Submental fullness – or a double chin – is a common problem faced by both men and women. Up until recently, the only way to improve this issue was through liposuction. Today, Kybella offers an innovative, highly-effective, and non-surgical alternative.

What is Kybella?

Our Scottsdale Kybella treatment is an injectable that offers patients a noninvasive solution to their double chin. The cutting-edge treatment takes only minutes in the office, and the final results are dramatic.

After a brief series of Kybella injections, the jawline will have a slim, smooth, and tight appearance; without the risk or recovery time associated with surgery. Compared to more traditional treatments for submental fullness, such as liposuction, Kybella offers a quick, unique, and noninvasive technique for restoring a youthful appearance.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, an organic chemical found in the human body. While the fat cells are dissolved with Kybella, healthy tissues remain unharmed. Once Kybella is placed in the predetermined areas of submental fat, the body will slowly dissolve and metabolize these cells.

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Are You a Candidate?

Anyone frustrated with the appearance of a double chin may benefit from Kybella.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be in good health
  • Have a full understanding of Kybella
  • Hold appropriate expectations for their results

The injectable is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. However, it may not be appropriate for patients with excess skin or scarring under the chin.


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Your Kybella Consultation

To determine if Kybella is right for you, call our office for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced nurse injectors. During this appointment, the Kybella procedure will be explained in full, including the benefits and limitations of the treatment.

From there, we will perform a quick exam of your facial tissues and aesthetic goals will be discussed. If Kybella is determined to be the right technique for you, a personalized treatment plan will be created.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

In a comfortable, private treatment room, your Kybella injections will be administered under the chin. The procedure will take less than 30 minutes.

Most patients do not describe a Kybella treatment as painful, but for added comfort, a topical or local anesthetic will be administered. Depending on the volume of submental fat, between two and four sessions will be required for optimal results.

The Recovery

There are no restrictions or downtime required after a Kybella treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities the same afternoon. Exercise can be resumed within 48 hours, and makeup can be worn as usual. Although some redness and swelling is normal, patients can expect this to resolve within the first five to seven days.

Although the results from Kybella are not immediate, they will emerge gradually over a period of 4-6 weeks after treatment. As the fat cells are dissolved and metabolized by the body, the chin will become smooth and sculpted. The fatty tissue addressed with Kybella will not reform, making the final results permanent. Once the predetermined number of Kybella treatments have been completed, no further follow-up procedures are necessary to maintain the results.

Why the Skin Klinic?

To ensure optimal Kybella results, patients should seek treatment at an established and reputable plastic surgery practice. With over 25 years of surgical experience, Dr. Shapiro is one of the most respected board-certified plastic surgeons in all of Arizona.

He personally oversees all of the training at the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic™ – including Kybella. He has an in-depth understanding of the science behind Kybella and has trained our nurse injectors on the most efficient techniques to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Kybella require more than one treatment?

Between one and six Kybella treatments are typically required for optimal results. One of our nurse injectors will determine the number of treatments needed during the consultation appointment.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is created from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that the body uses to metabolize unwanted fat. As Kybella is injected beneath the chin, the unwanted fat cells are destroyed and cleared away by the body.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an innovative injectable, approved by the FDA to target submental fatty tissue.

If you are considering reducing your double chin, schedule a consultation at our renowned Phoenix Skin Klinic for one of the best treatments of Kybella Scottsdale has to offer. Please use our contact form to get in touch.

Meet Dr. Daniel Shapiro

A world-class plastic surgeon in a league of his own.

Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly three decades of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.

Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the reopening of my practice for both surgical and non-surgical services on May 1, 2020. As per the governor Ducey's executive order on April 22, 2020, elective surgery has been allowed to proceed, with appropriate precautions taken by health care professionals to ensure continued vigilance against the spread of Covid-19.

Our office staff and the staff of Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center and Surgical Recovery Center have proactively taken necessary precautions to meet strict criterion for health providers according to the state of Arizona. These include necessary patient screening for Covid-19, strict protocols for cleaning offices and treatment rooms, adequate PPE, and continued social distancing. As before, waiting areas will have minimal capacity, and friends and family members should not accompany one into offices or treatment areas.

With great anticipation we welcome you back to the practice, and wish you all continued health and safety.

Sincerely, Daniel Shapiro MD, FACS

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