Even a bit of excess fat in the upper neck area will cause the appearance of a "double chin" that may be bothersome to both men and women. The additional pockets of fat below the chin (or the submental area) may be caused by genetics, aging, or weight fluctuations that lead to a weaker chin and jawbone for an undefined profile. Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle is happy to offer a new technique to reduce neck fat at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical option to address submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetically made version of deoxycholic acid that performs like the natural DA in the body to attack and absorb fat. Once it has been injected beneath the chin, you may see a reduction in the amount of fat. When the fat is removed, it will not regenerate, so you will enjoy your new, slender profile and defined jawline for years to come.
The best patients for Kybella injectable treatments have unwanted fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted volume. This injection corrects stubborn areas of fat that cannot be removed with common weight loss methods since it is determined by genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not been able to eliminate the fat in your submental area, Kybella may be the right option for your goals. While Kybella can be used to reduce small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, significant amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center.
"I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for Dr. Lyle. I first met Dr. Lyle a month ago during a consultation to have my recalled Allergan Biocell textured implants (installed by a different surgeon) replaced for smooth wall implants. The experience from beginning to end was fantastic. I was greeted warmly, and I love that they offer you a warm robe in the exam room. This is a nice change from the usual paper gowns. Dr. Lyle himself is lovely. He's friendly, knowledgeable, humble and helpful. Fast forward a month later and I woke up to a swollen and painful left breast - this is a big concern with textured implants, so I called his office at 8 am and was told by reception to start making my way in ASAP. I saw Dr. Lyle at 9 am. He examined me and decided I needed an ultrasound and biopsy. He asked his nurse to call around and find me an appointment. By 10 am I was in the capable hands of the Breast Center in Raleigh. My biopsy was sent right to the lab.The next day, Dr. Lyle called me with my results, thankfully everything was negative. This experience was very emotional and stressful for me and Dr. Lyle and his team were incredible. I am so grateful for everything he has done for me - what a tremendous advocate! I am really looking forward to being in Dr. Lyle's capable hands through my breast revision surgery in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for everything, Dr. Lyle. It is impossible to articulate my gratitude."- A.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Dr Lyle is absolutely AMAZING and I can’t truly place into words how AMAZING he is! I am completely satisfied with his work and loved him so much! My mother calls him “THE PERFECTIONIST” I have had the opportunity to use his services twice over the years and I wouldn’t trust anyone else."- E.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"I Felt Very Safe in His Care. - Dr Lyle is a great very carrying Doctor I would recommend to anyone needing a plastic surgeon. He is very attentive and never makes you feel rushed through appointments. He treats you as a individual not a number like some do."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 03, 2019
"A+ Blepharoplasty with Dr. Glenn Lyle of RPSC! - Finally, my visual field has been restored after constantly struggling with sagging- hooded eyelids that were impacting my daily life such as: working on the computer with my head tilted backwards to see the screen, forehead fatigue causing aching, my eyelashes pushing down and finally the feeling that I had a "frame of dimness" is completely gone! I can see clearly now and the world is a much..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2019
"Dr. Lyle was so considerate of my wishes and concerns during the process of reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. He was the one doctor of all of my medical team who treated me like a person instead of just a number. He truly does his best to make his patients happy with their end result!"- R.H. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
Kybella is done during an in-office appointment. Dr. Lyle will usually apply a numbing gel to the injected area, if desired, after the skin is clean. The procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes a few small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may require one treatment to get to their desired look, while some may want a few treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.
What to Expect
Injections of Kybella don't require anesthesia, so you are allowed to leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your daily plans. You may notice temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness below your chin, although this should not last longer than a couple of days. Call Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center immediately if you are noticing any unusual side effects, including facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells affected by Kybella do not re-grow, the cells left can grow larger, so you need to maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking slimmer and tighter and your profile will be more defined.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,200 - $2,800
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Just because everyone else in your family may have to mask their hereditary double chin doesn't mean you need to. Schedule an initial consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella injectable treatments at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center to reduce a "double chin," so you can enjoy a strong, well-defined chin and jawline.