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.