While there may be some physical traits you want to inherit from your family, a double chin is not one of them. If you have excess pockets of fat in your upper neck area, just below the chin (known as the submental area) that cannot be altered with traditional weight loss methods like a healthy diet and exercise, your double chin may be caused by genetics. Fortunately, Kybella by Allergan™ (makers of BOTOX® and Juvéderm®) is a revolutionary new treatment that can reduce fat in the submental area without surgery. Kybella injections contain deoxycholic acid, which safely destroys the fat cells beneath the chin to reduce or eliminate your double chin. Dr. Alan Brackup, a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and ophthalmologic, at Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA performs Kybella injections for patients who want to eliminate their double chin for good.
"I recently had lower eyelid blepharoplasy with laser skin resurfacing and I could not be happier with the results. Dr. Brackup is a skilled surgeon and the results he achieved exceeded my expectations. He is very personable and his staff is wonderful. I’m so glad I had this done and I no longer hear “you look tired”."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 12, 2020
"Great Results —Dr. Brackup is a skilled surgeon - I recently had lower eyelid blepharoplasy with laser skin resurfacing and I could not be happier with the results. Dr. Brackup is a skilled surgeon and the results he achieved exceeded my expectations. He is very personable and his staff is wonderful. I’m so glad I had this done and I no longer hear “you look tired”."- W. / RealSelf / Dec 11, 2020
Kybella is an alternative to surgical neck liposuction for patients who only need fat removed from the area under their chin. If the patient wants fat removed from the rest of the neck, surgical neck liposuction is the best option. The doctor will help every patient determine their best treatment plan after listening to their concerns and goals in the initial consultation.
What to Expect
After cleaning the area, the doctor will inject Kybella into multiple sites under the patient’s chin. Most patients will begin to see visible results in 2 – 4 treatment sessions. Patients can have up to 6 treatment sessions with less than a month in between each session. After the treatment, patients may have temporary swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, or redness.
Plan Your Procedure
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While it is being researched, Kybella is not currently approved to eliminate fat in any other areas of the body and a surgeon will only inject Kybella into the area below the patient’s chin. The uses of Kybella will hopefully be expanded, but for now, patient can enjoy getting rid of their double chin with Kybella.
Before receiving Kybella injections, the doctor will ask about the patient’s current medications and medical conditions during their initial consultation. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not get Kybella injections. Kybella is also not available for anyone under the age of 18.
How It Works?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a naturally-occurring molecule that can be by the body to breakdown and destroy fat. Once destroyed, these fat cells cannot return.