Kybella Double Chin Treatment

Kybella Las Vegas and Henderson, NV

The double chin is a telltale sign of aging. The pull of gravity, coupled with the accumulation of fat, makes for a profile that sags under the jawline, lacking the definition of our younger days. Dr. Himansu Shah offers Kybella® to address double chins. Kybella is a prescription brand name for an injectable product that dissolves fat under the chin and dramatically tightens and improves patients’ profiles.

Kybella is basically deoxycholic acid. Kybella was approved by the FDA and came on the market in April 2015 specifically to break down fat under the chin and slim the profile. This is the only approved use of Kybella at this point.

Interested in learning more about Kybella in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV? Call (702) 684-5502  today to schedule a consultation at Signature Plastic Surgery & Dermatology to learn more! Our offices are located in Henderson and Las Vegas, and we proudly serve cosmetic surgery patients visiting from all over Nevada and beyond.

How Does Kybella Work?


Submental fullness. That’s the clinical term for a double chin. The cause of most double chins is fat that has accumulated under the jawline. The key to Kybella success is simple — deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body whose job is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. It helps break down fat in the foods you eat. But scientists discovered that deoxycholic acid doesn’t differentiate between ingested fat or fat that has decided to accumulate under your chin.

When Kybella is injected under your chin, the deoxycholic acid breaks down the fat cells and your body flushes them from your system. These fat cells are gone for good, and your body now has less ability to store fat now that they are gone. This tightens your profile dramatically.

Kybella For Double Chin Treatment

Because it attacks fat, Kybella works on double chins that are the result of accumulated fat. As you would assume, it doesn’t work on double chins that are simply the result of sagging skin. So, if your double chin is more a fact of gravity rather than fat a neck lift or mid facelift would be a better option than Kybella.

Dr. Himansu Shah leaning on table

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Himansu Shah M.D., F.A.C.S.

In Dr. Shah’s capable hands, the options are almost endless. From surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, Brazilian butt lift and Breast Augmentation, Dr. Shah can  deliver the results you’ve always desired with a simple trip to the office.

Kybella Procedure

Getting Kybella to combat your double chin is easy. Dr. Shah simply injects Kybella with a very fine needle in various spots under your chin. You can opt to have a topical anesthetic prior to the injections, but most people don’t feel the need, saying the injections feel like a slight pinprick. A Kybella session takes just a few minutes.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

The FDA has set the maximum number of Kybella treatments you can have at six. There isn’t a set number; it is really based on your expectations and how much fat exists in your double chin. Many of Dr. Shah’s patients feel they have achieved their goals with just two to four treatments.

How Long Do Kybella Results Last?

Kybella attacks and gets rid of the fat in your double chin permanently. Plus, when it is gone your body has decreased capacity to store fat there in the future. Should you put on a bunch of weight down the road, you could rebuild a double chin, but if you don’t do that your results will last forever. Your skin will slacken somewhat with age, but the fat is gone for good.

Schedule A Consultation

If you have been trying to get rid of your double chin with no success in the past or would like to know more information on Kybella and what areas it can help treat call us at (702) 684-5502 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Henderson, Las Vegas and surrounding areas in Nevada.