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Kybella® in Nashville, TN
NO DOUBLE-CHIN. NO SURGERY. NO KIDDING.
Nashville Cosmetic Surgery in Tennessee offers the injectable for patients who want to lose their submental fullness, but who are not ready for a surgical procedure such as liposuction.
DON GRIFFIN M.D., FACS
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don Griffin realizes that no two patients are exactly alike — and neither are his surgical plans. Learn more about his background and his unique approach.
WHAT IS KYBELLA?
KYBELLA is an FDA-approved injectable that uses deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells under the chin, bringing more definition to a profile rounded by submental fullness. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the digestive system, where it helps with digestion and the absorption of the fat we eat. When used in an injectable formula, the deoxycholic acid works in much the same way: It disrupts the membranes of fat cells it encounters, freeing the contents to be processed by the body. As the fat is dissolved, the double chin recedes.
WHAT CAUSES A DOUBLE CHIN?
Fat can collect in pockets that resist a person’s best efforts to slim down. Even if the cells shrink, they can easily grow again if given the opportunity. Because of this, many people deal with large fat cells that cluster at the neck to create a bulge that becomes more pronounced when they look down. For patients who have unsuccessfully tried to reduce this “double chin” look with diet and exercise, KYBELLA may be the most effective way to deal with the unwanted fat cells that cause submental fullness.
HOW IS KYBELLA ADMINISTERED?
Each KYBELLA session can involve numerous injections into the submental area. The injection process takes about 30 minutes, with an experienced injector carefully tailoring the treatment to each patient’s specific needs. Once injected, the deoxycholic acid will begin its work of breaking down targeted fat cells. The process is gradual, so results will develop throughout the weeks after a treatment session. Many patients find that they achieve their aesthetic goals after two to four treatments, though some require up to six sessions to get the full double chin reduction they want. Each treatment should be spaced four to six weeks apart.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR DEALING WITH A DOUBLE CHIN
KYBELLA is a very effective treatment, but, as noted above, there are numerous options available for you if you want to lose your double chin. Since each patient is unique, with facial features that should stay in balance and proportion, we approach each potential treatment with an eye for the patient’s face as a whole. If a requested procedure is not the ideal choice due to skin tone or laxity, facial structure, or other factors, we will let you know – and recommend treatments based on the results you ultimately desire.