Board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. A Jay Burns, now offers Kybella injections at his well-established plastic surgery practice in Dallas, TX. He can help you eliminate troubling "double chin" appearance or mild-to-moderate neck fat with injections of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, Kybella. This is the first nonsurgical treatment for submental fat (the pocket of fat under the chin). The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (DA). When injected into the pocket of fat in the upper neck area, Kybella acts like a natural DA in the body and breaks down the fat cells. You will quickly see a reduction of fat in the treatment area and enjoy your slimmer neck and more defined jaw and neckline. Let us help you bypass genetics, aging skin, or weight fluctuations in your chin area. Dr. A Burns Cosmetic Surgery offers Kybella consultations to both men and women in the Dallas, TX area.
The best patients for Kybella injections have excess fat in the upper neck (submental area) that is causing a double chin or unwanted fullness. Kybella treats stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be reduced with normal weight loss methods that may be caused by genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at a healthy weight and diet and exercise have proven to not help reduce the fat in your upper neck, Kybella may be the right treatment for you. While Kybella can reduce small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction.
Plan Your Procedure
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Kybella injections are performed during an in-office appointment. We usually apply a numbing ointment to the treatment area after the skin has been cleansed. The treatment takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes several small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may only need one treatment to reach their goal, while others may need multiple treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.
What to Expect
Since Kybella does not require anesthesia, patients are able to leave the office as soon as they feel comfortable to resume their normal activities. Patients may have temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness under the chin, but this should not last longer than a few days. Call our office immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects, such as facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells destroyed by Kybella cannot return, the remaining fat cells can become larger, so patients should maintain a steady weight after their Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming in other areas of their body. The results following this treatment leaves your neck looking slimmer and tighter, and your profile will be more defined with significant improvement.
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Just because everyone else in your family has had to hide their hereditary double chin, doesn't mean you will. Schedule a consultation to learn more about Kybella injections to reduce submental fat so you can have a strong, well-defined chin and jawline.