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Kybella® Candidates

Kybella® is a nonsurgical treatment that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of submental fullness, more commonly known as double chin. While there are various factors that can lead to the more rounded or oblique appearance caused by this condition, there is little to nothing that can be done by way of diet and exercise to completely be free of the problem. In the past, this has made surgical treatments such as liposuction the best option for men and women with submental fullness, but Kybella® has changed that by offering a nonsurgical yet highly effective way to target double chin and produce a more contoured and youthful look.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin and neck, you may be an ideal Kybella® candidate. Please contact Peña Plastic Surgery online or by calling our Naples, Florida office at 239-348-7362 to schedule an appointment and learn more.

Good Candidates for Kybella®

Because Kybella® is nonsurgical, it does not come with as many prerequisites for candidacy as more involved procedures. However, there are still some considerations that will need to be made before you undergo Kybella® treatment.

During your initial consultation, Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña will collect information to determine if Kybella® is right for you. This information will include:

  • Your medical history
  • Your history of facial or neck plastic surgery
  • Medications, supplements, and herbs you are currently taking

In addition to these considerations, Dr. Peña will assess your candidacy for Kybella® based on your desires and aesthetic goals, your time-line for final results, and additional factors that may be unique to you. These things will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation to help ensure you are choosing the procedure most suitable for your needs.

Side-effects from Kybella® are uncommon, but should be considered before you commit to the procedure. Most Kybella® side-effects are temporary, but serious issues such as nerve damage are possible. Dr. Peña will openly and honestly discuss these and other potential risks during your initial consultation, enabling you to make an informed decision about your health and your appearance.


Kybella® is, for most patients, a very safe and effective way to achieve a lifted and smooth appearance in the neck and jaw. To learn if it is a good solution for your needs, call our Naples plastic surgery office at 239-348-7362 and schedule your initial consultation today.