You may be at your goal weight or have never been overweight in your life and still battle the bulge under your chin. At Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that the submental fat under the chin is a difficult spot for fat reduction, and this is why we offer Kybella injections at our Metairie, LA office.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kybella injections in the chin for patients over the age of 18. By implementing this treatment made up of deoxycholic acid with several injections within the area of your chin, it will effectively destroy the fat cells so that they can no longer store unattractive fat. Dr. Elliott Black and Dr. Summer Black both perform these injections as an alternative to neck liposuction. Kybella results should last long term, however, if your weight goes up, it will change the fullness of your chin do to the fat that is left behind. We may recommend 3 Kybella treatment sessions in order to get the optimal results.
Do I Qualify?
If you are 18-years-of-age and older, you may qualify for Kybella if you have the following:
- Mild to moderate fat under your chin (also known as a "double chin," or "turkey neck")
- A recommendation for a nonsurgical approach for neck fat reduction
You may not wish to have neck liposuction at this stage in your life, and Kybella allows you to have a nonsurgical treatment that is injected into the submental area (where the chin and neck meet) to reduce fat and correct your facial profile.
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"What an experience! This is going to be a long review. My surgical procedure with Dr. Summer Black could not have gone better. She placed the incisions perfectly and the closure was beautiful! I am three weeks post op and can barely see the scars. Not only is she a highly skilled surgeon, she is also a warm and caring person. This concern for her patients continues after discharge. She personally texted me daily to see how I was doing. I have never had a surgeon do this ..it was even more astounding that she was doing it after a category 4 hurricane! Hurricane Ida had landed not quite two days after my surgery. There was no way in or out of Metairie/New Orleans area. There was no power, water, rental cars, buses, or flights. My Mom and I were staying at a hotel across the street from the surgical center. One of the hotel staff had told us that they were probably going to evacuate the hotel and that we needed to find somewhere to go. We had flown in from the west coast and didn't know anyone in the area. Dr. Black graciously offered that we stay at the surgical center until we could find a way out of town. Amazing. This review extends to all of Dr. Black's staff. From the wonderful Patty(another kind and amazing soul) at the office to everyone at Crescent City Surgical Center(separate review coming for all of the angels there). When the roads had cleared later that week, Dr. Shows (an anesthesiologist at Crescent City Surgical) actually volunteered and drove us to Baton Rouge- that is over an hour away! The kindness and generosity that we experienced from these people during the aftermath of Ida was incredible. It was something I'll never forget. I want to go back and visit the area (just not during hurricane season :)) I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Black and Crescent City Surgical Center."- T.M. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
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What to Expect
At your outpatient Kybella injection session in our office, we will mark the area of your neck to be treated and topically numb the area before beginning the needle insertion. Prepare yourself for several small injections into the fatty area of the chin. Icing the area may also be used to limit the amount of pain you feel after the injection. You can expect your treatment session to last about 15 – 20 minutes. Most of our patients have 3 sessions spaced 6 weeks apart.
The good news about Kybella injections is that there is no downtime, however, patients will experience swelling and perhaps some minor pain, bruising, and redness. These side effects may last a couple days, and if they last longer, please contact our office. Many of our patients see a distinct change in their neck fat with one treatment! However, most patients want to see a noticeable difference and come back for the full series of injection sessions.
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Eliminate Your CHin Fat
To find out if you’re a great candidate for Kybella at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, contact our office in Metairie, LA today to schedule a consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeons know that diet and exercise aren’t always enough to combat a double chin (or even genetics), and when surgery is not an option, they know they can offer Kybella to rid you of that double chin with no surgery and no downtime. Call today.