Just a bit of extra fat in the upper throat area will create the presence of a "double chin" that may be unwanted to both women and men. The additional pockets of fat below the chin (or the submental area) can be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a softer jawline and chin for a less defined profile. Ashburn, VA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown and his experienced team of injectors are happy to provide a revolutionary technique to reduce neck fat at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Kybella is a new nonsurgical option for upper neck fat. The active component in Kybella is a synthetically made version of deoxycholic acid, which works similarly like the body's natural DA to dissolve and absorb fat cells. After it has been injected beneath the chin, you can see a visible decrease in the amount of fat. When the fat is removed, the cells will not regenerate so you can enjoy your new slender neck and defined jawline for years to come.
The ideal candidates for Kybella injectable treatments have unwanted fat in the upper throat (submental area), which creates a double chin or unwanted volume. This injection corrects resistant areas of fat that cannot be removed with common weight loss techniques due to genetics, aging, and several other conditions. If you are near a healthy, stable weight, but exercise and diet have not been able to eliminate the fat in your submental area, Kybella may be the correct option for your goals. While Kybella can be used to correct small or moderate pockets of fat in the upper neck, significant pockets of fat may be better suited for surgical neck liposuction at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery.
"Everyone is very professional and friendly. I will definitely be back for any future procedures!"- L.C. / Office Visit / Sep 21, 2023
"Dr. Brown is very professional and made me feel comfortable. His staff are all super nice and knowledgeable. Great experience!"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Sep 21, 2023
"Doctor brown is absolutely amazing. His staff is always polite, informative, and helpful. Doctor Brown takes his time on each client which I love. He knows exactly how to achieve what I want each time I go."- M.B. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"What more can be said than what’s already been said in all of these glowing reviews? Bottom line, you will not find a more highly skilled and caring medical team than what you find at LCPS. From Dr. Brown and nurse Amber to Lexie who answers the phones...all unite together to make sure every question is answered and every care and concern is addressed. I’ve never had surgery where you can get an answer by texting or calling the nurse from the center--sometimes after hours!! Amber kindly (and promptly) answers all questions , consulting with Dr. Brown when necessary, and doesn’t make you feel as though you are a bother. She and Dr. Brown genuinely care about their patients--you have that sense from the first consultation all the way through the follow up visits. But don’t take my word for it--set up an appointment-it will tell you everything you need to know!"- S.U. / Yelp / Oct 07, 2020
"I had breast augmentation a week ago and I am BEYOND thrilled with the results. Such a great experience and best decision I have made. Dr. Brown is an excellent surgeon. The entire staff and Amber have been so amazing and supportive!"- A. / Healthgrades / Jun 24, 2020
Kybella is done during an appointment in one of our treatment rooms. Dr. Brown will often apply a numbing gel to the injected area, if desired, once the skin is clean. The injection lasts around 15 minutes, which comprises of a few small injections into the upper neck area. Patients may require a single treatment to get to their desired look while some may want a few injections spaced three weeks between each appointment at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery.
What to Expect
Injections of Kybella do not require general anesthesia so you are allowed to leave our office when you are ready to return to your daily routine. You may notice short-term bruising, swelling, or numbness below your chin, although this should not last more than a couple of days. Contact The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery right away if you are noticing any unusual symptoms, including difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or if your facial expressions are uneven. While the fat that is eliminated do not regenerate, the cells left over can grow larger so you need to keep a stable weight after your Kybella treatments to keep new pockets of fat from developing. Ideal results after this procedure leave your neck appearing tighter and sleeker, and your neckline will be better defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
Kybella treatment costs will vary based on how many appointments you need. In your initial consultation, a personalized treatment plan will be made to match your goals. A member of our staff will also review payments we accept in your first appointment.
How does Kybella work?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is designed to break down fat cells in the upper neck. Once the fat cells are eliminated, these cells cannot regenerate. This is why more injections shouldn't be needed as soon as you have met your goal.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Right now, Kybella may only be used to treat the upper neck. Kybella can effectively minimize the fat in the upper neck that creates the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for any other areas of the face or body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
Before your consultation, you will answer a few questions to make sure you are a candidate for Kybella treatments. You need to be at least 18 years old, not breastfeeding or pregnant, and you should not have an active infection in or around your neck. Before the process begins, you are encouraged to be open about your medical history and health concerns so we can determine if you may be at risk for an adverse reaction from the treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
At your initial consultation, a personalized injection plan will be created to match your needs and goals. Usually, patients get between two and four Kybella injections to achieve their goals. Kybella appointments need to be made around 30 days apart. You should not receive any more than six injections.
Plan Your Procedure
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 30 Minutes
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Even though everybody else in your family may have to mask their genetic double chin, it does not mean you need to. Make an initial consultation at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA to get more information about the new Kybella injectable treatments. We can help to diminish your "double chin" so you can enjoy a strong, well-defined jawline today.