Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery

Banish Chin Fat with This Injectable in North Carolina

Kybella® is one of newest and most effective ways to get rid of a double chin. The treatment is the first and only FDA-approved injectable that can permanently destroy fat cells in the chin and neck region. Catherine Gillon, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector, alongside Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz offers Kybella® to Charlotte area patients who wish to reduce submental fullness through minimally invasive, non-surgical means.

What is Submental Fullness?

Submental fullness refers to the stubborn, subcutaneous (directly under the skin) fat deposits between the chin and neck. This fat is what creates the appearance of a double chin. It can affect both men and women, and can often lead to people appearing older or heavier than they actually are.

There are several factors that can contribute to submental fullness, such as genetics, aging, or weight gain. It is possible to reduce the size of fat cells with diet and exercise, but these strategies typically will not result in disappearance of unwanted submental fullness. In fact, it is very common for submental fullness to be resistant to healthy eating and exercise, so even relatively fit individuals retain some persistent chin fat. Kybella® is the newest option to help reduce unwanted submental fullness.

How Can Kybella® Reduce Submental Fullness?

In 2015, the FDA approved Kybella® to treat moderate-to-severe submental fullness in adults.

The injectable treatment contains a synthesized version of deoxycholic acid, a clear fluid that occurs naturally in our bodies.

When expertly injected into subcutaneous fat under the chin, Kybella® causes destruction of the fat cells, which are then naturally absorbed and removed from the body. Since these fat cells are permanently eliminated from the body, they can no longer store or accumulate excess fat.

After a thorough facial examination and discussion of your goals for treatment, Catherine Gillon, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector, will determine whether Kybella® is appropriate for you.

You will be informed of how many injections and/or treatment sessions may be required to achieve your goals. Every patient’s neck profile is unique. Catherine Gillon, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector alongside Dr. Garcia and Dr. Surowitz will thus tailor each individual patient’s treatment plant in order to achieve the most optimal results. Generally, two to four treatment sessions are required, depending upon each individual’s unique anatomy.

Dermal Fillers at Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery

Catherine GillonPatients seeking cheek augmentation, lip injections, facial volume enhancement, and smoothing of facial wrinkles have a variety of options. Catherine Gillon, the resident expert RN Aesthetic Nurse Injector, will explain the different advantages of the available filters, as well as help guide you so you can make the best choice for your aesthetic needs.