Kybella Fat Reduction

Kybella is an FDA-approved, submental fat reduction treatment that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to diminish double chin size.

As an avid cyclist and leader of Cycling Without Age in Richmond, Dr. Shaw actively encourages healthy living through outdoor exercise. However, while living an active lifestyle can go a long way in promoting longevity, even the healthiest lifestyle practices do little to reduce submental fat. If you’re struggling with a stubborn double chin, we’re happy to extend a helping hand. Travis Shaw, MD not only provides cosmetic surgery procedures, but non-invasive body sculpting treatments as well. Our specialized Kybella treatment is an FDA-approved, fat reduction device designed to deliver excellent results with no downtime. This treatment is fast, effective, and will make you feel empowered without looking overdone.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved, submental fat reduction treatment that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to diminish double chin size. The acid compound found in Kybella is made of the same naturally occurring molecules found in the human body. These molecules aid in the breakdown and absorption of fat. After your treatment, your body will naturally remove the damaged fat cells through your lymphatic system.

Kybella Treatment Process

When you come in for your fat reduction treatment, our master injector will take the time to assess your facial structure and specific goals. After getting a comprehensive understanding of your needs, she will administer the treatment via multiple injections under the chin. To minimize discomfort, a numbing ointment will be applied before the procedure. Generally, 2 treatments spaced a month apart are needed for most patients. Treatment time with Kybella usually lasts about 15-20 minutes. 

Treatment Results With Kybella

Travis Shaw, MD is ranked in Allergan’s top 10% of all injectable practices. Our reputation in delivering the best treatment to the people of Richmond is upheld by the skill and dedication of Dr. Shaw and his professional medical team. After meeting with us, you should expect to see full results a month after your injection. Following that, you are invited to come back for a follow-up session until you have reached your desired level of correction.

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Treatment Recovery and Downtime

Following your Kybella treatment, you may experience some mild side effects. These include swelling, bruising, and numbness under the chin. These side effects typically last for about 3 days. To minimize swelling, you will be instructed to wear a compression chin strap for the first 24 hours following treatment. After the side effects subside, you will see a dramatic improvement in your profile and skin tightness. Most patients begin to see the effects of Kybella after 3 treatment sessions.

Can Kybella Reduce Stubborn Fat in Other Areas of the Body?

In our blog post, “Kybella for Stubborn Bra, Armpit, Knee, and Back Fat” we discuss off-label uses for Kybella. Click the button below to learn more.

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Kybella Treatments in Richmond, Virginia

At Travis Shaw, MD, we handle thousands of Kybella injection treatments per year. By choosing us as your aesthetic center, you can expect dedication, compassion, and honesty. Make an appointment to discuss Kybella fat reduction today by calling/texting us at (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below.


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