Kybella

Reshape Fullness Under Your Chin With FDA-Approved Kybella

As we age, some of us acquire fullness under our chin – which is most often hereditary in nature. This impacts women and men alike – and is influenced by aging, genetics and weight gain. Dr. Stephen Perkins offers an injectable called Kybella. This is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that improves neck contour under the chin by reducing the appearance of a “double” chin fullness. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. 
 
When Kybella is injected into the fat beneath your chin, those fat cells are permanently destroyed. So, they no longer have the ability to store or accumulate fat. Many patients have experienced visible contouring of their chin profile after two to four treatments, which are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart.  A small percentage of patients may require up to 6 treatments.
 
It is very important that you have a consultation and exam to determine if you personally are a candidate for Kybella; it’s not appropriate for everyone. This depends a great deal upon your skin’s elasticity and looseness of the neck skin. If you have very little fat, but mostly skin and muscle banding, you probably are not a candidate for Kybella. 

However, there are good options available to regain a more youthful and smooth neckline which you can learn about during the consultation with Dr. Stephen Perkins.  
 
For a complimentary consultation to see if Kybella is right for you, call Meridian Plastic Surgeons at 317.575.0330.