KYBELLA TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for permanently eliminating submental fullness, known as “double chin”. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. Kybella is most commly used for injection in the fat beneth the chin. When injected, Kybella destroys fat cells in the targeted location, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. This treatment can improve the perception of weight gain due to age-related concentration of fat under the chin without undergoing a surgical procedure such as liposuction. Kybella is a newer injectable released from Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm and has grown in popularity in Dr. Zuckerman’s practice and nationwide. Kybella may also be useful in small targeted areas, such as armfit or “bra fat”, with fat that is difficult to eliminate via diet and exercise.


Patient manufacturer before and after comparison result for submental fat elimination using Kybella®.

Patient manufacturer before and after comparison result for submental fat elimination using Kybella. Patient treated with up to 6 treatments spaced no less than one month apart. Total product injected 15.2cc across treatments. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatments & Uses of Kybella®

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuckerman has hundreds of hours of injectables experience and
is an expert injector of Kybella®. In his practice in New York City, the most commonly requested treatments using this injectable include:

Submental (Under the Chin) Fat Treatment

As described above, Dr. Zuckerman uses Kybella to permanently eliminate under the chin fat to improve your profile. Kybella is ideal for small problem areas that do not improve with exercise such as armpit fat, also known as “bra fat” or a “bra roll”. Lear more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Submental (Under the Chin) Fat Treatment.




Kybella® injectable fat elimination product and packaging.

Kybella injectable fat elimination product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatment Longevity, Downtime & Preoperative Care with Kybella®

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Treatment Longevity

Results appear gradually over the treatment regime (typically two to three treatments over the course of six to nine months). Results are permanent.

Downtime / Recovery

Kybella involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There can be bruising for 1-2 days post treatment, which then subsides, and patients should expect swelling of injection area for 3 days to 1 week after injection.

Pretreatment Guidelines

A few precautions to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before and a day after; don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day after; refrain from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost 

$1500 per treatment. Treatment regimen is 2 to 3 Treatments in series.



Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella®


Is Kybella treatment better than liposuction?
Both Kybella and Liposuction are permanent solutions to eliminate fat from the targeted under the chin area. In Dr. Zuckerman’s opinion, liposuction is the more definitive treatment, which can fully eliminate submental fullness. With Kybella, to some extent, there will be a remaining pad of fat. In addition, after three Kybella treatments, the cost difference between the two options is relatively small (depending on your region). However, for those not ready for a surgical option or those with a milder issue or those who cannot afford the downtime of surgery, Kybella is a great treatment. Dr. Zuckerman enjoys performing the treatment, because his Kybella patients are overwhelmingly happy with their results.

Should I visit a doctor for Kybella injectable treatments in New York City?
If you visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery for your injectable treatment, you can be certain that Dr. Zuckerman will recommend and perform the best treatment option for you in a safe and comfortable manner. In general, the use of injectables has become so widespread that unfortunately not only may your injector not be a board-certified physician, if you undergo injections in a non-medical setting, an injector may have little formal medical training. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for these injections (if you aren’t able to visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery!). In New York City, there many options for injectables treatments, and many medical offices also offer injections by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant (PA), often at a lower price. These injectors are required to be overseen by a physician, so if you are considering these practitioners due to price, Dr. Zuckerman recommends that you confirm with the office ahead of time that there is a physician on the premises and inquire to what degree the physician oversees the injector’s activities.

Who should not receive Kybella?
You should not receive Kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area. You should tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, especially if, you have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; and are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood.

What are the possible side effects of Kybella?
Similar to dermal Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers, the most common side effects of Kybella reported are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the injection site. In rare instances, Kybella can cause nerve injury in the jaw or trouble swallowing.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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