Stubborn fat below the chin is a common concern among many men and women. It’s called submental fullness and can be a symptom of aging, fluctuations in weight, or genetics. If you’re bothered by the recent emergence of the dreaded double chin, don’t fret. Longwood Plastic Surgery offers several solutions including non-surgical Kybella® treatments to restore your optimal facial contours.

Kybella® is a unique injectable that’s FDA-approved to combat localized fat found beneath the chin. It’s minimally-invasive meaning you can achieve the results you want with less pain, side effects, or downtime. Before we get more into the longevity of treatment, we’ll need to take a closer look at how Kybella® works.

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How Does Kybella Work?

You might be surprised to learn that diet and exercise isn’t always the best route to take when it comes to submental fullness. These traditional weight loss methods solely shrink fat cells. Kybella®, on the other hand, is designed to be a long-term fat reduction procedure. Once injected at precise depths, the deoxycholic acid within Kybella® goes to work breaking down unwanted fat cells in preparation for metabolization.

Over time, damaged cells are flushed from the body leaving you with fewer fat cells below the chin. Although several sessions may be needed to achieve an optimal outcome, you can see real improvement with just one treatment.

When Will I See Results?

You’ll start to see the initial results in about two weeks. Gradual improvement will occur for several months or more. Treatments are generally spaced 2-4 weeks apart to allow for maximum efficacy. Sit back and watch your double chin seemingly transform into a naturally well-contoured jawline.

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How Long Does Kybella Last?

Kybella® is designed as a one-time treatment option for submental fullness. Once treated fat cells are gone, they’re unable to return on their own. Furthermore, if weight gain does occur, fat is typically more evenly dispersed throughout the body rather than isolated into a single location. Kybella® is a long-term solution for under-chin fat.

You can maintain lasting results and prevent the need for future Kybella® treatments with healthy lifestyle choices. However, Kybella® is safe and effective as needed to keep your jawline well-defined. Your injector specialist will help determine a treatment plan that’s right for you at the time of your in-person consultation.

I have had a great experience with Longwood Plastic Surgery. The staff is friendly and welcoming. They make you feel comfortable from the moment you first meet them. Appointments are timely and I never feel rushed. Dr Silver has done an amazing job for me…I couldn’t be any happier.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about Kybella®? To schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617) 812-4813 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.

*Individual results may vary.