Who Is a Good Candidate for KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that can help reduce submental fat, also known as a double chin. While it can be an excellent option for some people, it is unsuitable for others. In our blog we will explore who is a good candidate and what to expect from the treatment.

woman getting a jaw injection


This is an injectable treatment containing a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. The body naturally produces this chemical, which aids in the breakdown of fat cells. When a professional injects it into the submental fat under the chin, it destroys fat cells, leading to a more contoured and defined jawline.

Who Is a Good Candidate for KYBELLA?

Are you seeking a nonsurgical remedy for a double chin? KYBELLA might be an excellent choice for you if so. However, you may be wondering whether you are a good candidate for the treatment. Here are some factors to consider:

You Have Submental Fat

This treatment explicitly targets submental fat. So, it is ideal for those who want to reduce excess fat under their chin.

You Have Good Skin Elasticity

While this treatment can reduce submental fat, it cannot tighten loose skin. Do you have significant skin laxity under your chin? If so, you may not see the results you want from KYBELLA alone.

You Are in Good Health

You must be in good general health before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. There should not be any untreated medical issues that could make complications more likely.

You Have Realistic Expectations

While KYBELLA can be an effective treatment for reducing submental fat, it is essential to have realistic expectations. You can determine whether it is the best choice for you with the assistance of a skincare expert.

What to Expect During Treatment

Before your treatment, your skincare professional will assess your submental fat and determine the number of injections you need. Most people require several treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results.

During the treatment, your skincare professional will use a small needle to inject KYBELLA into the submental fat under your chin. Your postinjection discomfort should subside within a few days, though you might experience slight pain or swelling. You must refrain from strenuous activity and exposure to the sun for a few days following your treatment.

Any Risks?

Like any cosmetic treatment, there are some risks associated with this treatment. The most frequent adverse effects are swelling, bruising, and numbness under the chin. It can also lead to nerve damage or difficulty swallowing in rare cases. Choosing a qualified skincare professional with experience in KYBELLA is essential to minimize these risks.


KYBELLA can be an effective nonsurgical treatment for reducing submental fat and achieving a more defined jawline. It is crucial to remember that not everyone qualifies for the treatment.

Consult a skincare expert if you are considering trying KYBELLA to see if it is the best choice. With the right candidate and appropriate expectations, it can be an excellent solution for those seeking a noninvasive way to improve their appearance.

For more information on KYBELLA, contact Aesthetic Surgical Associates at our Metairie, Louisiana office, also serving New Orleans. Call 504-226-8200 to schedule an appointment today.