Kybella™: The Double-Chin Treatment

Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & Nearby Areas of Tennessee

If you've become insecure about your looks because a layer of skin and fat has developed at the bottom of your face in what is often referred to as a "double chin," you owe it to yourself to find out more about Kybella™, a revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic procedure from Board-Certified Knoxville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto.

To schedule your Kybella™ consultation with Dr. Kleto, please contact our Knoxville plastic surgery practice online or by telephone at (877) 907-0747. Dr. Kleto is the first doctor in East Tennessee to be able to provide Kybella™ to his patients.

Kybella™ has been enjoying a great deal of hype in the media, and for good reason. This is the first treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat what doctors call "submental fullness." It can be used to address a double chin or an overly-full single chin in most adults.

Are You a Candidate for Kybella™?

Until now, plastic surgeons have had few options for treating patients who suffer from double chins. Both men and woman are impacted by this condition, which plastic surgery experts report has been a nagging, difficult-to-treat problem.

Consider this research from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery:

  • Sixty-eight percent (68%) of people surveyed about double chins said they were bothered by the condition.
  • Those with double chins generally find them to be as unattractive as wrinkles or crow's feet.

Along with other body contouring and facial plastic surgery procedures, Kybella™ now provides a powerful solution from your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to address double chins.

How Does Kybella™ Work?

Each Kybella™ treatment involves 2 or 3 injectable syringes of the product. The actual medicine, which carries the clinical name deoxycholic acid, emulsifies fat cells, which allows them to be absorbed by the intestines. That chin fat does not return.

Dr. Kleto's Knoxville Kybella™ patients often receive 4 to 6 treatments to experience the full benefits of this procedure, although each person's response to Kybella™ is unique.

While this is a relatively new treatment for fat reduction, the use of deoxycholic acid as a health and wellness remedy has a long history. Consider that for decades Chinese medical practitioners have been using a variation of this substance to treat inflammation. Deoxycholic acid also is used for gallstone prevention. Some researchers have even gone so far as to endorse this substance as a type of immune system stimulant.

As with any medical treatment, there may be side effects from your Kybella™ treatment. The most common of these are pain and swelling at the injection site. Please be sure to speak with Dr. Kleto if you have concerns about the more serious Kybella™ side effects.

Click here to read Dr. Kleto's recent article about Kybella™ in "Everything Knoxville" magazine.

If you live in or around Knoxville, Tennessee and would like to be rid of your double chin without invasive surgery, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kleto online or by telephone to book your Kybella™ consultation: (877) 907-0747.

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9123 Cross Park Dr - Suite 100

Knoxville, TN 37923

Sevierville Office, LeConte Medical Center

744 Middle Creek Rd - Suite 200

Sevierville, TN 37862