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Will KYBELLA® Get Rid of my Turkey Neck?

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Many people feel self-conscious about small pockets of fat that can collect under the chin. KYBELLA is a cosmetic injectable that has the potential to reduce your double chin, making your face look slimmer and more youthful again. Injections are done in less than an hour, and there's no downtime or long recovery period involved.

A turkey neck may seem unavoidable as we age. If you're interested in learning how KYBELLA injections work, Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can provide a comprehensive consultation at our office in Dallas. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe can answer any questions you may have about this FDA-approved injectable.

What causes a turkey neck?

A turkey neck, sometimes called a double chin, is usually caused by excess skin and neck fat. This accumulation can be caused by changes in body weight, age, or even genetics. While some people opt for facelift surgery to combat loose skin and fat under the jawline, you may not be ready for such an invasive procedure. Instead, Dr. Dauwe may recommend cosmetic injectables in the form of KYBELLA.

How does KYBELLA work?

KYBELLA contains deoxycholic acid, a safe substance that helps dissolve fat under the chin. After you receive an injection of KYBELLA, your own body processes the fat and removes it from your system naturally. This makes KYBELLA an effective treatment for unwanted neck fat. Our patients at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery are excited to enjoy youthful KYBELLA results after treatment. Other benefits include:

  • Visible improvement of your turkey neck or double chin

  • No incisions or general anesthesia required

  • No downtime and no recovery are necessary

When will I see results from KYBELLA?

KYBELLA results do appear gradually and after several treatment sessions. This is because it takes a little time for the excess fat to be processed by your body. Dr. Dauwe can discuss an effective treatment plan with you before you start KYBELLA at our office in Dallas. We also recommend scheduling touch-up appointments if you want to get the most out of this anti-aging regimen.

What are KYBELLA injections like?

KYBELLA injections are usually quick and easy. Patients may feel some discomfort after administering the solution, but side effects should wear off soon after your appointment. It's important to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous activity after KYBELLA, though you can return to your normal activities almost immediately after treatment.

Can I get KYBELLA if I already had plastic surgery?

KYBELLA is a great choice for men and women who are not interested in cosmetic surgery but still want to smooth out their double chin or turkey neck. It's also ideal for patients who had plastic surgery in the past but want to maintain their KYBELLA results long-term. Our team can help you create an anti-aging plan that best suits your needs and lifestyle.

No more neck fat

KYBELLA injections are a good option if you're self-conscious about having a turkey neck or want to stop aging in this area of your face. Want to know if you’re a candidate? Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Phillip Dauwe. Our specialists at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can create a slimmer neckline that makes you look and feel younger in Dallas.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.