The “double chin” is a universally dreaded sign of genetics, weight gain, and aging. Until recently, liposuction, among other invasive procedures, was considered the go-to treatment for men and women wishing to achieve a more contoured and defined chin. However, the injectable medication, Kybella, can be used in lieu of these invasive measures to reduce the fat beneath the chin to help a patient achieve a slimmer neck and profile. Plano, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina, and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho inject Kybella in the fat under the chin to reduce the fat cells to prevent the fat from accumulating in the future. Its main ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is naturally found in the body and is safely used to break down the fat cells. In order to achieve the best results, more than one treatment is needed.
"I have been to Beautiful Faces MedSpa for several services and have been very impressed with the knowledge and friendly attitude of his staff. Dr. Ho has a great "bedside manner' and makes you feel at ease. He patiently answered all of my questions and was very gentle during the procedures. I highly recommend him!"- C.S. / Facebook / Mar 31, 2017
"Smart Lipo of the Neck/chin - When Kybella didn't work, I turned to Dr. Ho for Smart Lipo of the chin/neck area. If I had the choice, I would have had the surgery again in a heartbeat. Recovery was comfortable and I was up and moving in no time! I resumed work a couple of days later! I'm so thrilled with my results thus far!!!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 02, 2017
The best candidates for Kybella:
- Have moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, which gives the appearance of a double chin
- Desire a nonsurgical approach for fat reduction
- Desire long-term results
- Desire natural-looking results
What to Expect
A number of small injections will be made in the fat under the chin during this outpatient procedure. If pain or discomfort will be an issue, a local numbing agent can be administered prior to a Kybella treatment. The treatment typically lasts around 15 – 20 minutes. Since 2 – 6 treatments are usually needed, they will be spaced out about a month apart.
After Kybella, there is no downtime, but patients might experience mild pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the injection site. These side effects could last 2 – 3 days or slightly longer. Some patients may notice a reduction of fat after just a single treatment, but most patients will notice improvements after 2 or 3 treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,200
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 – 30 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get a slimmer, sleeker profile
Diet and exercise aren’t always enough to combat a double chin, and sometimes, liposuction surgery isn’t a viable option. However, Kybella can rid you of that double chin with no surgery and no downtime. To find out if you’re a candidate for this remarkable treatment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.