Kybella in Chicago Illinois

Dr. Johnson and the Center of Aesthetic Surgery are pleased to now be offering KYBELLA®, a non-surgical solution to define the jaw-line and remove the appearance of a double chin, and/or any apparent laxity in the neck area.

If you have been troubled by unwanted fullness, or fatness around your neck, KYBELLA® treatments can effectively remove these areas of concern, refreshing your overall vitality in appearance. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that breaks down fat cells, removing them permanently. As an injectable fat-dissolver, KYBELLA® is mostly indicated for:

  • Elimination of a fatty neck line
  • Removal of a double chin
  • Reduce neck sagging
  • A general neck-slimming procedure, (without surgery)

KYBELLA® is the first, and only FDA/clinically proven, non-surgical treatment to reduce under-chin fullness. To define the jaw-line, it is performed as a series of 2-6 injection sessions, thoroughly and permanently removing excess fat. (Additionally, this treatment is completed in approximately 30 minutes a session, with little to no downtime, and minimal discomfort.)

For patients with moderate to severe submental fat, treatments with KYBELLA® are conducted by Dr. Johnson only, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and preferred user of the Allergan product line, (makers of KYBELLA®).

Many patients, of all ages, feel that having a fuller, fattier neck and/or chin area causes them to appear much older, and less healthy than they are. While we have always offered proven solutions for excess fat removal, such as Liposuction and Neck Lift, KYBELLA® now offers us an effective, non-surgical approach.

Dr. Johnson will carefully guide you through a comprehensive consultation and assessment, to see if KYBELLA® is the best option for improving your chin and neck contours.

To discover just how effective KYBELLA® can be for you, view below to see some unretouched before-and-after photos of patients who have completed a full series of treatments with KYBELLA®:



All photos provided by the official KYBELLA® website.

What Is the KYBELLA® Treatment Process Like?

Your first step is to arrange a consultation with Dr. Johnson, who will then review treatment options with you individually, beginning with an initial assessment of your neck, examining various aspects such as fat distribution and skin tone. This will provide further indications towards treatment preparations, so that we can inform you of the number of treatment sessions necessary, along with any post-treatment care.

The treatments performed in our office begin with the application of topical local anesthesia, and mapping of the treatment area. The injection series is then performed, with minimal discomfort. Afterwards, ice is applied to reduce any emergence of inflammation. Common reactions to KYBELLA® are typically mild, such as light swelling, partial bruising, numbness and/or stiffness in the neck, all which will resolve within a few days after a treatment period. A progress assessment, and/or any scheduled re-treatment (as indicated), is completed in 4-6 week intervals, until desired treatment goals are reached.

What Is the Cost of KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is a customizable treatment, which varies for each patient’s individual goals desired. The average individual would need between 2-4 treatment sessions, (but some may need as many as 6 sessions). Because of these variations, the total cost of an average KYBELLA® treatment series will vary depending on need.

Frequently Asked Questions About KYBELLA®

Q: Who can benefit from KYBELLA®?
A: Candidates for KYBELLA® typically include: Anyone with perceivable fatness in and around the neck area, a lack of definition in the neck line and/or chin, and those with an emergence or appearance of a double chin. It can also be considered by individuals who wish to avoid surgical procedures, such as Liposuction.

Q: Is KYBELLA® safe?
A: KYBELLA® has been extensively studied, and approved by the FDA, as a safe and effective treatment method for the reduction of unwanted chin and/or submental fat.

Q: How long is the KYBELLA® treatment?
A: Treatments are completed by Dr. Johnson only, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to ensure safety and best results with each treatment. A typical treatment session can take up to 30 minutes.

Q: How many KYBELLA® treatments will I need?
A: An important feature of KYBELLA® is that treatments are individualized and customized to the amount of laxity and fat present. The average treatment series is approximately 2-4 injections, (although some may require up to 6).

Q: What are some side effects that I may experience from my KYBELLA® treatment?
A: Most will experience a mild tenderness in the treated area, proceeding a treatment session. The most commonly reported side effects are swelling, bruising, numbness, and stiffness of the tissue. Side effects resolve in just a few days following a treatment session, and are gone before the next scheduled treatment.

Q: When will I start to notice results from my KYBELLA® treatment series?
A: You should begin seeing results approximately two weeks into your KYBELLA® treatment series, once any swelling and/or stiffness resolve. Progress will be documented as you complete your KYBELLA® treatment series with us.

Q: Do I need to take time off for KYBELLA®?
A: KYBELLA® is a non-surgical treatment without recovery or down time; therefore, apart from any mild swelling or stiffness, you should be able to resume daily work and activities.

Q: Are there any products to enhance the results of KYBELLA®?
A: Good skin care is the foundation for any lasting, attainable results, and our professional in-house aesthetician can certainly introduce and provide you with advanced skin care products by SkinCeuticals, which will enhance, and maintain your results from your previous treatment series. We have also found that BOTOX® can be applied, as a valuable addition, to soften any apparent bands around the neck area, after a completed KYBELLA® treatment series.