Tired of that double chin? Now there is a new non-surgical option! Kybella is a new FDA approved non-surgical option to reduce stubborn fat under your chin (submental fat), commonly referred to as the “double chin”. Kybella is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule in the body called deoxycholic acid. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells improving the appearance and profile of the neck and chin. Treatments consist of a series of injections done in the office which may only take 15-20 minutes. Typically studies have shown best results are achieved after 2-4 sessions up to 6 weeks apart. A minimum of two injection sessions are recommended and up to 6 injection sessions may be required to achieve optimal results. The above Kybella results have been provided by Kythera The most common side effects of Kybella include temporary swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. For most patients downtime is minimal and injections are tolerated with minimal discomfort. Side effects may become less bothersome with subsequent treatments. Not all patients are candidates for Kybella. To meet your expectations, surgery such as a neck lift, a facelift, or liposuction may be recommended. Therefore it is important that you be evaluated by a plastic surgeon or his/her licensed health care professional who understands submental anatomy and associated neuromuscular structures in the submental area to get an appropriate and honest recommendation. Here at Kramer Plastic Surgery we can offer you the best options and are not limited in our approach to meet your goals.