Fat Removal

1. What is fat removal?

Fat removal is achieved with Kybella to permanently eliminate fat in small stubborn areas such as a double chin, abdomen, arms, and thighs.

2. How does it work?

Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat. Injecting it causes fat cells to be destroyed, taking a few weeks for the body to expel the fat. Kybella usually requires multiple treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

A numbing cream is applied to the area before injecting. A removable grid is applied to the area, and then Kybella is gently and quickly injected in small amounts with a fine needle into the fat. During the procedure, you may feel a slight burning sensation.

3. How long does it last?

Results are permanent. For most individuals, it is highly recommended that multiple treatments are performed on schedule (every 4-6 weeks) to remove the maximal amount of fat. Everyone requires a different amount of treatments depending upon the severity and area being treated.

4. Pre-Treatment Care

To reduce the risk of bruising, do not take any anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications for 1 week before the treatment. This includes Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil and Antihistamine Medications.

Do not schedule injections before an event. Allow at least 10 days before any major events allow the swelling to go down B.

5. Post-Treatment Care

There is typically a period of swelling in the first 5-10 days where the area becomes swollen. During this period, the area will become larger than the final result. Icing during and after the procedure helps minimize the swelling. Most patients are able to return to work the next day or after treatment.

Gently apply cold compresses to the area immediately after injections and repeatedly for the first 24 hours. Icing the area in 15 minute intervals minimizes the swelling.
Avoid exercise and strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after injection.
Swelling and bruising of the injection site may occur. This may last a few days, and can be covered with a scarf or clothing.
Avoid thermal trauma such as hot showers, whirlpool, steam rooms, saunas, etc. for 2 days following treatment.
Do not take any anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications for 1 week following treatment. This includes Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil and Antihistamine Medications.

6. Kybella can safely and successfully permanently remove fat in a variety of areas:

1. Double Chin
2. Inner Thighs (“Thigh-bella”)
3. Outer Thighs (“Thigh-bella”)
4. “Bra Bulge” or “Sleevage" (Under Armpits)
5. Inner Arms
6. Outer Arms
7. Belly Fat
8. Love Handles
9. Above Knees
10. “Banana Rolls” (Under Buttock)
11. Back Fat

7. How is it priced?

Kybella is priced per area treated. Each treatment is priced separately.