Excessive fat accumulation in the neck isn’t just aesthetically displeasing but also uncomfortable. Until recently, the only way to treat a “double chin” or the unwanted fat under the chin was surgery. However, Kybella is a new FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that dissolves the unwanted fat cells to give you a slimmer and more youthful jawline.
Dr. Christopher C. Chang carefully examines your submental fullness to curate the ideal Kybella treatment plan. He’s a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon with an exceptional understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetic proportionality. He leverages his profound aesthetic insight to give you the ideal chin and jawline. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang for Kybella in Washington DC & Maryland today.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that breaks down unwanted fat tissues from targeted body parts to give you a smoother and slimmer appearance. Even though Kybella can break down unwanted fat cells anywhere on the body, it’s specifically formulated and approved to treat the submental area, i.e., the region under the chin. It’s currently the only non-surgical treatment for submental fullness or a “double chin.”
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is composed of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring component responsible for the breakdown and absorption of fat cells in your body. When injected into strategic locations around your neck and chin, the deoxycholic acid dissolves the unwanted or superfluous fat cells. Over time, the fat cells are removed via the lymphatic system through your body’s natural metabolic processes, giving you a slimmer and more contoured chin.
What are the benefits of Kybella?
- Only available non-surgical treatment for a double chin
- Quick in-office procedure that concludes in a few minutes
- Produces permanent results
- The results appear in a few weeks
- Relies on your body’s natural fat absorption process
- Gives you a slimmer appearance
- Improves confidence and self-esteem
- No major side effects or complications
- No downtime
Who is a good candidate for Kybella?
The ideal candidate for Kybella is anyone with unwanted fat cells in the neck or chin region, leading to submental fullness. However, the patient must be at least 18 years of age, with no active skin infections in the region. The treatment is inadvisable if you’re pregnant or nursing.
What happens during a Kybella treatment?
Dr. Chang will carefully examine your submental region and review your medical history to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment. He’ll carefully deliver the Kybella injections in strategically chosen spots to activate your body’s natural fat absorption. The complete process only takes a few minutes.
What’s the recovery from Kybella like?
You might experience mild swelling, bruising, and redness around the injection points for a few days after the treatment. However, you can resume work and normal activities immediately and resume strenuous workouts after about 48 hours. You’ll need to schedule follow-up treatments every month for the next 6 months for optimal results.
When do I see the results from Kybella?
Generally speaking, patients need a series of 6 treatments spaced a month apart for optimal results. You’ll start seeing the results soon after your second or third treatment, but the final results will appear 4 to 6 weeks after the final session. The specific number of treatments will depend on your unique goals and concerns. The results are permanent and irreversible, but you still need to avoid weight gains to maintain the results.
If you’re interested in eliminating your double chin and treating submental fullness, schedule an appointment with one of the best providers of Kybella in Washington DC & Maryland today.
"I have never felt so confident. Dr. Chang completely changed how I saw myself in the mirror. I was terribly self conscious of my nose from my youth and finally decided to go through with the surgery. Not only was it inexpensive compared to the other three doctors I contacted, the before and after pictures of patients were also much better looking than the others! The whole process of surgery and recovery was quick and pretty much painless. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting cosmetic surgery. It really made me a happier person." - Catherine M.
"My son was in a terrible accident with most of the bones in his face and skull broken... I don't know what I would have done without Dr Chang!! My son is fully recovered and back to his old self again. I love Dr Chang, he will be in my prayers for the rest of my life. Thank you!" - Elizabeth A.
"I cannot say enough about my surgery with Dr. Chang! I had full facial Rejuvenation including a facelift brow lift and upper eyelids done 4 months ago. I also had a chemical peel to my lower eyelids and mouth. They was barely any pain and I was back to work the next week! I am so thrilled and my friends are so impressed. I cannot say enough about my experience! He is both caring and an amazing surgeon! Thank you so much!" - Cathy W.
The entire experience and outcome was everything I hoped for and I cannot thank Dr. Chang enough! He is a true pro and I recommend 100% without reservation!" - Ashley R.
"I went to Dr. Chang to correct the damage done to my breasts from pregnancy and breastfeeding. He went above and beyond to make me comfortable and to explain exactly what the procedures (lift + implants) would entail. He was extremely responsive and truly understood the look that I was trying to achieve - full, natural for my frame, and with minimal scarring. I'm only two days out from surgery and I'm already loving my results. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Chang to restore my chest to its pre-baby appearance. I actually think they are going to be better than they ever were before I had kids!" - Emily L.