The Facts About KYBELLA™

Kybella Before & After

Dr. Don Griffin and Nashville Cosmetic Surgery are excited to be one of the first practices in Nashville to offer KYBELLA™. KYBELLA™ is an injectable treatment, FDA approved to contour and improve submental fullness or “double chin” in adults.

KYBELLA™ is a safe and effective non-surgical option with little downtime.  Below is a quick breakdown about KYBELLA™ :

What is KYBELLA™?

KYBELLA™ is known in the scientific world as deoxycholic acid. It is an injection that improves submental fullness or “double chin” in adults.  Double chin can be caused by a number of things, including weight gain, aging and genetics. This type of submental fat doesn’t typically respond to diet and exercise alone and can lead to an older, heavier look on an otherwise healthy patient.

How does KYBELLA™ work?

KYBELLA™ is injected into the subcutaneous fat under the chin. This is often called the “double chin”. The KYBELLA™ breaks down and destroys the fat cells in the chin area, making them unable to store fat.

What is the recovery time?

Downtime for KYBELLA™ is minimal. Some patients have reported swelling, numbness, bruising and pain in the injection area. Most issues are resolved within a week. 

What is the cost of KYBELLA™?

Kybella treatments at Nashville Cosmetic Surgery are $1200 - 1800 per treatment, depending upon the amount of Kybella needed. Most patients require 2 - 3 treatments for full correction. The average cost of this service, nationwide, is $1500 per treatment. Nashville Cosmetic Surgery is happy to be one of the first offices in Nashville to offer this treatment.

Is it worth it?

According to RealSelf, a community-driven website composed of reviews, popularity rankings, and other general information about aesthetics medicine and cosmetic treatments, KYBELLA™ has a satisfaction rating of 95%. Treatments are done in office, with minimal downtime. The treatment takes 15-20 minutes and treatments are usually spaced 6-8 weeks apart. The best news- results are PERMANENT!