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Deoxycholic acid is a molecule that occurs naturally in our bodies that helps absorb and break down dietary fat. KYBELLA, the only FDA-approved injectable to slim away a double chin (submental fullness), uses synthetic deoxycholic acid as its primary ingredient to destroy fat cells and create a noticeably slimmer chin profile.

Who should get KYBELLA?

KYBELLA is a non-invasive, non-surgical series of injections designed to eradicate the fat underneath your chin, known as submental fullness or a double chin, by destroying these fat cells outright. Your specialist at Ideal Body Institute will work with you to determine the number of treatments necessary to redefine your chin profile. KYBELLA injections could be the right treatment for you if:

  • You exercise and eat well, but the double chin remains.
  • Excess under-chin fat embarrasses you or makes you feel self-conscious or unhappy.
  • A double chin leaves you looking heavier or older than you are.
  • You don’t want to undergo surgery.

How do you get a KYBELLA treatment at Ideal Body Institute?

Each KYBELLA treatment session consists of our Ideal Body Institute specialists delivering multiple tiny injections in a grid pattern into the fatty area under your chin. Before your injections, we apply a numbing medicine to ensure your comfort. The number of injections you receive will reflect the quantity and distribution of fat and what you hope to achieve. It’s possible to receive up to 50 injections. The individual KYBELLA sessions typically do not last longer than 20 minutes.


Am I a candidate for KYBELLA?

During your first consultation with our team at Ideal Body Institute’s state-of-the-art private clinic in Atlanta, GA, if you meet the medical criteria, you may be eligible for KYBELLA injections the day of your first visit. If you are allergic to deoxycholic acid, you are not a candidate for KYBELLA. You should also tell our specialists if you have ever had a disorder in your thyroid, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, clotting or bleeding disorder, or swallowing difficulties.

Are there risks?

You may have some bruising, numbness, or swelling under your chin after your treatment. Although it’s rare, if you develop facial muscle weakness, an uneven smile, difficulty breathing, or problems around the injections, call us immediately. The number of KYBELLA treatments vary from patient to patient, but it generally is a month between treatments. You may require up to six treatments. After KYBELLA destroys the fat cells, they do not return, so your jawline can be restored to its youthful definition, free from under-chin fat.

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