Kybella™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance submental fullness, also referred to as a "double chin."

What is Kybella™?

Penn Plastic Surgery is now offering Kybella™, the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance submental fullness, also referred to as a "double chin." Due to aging, genetics or weight gain, this condition impacts a broad range of both men and women.

Kybella™ destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin. It's customized to you so that you reach your aesthetic goals.

Who's a good candidate?

Your plastic surgeon will decide if you are a candidate and how many treatments you'll need to meet your aesthetic goals. Kybella™ may be right for you if:
  • You're bothered by submental fullness.
  • Surgery is not an option for you.
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are.
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away.

What to Expect With Kybella™

Performed right in the office, the treatment only takes 15 to 20 minutes. Once you achieve the appearance you want, re-treatment is not expected.

Risks and Outcomes of Kybella™

While every type of procedure has risks, you can reduce the chances of complications by carefully following your physician's instructions. There are slight side effects associated with Kybella™; the most common include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Hardness in the treatment areas
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