Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

The Kybella Debate

Our skin does so much for us, the least we could do is take care of it back as a way to say thank you. As we get older, the effects of aging start to take a toll on our appearance. Because of this, we even start to lose the confidence we once had in how we look. This is where Kybella comes in.


It sounds like such a pretty word but we promise it makes you feel even prettier. This is the only FDA approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Patients consider Kybella for many reasons:

  • They eat well and exercise but submental fullness doesn’t go away
  • They don’t want invasive surgery
  • They feel like they look heavier than they actually are
  • They’re bothered and unhappy with their appearance


So after feeling all of these things, what’s the next step? Well it’s important to be prepared for this treatment according to Healthline. One good way to do that is to talk to your healthcare provider. This way you will make sure that you are the right candidate for this procedure.When it comes to any type of surgery it’s important that you don’t get anything you don’t need. Going in for a consultation and discussing any worries you have will set you up for a successful surgery. At this point you guys should go over your medical history as well as any cosmetic procedure you’ve already done in the past.


Before getting any procedure, it’s important to know how it even works. This is where we get a bit scientific. Your body produces a bile acid called Deoxycholic acid which helps your body in absorbing fat. The Kybella service uses a synthetic form of this as an injection so that when it’s used on your submental area, the acid can destroy fat cells beneath the chin. This will keep it from being able to store fat anymore. When you come to get the procedure, the amount of sessions you will need depends on how your body reacts and how serious the problem area is. One thing that’s for sure is that multiple treatments are usually needed to reach optimal results.


This type of procedure is nonsurgical so it doesn’t have any great side effects. With that being said you should expect some swelling, bruising, and numbness for a bit. That’s completely normal. It can usually subside within two weeks. If you feel like it’s not getting any better then it’s a good time to call your plastic surgeon to see what the best steps to take are.


This is a procedure that’s starting to become more and more popular because of how minimally invasive it is. One good thing is that here at YMD, we offer just that! Kybella is something that Dr.Yielding has perfected over the years to make sure you walk out with confidence! Our main goal is the overall satisfaction of our patients. Make sure you visit our website to schedule a FREE consultation today.


Work Cited

Wisco, Lucie. “Kybella: Injectable Double Chin Treatment.” Healthline, 15 June 2018, https://www.healthline.com/health/kybella.


Dr. Yeilding is looking forward to meeting you!