ybella is an FDA-approved injection designed to help improve a double chin. This injection offers an excellent alternative to patients who are unable to achieve fat loss through diet and exercise but aren’t ready for surgical solutions. Kybella can help improve a person’s facial profile in just a few weeks, with permanent results.

How Kybella works

Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, basically the same as bile, to break down fat cells within the submental (under-chin) tissue. Deoxycholic acid is unique in that it’s designed to specifically target these fat cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue. Once the fat cells have been broken down, the body’s metabolic processes step in by processing absorbing and eliminating the remnants via the liver.

Nearly all patients will need a minimum of 2, and possibly more, treatments to obtain the best results. Kybella injections can lead to permanent results; however, it cannot prevent the formation of new fat cells, so patients will need to commit to a healthy lifestyle.

Areas Kybella treats

Kybella is formulated for injection into the submental (under-chin) fat region. Some plastic surgeons are using Kybella to treat fat tissues in other regions, like the armpit. The FDA is still pending approval for these off-brand treatments.

Benefits of Kybella

  • Impressive results
  • No surgery needed
  • Minimal side effects
  • Quick procedure
  • Visible results within weeks

If you’re interested in learning more about Kybella, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

*Individual results may vary

Kybella Details

Surgery details

Injections designed to dissolve fat cells permanently. May also promote mild skin tightening

Length of procedures

15 minutes (add 30 more minutes if using numbing cream)


Numbing cream or numbing shots in some cases

What is the recovery process like?

Swelling for 3-7 days, and occasionally numbness/itching/burning may occur. Full effects usually require at least 2 treatment sessions 6 weeks apart.

How soon can I return to work?

May resume non-physical work immediately

How soon can I return to my regular exercise routine?

No heavy activity for 48 hours

Will follow up appointments be necessary?

6 weeks after injection

Length of consultation

45 minutes 

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