Kybella™ in Nashville, TN

Many people are bothered by a double chin that makes them appear older or heavier than they actually are. Fortunately, there is now a cosmetic that is specifically designed to treat the condition known as “double chin”. Kybella™ is a safe, effective treatment that is minimally-invasive, and requires little to no recovery period. Located in Brentwood, New Life Physicians, led by regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Morgan Moor, offers Kybella™ injections to the residents of Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.

What is Kybella™?

Kybella™ is a cosmetic treatment designed to help diminish the appearance of a double chin.

There are two usual causes for a double chin:

  1. Excessive fat deposits accumulate beneath the chin
  2. The skin around the chin and jaw begins to sag, creating the appearance of two chins

Kybella™ is formulated to eliminate the appearance of fat under the chin, streamlining the chin and jawline, and resulting in a firm, defined, profile and rejuvenated appearance.

How does Kybella™ work?

Kybella™ works by eliminating fat cells, and is often the preferred non-invasive alternative to liposuction. Fat cells are safely destroyed internally and eliminated naturally by your own body.

Kybella™ is a serum that is injected beneath the chin and contains organic ingredients and specific acids, including  deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps absorb fat.
Kybella™ is respected as a highly effective method to improve facial definition and enhance the contours of the profile because of its ability to destroy fat, which is then eliminated naturally by the body. Kybella™ is FDA approved and is safe and effective for the treatment of double chins.

What is Submental Fullness?

Kybella™ is so effective in the treatment of a double chin because it targets submental fullness, or fat that accumulates under the chin. Although some people are born with double chins, many develop submental fullness as a result of the aging process and the double chin typically becomes more prominent as people age.

Weight gain and obesity may also contribute to the development of a double chin. The more fat tissues form in your body, the more likely it is that you will develop submental fatty deposits or a double chin.

Genetic factors, such as facial bone structure, may also contribute to the development of a double chin. For those who have inherited this trait, no amount of diet or exercise will eliminate it.

Submental Fullness is a Common Problem

Dr. Moor understands that for some patients, the double chin contributes to feelings of embarrassment and diminished self-esteem. The double chin, or submental fullness, is a very common cosmetic concern. In fact, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reports that more than 60 percent of Americans are bothered by the appearance of a double chin. Fortunately, Kybella™ offers a safe and effective way to eliminate submental fullness without surgery.

Common Kybella™ Treatment Questions

Would I make a good candidate for treatment with Kybella™?

Kybella™ is recommended for healthy adults who want to eliminate or diminish the appearance of a double chin. It is also recommended for those who have lost a significant amount of weight, yet still have submental fullness or a double chin.

Since Kybella™ is a non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery, it may be an excellent option for you if you are seeking a minimally invasive solution for your double chin that requires little to no recovery period.

Has Kybella™ been tested for safety and effectiveness?

Yes. Kybella™ has undergone 20 clinical trials of rigorous testing to examine its effects and safety. These studies tracked the results of over 1,600 patients who received Kybella™ treatments to safely and effectively treat their double chin.

How is Kybella™ administered?

Kybella™ treatment normally takes about 15 to 20 minutes. All that is required is the injection of the serum into fatty layers under the skin. The body does the rest of the work naturally by safely absorbing and eliminating the fat. Dr. Moor will personalize your treatment to address your specific treatment goals or to fit your busy schedule.

How many treatments will be required?

Most patients require between two to four treatments to see a significant improvement in their chin profile. Patients with extremely stubborn fat deposits may require up to six treatments with Kybella™ to see the desired results. Treatments are typically administered at least one month apart.

Does Kybella™ treatment involve downtime?

Because Kybella™ is minimally invasive and does not require surgery, you can expect little recovery time between treatments. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following their treatment.

High Patient Satisfaction Rates

Seventy-nine percent of patients report total satisfaction with enhanced facial contours and chin after Kybella™ treatment. These patients reported that it boosted their self-esteem, and some noted that it assisted in weight loss.

Kybella™ Safety Information

Dr. Moor will assess your medical history prior to your Kybella™ treatment. Your treatment may need to be modified if you have had prior cosmetic surgery on your face or chin. You should also inform Dr. Moor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have experienced problems with swallowing prior to your Kybella™ treatment.

Kybella™ treatment may have to be postponed if you currently have an infection under your chin.

Kybella™ is not recommended for use in other body regions besides the chin area.

How much does Kybella™ cost in Nashville?

Kybella™ is priced similarly to other dermal fillers. The eventual cost of Kybella™ will depend on the amount needed by the patient, as well as the number of treatments. Since Kybella™ is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, it’s highly unlikely that health insurance providers will offer coverage. New Life Physicians accepts cash, checks, credit cards as well as financing.

If you live in Nashville, Franklin or the surrounding areas of Tennessee, and are looking to eliminate your “double chin,” contact Dr. Morgan Moor at New Life Physicians in Brentwood.