Dr. Scarpidis is proud to offer his patients Kybella – the first and only FDA-approved injectable medicine that can reduce unwanted chin fat, achieving a slim and youthful overall look.

How does Kybella work?

Because excess fat underneath the chin primarily accumulates due to genetic factors, diet and exercise may have a limited effect. As such, one of the primary ways to successfully eliminate unwanted fat in this area has been through liposuction.

However, that all changed when Kybella arrived on the market. When the medicine is injected into the fat underneath your chin, the active component – deoxycholic acid – breaks up the fat and dissolves the fat cell membrane. From there, your body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat cells from your body, reducing the excess volume and restoring your slim and contoured facial appearance.

The Kybella procedure

Your Kybella procedure will be performed in Dr. Scarpidis’ private New York office. To begin, we will administer a topical anesthetic to manage any discomfort you may experience and ensure your procedure is as pleasant as possible.

From there, we will lay a specialized grid over your skin to mark the treatment area, before making a series of precise injections directly into the fat. A simple procedure, it will take approximately twenty minutes to complete, and you will be able to resume your normal daily routine immediately. In general, most of our patients require two to three treatments to see visible results, with the precise number of sessions depending on how much fat needs to be removed.

Immediately after your injections, you may experience some bruising, swelling, redness and discomfort in the area. This is completely normal and will subside gradually within several days. In the meantime, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever to help manage any potential discomfort.

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Hi! My name is Julia. I am the Chief Plastic Surgery Specialist at Scarpidis Aesthetics. Feel free to ask me any questions, I'll be happy to help!

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Are you a candidate for Kybella?

In general, Kybella is an ideal way to reduce unwanted fat underneath the chin for anyone who is over 18 years old. However, there are some exceptions. If you are pregnant or nursing, have an active infection in the treatment area, have a history of trouble swallowing or are taking blood thinners, you will not be eligible for this procedure.

Schedule a consultation

If you’re ready to improve the appearance of a double chin, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarpidis today. During your private meeting in his New York office, he will carefully evaluate the excess volume underneath your chin, as well as the overall quality of your skin, before determining whether or not Kybella can achieve the slim and contoured facial appearance you desire.

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