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Kybella is a one-of-a-kind, nonsurgical treatment to eliminate submental fullness, or as many men and women know it as the "double chin." At The Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas, we provide adults over the age of 18 with Kybella injections at our practice. No painful surgery. No downtime. Dr. Lapuerta offers this injectable as an alternative to neck liposuction to reduce the fat that can accumulate under the chin. Many people who receive Kybella injections are not overweight, but they cannot reduce the fullness with a healthy diet and exercise alone. Age and heredity also play a key part in whether or not some people have a double chin. Now, with the active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, you can eliminate the fat storage in about 6 months in multiple sessions. Call today to schedule your consultation for these revolutionary Kybella injections.

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"Dr. Lapuerta performed Kybella on my chin. I could not be happier with my RESULTS! He was very honest, professional and caring to my concerns and my goals. HE is the BEST!"


After your consultation, your first injection session will include (after the area under your chin is cleansed) a treatment of multiple Kybella injections under the chin. We recommend that patients have 4 – 6 treatment sessions, which will be based on how much submental fat is under the chin. Every patient should plan to have an injection session once a month (with a maximum of 6 sessions). You can also expect to have slight bruising, temporary swelling, pain, numbness, and/or redness in the injection area.


Kybella costs will depend on the number of injections and treatment sessions needed to get the desired result. Most of our Kybella treatment patients receive multiple injections during a session, and have them consistently once a month for 6 months. Your plastic surgeon will discuss costs, and how many injections will be needed to accomplish your slimmer profile at the first consultation.

  • Average Procedure Time
  • 15 – 30 Minutes
  • Procedure Recovery Location
  • Outpatient


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved this injectable for men and women under the age of 18, as this drug has only been tested on adults. We will not consult or provide this treatment for children or teenagers under 18.
Kybella is injected into your skin underneath your chin, and then the deoxycholic acid (the active ingredient in Kybella and naturally-occurring molecules in the body), will breakdown and destroy the unwanted fat cells. When the cells are no longer able to store dietary fat, the fullness of the chin shrinks dramatically.
Leo Lapuerta Plastic Surgery