“A double chin can be embarrassing and take away from beautiful facial contours. Kybella® can improve the appearance and profile of the face and chin to restore a more youthful look.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Many people are unsure of how to get rid of the fat underneath their chin. Whether it is stubborn fat you haven’t been able to get rid of with diet and exercise, or you have always struggled with submental fullness, your options for removing this fat and having a sleek chin and neck are less intimidating than you might expect. Houston board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula recommends Kybella injectable treatments to any of his patients looking to improve their double chin but who don’t want to undergo liposuction of that small area. Once injected in the skin, the active ingredient in Kybella®, deoxycholic acid, will destroy the unwanted fat cells and prevent new ones from growing.

Kybella® Benefits:
  • Non-surgical reduction in Submental fullness (fat along the chin/jawline, also known as the “double chin”)
  • Minimal bruising and swelling
  • No incisions to take care of
  • No downtime
  • Wear makeup the same day
  • Return to normal activities immediately


Kybella® results courtesy of Allergan®

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Adults over the age of 18 who are concerned about their submental fullness are excellent candidates for Kybella®. This injectable treatment is safe and FDA-approved to reduce problem fat beneath the chin. Dr. Ravi Somayazula recommends Kybella for men and women who are at a healthy weight, but who have not been able to completely reduce submental fullness with diet and exercise alone. Dr. Ravi Somayazula also offers alternative options for patients with larger amounts of fat in the area, including facial liposuction.

“Dr. Ravi and his entire staff not only made me feel at home and comfortable but they put my mind at ease. They were able to answer every question I had, and even check on me after my 1st session of Kybella®…. He really did an amazing job and even though, you have minor swelling for 6 weeks, I can already feel and see a difference.”
– Angela N., Houston TX

At the Visit

Dr. Ravi Somayazula will discuss your individually tailored options during the consultation. While keeping realistic expectations in mind, he will determine the number of Kybella® injections needed. The number of sessions will be determined by your goals (most patients will benefit from two to five sessions).

After applying a topical numbing agent, Dr. Ravi Somayazula administers Kybella® through a series of small injections underneath your chin to the target areas. The injection sites are marked using a specially created template to ensure an even and well-balanced treatment of the underlying fat cells.


After the procedure, you may experience minimal swelling, bruising, numbness, or redness in the treated area. Most of Dr. Ravi Somayazula’s patients will notice the swelling decrease within one or two weeks. Most patients also experience areas of hardness after the injection for some time; however, this is a sign that the treatment is working. Kybella® is a minimally invasive procedure, so you may return to work immediately after your injections.

Over time, you will notice a decrease in the fullness of your chin as Kybella® begins to take effect. The most significant results are typically seen after your second session; however, some patients may require more. With a healthy lifestyle, you can maintain long-lasting results and a well-defined appearance of the chin and jawline.

Basic information on the Internet is no substitute for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, who can provide in-depth answers to all of your questions about Kybella. He is here to guide you through all the steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs. We invite you to schedule a consultation today.

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Meet Dr. Swapna Gopathi

Swapna Gopathi, MD is a highly experienced, board certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician, specializing in rejuvenative medicine. With her guidance, you can rediscover your youthful appearance. Practicing in the Houston-area for close to 10 years, Dr. Gopathi brings her patients innovative and transformative solutions to obtain their desired aesthetic and cosmetic results.

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