Non-Surgical Double Chin Removal with Kybella® in Chevy Chase and Washington, D.C.

A recent study found that 67% of respondents were bothered by their double chin. If you’re struggling with excess fat under your chin, you’re certainly not alone. For those patients who want to treat this fat without surgery, we offer non-invasive Kybella®. This first-of-its-kind treatment uses an injectable solution to destroy submental fat, allowing the body to naturally eliminate it. Ditch that double chin with Kybella®.

Common Causes of Fat Under the Chin

A double chin is a common problem with many potential causes. Extra fat under the chin can be triggered by weight gain, but it can also occur in patients who are at a healthy weight. Aging is a common cause, and many of our patients develop the condition as they get older. Genetics also play a role in the likelihood of developing this condition.

Diet and exercise wont always fix a double chin. This fat can be stubborn and for many patients, neck liposuction or Kybella® are among the most effective treatment options. We are excited to offer a non-surgical double chin removal option to our patients in the Washington, D.C. area.

What Is Kybella®? How Does It Work?

Kybella®’s active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat. When injected into the fat under the chin, deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells. Your body will naturally eliminate the treated cells over time.

Fat cells don’t regenerate, and once treated, they are permanently removed. This means that patients enjoy long-lasting results from their treatment. Once you’ve achieved your ideal profile, re-treatment is usually not needed.

Treatment with Kybella® in Chevy Chase and the D.C. area: What to Expect

Kybella® offers a revolutionary way to deal with unwanted fat under the chin. At Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, all our injectable treatments are performed by Dr. Singleton personally.  As a trained injector, he knows how to properly use this product for double chin removal.

During each treatment, patients receive a series of injections under the chin. The number needed varies, depending on the amount of fat present and the patient’s anatomy. We customize every procedure to the patient’s natural anatomy and cosmetic concerns. The injection process takes about 15-20 minutes.

Most patients will need more than one treatment and may receive up to six. Each treatment is spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

After treatment, patients can return home immediately. Patients also return to work and other activities as soon as they are ready, often the next day. Give yourself a few days before you have to return to work, just in case you’re bothered by any swelling that may occur. The most common side effects after treatment are swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness in the treatment area. Many patients report firmness under the chin for the first few days, which is a normal side effect of treatment. If you experience any unexpected symptoms, get in touch with our office.

Is Kybella® Right for Me?

If you’re interested in double chin removal without surgery, call our office and schedule a Kybella® consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Singleton. He loves meeting with prospective patients, answering questions, and explaining the procedure. He’ll help you decide if Kybella® is the right fit for you or if you may benefit from another treatment option.

Good candidates for this treatment:

  • Are in relatively good health
  • Have excess fat under the chin (submental fullness)
  • Are bothered by this extra fat
  • Want to avoid surgery

This procedure is a good fit for many of our patients and is regularly performed on both men and women.

Kybella® is highly effective at fat removal but does not tighten skin. If you have excess fat under the chin and a loss of skin elasticity, you may need a procedure that offers surgical skin removal, like our facelift. Dr. Singleton will guide you to an effective treatment for improving your profile at your consultation.

FAQs About Kybella®

Discover answers to common questions about Kybella® below. Any questions you may have that you dont see addressed here can be asked during your consultation. Dr. Singleton is passionate about patient education and loves sharing his knowledge of aesthetic medicine and treatment options with his patients.

Our patients often report some discomfort during and after Kybella®. We may use a local anesthetic before treatment. This greatly increases patient comfort during the injections.

Both Kybella® and neck liposuction are effective treatment options for double chin removal. Kybella® does offer a few benefits over liposuction. It is non-surgical. Most patients find that downtime is minimal. Since no incisions are made, scarring does not typically occur as it may after a surgical procedure.

Costs for Kybella® vary. Your final treatment cost will depend on the total number of treatments needed and the amount of product injected. To help you plan for your treatment expenses, well provide a detailed cost estimate as part of your consultation.

Dr. Singleton would love to help you smooth your neck silhouette and enhance your profile. Choose Capital Facial Plastic Surgery for your Kybella® treatment because of our commitment to patient care and experience. Our surgeon performs all injectable treatments personally, not a nurse practitioner or other staff member.

Our office provides an elegant and comforting atmosphere, and we also see our patients on time, without long waits. We strive for a superior experience, whether youre receiving facial plastic surgery or an injectable treatment like Kybella®.

Since Kybella® is non-surgical, it complements other non-surgical treatments readily. We love pairing it with Botox®/Dysport® and dermal fillers like Juvéderm®. If you’re looking for the perfect complement, ask Dr. Singleton for a treatment recommendation. He’ll help you hone your look and target your trouble spots.

Can Kybella® help you with double chin removal? Learn about this treatment by scheduling a consultation at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery. Call Today, Start Your Journey to a New You!

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about a procedure or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singleton, please contact our office.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about a procedure or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singleton, please contact our office.

Frequently Asked Questions About FaceTite and AccuTite

Every FaceTite and AccuTite consultation we offer includes time for questions and answers. We encourage patients to make a list of their questions and bring it to their initial consultation. Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions below.

FaceTite is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that makes your skin smoother and firmer as well as reduces and contours the fat in the face, chin, and neck.

The treatment achieves these results through radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis, or RFAL. It uses an FDA-approved device that delivers controlled radiofrequency energy to heat the target area(s). This causes the fat to contract and reinvigorates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin—proteins responsible for repairing and rejuvenating tissue.

The FaceTite device is used to treat larger areas, such as the jawline or neck.

Make sure to examine the FaceTite before and after pictures to see how the treatment can help you. It’s also a good idea to read AccuTite and FaceTite reviews to determine whether or not either treatment is right for you.

AccuTite uses the same technology as the FaceTite procedure. The only difference is that the AccuTite device is used to treat smaller areas. For example, it can be used to treat pockets of fat in the nasolabial folds.

Both treatments are ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity or sagging in the face or neck but who don’t want to undergo a more invasive traditional facelift.


Treatment causes little to no discomfort. You’ll be anesthetized using sedation, injections, or a topical cream. We’ll discuss your options during your consultation.

Your doctor can complete the AccuTite or FaceTite procedure within 1 to 2 hours.

Recovery time varies per person but typically lasts 1 to 2 days. Many patients are able to return to work 2 days after the procedure.

Patients can leave the clinic the same day as the procedure, though they’ll need someone to drive them home.

Expect significant swelling immediately after the procedure, as well as minor to moderate issues such as bruising. These should gradually fade in 3 to 4 days, however, with the residual edema subsiding within a week.

Recovery is usually pain-free. You can resume your regular routine immediately, though more rigorous activities such as strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.

Your surgeon will also provide you with detailed instructions on the things to do and avoid doing to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

The results of your FaceTite or AccuTite treatment can last up to five years, after which you can undergo the treatment again.

The treatment doesn’t require any incisions to be made, which means no wounds, no stitches, and no scarring.

Costs vary per person depending on your desired results and the complexity of the procedure required to achieve them. Generally speaking, however, the FaceTite cost is around $1,500 to $7,000, while the AccuTite cost is around $300 to $400.

You’ll need a consultation with your doctor for a more definite answer to the questions “How much does a FaceTite cost?” and “How much does an AccuTite cost?”

If you’re wondering, “Where can I find the best AccuTite or FaceTite procedure near me?” know that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Singleton performs the treatments at the Capital Facial Plastic Surgery clinic at 2 Wisconsin Cir #820, Chevy Chase Village, Maryland.

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