Nothing is more frustrating than putting in the work at the gym and eating healthy but still having stubborn body fat that won’t go away no matter how many calories you restrict or how much time you spend in the gym.

You probably think you are stuck with your saddlebags, belly pooch, bra bulge, and “bat wings” forever.

But there is a solution that you might have never heard about before.

It’s not an invasive surgery or liposuction. In fact, this little “fat melting secret” only takes a few minutes per session, is affordable, and no recovery or downtime is needed!

It’s called Kybella.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because Kybella isn’t a new treatment for dissolving fat in problem areas. Since 2015, board-certified injectors and plastic surgeons have been injecting Kybella for its intended and FDA-approved usage, which is to get rid of fat under the chin.

Only recently have many medical professionals and researchers discovered that Kybella is also highly effective at dissolving fat in off-label parts of the body— like the stomach, back of arms, and thighs.

If the word off-label scares you, don’t let it!

In this short article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Kybella, what we mean by “off-label,” and tell you about ten areas (other than the chin) that our patients are seeing success using Kybella to permanently melt away unwanted pockets of fat.


What Is Kybella and How Does It Work?

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to destroy fat in the facial space between the chin and neck to help diminish a double chin.

The key ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a modified form of a substance that the body already makes. When injected into an area of stubborn fat, it destroys fat cells beneath it so fat can’t store and accumulate any more.

Yes, forever! We’ll discuss that a little further down.

While treating submental fat (the fat pocket under the chin) was the intended FDA-approved usage for Kybella, given its success for use in this context, experienced injectors are finding deoxycholic acid has the same fat-dissolving properties in other “off-label” areas of the body.

What Does “Off-Label” Mean?

“Off-Label” sounds like a scary word, but it’s not.

Off-label does not mean unethical or dangerous. It simply means there are other safe and effective usages for the treatment besides what is listed on the box and approved to treat by the FDA.

Broadening Kybellas scope of use to other parts of the body appears to be a safe and effective alternative to surgical reduction of unwanted fatty tissue in non-submental areas.

Ten “Off-Label” Places Kybella Will Melt Fat

Here are ten areas of the body, the experienced board-certified injectors at The Lett Center use Kybella to help men and women dissolve fat and body contour.

1. Stomach Fat and Love Handles:

The mid-section is the part of the body most hold on to stubborn pockets of fat. We have seen great success injecting Kybella in patients with a lower belly pooch or excess fat on either side of the waist above the hips.

2. Saddlebags:

One of the most challenging areas to lose fat (especially for women) is the outer thighs. Kybella can potentially reduce body fat in this stubborn area.

3. Bra Line:

A “bra bulge” is a frequent complaint of many female patients. We’ve seen remarkable results in diminishing bra fat using Kybella.

4. Inner Knee Fat:

The inner knee is an area of the leg that tends to hold on to fat no matter how many miles you run or how many leg extensions and squats you do. We’ve had patients see results in as little as one Kybella treatment in this area.

5. “Banana Butt” Rolls:

This is the little ripple of fat under your butt cheek. Even the hardest working and leanest athletes are prone to these stubborn fat pockets. Kybella is an excellent solution for this small area.

6. Jawline/Neck:

Similar to the chin area, even if you’ve never been overweight, aging can affect your neck and jawline. Kybella is a great way to help you get rid of excess fat in this area to have a more streamlined facial profile.

7. Inner Thighs:

Certain exercises can target these small muscles, but typically, fat still holds on for dear life, especially if you are genetically prone to hold fat in your legs. Kybella is a great way to spot-reduce these small fat pockets.

8. Arm Fat:

Many clients jokingly refer to this area as “bat wings.” It’s a trouble spot for men and women alike, and we’ve seen great results with arm fat contouring using Kybella.

9: Mons Pubis:

This is the region of fatty tissue just above the pubic area. When it protrudes, it can make many women self-conscious. Because Kybella is gentler than something such as liposuction, it’s an excellent alternative to target fat in this sensitive area.

10. Male Breast/Chest:

Women aren’t the only people trusting our injectors to use Kybella in off-label parts of the body. Many men struggle with excess chest fat (“male breasts”), even when their body fat is relatively low everywhere else, and are using Kybella to get rid of these stubborn pockets of fat.

Is Off Label Kybella the Right Choice For You?

If you are consistently bothered by stubborn fat in problem areas that aren’t responding, using Kybella to dissolve fat in “off-label” areas is certainly something to discuss with a plastic surgeon or injector.

It is also an excellent choice for someone that is on a budget or who doesn’t want to have a more invasive procedure, such as liposuction.

Ideal candidates for off-label Kybella are those within 10 to 15 percent of their ideal body weight, are generally healthy, and have skin that is in relatively good condition.

What Is The Injection Process and Recovery For Kybella Injections?

Most people find the process quick and painless! Each treatment session takes between 15 and 20 minutes at a time.

How many sessions you will need to achieve results varies from person to person and the body part being injected. But in general, you should see results after only one treatment.

However, most patients need one or two additional Kybella treatments if they have thicker submental fat tissue or are injecting in larger off-label areas.

As for recovery, deoxycholic acid injections are generally very well tolerated. Other than mild swelling, there is no downtime, and you can resume daily activities, even working out!

Are Results From Kybella Injections Permanent?

Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells permanently. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, future retreatment with Kybella is not expected.

Results happen gradually. You should start noticing changes within 4 to 6 weeks; it typically takes about 3 months before you can see the full results.

Schedule Your Kybella Session with The Lett Center in Tennessee

Still unsure if Kybella is the solution for your stubborn body fat? Let our expert team help you!

To schedule a Kybella consultation and meet the board-certified team of injectors at The Lett Center, call us at 615-443-0901.

We have locations in Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, Tennessee.