactly where to place the filler etc. His assistant Sara is so welcoming and kind and always follows up after your visit to ensure you are satisfied. I highly recommend going to Dr. Chiu for a natural result performed by a talented Plastic surgeon. Why would you trust your face to anyone else?"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 15, 2017
"Eyelids Done 7 Years Ago and Still Looking Really Good. - I have been treating with Dr. Chiu since 2011. All of my appointments and treatments have been great. Many of my friends and family have come to open houses at his office, and several have been or are being treated by Dr. Chiu. Sara is wonderful as well. Dr. Chiu is very conservative with any treatment or surgery. From going to his many open houses over the years, I have met with lots of his patients. Everyone is very happy and looks fresh, not like these movie stars. He will not overdo anything. Dr. Chiu and Sara give clear and concise instructions prior to surgery and/or treatments. Following these instructions is important to achieve the best outcome possible."- D. / RealSelf / Dec 12, 2017
What to Expect
A number of small injections will be made in the fat under the chin during this outpatient procedure. A local numbing agent is typically administered prior to a Kybella treatment. The treatment typically takes around 15 – 20 minutes. Since 2 – 6 treatments are usually needed, they will usually be spaced out about 4-6 weeks apart.
After Kybella, there is minimal downtime, but patients might experience mild pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the injection site. These side effects could last 2 – 3 days. Some patients may notice a reduction of fat after just a single treatment, but most patients will notice improvements after 2 or 3 treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
Get a slimmer, sleeker profile
Diet and exercise aren’t always enough to combat a double chin. Sometimes liposuction surgery isn’t a viable option. However, Kybella can get rid you of that double chin with no surgery and minimal downtime. To find out if you’re a candidate for this remarkable treatment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.