Even a little extra fat in the upper neck area can cause the appearance of a "double chin" that can be bothersome to both men and women. The excess pockets of fat under the chin (also known as the submental area) may be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a weaker chin and jawbone for an undefined profile. Seguin, TX medical director Dr. Melanie Carreon is proud to offer a new way to get rid of neck fat at LCS Medical Spa. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical treatment for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that acts like the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat. Once it is injected under the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in fat. When the fat is destroyed, the cells cannot return, so you are able to enjoy your new, slim profile and strong jawline for years to come. Call our Seguin, TX office to learn more.
The best patients for Kybella injections have excess fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted fullness. This injection treats stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be reduced with normal weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not helped to reduce the fat in your upper neck, Kybella may be the right treatment for you. While Kybella can correct small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction at LCS Medical Spa.
"When I came to Dr. Carreon’s office I didn’t know what to expect. I had driven an hour and a half from my home just to find a “female doctor” who would understand my desire body shape. Mary put me at ease right away and Dr. Carreon fit me into her schedule right away. I’m delighted with my new waistline. It makes me feel young again, at 41."- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 10, 2009
"Loving my new body - Dr.Carreon has really changed my life. I had lipo with her a couple of weeks ago and my body has never looked so small. Dr. Carreon really does all she can to give the best results. Her office is very knowledgeable. They really show how much they care for their patients from the call the day before the procedure to the call the day after. I have recommended Dr. Carreon to all my friends and..."- S. / RealSelf / Oct 12, 2018
"Liposuction patient - Great results!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 06, 2018
"My wife had smartlipo done here and she looks and feels amazing! It’s been a great confidence boost for her and she’s very happy with the results. All the staff was extremely friendly and helpful! Thank you!"- J.C. / Google / Oct 04, 2018
"I had my lipo procedure with Dr. Melanie Carreon a couple of weeks ago and could not have asked for a better experience. From the consultation to the end, I felt like a priority. I was given more than enough information to help me through this process. The staff is very attentive and was ready to answer any questions I had. I was impressed that they checked on me the next day. I can't wait to see my final photos at my follow up appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Carreon!"- S.S. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
Kybella is performed during an in-office appointment. Dr. Carreon will often apply a numbing ointment to the treatment area, if requested, after the skin has been cleansed. The procedure takes about 15 – 30 minutes, which includes several small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may only need one treatment to reach their goal, while others may need multiple treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart at LCS Medical Spa.
What to Expect
Kybella doesn't require anesthesia, so you are able to leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your normal activities. You may have temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness under your chin, but this should not last longer than a few days. Call LCS Medical Spa immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects, such as facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not return, the remaining cells can become larger, so you should maintain at a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking tighter and sleeker, and your profile will be more defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
The price of Kybella treatments will depend on the size of the area being treated. Before your consultation, a customized plan will be created that can work to fit your specific budget. A member of our team can also discuss alternative payment options with you during your consultation.
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, works to break down and destroy fat cells in the body. After they are destroyed, these fat cells will not grow back. Therefore, additional Kybella treatments are not typically necessary once you have reached your desired outcome.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Currently, Kybella is only available for treatment of the area below the chin. Kybella has been proven to effectively reduce the appearance of a double chin. However, it has not yet been FDA approved for use on other areas of the body.
Who is not eligible for a Kybella treatment?
There are a few factors that could make an individual unable to receive a Kybella treatment. Candidates must be over the age of 18, cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding, and cannot have any infection at the treatment site. Prior to receiving treatment, you should share any health concerns and your medical history with your injector so that they can decide if you are eligible for treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
During your consultation, a customized treatment plan will be tailored to meet your desired results. Most often, patients receive between 2 – 4 Kybella treatments before achieving their wanted outcome. Kybella treatments must also be spaced about one month apart with six maximum treatments total.
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Even if everyone else in your family has to hide their hereditary double chin, it doesn't mean you will. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Carreon to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella injections at LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, near New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio and Austin TX. Destroy submental fat so you can have a well-defined, strong jawline today. Our location allows us to serve patients from all across Texas including San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and Austin.