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Kybella Injection


You can have a slimmer or more chiseled chin without surgery. Kybella is an FDA-approved prescription medicine for adults that can improve the appearance and profile of your chin by reducing moderate to severe submental fat, or a “double chin.”

How does it work?

With between 2 and 6 non-surgical, 20-minute, in-office treatment sessions, you can reduce submental fat and get rid of your double chin forever. When injected into the treatment area below your chin, Kybella works to destroy fat cells, naturally giving you a slimmer, more attractive profile. Because destroyed fat cells cannot accumulate or store fat, retreatment is typically unnecessary.

Downtime is minimal. You may want to apply ice to the treatment area for 10 – 15 minutes after each treatment.

Who can benefit?

Submental fullness, or double chin, is common in men and women. In fact, more than 65% of people surveyed by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) in 2015 said that they experienced and were bothered by a double chin.

There are many factors that cause this undertreated aesthetic condition, including aging, genetics, and weight gain. Regardless of the reason it develops, a double chin can make you look older and heavier than you really are.

Nearly 80% of patients are very satisfied with their new appearance after receiving Kybella treatments. Patients report feeling happier, younger, slimmer, and more confident when they achieve a smaller, slimmer, or more contoured chin without surgery.

What are the possible side effects?

Side effects for Kybella are similar to other injectable treatment and include, but are not limited to, swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and hardness in the treatment area. Possible serious side effects include difficulty swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.

Depending on the circumstances we may suggest local anesthesia or over-the-counter pain reliever prior to treatment.


Dr. Holzapfel has been selected for Top Doctors in Cincinnati, the prestigious list of peer-voted distinction, each year since 2013.



In her practice of plastic surgery, Dr. Lied is particularly interested in body contouring, facial rejuvenation and breast reconstruction.

Top-rated, board-certified facial plastic surgeons and board-certified plastic surgeons in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, offering eyelifts, browlifts, facelifts, breast implants and breast reductions, rhinoplasty, reconstruction after cancer or trauma, liposuction, CoolScultping, Fraxel, Botox, Dysport, peels and fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm, and other procedures to refresh and renew your appearance.   Voted Best Doctors 2015-2016