To remove the excess fat that appears under the chin area, also known as the "double chin," Bella Lago Aesthetics in Tahoe/Truckee, California, the MedSpa of Charles P. Virden MD, offers nonsurgical neck fat reduction with Food and Drug Administration-approved Kybella injections. Kybella contains an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. When a patient is injected under the chin, Kybella will eliminate the fat cells in the submental area (the upper neck, just below the chin). Once the fat cells are destroyed, they will no longer be able to store or accumulate fat. The results of Kybella are not immediate and usually appear gradually over the course of several months, depending on how many treatments are needed. Kybella injections can be performed in office by either board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden or Registered Nurse and Allergan® master injector Christine Geis. "Trouble zones" will be assessed during the consultation so a treatment plan, including an estimate of how many treatments will be needed, can be created. Patients can have anywhere from 1 – 6 treatments, depending on submental fullness and desired outcome.
The Bella Lago Aesthetics helps patients make treatments affordable by participating in the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions® program. Patients can get more information during their consultation or at the Allergan Brilliant Disinctions website to learn about how to get special savings and earn free treatments.
If you are 18-years-of-age and older, you may qualify for Kybella if you have the following:
- Mild to moderate fat under your chin (also known as a "double chin," or "turkey neck")
- A recommendation for a nonsurgical approach for neck fat reduction
You may not wish to have neck liposuction as this stage in your life, and Kybella allows you to have a nonsurgical treatment that is injected into the submental area (where the chin and neck meet) to reduce fat and correct your facial profile.
What to Expect
At your outpatient Kybella injection session in our office, we will mark the area of your neck to be treated and topically numb the area before beginning the needle insertion. Prepare yourself for several small injections into the fatty area of the chin. Icing the area may also be used to limit the amount of pain you feel after the injection. You can expect your treatment session to last about 15 – 20 minutes. Many of our patients have multiple sessions (2 – 6) spaced out a month a part.
The good news about Kybella injections is that there is no downtime, however, patients will experience swelling and some minor pain, bruising, and redness. These side effects may last a couple days, and if they last longer, please contact our office. Many of our patients see a distinct change in their neck fat with one treatment! However, most patients want to see a noticeable difference and come back for the full series of injection sessions.
Plan Your Service
- Average Cost
- From $600
- Recovery Time
- 15 minutes
Eliminate Your Chin Fat!
To find out if you’re a great candidate for Kybella, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon knows that diet and exercise aren’t always enough to combat a double chin (or even genetics), and when surgery is not an option, they know they can offer Kybella to rid you of that double chin with no surgery and no downtime. Call today.