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KYBELLA – Define Your Jawline in a Weekend, and Get a Free Scarf

Posted: November 2, 2016 > Face > In the news > interesting & new > Skin / Nonsurgical > Blog Home

laurengreenbergkybellaKybella is the new injectable which melts fat under the chin.

It works.

I just saw one of my patients whom I did Kybella for, and her jawline is better. We all can love that. And it tightened her skin, which was a concern of mine when Kybella started.

So are you a candidate?

WHO is best?

  • Young ages. If you are over the age of 50, it is likely not a good option for you.
  • Good skin tone.  It tightens, but it is not magic. You still need the skin to shrink to the smaller contours.
  • Those with a smaller, concentrated pocket in the middle. Small areas are hard to do with Coolsculpt, and large areas are best served by liposuction.

WHAT will it fix?

  • Think of it as “defining” the jawline
  • Shrinking a double chin
  • Improving your profile.


  • If you have loose skin,”the waddle”.
  • If you have a lot of fat, as liposuction is probably a better option (one treatment vs. multiple. likely cheaper)
  • If your neck fat extends out along the jawline, there is a nerve which can be injured. Liposuction is better.
  • If you are doing any kind of surgery, add liposuction on. It is less costly to do this way, and combines your recoveries.


In discussing this with others, there is some downtime with Kybella. Though there is no operative procedure, and frequently little bruising, you do get swelling. The worst swelling is when you do the first round of injections. So in thinking about how to do this, we thought give us a weekend, and we’ll give you a scarf.

  • Come in on a Thursday afternoon.
  • Work from home on Friday.
  • By Monday you can return to work. You may still have some swelling, but the worst is over.

Expect to need two rounds of injections.

Call our office for an appointment to evaluate you. The actual procedure takes about 15-30 minutes, is minimally painful, and you can drive to and from by yourself.

Please keep in mind: subjects covered in this blog and certain tips and advice are not substitutes for professional medical advice. This blog is for general informational purposes only. If you are considering plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, or cosmetic enhancement, you should always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon and/or your general practitioner in-person for professional medical advice.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

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