Weight loss can improve your overall body composition, but it doesn’t always guarantee that you will lose weight from the areas that bother you the most. A "double chin" may be caused by aging, genetics, or weight gain and is most often resistant to diet and exercise. The office of Charles P. Virden, MD is pleased to offer Kybella, a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment for men and women that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove the excess fat that appears under the chin area, also known as the submental area. The Kybella injection is the perfect treatment for improving the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat under the chin. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Charles Virden has performed surgically neck liposuction for patients living near Reno, Nevada and Tahoe, but he is happy to have Kybella as a nonsurgical alternative for good candidates. Dr. Virden is the first surgeon in the area to be trained on official Kybella injection techniques. Dr. Virden's training and experience has provided him with a level of precision and skill that is essential for performing Kybella injections successfully.
The best candidates for Kybella:
- Have moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, which gives the appearance of a double chin
- Desire a nonsurgical approach for fat reduction
- Desire long-term results
- Desire natural-looking results
What to Expect
A number of small injections will be made in the fat under the chin during this outpatient procedure. If pain or discomfort will be an issue, a local numbing agent can be administered prior to a Kybella treatment. The treatment typically lasts around 15 – 20 minutes. Since 2 – 6 treatments are usually needed, they will be spaced out about a month apart.
After Kybella, there is no downtime, but patients might experience mild pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the injection site. These side effects could last 2 – 3 days. Some patients may notice a reduction of fat after just a single treatment, but most patients will notice improvements after 2 or 3 treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
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Get a slimmer, sleeker profile
Diet and exercise aren’t always enough to combat a double chin and sometimes, liposuction surgery isn’t a viable option. However, Kybella can rid you of that double chin with no surgery and no downtime. To find out if you’re a candidate for this remarkable treatment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.