What is Kybella® Fat Dissolving Injection


Fat dissolving injection is a non-surgical, localized fat reduction method. The main ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the skin, Kybella® destroys fat cells permanently, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness in the areas of concern. Since these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat once destroyed, no further treatment session would be necessary. The injection is suitable for small areas such as under the chin, face, belly, extremities, and other parts. Once administered, Kybella® accelerates fat metabolism, fat cell degeneration and absorption,and simultaneously tightens skin.

Pre-Treatment Guidelines


Before The Procedure:

  • Discontinue Aspirin and Ibuprofen products (Advil, Motrin, etc.) for ten (10) days prior to the treatment. Tylenol is permitted.
  • Avoid Vitamin E supplements for ten (10) days prior to the treatment. Regular multivitamins are permitted.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 48 hours prior to the treatment.
  • Wash your hair the night before or the morning of the treatment.
  • Routine medications may be taken the morning of the treatment with a light breakfast.

Post-Treatment Guidelines


After The Procedure:

  • Do not apply any medication to injection site(s) or surrounding area(s).
  • Do not wash or apply any chemical products to injection site(s) for 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Use an ice pack/gel for 24 hours on the treated areas to reduce possible swelling and bruising.
  • Do not drink alcohol within 1 week after the treatment.
  • Pay particular attention to your diet so as to avoid spicy foods, seafood, and other foods that may aggravate the injection site(s).
  • Exercise as needed to enhance physical fitness and weight loss.



    How do I know I am a candidate for fat dissolving injection?
    Anyone is eligible for a fat dissolving injection. Though in particular, people who are aged 20 to 65 years old and are trying to get rid of stubborn fat are encouraged for this procedure. Kybella® is not recommended for people who have any infections near the injection site(s), are taking blood thinner medications, are pregnant, or are receiving additional surgery to the areas of concern. It is important to be open and honest about your medical history in order to best determine whether Kybella® is recommended for you.

    How long does the procedure take?
    Each treatment should take roughly 15-20 minutes per session.

    How many Kybella® treatment sessions will I need?
    Since everyone is different, the number of treatments vary from patient to patient. Your medical provider will help determine the exact number of sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of your fat and your own personal beauty needs.

    When can I see the results?
    Kybella® takes 3-5 treatments to take full effect, but results are permanent. You should wait 4-6 weeks between each treatment.

    What are some common side effects?
    Most common side effects that occur in the treatment area include swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, areas of hardness, and discomfort. Swelling may last up to 2-3 weeks, but visible swelling may last up to 4 days.