Dr. Andrea Doyle performs Kybella treatments at her Rhode Island plastic surgery practice for men and women struggling with stubborn fat beneath their chins. This submental fat is often extremely difficult to get rid of and may linger even after you’ve achieved a healthy weight. With Kybella, Dr. Doyle can help slim and reshape your chin and jawline without the need for surgery.

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Who is Kybella for?

Because weight loss occurs on an overall scale and—contrary to popular belief—you can’t target specific areas, your face may be one of the last and most difficult areas from which to lose fat. However, a double chin isn’t always linked to weight gain and may be caused by other factors, such as age or genetics.

If you are stuck with stubborn fat beneath your chin, it can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, even if the rest of your body is slim and athletic.

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Before Kybella, liposuction was one of the only solutions for slimming down a double chin when diet and exercise weren’t enough. Now, Dr. Doyle can effectively reduce hard-to-lose submental fat through a series of non-surgical Kybella injections. This treatment is a great option for men and women who are healthy and at a stable weight, but who have had difficulty losing their double chins.

What Causes Double Chin?

Although a double chin is usually caused by weight gain, there are a number of other factors that can lead to the growth of extra fat in the under chin area. Obesity, which is often the main cause of a double chin, can be linked to other health issues such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Genetics can also play a role in forming a double chin, as some people may lack muscle density, resulting in a higher body fat composition. Other people may have a naturally softer jawline than others.

How Kybella Works

Synthetic deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in KYBELLA. As a naturally occurring molecule in the body that breaks down dietary fat, KYBELLA injections act on this ingredient to destroy the fat cells in the treated area. This helps reduce the look of fullness under the chin, treating conditions like a double chin and jowls.

KYBELLA treatment sessions usually only take around 15 to 20 minutes. Depending on your aesthetic goal, you may need more than one treatment to eliminate the appropriate amount of fat that can lead to noticeable results. Each KYBELLA session should be given one month apart.

How Does Kybella Compare to Other Treatments?

While there are other treatments that can help with fat removal, KYBELLA is one of the easiest and most efficient treatments on the market. KYBELLA is designed to treat fat cells in small, defined areas, making it a perfect treatment if a double chin is your concern. Other fat reduction reduction treatments like CoolScultping may be better suited to treat larger areas of the body.

Chin liposuction and facelifts are also known to improve the appearance of the lower face area and correct double chins and jowls. However, both of these procedures involve surgery and a recovery process that requires patience and prolonged downtime. With KYBELLA treatment, patients do not have to worry about recovery from surgery, long-lasting pain, and the risk of complications or scarring.

Can Kybella Treat Turkey Neck?

Different from a double chin, which consists of excess fat cells, a “turkey neck” consists of excess, sagging skin in the under-chin area. While KYBELLA is designed to treat conditions in this area of the face, it cannot treat excess sagging skin. If your turkey neck is the result of primarily excess skin, a surgical procedure such as chin liposuction may be recommended. However, if the cause of a turkey neck is a collection of fat cells between your neck, throat, and chin, KYBELLA can be a beneficial treatment!

The Kybella procedure

Kybella should only be performed by a certified physician to ensure your safety and a natural-looking outcome. Dr. Doyle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

When you come in for your Kybella treatment, Dr. Doyle will mark the injection sites beneath your chin using a specially designed template. This will help to achieve a smooth and even reduction of the problem fat. Dr. Doyle will then carefully administer each injection of Kybella into the marked sites.

Kybella works using deoxycholic acid to safely destroy unwanted submental fat. Once treated with deoxycholic acid, your body will naturally eliminate the fat cells, resulting in a slimmer, well-contoured appearance.

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Kybella recovery and results

Kybella is a non-surgical procedure that takes just a half hour to perform and requires little to no downtime. You should feel well enough to resume normal activity shortly after your treatment, but may experience some minor side effects such as swelling, numbness, or redness of the chin and surrounding area.

Over time, your body will naturally flush out the disabled fat cells that were treated with Kybella. Depending on your condition, Dr. Doyle may recommend a series of up to six Kybella sessions to achieve the maximum benefit. Kybella can help to refine the contours of your chin and jawline for a youthful, healthy, and natural appearance.

Ready to schedule your Kybella consultation?

Dr. Andrea Doyle would love to discuss your Kybella options with you during a private one-on-one consultation. Contact our office online or give us a call to get started on achieving your own aesthetic goals.

Phone: 401.336.3770

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