Kybella® Fat Reduction for the Double Chin
Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
Excess fat under the chin is a particularly stubborn problem. While the right diet and exercise regimen may be able to help, factors like genetics and aging can come into play as well, making the fat persist despite your healthy lifestyle. Until recently, the only way to target these specific fat cells was with liposuction, but fortunately, FDA-approved Kybella® now offers a non-surgical, minimally invasive option at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
Kybella® fat reduction is an injectable solution made with deoxycholic acid, which your body naturally produces to help it break down the dietary fats you eat. When it’s injected into the fat below your chin, Kybella® does the same: it breaks down the fat cells near the injection site so they can no longer store fat. The result is a slimmer and more youthful-looking profile.
Kybella® injections are performed by our double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David M. Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery, PC. Though the procedure is non-surgical, it requires a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy in order to produce safe and desirable results. With over twenty years of experience in plastic surgery, Dr. Whiteman’s expertise allows him to tailor your Kybella® treatments to your needs and offer you optimal aesthetic results.
To discuss whether you’re a candidate for Kybella® fat reduction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery.
How many Kybella® Fat Reduction treatments will I need?
Kybella® varies significantly from one patient to the next. Your specific needs and desired results will determine the number of sessions you’ll need, the number of injections per session, and the exact placement of these injections. Many of our patients see optimal results from two to four treatments, although others may need up to six treatments for optimal improvement.
Can Kybella® be used for other areas of the body?
Kybella® is currently only FDA-approved as safe and effective for submental fullness, or fat below the chin. If you have stubborn fat elsewhere, though, you may be a candidate for SculpSure® non-surgical fat reduction. This treatment uses a precise wavelength of laser to reduce fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, hips, and back without surgery (and without even breaking the skin).
How long do Kybella® results last?
Just like liposuction, the fat cells which are affected by Kybella® are removed. However, other fat cells can arise or enlarge if you gain weight, so if you want your results to last, be diligent about maintaining your weight.
To learn more about this procedure, or other services offered here at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact our office.