Kybella®

Non-Surgical Double Chin Removal with Kybella®

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 won’t always fix a double chin. This fat can be stubborn and for many patients, neck liposuction or Kybella® are the only 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 a long-lasting result from their treatment. Once you’ve achieved your ideal profile, retreatment is usually not needed.

Treatment with Kybella® in 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 Kybella® treatments are performed by Dr. Singleton himself. He is a trained injector and 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.

Is Kybella® Right for Me?

If you’re interested in double chin removal without surgery, call our offices 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.

FAQs About Kybella®

Discover answers to common questions about Kybella® below. Any questions you may have that you don’t see addressed here can be asked during your consultation.

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 like it may after a surgical procedure.

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 himself, 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 you’re receiving facial plastic surgery or an injectable treatment like Kybella®.

Can Kybella® help you with double chin removal? Learn about this treatment by scheduling a consultation at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery.

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.