Many patients that want to improve their facial profile seek an alternative to plastic surgery. Dr. Burgess offers patients Kybella treatments for patients that struggle to reduce their double chin with diet and exercise alone. Kybella is the only injectable treatment approved by the FDA to destroy fat cells in the area under the chin.
As you age, your metabolism changes and your body stores fat differently. This can make losing fat in certain areas of the body difficult and the submental fat under your chin is a common problem spot. Kybella is a minimally invasive injectable designed to target submental fat. The injection is formulated with deoxycholic acid, a synthetic chemical identical to your liver’s bile acids to metabolize fat. Because your body will process the fat and excrete it naturally, the results are permanent as long as your weight stays consistent.
Kybella is best suited for patients at stable body weight and with good skin laxity struggling with submental fat despite their diet and gym routine. Dr. Burgess will evaluate the treatment area and determine if Kybella is right for you. She will also help you manage your expectations for your results.
During your appointment, Dr. Burgess will numb the treatment area with a topical anesthetic. Next, she will apply a series of small injections to the treatment area. The procedure typically takes about 15-20 minutes and there is little risk of side effects when performed by a trained technician. While you will notice results a few weeks after your first treatment, patients may need 3-6 treatments spaced about a month apart to achieve their fat loss goal.
Dr. Burgess was among the first practices to offer this treatment in the Washington, DC, area and she was a clinical investigator in the research trials. She has the knowledge and experience to provide your treatment safely and ensure you get the best results. Patients searching for a “Kybella treatment near me” can contact Dr. Burgess at (202) 955-5757 to learn to schedule an evaluation.