Kybella -

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that permanently dissolves areas of unwanted fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is Deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body. Kybella injections destroy fat cells which eliminates their ability to store or accumulate fat, providing a permanent fix to stubborn fat. Clinical trials demonstrated that even those patients who gained weight after Kybella injections did not see fat recur in the treatment area. Kybella can be injected anywhere you have unwanted pockets of fat, with the double chin, jowls, bra bulge, banana rolls, and inner and outer thighs being the most common treatment areas. Depending on the amount of fat in the treatment area, multiple Kybella injection sessions are usually required (scheduled 4-6 weeks apart

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Double Chin

The Kybella injection is used to permanently destroy fat cells under the chin, leaving the skin looking smoother and younger. A double chin is a thing of the past! Kybella treatments usually require three to four sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. Kybella can also be used to remove unwanted fat from other body areas, such as jowls, bra bulges, and inner thighs.

$600/vial (1-2 vials per treatment)


Jowls are fleshy areas of the lower face that sag with age. A lack of elastin and collagen in the skin is responsible for this. Getting Kybella injections in the jowl area can permanently destroy the fat so you can say goodbye to your jowls!

$600/vial (1-2 vials per treatment)


The bra bulge is a pocket of fat under your armpit. With diet and exercise alone, this area may be difficult to treat, but Kybella can help! The Kybella injections are administered under the arms to permanently destroy fat cells and get rid of annoying bra bulges with permanent results!

$600/vial (1-2 vials per treatment)

Banana Rolls

Fat bulges under the buttocks are known as banana rolls. In most cases, patients will need 4-6 treatments about 2-4 weeks apart before seeing their final results. Once those results are achieved, your new look will last forever.

$600/vial (1-4 vials per treatment)

Inner/Outer Thighs

Injecting Kybella at Gattoni Medical Aesthetics & Wellness in the inner/outer thighs permanently destroys fat cells, creating slimmer legs. The results are permanent. Each session typically involves 2-3 vials per side. If you’re interested in other services at our Medical spa. Read more on Sculptra and PRX.

$600/vial (4-6 vials per treatment)

Kybella FAQs

Kybella is used to permanently diminish small pockets of fat on the body including double chin, inner and outer thigh fat, bra bulges jowls, and abdominal fat.


Mild to moderate swelling will be present immediately after the treatment. Moderate swelling generally lasts approximately 72 hours and mild swelling may persist up to 6 weeks. Mild swelling will only be noticeable to you, not to those who do not know you.

You may see results after 1 treatment. Although significant changes are appreciated after multiple treatments. Final results are seen 12 weeks after final treatment.

The fat that is destroyed from Kybella is gone permanently. We recommend continued healthy eating and exercise habits to maintain fat loss results.


Numbing cream and a cold pack is applied prior to the treatment to minimize discomfort. The active ingredient in Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid), does sting for several minutes after injected. Overall, the procedure is well tolerated by our patients.

The most common side effects are pain at the injection site, bruising/hematoma, redness, and swelling. A few rare side effects include nerve injury causing temporary numbness and sores/ulcers around the injection site.

Kybella cannot be injected while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Lea Gattoni, DMSc, PA-C

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