Kybella®

Trying to get rid of a double chin can be frustrating. You can eat a healthy diet, exercise routinely and still find yourself feeling self-conscious about that pocket of excess chin fat that may add years to your appearance or make you look heavier. Kybella® injections are a simple, non-surgical alternative to chin liposuction to eliminate a double chin by destroying fat cells to rejuvenate your face and reduce signs of aging.

Dr. Alexander Nein is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Nashville, Tennessee, who is known as a highly skilled Kybella® injector. In addition to non-surgical med spa treatments like Kybella®, Dr. Nein also offers cosmetic surgery for both face and body for men and women throughout the Nashville area.

If you’re ready to learn more, please contact us online today, or call 615-327-0201 to schedule your Kybella® consultation at our Nashville plastic surgery practice. We have patients travel to us from all parts of Tennessee including Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro and other communities.

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Considering Kybella®?

Age, genetics and weight can all contribute to a double chin. Your skin may lose elasticity as you age or your weight fluctuates and the sheet of fat under your chin may droop as your skin changes. Your family may also be prone to double chins. Kybella® can be an effective treatment for any type of double chin.

Kybella® injections work by using a synthetic deoxycholic acid to breakdown and absorb fat, similar to how your body naturally produces deoxycholic acid to help absorb fats in the intestines. After Kybella® injections, the cells in your chin won’t be able to accumulate fat, leaving you with a more defined profile. Each treatment includes multiple small injections.

Treatments should be scheduled at least a month apart. How many treatments Dr. Nein may recommend depends on your goals and the amount of fat under your chin.

At A Glance
Procedure Length 15 to 20 minutes
Anesthesia None
In/Outpatient Outpatient
Side Effects Swelling, bruising, numbness under your chin, pain at the injection site, redness and areas of hardness.
Risks Temporary Nerve injury that causes short term facial muscle weakness, an uneven smile or difficulty swallowing.
Recovery Should be able to return to daily routine immediately after procedure.
Duration of Results Because Kybella® destroys fat cells, your results should be long-term once you complete the recommended number of treatments.

Planning Your Procedure

Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nein is the first step toward getting rid of your double chin. Dr. Nein will talk in detail with you about your goals, how many treatments you may need, what results you can expect and if Kybella® is the right treatment for you.

Nein will examine your chin during the consultation and ask about any factors that may affect your results and help him decide if you’re a good candidate for Kybella® injections. Women who are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan to become pregnant should not have Kybella® injections.

Your Recovery & Results

Each Kybella® treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes to administer a series of small injections. You should be able to schedule your appointment before work or during a lunch break and return to work or your daily activities immediately.

The recovery period for Kybella® tends to be much shorter and easier than recovering from chin liposuction, which is a surgical procedure. Initially, you may have some swelling, bruising, redness, pain, tenderness, numbness or firm spots under your chin as your body goes through an inflammatory response and begins to flush the fat. Side effects are usually temporary and should mostly subside within a few days. An ice pack may help relieve symptoms.

Some people may see a change in their chin about a month after their first Kybella® treatment. Many people, though, have 2 to 4 Kybella® treatments before achieving noticeable results. Dr. Nein may recommend up to 6 treatments over a 6-month period to fully address your concerns and eliminate your double chin.