Kybella is good for which age group?

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Best age for Kybella?

There really is no best age.  Younger patients may have better skin elasticity and therefore better shrinkage of the skin, but anyone with excess fat in the submental area can benefit from Kybella.  Older patients who would not typically be a candidate for fat removing procedures such as liposuction have still benefited from Kybella.  I would recommend speaking with a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate.

Boston Plastic Surgeon
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How old should you be do have a Kybella treatment?

There is really no age restriction for Kybella. Candidacy for treatment is a more appropriate concern.  Your physician can determine your candidacy by performing a physical assessment of the area in a consult.

Vu Ho, MD
Plano Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella is good for people of all ages.

Thank you for your question. There is no age restriction for Kybella. As long as the patient is 18 years or older and if they are younger, they must get signed consent. Candidates for Kybella should have enough submental fullness, which is determined by your doctor. Best of luck!

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Kybella and age

Kybella can be used in a wide variety of age groups.  The more important consideration is patient assessment and determining if they are a candidate for Kybella.  In general, patients with a mild-moderate skin laxity with fullness in the double chin region are reasonable candidates.


Thank you for your question in regards to Kybella.  This procedure isn't based on age, it is based on being a good candidate for the produce. The amount of fat located in the area and skin laxity are the factors.To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella is good for double chins in all age groups.

#Kybella is a great way to reduce the fat under the chin, known as a double chin or a "Selfie Killer"!   All it takes is a series of  small injections into the area of excess fat.  Most will need two or three treatments.  The best patients will be those with excess fat but with good skin and over 18.  The older patient who has excess skin laxity will see reduction of the fat but will still need to address the skin laxity.  #Ulthera or #Thermage are non invasive options to tighten the skin when needed.  

Susan Van Dyke, MD
Paradise Valley Dermatologic Surgeon
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Candidate For Kybella

This should be done in carefully selected patients with redundant fat in the neck and not redundant skin. It’s available for both adult women and men (must be at least 18 years old). The key is to find someone who is trained in the use of Kybella injections, such as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella and Age Groups

Kybella is a great procedure for most age groups. Many patients have submental fat that is genetic and can the fat dissolved.  The key is that you have a moderate amount of fat in that area to treat. An in person consultation is the best way to know if you are a good candidate.  Best, Dr. Green

Kybella -- FDA approved for Submental Fat, Non Surgical Option But Still New

Kybella is great for small amount of fat removal under the chin.  I suggest a formal consultation, sometimes liposuction is a better option.  Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Kybella amongst different age groups

Kybella  can be very safely and effectively used across a broad spectrum of ages. More important than age is what factors are contributing to the heavy neck. Both skin, muscle, and fat can cause aging and heaviness which came appear as a "double chin."

The most important issue then becomes patient selection. Patients who have excess fat and good skin quality in their neck tend to benefit the most from Kybella. 

To ensure you are receiving the highest level of care, seek out a modernly trained, new-school dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties

Cameron Chesnut
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Cameron Chesnut, MD, FAAD, FACMS
Spokane Dermatologic Surgeon
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