Reduce Submental Fat & Say Goodbye to Double Chin with Kybella Injections

Up to 25% fat reduction after just 1 session

Can be combined with CoolSculpting for better results

Submental fat, more commonly known as the double chin, is a common problem among people of all ages. People often resort to invasive procedures such as chin liposuction, submentoplasty and neck lifts, etc. to get rid of the excess fat on their face and neck. If that strict diet and rigorous exercises haven’t yet helped you get the perfect jawline, and you don’t want to go under the knife, Skinly Aesthetics might just have found the best, non-invasive jaw contouring solution in NYC: Kybella injections. Long known for their efficacy and picture perfect results Kybella fat removal injections not only make shedding that extra plump from your face much easier, but also take away the worry of that double chin coming back to you ever.

Still skeptical about the longevity of the jaw contouring solution? We have a whole lot of information and expert advice from Dr. Schwarzburg, MD, who is considered one of the best Kybella doctors in NYC and his advice on various medical procedures is highly sought after in New York. This will help you understand how effectively Kybella Injections work to cut down that submental fullness and promise a permanent end to your double chin trouble.

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Get Rid of the Dreaded Double Chin

The double chin broadly known as submental fat is a common condition across the USA. Submental fat is that extra tissue under the chin. This extra layer of fat is often associated with weight gain and considered unattractive. According to a survey presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting, at least 47% of Americans aged between 18 & 65 are bothered by the submental fullness. 49% of the respondents believe that a double chin reflects negatively on their appearance and adversely affects their professional and personal life.
Double chin is technically characterized by fat accumulation underneath the chin; however, excess skin tissue can also be the direct cause of a double chin and is usually secondary to loss of collagen and elasticity that come with age. A lot of doctors believe this excess fat is more likely genetic makeup at play and has little to do with diet. However, if your genes do not predispose you to a double chin, a diet rich in trans-fats and processed foods might simply give you the dreaded double chin. Alternatively, crash dieting or aging makes the skin lose its elasticity. It sags around the bones & muscles in the chin region, thus causing a double chin.
Whatever the cause of your double chin, worry no more because at Skinly Aesthetics Dr. Schwarzburg utilizes one of the best double chin removal techniques that NYC has to offer.

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What is Kybella?

Developed by Allergan Cosmetics (formerly Kythera Biopharmaceuticals’ which also developed Botox & Juvederm dermal fillers), Kybella is an FDA-approved prescription medicine most effective for use on areas under the chin to help you improve your jawline. It is a non-surgical technique used to melt down the fat cells under your chin and around your jawline. With a synthetic fat-breaking acid in its composition, Kybella breaks down fat cells when injected, putting a permanent end to that excess fat even if you have been struggling with it for a long time. The drug was under development for over 9 years and over 20 clinical studies of approximately 2,600 patients were carried out before the drug was put out on the market for doctors to use.

These Injections are a safe and efficient way to dissolve the submental fullness and contour the jawline without requiring any invasive plastic surgery.

If you live in NYC and have exhausted all your means of cutting down on that excess fat, and you don’t want to go under the knife for a double chin removal surgery, we have a solution for you. Give Kybella Injections a try by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Schwarzburg, MD at Skinly Aesthetics, who is regarded as the best Kybella doctor in NYC before you give up on your dream of getting a perfectly contoured face.

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How does Kybella Breakdown Double Chin?

Kybella has synthetic deoxycholic acid as its main ingredient, which permanently destroys the fat cells in the targeted area. Deoxycholic acid is a salt found naturally in the human bile which actively aids in fat digestion by destroying the fat cell membranes in the human digestive tract through cytolysis.

In its synthetic form, after the deoxycholic acid injection is administered in the subcutaneous fat, it does pretty much the same thing: destroys fat cells in targeted locations through focal lipolysis. These fat cells are converted into cellular debris. This debris is then filtered out of the body by the immunologic cells in the lymphatic and circulatory systems. The synthetic deoxycholic acid itself is broken down during natural metabolism and excreted by the kidneys.

The whole process is quite simple. However, since it involves the natural breakdown of fat cells under the chin, the desired results can be achieved by administering multiple doses of Kybella fat removal injections spanned over a few weeks at targeted regions. Once all the fat cells under your chin are destroyed, there is no longer any space for the storage of fat. Thus a befitting end to that annoying double chin that has bothered you for years all without needing any double chin liposuction or surgery.

