Many people still struggle with a double chin even at a healthy weight. In some cases, submental fat (fat deposited under the chin) will not respond to diet and exercise. Excess fat under the chin can make a person appear older, overweight, and detract from the appearance of a defined jawline.
Frank Fechner, M.D. is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving Worcester and Boston. He and our practitioners perform Kybella treatments to reduce a double chin, refine the jawline, and sculpt a more aesthetically pleasing profile. Known for providing our patients with customized treatments for face and body, our practitioners are highly trained to assure patient safety and optimal outcome. For best results, we commonly combine Kybella injections with other non-invasive options to further enhance jawline and neck definition.
Kybella is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for submental fullness, also known as a double chin. Its active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown of dietary fats. We carefully inject Kybella into the layers of fat underneath the chin, targeting fat cells for destruction. This results in a noticeable reduction in submental fullness as the destroyed fat cells are absorbed and removed by the body.
This is a minimally-invasive treatment with very little recovery time. We use Kybella to treat varying quantities of submental fullness. Because patients with more fat under the chin may require more treatment sessions than patients with minimal fat, our practitioners individually tailor a customized treatment plan for each Kybella patient.
Many people want to lose the double chin but are not ready to undergo liposuction or surgery. We pride ourselves in offering a range of treatment options for our patients to accommodate for different patient needs, goals, and comfort levels. Kybella treatments are an effective way to reduce submental fat without undergoing surgery. The recovery is quick and the results are long-lasting.
By the time we are adults, there is a limited number of fat cells. These fat cells can get bigger or smaller depending on weight and other factors. Kybella injections will permanently reduce the number of fat cells in the neck therefore leading to permanent change. The remaining fat can still change if we do not maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Our Boston and Worcester patients are able to enjoy the Kybella treatment results for years to come.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!