Even a small amount of extra fat in the upper neck area may cause the appearance of a “double chin” that is bothersome to both men and women. The excess pockets of fat beneath the chin (aka the submental area) may be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a weaker chin and jawbone for an undefined profile. Encinitas, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann is pleased to offer a new method to eliminate neck fat at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical procedure for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a manmade version of deoxycholic acid that acts like the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat. Once it’s injected below the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in the volume of fat. When the fat is eliminated, the cells do not re-form, so you are able to enjoy your new, slimmer profile and clear jawline for years to come. Dr. Schoemann is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, equipped to tailor and execute a customized treatment plan to help you meet your aesthetic goals.
The ideal patients for Kybella treatments have additional fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes unwanted fullness or a double chin. This injection addresses stubborn sections of fat that cannot be minimized with usual weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at or near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not worked to remove the fat in your neck, Kybella may be the right procedure for your needs. While Kybella may correct small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction at Schoemann Plastic Surgery.