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Kybella Fat Removal - a Permanent Solution to Excess Fat

Fitness trainers, dermatologists, and estheticians have for long capitalized on the insecurities of individuals selling them temporary fillers and other ineffective procedures as a permanent solution to getting rid of excess fat. Thousands of Americans resort to temporary fat reducing techniques being offered by health care professionals only to find themselves lamenting the same fat weeks later. However, Kybella fat removal injections have finally given a permanent solution for fat reduction.

The synthetic deoxycholic acid permanently breaks down the fat cells allowing no space for fat accumulation under the chin, around the arm bulges, or in the knees. The broken-down cell debris as well as the deoxycholic acid are all carried away from the body, permanently putting an end to your excess fat troubles.

While you may not be able to see full results after the first administration, the fat cells are gradually broken down in a few weeks after multiple administrations. The results start appearing usually after the administration of the second dose of injections and by the third or fourth week, a visible difference can be seen in the target area.

Kybella double chin removal before and after

Kybella Injection Areas Other Than Double Chin:

If you have excess fat on other areas of your body and exercise or diet isn’t much of help, Kybella might be of great value. Even though Kybella is most commonly used and is FDA approved for eliminating the submental fat underneath the chin, the drug can be easily administered to other areas such as thigh, knees or arms. At Skinly Aesthetics, Dr. Schwarzburg, MD being one of the best Kybella doctors in NYC utilizes his unsurpassed expertise to produce most natural and desirable results, which can be easily identified by the changes in the appearance of face and body before & after administering Kybella injections.

  • Kybella for a Perfect Jawline & Neck: Tired of that sagging neck and the fat bulges disturbing your flawless jawline? Kybella Injections can help you achieve the jawline of your dreams by simply eliminating the fat where it isn’t needed. It works just like it does under the chin, removing the fat cells gradually but permanently, leaving you with a chiseled jawline.
  • Kybella for Arm Pits & Bra Bulges: Do the fat bulges in your armpits wash away your confidence in donning that perfect swimsuit? Try Kybella Injections for armpit fat & bra bulges to conveniently get rid of underarm fat and get a perfectly contoured body in no time. To convince yourself, you can review Kybella Armpit before & after transformations of our clients and then decide on when to start your own journey with Kybella injections.
  • Kybella for Knees & Thighs: If spot fat reduction therapy really hasn’t been beneficial for you and you still have bulges of fat around your knee or your thigh, ruining your chances at having well-sculpted legs, Kybella is the solution. Get Kybella injections administered by expert doctors in NYC at Skinly Aesthetics & forget the worries about excess fat in your legs.
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How Many Vials of Kybella Do You Need?

While this generally depends on person to person and on the amount of excess fat required to be removed, on average, 1-4 vials of Kybella are administered per session with a 3-4 weeks gap between each treatment. During clinical trials, it was observed that patients who received a maximum of six doses, each with a 1-month gap in between, achieved desirable results.
At Skinly Aesthetics, New York’s best Kybella doctors tailor your treatment course based on your requirements and the amount of excess fat.

How many Kybella sessions for the double chin?

The number of sessions of Kybella used for the double chin varies, depending on how much fat is present, the patient’s desired result, and how they respond to the treatment. On average 2 – 4 sessions spaced out by one month each is sufficient for optimal results. Jawline contouring has become increasingly popular using cosmetic treatments to enhance the appearance of the mandible to achieve a chiseled jawline.

Kybella Side Effects

Even though Kybella is generally a non-invasive fat reduction technique being widely used by doctors across the USA, it does have a few recognized side effects similar to those of other injectable procedures. Some widely occurring side effects include,

  • Slight pain in and around the site of injection
  • Localized numbness on the area where the injection is administered
  • Swelling, formation of Nodules & bruising at the injection site
  • Itchiness and redness on the injection area

However, these side effects are quite minimal and last for a few days only in most patients.

A 2019 study also reported Kybella injections causing hair loss particularly among men with a beard, however, it is not a common side effect and hasn’t been reported frequently.

In addition, if the injection is not administered by a certified Kybella doctor, or is injected too close to the marginal mandibular nerve, it could lead to a nerve injury in the jaw. This can cause stiffening of the facial muscles that in turn can cause slurred speech, trouble eating, and an uneven smile. This also takes a few weeks to completely heal and usually doesn’t result in permanent damage. Other serious side effects include severe bruising, ulcers, necrosis, or infection, which although very rare but can happen if the procedure isn’t handled correctly.

To avoid any such injuries, we recommend you come straight to Skinly Aesthetics in New York where the treatments are administered by highly trained Kybella doctors with unprecedented expertise in cosmetic injectable techniques to make sure you get your desired aesthetics results with little or no side effects.

Note: if you feel prolonged numbness or any other serious issue after you get the Kybella dose administered, contact your physician immediately and get yourself checked to be on the safe side.

