Once you are done with Kybella Injections, how long do results last?

Just want to know how long it last.

Doctor Answers 22

Kybella Result Are Permanent

Kybella uses deoxycholic acid to dissolve submental fat. Once the fat cells have been dissolved, they are permanently eliminated from the body. That means the results of the procedure are permanent, provided you don't have massive weight gain. Please see a board-certified dermatologist to find out how to eliminate your double chin.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. Kybella helps patients eliminate the fat cells under their chin for a better defined chin and jaw. The results are permanent as the fat cells are eliminated in that area and cannot come back. 

Wish you all the best,

Dr. Mentz 

Henry Mentz, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella Results

The results from your Kybella treatment are permanent. Once the fat is melted, it is gone for good. However, it will take anywhere from 2-4 treatments to achieve your final results. Hope this helps.


Kouros Azar

Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
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How long does Kybella last

Hello! Kybella is a permanent fat removal procedure for the sub-mental area. The number of treatments an individual needs differs from person to person. Assuming the individual is treated to completion; all of the adipose cells in the sub-mental area will be permanently killed and removed from the body via natural metabolic and waste mechanisms. Once an individual is treated to completion and has reached their optimal results, no further upkeep is required, assuming they maintain a healthy lifestyle. Take care!

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
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Are Kybella results permanent?

Thank you for your question!  The results you achieve from Kybella treatment should be permanent.  Kybella works by dissolving fat cells under the chin and jawline, which helps to tighten these areas.  As long as you continue living a healthy lifestyle and do not have dramatic shifts in your weight, you should maintain your results.  I hope that this helps!-David Gilpin 

David Gilpin, MD
Nashville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella results

Kybella results are permanent in that the fat cells destroyed by the Kybella will not return. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not put on a large amount of weight, you will maintain your results.

How long does Kybella last?

The great news is that the results of Kybella are permanent.  You will continue to age, and might gain weight, but the fat that was treated with the Kybella is gone and not returning.

Jonathan Hall, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella and Results

Kybella is a permanent injection and the results will last for as long as you do not gain additional weight (fat) in your neck.  Since this is a permanent injection please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with these cosmetic procedures.  I often combine Thermage for the best skin tightening results.  Best, Dr. Green

Kybella permanently destroys fat cells

Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells. Normally 2-3 treatments are recommended. Once the cells are destroyed the only way to have the under chin fullness is by weight gain. Keeping a healthy lifestyle is key to not having that fullness return. Hope this helps. All the best, Dr Faraz

Kybella Results

Thanks for your question!  Kybella works by permanently destroying the fat cells that are injected.  Assuming you maintain your current weight, you will have lasting results from Kybella!  Best of luck to you!

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