Firm, well-defined features contribute to a fit and youthful appearance. However, getting rid of a double chin (submental fullness) isn’t an easy task, as fat in this area may not respond to diet and exercise.

KYBELLA® is an effective and targeted treatment for eliminating a double chin. Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery offers this non-invasive treatment as an alternative to surgical intervention. With KYBELLA®, we help men and women in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia get a more attractively contoured neckline and sharper delineation between their features.

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The Benefits of KYBELLA®

Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter is a board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery. She has trained extensively in aesthetic solutions that restore, refine, and rejuvenate a person’s appearance, including KYBELLA®.

KYBELLA® is an injectable medication made from deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in your body and which assists in breaking down fat cells. Treatment with KYBELLA® can eliminate the fat that creates a double chin, and it can also tighten the skin for a smoother, firmer aesthetic.

At CCFPS, KYBELLA® patients have their consultation with and receive treatment directly from Dr. Porter. Her expertise in facial anatomy and injectables contributes to a more comfortable experience and effective outcome.

As part of your initial consultation at our Washington, DC-area practice, Dr. Porter can talk with you about the advantages that KYBELLA® offers compared to other approaches to submental fullness. These alternatives may include:

Liposuction. Like KYBELLA®, liposuction targets specific trouble-spots to eliminate unwanted body fat. Unlike KYBELLA®, liposuction is a surgical procedure, which means that patients can expect some degree of downtime and recovery. In addition, liposuction generally doesn’t improve mild skin laxity in the same way that KYBELLA® can.

Skin tightening treatments. CCFPS performs a range of skin tightening procedures to address sagging facial features. While firmer skin is an important aesthetic benefit, skin tightening alone will not remove a double chin as these treatments don’t affect the submental fat.

If your goal is to remove fat from beneath your chin and to achieve a tightly contoured, natural appearance, you may be a good candidate for KYBELLA® to be performed in combination with your skin tightening treatment.

CCFPS and Your Care

During your consultation, Dr. Porter will examine your head and neck to see if the reason for your double chin is excess fat, skin laxity, or both. Knowing the underlying cause will allow her to recommend the best approach to your care.

If you are a good fit for KYBELLA® injections, Dr. Porter will discuss this option with you, answer any questions you may have about the process and likely outcomes, and help you schedule your treatment. Many of our Washington, DC-area patients are able to have the procedure on the same day as their consultation with the expectation that they will need some downtime afterwards.

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Treatment With KYBELLA®

Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery has invested in the latest aesthetic technology to make treatment as comfortable and effective as possible for our patients. We combine injections with a medical chiller from Zimmer Aesthetics in a technique we call Kool KYBELLA®:

  • Porter will place a template over the area she will be treating.
  • She will numb the site using the medical chiller.
  • Once you are fully desensitized, she will perform a series of KYBELLA® injections.

Our Washington, DC-area patients frequently comment on how much more comfortable the experience was than they expected thanks to this approach. CCFPS will also provide you with ice to apply to the area on and off for the next 24 hours and will recommend that you sleep with your head elevated.

Depending on the amount of fat that Dr. Porter treated, your neck may appear swollen and bruised for somewhere between two days and one week. You may also have some numbness, which may take several weeks to resolve.

Dr. Porter typically conducts a series of 2-4 treatments with KYBELLA® spaced 6-8 weeks apart. If you have significant skin laxity, she may recommend a combination of KYBELLA® and skin tightening with Thermage® or Viora Reaction™, which can be performed at a separate sitting. By the end of your last session with KYBELLA®, you can expect a firmer, more youthfully contoured appearance.

Get rid of a double chin without surgery. Schedule a consultation online with CCFPS or by calling us in the Washington, DC area at (301) 652-8191.