Kybella Fat Reduction

An injectable treatment that eliminates excess fat in the neck and under the chin, without the downtime of a surgical procedure.

The Procedure

Kybella is an injectable treatment that eliminates excess fat in the neck and under the chin, without the downtime of a surgical procedure.

Kybella is FDA-approved to treat submental fullness, also known as double chin, with a series of injections that dissolve excess fat.

We also use Kybella to treat back and bra fat.

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Series of 2 - 6 Treatments


Performed in Office and Takes 20 - 30 Minutes


Made from a naturally occuring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat


The Results

Kybella is a synthesized version of deoxycholic acid, a chemical that is naturally occurring in the body, and plays a role in absorption of dietary fats. Kybella is injected into the treatment area under the chin and works to destroy fat cells. Once damaged, those fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, and are cleared away by your body’s natural processes1,2.

Everyone will need at least 2 treatments, spaced a month apart. After these initial 2 treatments, we will space out any additional treatments at longer intervals, so that their full effect can be evaluated. Treatment number varies by patient, and will be discussed during your complimentary consultation.

The actual procedure will last about 15-20 minutes in the office.  Once you achieved the level of correction desired, additional future treatments are not anticipated1,2

Before & After*

Common Questions About Kybella

How Long Does it Take?
The injections take 15-20 minutes to perform. You will numb prior to injection, so you should plan to be in the office for about an hour total with each treatment.
How Long Does it Last?
Each patient’s treatment plan will be customized to their aesthetic goals during their consultation. The number of treatments will vary between 2 and 6, with most patients needing between 3 and 5 treatments to see maximum results.

Once you’ve reached your full results, we do not anticipate you needing more treatments, as long as you maintain the results with a healthy diet and exercise.

Are There Any Alternatives?
Apart from Kybella injections, Liposuction is the only other alternative.
Is Financing Available?
Yes, it is. If you’re interested in possible financing options, please visit our financing page.
Is it Painful?
We’ll numb the area with lidocaine, the same way your dentist numbs you before you have a cavity filled. After the numbing wears off there can be some tenderness that can be relieved by ibuprofen.
How Much Does it Cost?
Since each patient is unique, a consultation is reuiqred with Dr. Shaw before we can provide an accurate estimate on pricing. You can book a consultation by clicking ‘Book Appointment’ or completing the form at the bottom of this page.
What is Recovery Like? Is There Downtime or Medication?
Some patients will experience mild swelling and potential bruising in the injection site for 2-3 days after injection.

To minimize swelling, you will be instructed to wear a compression chin strap for the first 24 hours following treatment. We are happy to accommodate your schedule with evening and weekend hours.

You should expect to see full results from each session at about a month after injection, at which time you should come in for your next session, until you have reached the desired level of correction. It is not expected that you will need re-treatment in the future.

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Dr. Shaw specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation to help you look your best with the least downtime possible.

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