Double chin without surgery : Kybella injections

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Kybella is a new non-surgical technique for treating double chin fat, and it is the first and only treatment approved by the FDA for this use.

The Allergan laboratory markets Belkyra ® ( Kybella ® in the USA ). It is a deoxycholic acid, a molecule naturally present in the body which helps us to metabolise fat.

For the moment the product is not yet available in France, injection is not yet allowed.


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Double chin caused by fat is the indication of this treatment.  Ideal candidates for Belkyra ® –Kybella® must have skin which is sufficiently elastic to be retractable.
A neck lift is recommended for patients with excess skin.
These options can be discussed with the patient.

The first results are visible six weeks after the first injections
The results are definitive because the adipose cells are destroyed.


After disinfecting, and the application of a local anaesthetic, the injection points are marked on the skin.
About 20 jabs are administered in just a few minutes.
2 to 4 sessions, with a gap of at least 4 weeks between them.
The FDA approved Kybella for the treatment of double chins, targeting sub-cutaneous fat.
A very fine needle is used for the injections, and an anaesthetic is optional.

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Side effects

Possible side effects include swelling which lasts for a few days, and temporary bruising.
The injection makes it possible to have a surgical result without anesthesia or social eviction


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Written by Valeria Romano

    Former intern at the Hospitals of Paris Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris 7 – Paris Diderot Registered with the medical board of Paris, n° 75/80452 More informations

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