Men and women in Fresno who want to get rid of fat below the chin for a slimmer, more refined look now have a breakthrough, non-surgical solution. Sometimes called the “double chin injection,” Kybella™ is now available from Fresno plastic surgeon Dr. Kaye Riolo as an alternative to neck liposuction. Kybella™ is the first and only injectable treatment approved by the FDA to reduce “submental fat,” or the fat below the chin that causes a double chin.

If you’re bothered by fat in this area and want to learn more about Kybella™, request a consultation online to discuss the procedure with Dr. Riolo, or call our office at (559) 256-7700 to schedule an appointment.

Proven Results

The 39-year-old woman in these before-and-after photos achieved these results after 3 treatment sessions with KYBELLA™.
Photos courtesy of KYTHERA<sup>®</sup>

How Does Kybella™ Work?

Kybella™ uses a synthetic formulation of a chemical produced naturally by the body to destroy fat cells in the area just below the chin. The chemical, deoxycholic acid, helps the body absorb and process dietary fat. When it’s injected, it destroys fat cells. Once those cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate or store fat.

What to Expect

Kybella™ treatment sessions involve multiple injections, which Dr. Riolo makes guided by a precise grid marked on your neck before the procedure begins. Dr. Riolo customizes each treatment based on the physical exam she performs at your consultation and your aesthetic goals.

We use a topical anesthetic to enhance your comfort during treatment. Most patients get between 20 and 30 injections in a treatment session, but up to 50 injections may be made. Some patients get the desired results after 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatments, spaced a month apart, may be needed. A typical treatment session lasts about 15 to 20 minutes.

Ready to learn more about Kybella™?

If you’re interested in learning more about this innovative treatment and how it can help rid your neck and chin of stubborn fat, we invite you to contact our office today. Dr. Riolo performs this procedure in her Fresno facility. She has more than 20 years of surgical experience, and she is board certified in plastic surgery.