Sculpt Your Chin and Jawline with Kybella

A beautifully sculpted chin and jawline can take years off of your appearance and highlight facial features. Kybella at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, specifically designed to target excess fat underneath the chin and along the jawline.

Convenience, cost, and efficacy make Kybella an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment option for those who want to achieve a gorgeously sculpted face. The better we look, the better we feel. Treat yourself to a more youthful appearance as you say goodbye to that double chin and hello to beautiful contours.

What is Kybella?

Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for the removal of submental fat cells. This treatment can be performed in 30 minutes and is a favorable alternative to liposuction for patients who would like to achieve a more youthful and lifted contour in the area below the chin and along the jawline without the cost and recovery time of more invasive treatments.

Submental fullness (or double chin) can be a product of genetics, age, or weight gain, and is an issue that has been reported to affect approximately two-thirds of cosmetic procedure patients. In Oakland Kybella is a favorite treatment among men and women across the age spectrum to address this problem.

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How does Kybella work?

Kybella effectively mimics the mechanism by which the body naturally absorbs fat. Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which naturally exists within the body and contributes to the body’s ability to absorb fat. Kybella destroys the cell membranes, preventing them from storing fat and causing them to be permanently eliminated. Upon injection, Kybella effectively melts away submental fat and reveals a sculpted contour from the chin and jaw to the neck.

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What are the Benefits of Kybella?

Kybella is a convenient, safe, effective, and non-surgical solution to submental fat. Recovery is minimal in comparison to liposuction and results are permanent. A sculpted chin and jawline can make you look and feel younger, as well as complement and highlight beautiful facial features. Kybella is a comparably easy procedure with a fantastic return on investment for patients who choose to take this step in self-care. Results are gradual and long-lasting.

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What to Expect During Your Treatment

When you arrive for your Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Kybella treatment, the treatment area will be cleansed and prepped for your procedure. A treatment grid will be applied to the chin and neck to ensure that injections are administered in the appropriate locations. A topical anesthetic may also be applied. Kybella will be injected into the marked locations and ice will be applied when injections are complete. Treatment typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes. A follow-up treatment is recommended one to three months after the initial treatment.


Following Kybella Oakland patients can expect to experience moderate swelling and soreness. Ice may be applied as needed to alleviate pain and reduce swelling. Swelling may last as long as one month as fat cells are destroyed and eliminated by the body.


Results are typically visible after the second Kybella treatment or around 12-16 weeks from the first Kybella treatment. Complete results are visible after six months and are permanent (although changes in diet and exercise can still cause remaining fat cells in the area to grow). Patients can expect a significant reduction in excess fat beneath the chin and along the jawline.

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Your Consultation for Kybella at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery serving Oakland offers the very best in injectable and contouring treatments. Board-certified physician assistant Tarika Krishnamurthy and her team of medical and cosmetic injectable experts provide excellent care and results to thousands of patients in the Bay Area. If you are considering taking the step toward a youthful and sculpted chin and jawline with Kybella, please contact us during regular business hours to schedule your consultation.


Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

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Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is an ideal treatment option for patients who are 18 or older and would like to reduce the appearance of a double chin or jowls nonsurgically. Patients whose skin is in good condition and who can maintain a stable weight often achieve the best results with Kybella. Kybella does not treat skin laxity.

Does Kybella leave behind loose skin?

Most patients will experience some tissue contraction with Kybella treatment; however, some patients may notice some skin laxity depending on pre-existing factors after volume is reduced. Kybella does not address skin laxity.

Is Kybella treatment painful?

Patients may experience a burning sensation upon injections, but discomfort is minimal and effectively managed through the use of topical anesthesia.

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

Patients typically receive two to three treatments of Kybella to achieve optimal results. These treatments should be spaced one to three months apart.

Can Kybella be used to treat belly fat?

While Kybella is designed and approved by the FDA to treat submental fat beneath the chin and in the jowl, it can be used on other parts of the body. However, alternative treatments such as CoolSculpting may offer better results for such treatment areas.

What are the risks and side effects of Kybella?

Common side effects from Kybella injections include swelling, redness, bruising, pain, and numbness. These side effects typically resolve within one to two weeks.

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