Just a bit of extra fat in the upper neck will create the presence of a "double chin" that may be unwanted to both women and men. The additional fat below the chin (or the submental area) can be caused by genetics, weight fluctuations, or aging that lead to a softer jawbone and chin for a less defined profile. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe is happy to provide a revolutionary technique to reduce neck fat at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Kybella is a new nonsurgical option for upper neck fat. The active component in Kybella is a synthetically made version of deoxycholic acid, which works similarly to the body's natural ability to dissolve and absorb fat cells. After it has been injected beneath the chin, you can see a visible decrease in the amount of fat. When the fat is removed, the cells will not regenerate so you can enjoy your new slender neck and defined jawline for years to come.
The ideal candidates for Kybella injectable treatments have unwanted fat in the upper neck (submental area), which creates a double chin or unwanted volume. This injection corrects resistant areas of fat that can't be removed with common weight loss techniques due to genetics, aging, and several other conditions. If you are near a healthy, stable weight, but exercise and diet have not been able to eliminate the fat in your submental area, Kybella may be the correct option for your goals. While Kybella can be used to treat small or moderate pockets of fat in the upper neck, significant pockets of fat may be better suited for surgical neck liposuction at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery.
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"Dr. Dauwe did an awesome job! He explains procedures well, compassionate and sets expectations to help you get the best results. He also called me the same night of my surgery, which definitely was not expected. His staff is very friendly and welcoming! I would highly recommend Dr. Dauwe!"- L.G. / Google / Feb 04, 2020
"The Best Experience Possible - Dr. Dauwe and his staff have been more than this 5 star rating! They show kindness and consideration to their patients and go way above and beyond what a Dr/Patient relationship requires of them! Dr. Dauwe's surgical skills are top notch, and I am very VERY pleased with the results."- C. / RealSelf / Feb 03, 2020
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff have been more than this 5 star rating! They show kindness and consideration to their patients and go way above and beyond what a Dr/Patient relationship requires of them! Dr. Dauwe's surgical skills are top notch, and I am very VERY pleased with the results."- C.A. / Google / Feb 03, 2020
Kybella is performed in one of our minor treatment rooms. Dr. Dauwe will typically apply a numbing gel to the injected area, if desired. The appointment lasts around 15 minutes, which comprises of a few small injections into the upper neck area. Patients may require a single treatment to get to their desired look while some may want a few injections spaced four weeks between each appointment at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery.
What to Expect
Injections of Kybella are performed under topical anesthesia, so you are allowed to leave our office immediately after the treatment. You may notice short-term swelling, numbness, or bruising below your chin, although this shouldn't last more than a few days. Contact Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery right away if you are noticing any unusual symptoms including difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or if your facial expressions are uneven. The fat that is eliminated does not regenerate, so you can enjoy your results for years after your Kybella treatments. Ideal results after this procedure leave your neck appearing tighter and slimmer and your neckline will be better defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
Kybella treatment costs will vary based on how many appointments you need. In your initial consultation, a personalized treatment plan will be made to match your goals. A member of our staff will also review the payments we accept in your first appointment.
How does Kybella work?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is designed to break down fat cells below the skin. Once the fat cells are eliminated, these cells cannot regenerate. This is why more injections shouldn't be needed as soon as you have met your goal.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Right now, Kybella is only FDA approved for treating the neck, however, it can be used for any area that you have a concern about fat volume. Common areas to treat are the "bra fat" area, the muffin top, or around the belly button.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
Before your consultation, you will answer a few questions to make sure you are a candidate for Kybella treatments. You need to be at least 18 years old, and not breastfeeding or pregnant. Before the process begins, you are encouraged to be open about your medical history and health concerns so we can determine if you may be at risk for an adverse reaction from the treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
At your initial consultation, a personalized injection plan will be created to match your goals. Usually, patients get between two and four Kybella vials per session to achieve their goals. Kybella appointments need to be made around 30 days apart.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,200
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- Monthly for 3 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Even though everybody else in your family may have to mask their genetic double chin, it does not mean you need to. Make an initial consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe to get more information about the new Kybella injectable treatments at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Minimize your "double chin" so you can enjoy a strong jawline today.