Dos & Don’t After Having Kybella Injections Administered

The FDA-approved Kybella injections are considered a minimally invasive treatment for submental fat but that doesn’t mean you simply don’t care or there will be no uneasiness involved. If you have decided to get rid of that extra fat permanently through Kybella, here are some dos and don’ts.


  • Take an over-the-counter antihistamine before going for your Kybella injection appointment.
  • Keep your head elevated, put 2 pillows at night to help decrease the swelling especially during the first night.
  • Cold press the site of injection using an ice pack to minimize numbness and bruising of the injection site.



  • Don’t consume fish oils, blood thinners & vitamins a week before and in between your Kybella doses.
  • Don’t press, rub or massage the site of injection after you have been administered your Kybella dose as it can spread to other areas and cause unintended damage.
  • Avoid rigorous exercises and long-term exposure to the sun at least for 3-5 days after getting the injections.
  • Don’t get any other injectable treatments for the particular area in between or right before your Kybella appointments. Give your body a chance to heal and settle.

Cost of Kybella in NYC

Each vial of the Kybella costs approximately $600 and depends on multiple factors including the location of the clinic, the amount of fat present, the complexity of neck anatomy, the expertise of the doctor and many others. While the number of vials generally varies from person to person depending on the desired results and the amount of excess fat, an average person receives anywhere from 1-4 vials of Kybella per one session. It usually takes a few sessions to reach optimal outcomes, with most patients needing 2-3 sessions, each spaced 3-4 weeks apart. This makes the average Kybella cost in NYC approximately $1800 to $3500.

In addition to double chin reduction, you can also choose Kybella administration for other parts of the body. An average of 2-3 doses is enough to help you get rid of that excess fat from your legs, arms, or neck. Kybella armpit fat reduction in NYC costs an average of $2000 per session.

Kybella in Comparison to Other Fat Reduction Techniques

Dermatologists across New York offer various fat reduction, filler, and sculpting techniques for people looking to perfect their jawlines, sculpt their bodies or get that chiseled neckline. From Botox injections to Juvederm and dermal fillers as well as liposuction and surgical fat removal, countless invasive and non-invasive techniques have been under use by certified practitioners to help get rid of excess fit.

Kybella fat removal injections are the newest in the category of non-invasive fat reduction and have quickly gained a lot of popularity for their permanent results with minimum side effects. Among the people most often opting for fat reduction techniques, the debate of CoolSculpting versus Aqualyx and Kybella is a never-ending one.

While CoolSculpting is also non-surgical, it works by applying special freezing applicators to target areas, causing fat cells to freeze and disintegrate. It mainly works best for areas around the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and the bra bulge.

Kybella on the other hand involves injecting deoxycholic acid into the target area where it directly breaks down fat cell membranes, turning them into cellular debris which is then secreted out of the body.

While both procedures are approved by the FDA, Kybella is considered more suited and effective when it comes to double chin removal through a minimally invasive technique.  However, if you are looking for a much more detailed fat reduction in various areas on your body, we suggest that you first opt for CoolSculpting using the Cool mini Applicator and then further follow up with Kybella injections for any excess submental fat.

To learn more about Double chin reduction and Kybella fat removal procedure, schedule an appointment with us today and get rid of all that excess fat that has bothered you.

Can you combine Kybella with other treatments?

After the chin fat is dissolved there are multiple options to treat the area with other modalities, including Fraxel Dual, Secret RF microneedling, Ultherapy, Botox neck lift and PDO thread lift. Depending on the amount of adipose tissue the skin that is left behind may need to be tightened and lifted. Secret RF microneedling is an advanced procedure that combines the benefits of microneedling with the power of radiofrequency. The potency and efficacy of this treatment is well documented and recognized. PDO thread lift is one of the most favorite procedures performed by Dr. Schwarzburg as it allows instantaneous lifting results similar to a mini surgical facelift and repositions the saggy skin that sometimes remains after Kybella. Nefertiti neck lift is performed through targeted Botox injections in the neck to target the platysma muscle. Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that takes advantage of ultrasound technology to cause microtrauma at the SMAS level and gradually cause skin contraction and tightening.  Fraxel Dual is an advanced laser procedure that uses non-ablative laser technology to gently tighten and rejuvenate the skin. It targets the most superficial layers of the skin and is the final polishing touch.

Find out if you are a candidate for Kybella injections and how to safely remove fat on the upper neck and chin areas and finally say goodbye to the pesky double chin – contact Dr. Schwarzburg for additional information and to schedule an appointment or call 212-774-4264