Even a little extra fat in the upper neck area can cause the appearance of a "double chin" that can be bothersome to both men and women. The excess pockets of fat under the chin (also known as the submental area) may be caused by weight fluctuations, aging, or genetics that lead to a weaker chin and jawbone for an undefined profile. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden is proud to offer a new way to get rid of neck fat at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical treatment for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that acts like the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat. Once it is injected under the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in fat. When the fat is destroyed, the cells cannot return, so you are able to enjoy your new, slim profile and strong jawline for years to come.
Ideal Candidates for Kybella®
The best patients for Kybella injections have excess fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted fullness. This injection treats stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be reduced with normal weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not helped to reduce the fat in your upper neck, Kybella may be the right treatment for you. While Kybella can remove small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction.
"He has been treating me for quite a few months now. His dedication to me as a patient has been absolutely excellent. When medical treatment was necessary, he saw me on weekends, holidays and whenever needed. He is a dedicated Physician with his patients being number one on his priority list."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jan 26, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Dr. Kasden performed both my breast and arm lift procedures. Both were successful with great results. Dr. Kasden spends as much time as needed to explain the procedures and to answer questions. He has a great bedside manner and is very caring. He called my husband to check on my progress after I was discharged from both day surgeries and I was able to text him or speak with him if I had any concerns or questions during recovery. He offers a very personalized type of care and tells you exactly what to expect post surgery. On top of that, he has a great sense of humor and makes patients feel comfortable. I really appreciated that. Highly recommend him. Sharon, who is the office manager, is extremely friendly and also very caring. She always inquires how I am doing when I call or come in for post-op visits."- S. / Healthgrades / Feb 22, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 12, 2020
"He is Doctor and Surgeon You Can Trust! - Dr Kasden will talk with you at length about what your goals are and how he can help you achieve them. He will give you honest advice on what to expect every step of the way. This is my second surgery procedure with Dr Kasden. My first was a neck lift with coblation on my face to get rid of fine lines. I am so happy with both results. I have also received Botox many times- always with natural results. He is a surgeon that will follow up on his patients much more than any other doctor I have ever known. He really cares! Sharon, who runs the office, is a joy as well as being professional and helpful. I am grateful to have found Dr Kasden and his staff!"- C. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2020
Procedure Technique for Kybella
Kybella is performed during an in-office appointment. Dr. Kasden or a member of his team will apply a numbing ointment to the treatment area, if requested, after the skin has been cleansed. The procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes several small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may only need one treatment to reach their goal, while others may need multiple treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.
What to Expect from Kybella®
Kybella doesn't require general anesthesia, so you are able to leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your normal activities. You may have temporary numbness, bruising, or swelling under your chin, but this should not last longer than a few days. Call our office immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects, such as facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not return, the remaining cells can become larger, so you should maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking sleeker and slimmer and your profile will be more defined.
Frequently Asked Questions about Kybella®
How much does Kybella cost?
The price of Kybella treatments will depend on how many treatments are needed. During your consultation, a customized plan will be created to work with your goals and budget. A member of our team can also discuss payment options with you during your consultation.
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, works to break down and destroy fat cells in the body. After they are destroyed, these fat cells will not grow back. Therefore, additional Kybella treatments should not be necessary once you have reached your desired outcome.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Currently, Kybella is only available for treatment of the area below the chin. Kybella has been proven to effectively reduce the appearance of a double chin. Kybella has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on any other areas of the body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
There are a few factors that could make you ineligible to receive a Kybella treatment. You must be over the age of 18 years old, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and cannot have any infection at the treatment site. Prior to receiving treatment, you should share any health concerns and your medical history with your injector so that they can decide if you can safely receive the treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
During your consultation, a customized treatment plan will be tailored to meet your cosmetic goals. Most often, patients receive between 2 – 4 Kybella treatments before achieving their goals. Kybella treatments must also be spaced about one month apart. You should not get more than six treatments.
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Reduce Neck Fat Today with Kybella®
Even if everyone else in your family has to hide their hereditary double chin, it doesn't mean you will. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella injections at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX. Erase submental fat so you can have a strong, defined jawline today.