Kybella Procedures
(Double Chin)

Submental fullness, also known as “double chin,” is a common facial aesthetic concern. It can affect a range of patients and can be caused by genetics, weight gain, aging or often a combination of factors. Sometimes, even with diet and exercise, submental fullness may not go away, and it could make patients look older or heavier than they actually are.

Kybella injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Kybella treatments result in the destruction of fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate fat that causes submental fullness (double chin).

Kybella is an in-office treatment that can be a viable option for patients who prefer to try an alternative to surgery. Post treatment, most patients will experience some bruising and swelling in the treated area. A series of four to six treatments of Kybella is recommended for optimal results.

During your preliminary consultation, Dr. Numa will learn about your aesthetic concerns and review the unique characteristics of your face. Once he has an understanding of your needs and preferences, you will jointly which aesthetic goals should and can be realistically accomplished.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella works by employing the active ingredient synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps the breakdown and absorption of fat in the body – in the case under the chin. Patients will see a reduction of fullness under the chin when Kybella is properly injected into the fat beneath the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella destroys fat cells resulting in the desired result. These destroyed cells can no longer accumulate or store fat once they have been treated properly with Kybella and no further treatment is expected once patients reach their goal.

What Are The Benefits Of Kybella?

Kybella injections, also known as deoxycholic acid injections, are an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment specifically designed to target and reduce submental fat, which is the fat that accumulates under the chin (commonly referred to as a “double chin”). The primary benefits of Kybella injections include:

  1. Fat Reduction: Kybella effectively breaks down and destroys fat cells in the treated area, leading to a noticeable reduction in submental fat. This can result in a more youthful and defined and contoured jawline.
  2. Non-Surgical Procedure: Kybella is an alternative to surgical procedures. This means there is no need for incisions, anesthesia, or downtime associated with surgery.
  3. Minimal Downtime: Most patients will experience some bruising or swelling post injection however, individuals can most likely resume their normal activities shortly after the treatment.
  4. Gradual and Natural-Looking Results: The fat reduction with Kybella occurs gradually over several weeks as the body naturally metabolizes the destroyed fat cells. This helps to ensure a more natural-looking and subtle improvement.
  5. Long-Lasting Results: Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store fat again. Therefore, the results of Kybella injections are considered long-lasting, and retreatment is not usually necessary once the desired outcome is achieved.
  6. Improved Facial Profile: By reducing a double chin, Kybella can improve the overall appearance of the face and provide a more well-defined profile.
  7. Customizable Treatment: Kybella treatment can be tailored to each individual’s needs and aesthetic goals. Multiple sessions of four to six treatments are generally recommended to achieve the desired results.


It’s important to note that Kybella may not be suitable for everyone. A consultation with Dr. Numa will help you determine whether or not you are a candidate for Kybella injections for submental fat also know as “double chin”.

How Much Does Kybella Cost?

At our practice, we recognize the significance of considering the cost of treatments and procedures. Our primary focus is on maintaining transparency with our patients, ensuring that everyone who visits us is well-informed about the anticipated expenses before any intervention is undertaken.

When it comes to your treatment in our office, it’s important to note that the cost of Kybella Injections are typically not covered by insurance when performed solely for cosmetic reasons. However, each patient possesses unique physical attributes and characteristics, and this makes the importance of scheduling a consultation with Dr. Numa even more valuable.

During your consultation, Dr. Numa will provide a personalized quote for Kybella treatment, based on a comprehensive assessment tailored to your specific requirements.

Non-Surgical Solution For Double Chin

Kybella offers an innovative and non-surgical solution for addressing the double chin. As an FDA-approved injectable treatment, Kybella targets and eliminates excess fat cells under the chin, resulting in a more contoured and defined jawline. The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the targeted area, Kybella effectively breaks the fat cell membranes and causes them to disintegrate. Over time, the body naturally processes and eliminates these destroyed fat cells, leading to a noticeable reduction in submental fat.

The treatment process is minimally invasive as it is only an injection and most individuals can return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure. With its ability to provide gradual and long-lasting results, Kybella has become a popular choice for those seeking a non-surgical approach to achieving a more refined and youthful facial profile without the need for traditional surgical interventions.

Your Kybella Consultation In Our Boston Office

When contemplating the potential benefits of Kybella for improving your appearance, self-confidence, or health, it is essential to understand the process and expectations of Kybella injections to reduce a double chin. In your initial consultation with Dr. Numa in his Boston Office on Newbury Street, he will thoroughly explain the treatment procedure. This meeting aims to grasp your individual goals for treatment, acknowledging that each chin and each patient is distinct.

Some patients may also explore the opportunity of discussing another facial treatment or procedure with Kybella injections to further enhance facial balance and symmetry while at our Boston office. This consideration could potentially help you achieve the desired outcome you seek. During your consultation, Dr. Numa can discuss these options with you in detail.

Before and After

Kybella: A non-surgical injection that helps improve the appearance of a “double chin”.

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