Do you have a double chin or loose skin that hangs below your chin? As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity and gravity will work to pull that skin downwards. The skin below our chin begins to droop and collect fat cells. The result is an unattractive area of loose skin and fat below our chin. Patients who are interested in reducing this problem and regaining a younger, defined chin and jawline are ideal candidates for Kybella injections! Kybella injections are non-surgical and provide long term results!

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys the fat cells, or the submental fullness, below your chin. Kybella is composed of a synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid is commonly found inside the human body and helps to breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Kybella injections use the acid to naturally reduce fat cells under the chin. Once they are destroyed the fat cells cannot store or gather more fat. This treatment is long-lasting and may require more than one appointment to reach your desired outcome. However, once your desired appearance is achieved, you should not need further treatment.


There are many advantages to a Kybella treatment and patients are highly satisfied by the improved appearance of their facial profile. After just a few weeks you can enjoy a more defined jawline and chin. This treatment is quickly performed and requires no downtime.

Kybella injections are perfect for people who have a demanding job, busy lifestyle or active family life.

Invasive surgeries such as facelifts or liposuction treatments require a few days or even weeks of downtime. Kybella is non-surgical and does not require extensive recovery time. After a Kybella treatment, you can return to your regular day!

Is Kybella Right For Me?

Kybella may be an excellent solution for you if:

  • You are self-conscious of the fat under your chin
  • The condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
  • You do not want surgery
  • You are healthy
  • You can control your smoking practices

Kybella treatments are ideal for adult men and women on good overall health.

If you want to improve your appearance and take years off your face, call our offices today to schedule a consultation!

Personal Consultation

In your personal consultation with Dr. Short, you will share your aesthetic goals and Dr. Short will explain to you how Kybella can help you achieve them. Dr. Short will listen attentively and help you develop a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and achieves your ideal outcome. She will walk you through the Kybella procedure, potential risks, and the expected outcome. Dr. Short may also suggest an alternative solution if she believes a different treatment will better achieve your aesthetic goal.

Dr. Short will examine the skin under your chin and may take measurements and photos to better strategize your treatment.

She will ask you about your general health, past surgeries, allergies, and current medications. This information will help her better understand if Kybella is a healthy option for you. At the Gillian Institute, we stress safe and healthy practices. We encourage our patients to ask questions and voice their concerns. We want our patients to be well informed on our techniques and feel confident in their upcoming procedure.

Before your private meeting ends, you and Dr. Short will schedule your appointment and she will inform you how to best prepare for the surgery and recovery period.


When you arrive at your appointment, you will be taken to a state-of-the-art office where Dr. Short will begin the Kybella treatment process. Your skin will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic may be applied for comfort. Dr. Short will gently and strategically apply the injections in areas that will provide the most improvement. When she has completed the predetermined injections you will be free to return to your everyday routine.

Recovery & Results

After your procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising or numbness under the chin. These symptoms should diminish within a few days as the submental fullness lessens. Be sure to avoid applying skin care products directly, rub or itch the injection areas during the first few days of your recovery. You will notice an improvement in the definition of your chin and jawline after a few days as the acid works to deplete the fat deposit. You may need to schedule multiple treatments to receive your ideal outcome. The details of your treatment plan will be discussed and planned during your personal consultation.

Your results are long-lasting and will remain consistent with a healthy lifestyle. Be rid of a double chin for years to come!

Complementary Procedures

common procedure to pair alongside Kybella injections is dermal fillers. The Gillian Institute offers many forms of fillers to meet their patients’ diverse needs. These fillers can be broken into two categories:


Fillers with a hyaluronic acid base are commonly chosen to improve facial features because hyaluronic acid improves the quality, hydration and texture. Hyaluronic acid is a natural acid found in the skin and connective tissues of the body. Hyaluronic acid improves the structure and glow of your skin, making fillers with this base a popular choice!

The Gillian Institute is pleased to offer the following types of HA fillers:

Juvederm Ultra

Juvederm Ultra is a smooth filler that is commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines along the face. Juvederm Ultra fills in these lines to improve your appearance, giving you a smoother, youthful face. This filler is often used to improve the patient’s lips. If you want soft, sexy lips, Juvederm Ultra may be your ideal solution. This filler transforms your lips while retaining your natural lip borders.

Juvederm Ultra Plus

This formula is similar in composition to Juvederm Ultra but is slightly more dense. This helps to improve the structure under deep lines and wrinkles. Folds that are more subtle, but ive the impression that you are older than your actual age. Juvederm Ultra Plus is simply applied and will take years off your face in a matter of minutes!


The formulation corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and lines around the mouth. Restylane can be used to augment and improve the volume of your lips as well. This filler will provide you with evenly textured skin after just one treatment.


Perlane is often used to reduce the appearance of moderate creases and lines. Perlane is also used to add fullness to the lips. This formula has large particles in its composition that allow it to be applied deep into the dermis, allowing perlane to add volume back to the face. This is a popular treatment for the midfacial region where your skin often becomes hollow-looking with age.


There are many types of fillers available for use today that vary in composition. Depending on what you are trying to achieve, a filler that is calcium based or contains PMMA may better provide your results!


Radiesse is an injectable made from calcium microspheres embedded in a water-based gel. This treatment is often used to correct moderate and severe lines and folds. The microspheres work to strengthen your skin and provide more structure. You will immediately notice a fuller appearance as the skin smooths out. Radiesse is used to correct nasolabial folds, perioral folds, smile lines, brow lines, and midfacial volume. The microspheres will also work to improve your skin’s collagen production to promote long-term benefits.


This formulation is FDA-approved and improves the appearance of nasolabial folds, smile lines, and perioral wrinkles. Bellafill is comprised of PMMA, precision-filtered microspheres, that is combined with a collagen gel. This treatment corrects lines and wrinkles immediately and benefits the long-term quality of your skin.

Many of these dermal fillers contain lidocaine, an anesthetic, to alleviate discomfort and improve your experience. Dermal fillers are injected in fifteen to twenty-minute appointments. The improvements of dermal fillers can be seen in real-time. Patients have the opportunity to interact with their treatment and immediately receive their desired outcome. The application of dermal fillers also helps Dr. Short make any adjustments necessary to provide your ideal outcome.


Botox injections are a popular treatment to combine with a Kybella treatment. Botox injections are simply applied. Patients who have deep brow lines and are often referred to as looking consistently angry, tired or worried commonly receive Botox injections. With her extensive knowledge of the facial muscle network, Dr. Short will pinpoint which muscles cause the deep lines on your face. She will then apply the injection which will work to relax the muscle and smooth out your skin. A major feature of Botox injections is that they prevent further wrinkle development. Achieve a young, smooth textured face with Botox injections!

This neurotoxin protein temporarily pauses the connection between specific muscles and nerves to reduce deep lines and wrinkles.

Combining these simple techniques will improve your facial features for a comprehensive change in your appearance. All of these techniques are quickly injected to maximize your time and minimize your recovery. Patients often return to their regular schedule after treatment to show off their transformation.

Cost of Kybella Treatment

Kybella treatment costs will vary between patients depending on the number of injections needed. To learn more about Kybella and how it can give you a younger, more defined appearance, schedule a consultation today at (317) 913-3260!