How Kybella injections improve the appearance of a “double chin” without surgery

If you are embarrassed by a double chin but don’t want to undergo invasive surgery to fix it, it’s time to learn more about Kybella injections! At Foster MD, we offer not only surgical options but non-surgical ways to treat problem areas.

What is Kybella?

While liposuction has been used routinely for addressing double chin in adult men and women, there’s now another approach for our patients to consider. Kybella is an injectable that is administered directly into the neck area. It is formulated with an ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This synthetic ingredient destroys fat cells where it is injected by naturally breaking them down. The fat membranes in the area are destroyed and absorbed into the body. The results are gradual and natural, and eliminate the need for surgical treatment. Kybella has also been approved by the FDA, and is one of the few injectables on the market today that can successfully reduce fat in the chin and neck area.

Is Kybella right for me?

Many patients who deal with a double chin will want to take the time to speak to our team about their options. While more severe, significant areas of fat in the chin may still benefit greatly from plastic surgery, many patients with mild to moderate fat accumulation in the area might find Kybella to be a wonderful option for them. To determine candidacy, we evaluate patients during the initial consultation appointment. We discuss a patient’s medical history and the goals patients desire. We also encourage patients to have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with this method of treatment.

How many treatments do I need?

With each visit to our practice, patients can treat more fat and reduce the appearance of their double chin. The number of treatments needed for a specific patient will range dramatically depending on the severity of the fat accumulation and their body’s natural response to the injections. Most patients see visible results within 2-4 treatments, though up to 6 treatment sessions may be required depending on various factors.

Are you ready to learn more about Kybella?

Dr. Wayne P. Foster welcomes new patients to ask about this and other non-surgical treatments available at his practice. Call the Toms River, NJ location at (732) 914-2233 to request an appointment with the top plastic surgeon in Ocean and Monmouth County.

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