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In addition to sagging skin around the neckline, pockets of fat may develop under the chin as we age. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, diminishes or eliminates stubborn fat under the chin and around the neck to create a longer, leaner neckline on people living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, and surrounding communities.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a cosmetic injectable FDA approved to eliminate submental fat that accumulates under the chin. When injected, it breaks up and destroys the fat allowing the body to naturally and permanently eliminate it. Kybella® contains a non-animal, non-human form of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance found in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of excess fat cells.

Benefits of Kybella®

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable that destroys pockets of fat under the chin and also offers the following benefits:

  • Permanent results
  • Longer neckline
  • Virtually no pain or discomfort
  • No downtime or recovery

How is Kybella® Administered?

With Kybella®, the dermatologist injects the gel directly into the targeted area of fat. The gel is massaged around the targeted area to facilitate the breakdown of fat cells. It is important for the dermatologist to know where and how to inject Kybella® to achieve the best results. A Kybella® treatment typically takes about 30 minutes with only one treatment necessary.

What Should I Expect from Kybella®?

Once the treatment is finished, patients may return to their normal routines or work. Because Kybella® breaks down pockets of fat, it takes a few weeks for the results to be noticeable. Even then, the results are subtle in a way that patients look “different” without looking like they’ve had cosmetic surgery. The results from Kybella® are permanent; however, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent fat from depositing in other areas of the neck and jawline.

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

If you have excess fat under your chin that creates the appearance of a thick neck or makes you self-conscious about your appearance, you may be a good candidate for Kybella®. Dr. Waibel or one of the other dermatologists at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute may evaluate your neckline and the area under your chin to determine if Kybella® or another treatment is the best option to achieve your desired look.

At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, treats men and women living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, as well as other parts of the U.S., with Kybella® to create a longer, leaner neckline. Contact us today for your consultation.