3 Ways to Make Sure Your Kybella® Results Last | Malena M. Amato MD


3 Ways to Make Sure Your Kybella® Results Last

Did you recently undergo Kybella® injections to reduce the appearance of a stubborn double chin? Now that you’ve fallen in love with your sculpted chin shape, you may be wondering how to preserve your results.

While fat-dissolving injections are technically permanent because the destroyed fat cells cannot return, there are ways of developing a double chin again. In this blog, we’ll explore more about Kybella®, how it works to dissolve fat cells, and why submental fullness appears in the first place, so you have plenty of information on how to prevent a double chin from re-emerging.

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® is a fat-dissolving injectable treatment that can permanently reduce a double chin. This groundbreaking FDA-approved treatment contains a naturally occurring substance called deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells and permanently reduces their size. With this treatment, you can achieve a slimmer, more contoured profile for months and even years.


Once Kybella® has eliminated the unwanted fat cells, they cannot return or accumulate more fat in the future. For this reason, your results are virtually permanent, and you won’t have to worry about maintenance treatments further down the road.

What Can Cause a Double Chin?

A double chin is a common cosmetic concern caused by various factors. If your family history has predisposed you to develop a double chin, diet and exercise aren’t always enough to reduce the appearance of chin fat.


Have you reached a healthy weight and still struggle with unwanted chin fat? Kybella® offers a non-surgical solution to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Many people know how hard it can be to reshape targeted areas. Kybella® has become so sought-after because it is an effective solution for eliminating submental fat.

3 Ways to Prolong Your Kybella® Results

Now that you know more about Kybella® and how it works, here are three ways you can enjoy your results longer.


1. Maintain a Healthy Weight

While Kybella will permanently destroy fat cells accumulated beneath the chin, it’s impossible to rid the area of every cell. If you gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fat cells will grow and create the appearance of a double chin again. Stay within your healthy weight range by monitoring your diet, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water.

2. Limit Alcohol Consumption

Alcoholic beverages contain excess sugar, which your body will store as fat. Alcohol is also responsible for drying out your skin, causing inflammation, and retaining water, all of which contribute to the appearance of a double chin. Limit your alcohol intake, and if you choose to drink, balance it out by drinking plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and flush out harmful toxins.

3. Discover Lymphatic Massage Techniques

How you apply your skin care products – especially in the neck and chin area – can maintain the results of your Kybella® treatment. You can maximize circulation and drainage by using lymphatic massage techniques while you apply your oils and creams. You can also incorporate a gua sha tool, which can be useful for achieving more lymphatic movement and removing facial puffiness.

Achieve Slimmer Facial Contours With Kybella® Injections

If you’re interested in getting cosmetic injections to remove your double chin, Dr. Malena Amato can help. Schedule your consultation today to learn whether you’re a good candidate for fat-dissolving injections. With non-invasive treatments, we can help you achieve a sculpted, elegant facial contour to help you feel more confident.