There are certain areas of the body that will not lose weight or decrease in size, and a double chin is one of those areas. You may not know, but 2 out of 3 people are bothered by a double chin (submental fullness) and the condition affects both men and women. Now Dr. Peter Abramson is happy to be able to offer a non-surgical method of eliminating a double chin and it is possible due to a new product called Kybella.

Kybella is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that effectively reduces sub-mental fullness without the need for surgery or anesthesia and involves little to no downtime, making it a wonderful alternative to more invasive procedures like neck lift or facial liposuction.

Kybella is a multi-injection procedure that was FDA approved in April 2015. The main ingredient of Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a non-human/non-animal formulation of a molecule that naturally occurs in your body to help absorb and break down dietary fat. When injected directly into moderate to severe pockets of fat cells under your chin, deoxycholic acid helps to break up the fat cell walls so that the fat cells can dissolve and get absorbed into the body. Kybella effectively destroys the cells and prevents them from storing or accumulating fat in the future. In order to avoid damaging surrounding tissue, it is critical that you choose an experience and trained injector like Dr. Peter Abramson.

Kybella is made by Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm XC, Voluma XC, Latisse, and SkinMedica products. All of these products are also offered at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center located in Atlanta, GA. Allergan is known world-wide and ensures that all of their product offerings are safe and effective.

Kybella is not an immediate fix but works over several months. Patients will need f about two to four visits and each session will require around 20 shots of the injectable. Dr. Abramson will use a topical anesthesia to numb some of the injections but patients may feel some burning and pain as the medication makes its way to the fat cells. The pain is quite tolerable and also indicates that the treatment is destroying the fat cells. Side effects include temporary numbness, swelling and pain.

With Kybella, patients can see dramatic results after just a few short treatments recovery period. In studies, Kybella has shown high patient satisfaction rates: almost 80% of patients were thrilled with the improved appearance of their face and chin and reported an improvement in confidence!

Dr. Peter Abramson is one of the first physicians to offer Kybella and has seen positive results for his patients who have tried Kybella. He invites anyone suffering from a double chin to schedule a private consultation to find out if Kybella right for you. Dr. Abramson still offers facial liposuction or neck lift to treat this area, but is happy that he now can offer Kybella as an alternative.

Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center is located on Johnson Ferry Rd. in Atlanta, GA and is convenient for anyone living in Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Johns Creek, Marietta or Brookhaven.