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 Am Super Happy with This Practice. - I have seen Dr. Chiu for several years and have had both botox and fillers. I had been contemplating a lower lift for some time but held off; first because of the expense and also I thought it might look like I had surgery. I finally talked myself into the surgery and it was well worth the expense. I'm extremely happy with the results; I know he took at least ten years off of my face and neck without any visible signs. I have total confidence in Dr. Chiu and was very glad a friend recommended him. Sara is very accomodating and makes you feel so welcome."- V / RealSelf / May 17, 2019
"We (twins) got lip fillers from Dr. Chiu and we are extyhappy with how they turned out! They look very natural and smooth just how we wanted. He takes great pride in his work and we would definitely recommend him to anyone we know!!"- S.A. / Google / Feb 01, 2019
"Thank You Dr. Chiu and Sara - Had an amazing experience with facelift and eyelid lift with Dr. Chiu. He has an excellent bedside manner, and the procedure went well.I had minimal edema and bruising, and only required a few Tylenol post op. The results very much exceeded my expectations."- E. / RealSelf / Oct 19, 2020
"Astonishing Results - Dr. Chiu is a highly skilled and brilliant plastic surgeon! His keen eye for perfection and artistry has given me the very best, long-lasting and natural results that I have desired. His techniques used on my recent neck lift/tuck resulted in the most amazing results all with minimal pain and swelling. Whether it has been receiving Botox, fillers, or my recent neck lift/tuck surgery, my experience from the second I step into the office for my appointments to the smile that he puts on my face from the end result, has been true perfection and expertise that can't be matched. Dr. Chiu and Sara are dedicated to their patients, and I am thrilled and filled with gratitude by the results and care provided by this extraordinary team. Sara and Dr. Chiu are the BEST in Pittsburgh in my opinion!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2020
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.