University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue 4th Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-1234
Location Hours: Monday–Friday | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Women and men from Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas who want to reduce fat under the chin but are not ready for surgery have a safe, effective solution at UVA Plastic Surgery. Our team of exceptional plastic surgeons offers KYBELLA treatments in Charlottesville and Fishersville. KYBELLA is a simple, minimally invasive treatment for submental fullness, often called a double chin.

Who is a candidate for KYBELLA?

KYBELLA is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for reducing submental fullness. The best candidates are healthy adults who:

  • Have an isolated area of fat under the chin (not the whole neck)
  • Want to avoid surgery, incisions, and downtime
  • Have firm, elastic skin on the neck
  • Are willing to wait for results to develop

Another nonsurgical option for reducing a double chin is the CoolSculpting® procedure, which also produces results gradually. Depending on patients’ goals, our surgeons may recommend liposuction of the chin and possibly a neck lift for desired improvements.

How does KYBELLA work?

KYBELLA dissolves treated fat cells with a substance called deoxycholic acid. This acid is found naturally in the body and facilitates the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

What are KYBELLA treatments like?

These simple treatments consist of series of quick injections into the area of excess fat. There is no downtime needed.

How many weeks does it take to see results from KYBELLA?

Results typically develop within about a month as treated fat is processed and flushed out of the body.

How many KYBELLA treatments are needed?

Optimal results usually require 2 to 4 treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Are you ready to find out more?

To meet with one of the world-class plastic surgeons at UVA Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville or Fishersville, request a consultation using our online form or call (434) 924-1234 for an appointment.