Kybella FAQ

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How does Kybella Work?

The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

What should I to expect with Kybella?

Before starting treatment, Dr. Weiss will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella is right for you. Then, he will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetics goals.

How is Kybella administered?

Treatment can only be administered by a Kybella-trained healthcare specialist, and Dr. Weiss is one of a few in Metairie and New Orleans to offer this treatment. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15-20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.

How many Kybella treatment sessions will I need?

Since everyone’s profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. As a Facial Specialist, Dr. Weiss will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least 1 month apart.

What is recovery after Kybella like?

After Kybella treatment with Dr. Sean Weiss, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. These will resolve over the course of a few days to weeks. The long term outcome is a reduction of fat under the chin and improved appearance.