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Do you have a double chin or other small fat deposits you want to shrink permanently? Kybella® is a non-surgical procedure used to reduce fat under the chin and is also used all over the body to remove small, stubborn pockets of unwanted fat. At LM Medical NYC, we offer non-invasive Kybella injections for double-chin treatment and fat reduction at our clinics in Manhattan.


Genetics, aging and lifestyle factors can all contribute to fat accumulation that is difficult to lose with diet or exercise. Fat under the chin, “love handles,” saddlebags and other trouble areas can be hard to slim without cosmetic treatments or surgery. Kybella injections offer an alternative to liposuction, dissolving fat cells with a non-invasive treatment. A series of Kybella injection treatments can permanently reduce a double chin or other areas of unwanted fat without surgery or downtime.

Kybella Injections FAQs

What is Kybella (deoxycholic acid)?

Kybella is a non-human, non-animal FDA-approved formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that causes the destruction of fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate fat, and they are permanently removed.

What does the procedure entail?

Kybella is administered by injection into the portion of the body with excess fatty tissue. Each treatment typically takes between 5-15 minutes and is customized to match the patient’s goals. Typically, patients will start to experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart.

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is a recommended treatment for patients in good health that want a non-surgical option for slimming the area under the chin and small areas on the arms, inner thigh, legs, buttocks and back.

What is a typical treatment plan?

Patients typically receive 4-6 injections spaced out one month apart from each other with a maximum of 6 treatments.

How do I prepare for my first treatment with Kybella?

Little preparation is required for Kybella. It is advisable not to schedule this procedure prior to any major events. In addition, avoid ibuprofen and acetaminophen 7 days prior to treatment in order to prevent post-treatment bruising, which is otherwise typically minimal.

What is a typical treatment like?

The area is first cleansed. A grid is placed to ensure even distribution of Kybella injections. Then, Kybella is placed in the treatment area followed by icing, which takes 5-15 minutes.

What do I do post treatment?

We recommend using ice packs at the injection site for 24-48 hours to minimize swelling as Kybella breaks down the fat cells.

What are the side effects with Kybella?

Side effects may include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness or the formation of small areas of firmness.

When do I start to see results?

Patients will start to see noticeable results at four to six weeks.

Are you interested in learning more about Kybella injections to shrink unwanted areas of fat? Contact our staff at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side to schedule a consultation to discuss Kybella to eliminate your double chin or shrink targeted fat deposits.

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