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Excess fat under the chin that causes the appearance of a double chin can be unflattering. Often, this can cause a person to become insecure about doing activities that draw a lot of attention to the face, such as having a picture taken. Many people would like to get rid of submental fullness (under-chin fat) but don’t want to undergo invasive surgeries such as liposuction that may involve recovery time and pain associated with bruising and swelling. KYBELLA® is a non-surgical treatment that is approved by the FDA to target fat beneath the chin. Patients can experience noticeable and permanent fat reduction after a series of treatment sessions.


  • Safe and effective
  • Minimally invasive
  • Destroys fat cells
  • No downtime
  • Permanent results


Those who would like to target excess fat beneath the chin can be evaluated by Dr. Taylor during a personal consultation. To determine whether you are a good candidate for KYBELLA®, you and Dr. Taylor will discuss your goals, medical history, and medical conditions.

Be sure your medical provider is aware if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have trouble swallowing
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines
  • Have had or plan on having surgery or cosmetic treatment on your face, chin, or neck


KYBELLA® involves multiple injections of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot grow back or accumulate. KYBELLA® requires a series of treatments. The average patient will notice significant reduction of under-chin fat within two to four treatment sessions. Each treatment session will be scheduled at least one month apart.

Recovery and Results

Patients will be able to return to work immediately following treatment. Most patients experience minimal pain and go back to their normal routine after receiving KYBELLA® treatment. There is noticeable swelling in the under-chin area for several days. Complications and side effects are extremely uncommon.

Before and after two, and three treatments of Kybella Courtesy of Kybella. Results may vary

Potential Side Effects of KYBELLA®

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

Once the series of KYBELLA® treatments has been completed, patients will notice a significant reduction in submental fullness. KYBELLA® patients are highly satisfied and experience an overall improvement in their facial appearance with contours that complement the rest of the face.

To learn whether KYBELLA® is right for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Taylor by calling our office at (626) 314-6476 or by filling out our online contact form.

Thomas S. Taylor, MD, FACS

The Aesthetic Society American Society of Plastic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery ABMS MOC American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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