Advanced treatment for fat under the chin and neck

Kybella is an injectable treatment that works by breaking up and destroying select fat cells where it is injected. It’s specifically tailored to target the fat under the face and chin, called double-chin or “submental fullness.” The Kybella medication must be placed at precisely the correct depth. A significant advantage of this treatment is that it leaves the surface of the skin untouched and unaffected.

Here Dr. Monica Kieu, board-certified facial plastic doctor of Del Rey Aesthetics Center, explains how Kybella can be effective against double-chin:


This advanced treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive, requiring only a few injections, which can be given without anesthesia. By targeting the fat of the face and neck, it’s an effective alternative to liposuction in those target areas. After treatment, you can immediately resume your normal activities.

If you are experiencing loose, inelastic skin hanging from your chin without much excess fat, we may recommend a different type of treatment, either a more aggressive non-surgical technique or cosmetic surgery.

Come to our practice for a consultation to determine whether Kybella is the right solution for you.