By now you might have heard of Kybella, an FDA-cleared injection that’s designed to eliminate chin fat in just a few treatments.  Kybella works because of deoxycholic acid, a natural yet powerful enzyme that permanently destroys unwanted fat cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue.  However, Kybella has typically been restricted to use on submental fat…

Until now!

More plastic surgeons than ever are finding new uses for Kybella injections, including board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty at his Boston-based plastic surgery sites.  Dr. Doherty is pleased to offer patients Kybella injections in a common problem area for women – bra fat.

This underarm fat can occur for a number of reasons, even in women who follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen.  While bra fat can appear as a result of an ill-fitting bra, some patients may experience chronic back bulge as a result of genetics or the aging process.  To address bra fat, Dr. Doherty uses carefully placed Kybella injections around the armpit and along the bra line—either to the front or back.

Kybella is delivered via needlepoint injection to the problem area; most patients may need 2 to 4 injections in order to see optimal results.  These injections are performed 6 to 8 weeks apart, with results visible four to six weeks after the final injection.  Patients should expect minor discomfort and some minor swelling for a few days after injections.

While Kybella is only approved by the FDA for chin fat, European plastic surgeons have been using Kybella injections to treat other common trouble spots for several years.  Off-label but common areas to treat with Kybella include bra bulges, knees, lower abdomen, and stubborn fat underneath the buttocks.

Ready to say goodbye to stubborn bra bulges?  Schedule a Kybella consultation with Dr. Doherty at his plastic surgery practices in downtown Boston (Newbury Street) or in Brookline, MA by filling out the form on this page or calling (617) 450-0070Dr. Doherty can help you discover if Kybella is the right treatment for unwanted fat!