Kybella in New York City with Dr. Shridharani


What is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-human, non-animal derived version of deoxycholic acid, which is a NATURALLY occurring material found in all of us that helps breakdown fat and absorb it. Since Aprile 2015, Kybella has been FDA-approved to treat double chins. This treatment is effective for drastically improving the facial profile by permanently eliminating submental fullness under the chin.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella Double Chin Reduction?

Patients with consolidated fat deposits and fullness underneath the chin are great candidates for having Kybella. Because Kybella is not intended to remove skin,  patients who have a lot of loose and hanging skin (“turkey neck”) are not good candidates for this procedure. However, these patients may be candidates to have a neck lift procedure by Dr. Shridharani.

Additionally, if you suffer from bleeding problems or already have difficulty swallowing, you may not be a good candidate for Kybella. Dr. Shridharani spends ample amounts of time with every patient and will thoroughly review your medical history to see if Kybella or any procedure is right for you.

What Can Kybella Help Treat?

Kybella is used as an injection, much like Botox or Dermal Fillers (Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane), in the submental/“double chin” region to dissolve fat away and improve the overall contour of the neck and jawline. Traditional methods to treat excess fat in the neck and under the chin require liposuction and/or a neck lift. Not all patients are candidates for Kybella and safe surgical procedures performed by Dr. Shridharani still may be necessary. Dr. Shridharani has developed his Surgery in a Syringe which allows him to use Kybella for body contouring.

Why Choose a Double-Board Certified Surgeon for Kybella Injections?

As the FIRST Plastic Surgeon in Manhattan/NYC to offer Kybella after FDA approval, Dr. Shridharani is the world’s leading authority on treating the double chin/submental fat to improve your overall jawline contour with Kybella. “Dr. S” is currently treating patients with Kybella and has appointments available, as the interest is very high in reducing the appearance of a double chin and accentuating your natural jaw and neckline.

Dr. Shridharani is considered the world authority on treating patients with Kybella and has several patients per day seeking the treatment. “Dr. S” started treating patients immediately after the product became commercially available/after FDA approval and has completed nearly two THOUSAND treatments on patients from all over the world. He has launched the Kybella/Belkyra for Allergan (makers of Botox and Juvederm) in the following countries as the world expert: Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Taiwan.

Dr. Shridharani considers it a true honor to be selected amongst a small, elite group of Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists in the world who were invited by Kythera to be a Faculty Trainer. This means that “Dr. S” is the leading expert responsible for training other doctors and injectors on the safety and appropriate use of Kybella to optimize patient outcomes.

What is the Kybella treatment process like?

After Dr. Shridharani assesses the treatment area, he will mark and grid the anatomic target zone. This process ensures equal delivery of the Kybella, so there is no risk of contour irregularity. The treatment area is subsequently numbed with a few injections of lidocaine to ensure there is no pain or discomfort from the Kybella treatment. An ice pack is applied while the numbing medicine takes its effect. After a period of 5-10 minutes, Dr. Shridharani injects Kybella to the area of interest. This is a virtually painless process. Ice packs are reapplied for 5-10 minutes. The Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells immediately.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Patients receive multiple injections (like Botox or fillers) in a single treatment. Most patients generally require 3-4 treatment sessions about one month apart to see their optimal results.

Kybella Injections Before and After

Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction Recovery

Dr. Shridharani has treated several patients for their second, third, fourth, and fifth series of injections, respectively. Thus far, patients experience substantially less swelling and bruising than the first round of treatment. Patients also notice improved contouring and skin tightness in the neck as each treatment continues.

Most individuals have slight discomfort similar to other injectables for a brief period of time after the injection. This resolves relatively quickly. Patients experience different degrees of swelling, but it is a normal part of the healing process.

Watch Dr. Shridharani Inject Kybella for Double Chin Reduction

Kybella Side Effects

The safety and effectiveness of Kybella were established in two large studies, which enrolled over 1,000 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. The participants who received injections (for up to six treatments) instead of a placebo more frequently saw reductions in fat and improved jawline/neckline contour.

These injections can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, and trouble swallowing. The most common side effects include:

    • Swelling
    • Bruising
    • Pain
    • Numbness
    • Redness
    • Areas of hardness in the treatment area

These side effects are also the most common side effects seen with Botox injections or dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.

Kybella Results

Kybella is a PERMANENT FAT DISSOLVING solution to a heavy neck/jawline. UNLIKE botox or dermal fillers, this treatment is permanent. Your results depend on the amount of excess fat you have under your chin. Most patients begin seeing results 3-4 weeks post-injection.

Schedule A Consultation

Ready to learn more about Kybella and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation with board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.