Can kybella treat double chin if it's caused by obesity?

Hi everyone! I have a question that's sort of embarassing. I'm pretty large and I have a hard time doing every day things. My face is pretty much the only part of my body that I like except that my double chin ruins pretty much every picture that I take. I'm not sure if Kybella under my chin can really help since I'm overweight in general but I figured that it would be worth asking. I'm scared of surgery so that really isn't an option. Thanks!

Sindel

F, 29, Virginia

Tags:woman age 25-34 double chin under chin fat

Sindel,

Thank you for your question. Kybella is meant to treat fat in front of the neck muscle (platysma). That being said, there are certain patients who are better candidates for it than others. For patients with a significant amount of fat in the area, it may take multiple rounds of treatment which can add up in terms of cost over time. Some patients might be better candidates for surgical liposuction of the neck which may offer a more significant result with less cost. Make sure you see a local board certified plastic surgeon to discuss which treatment might be right for you.

Hope this helps!

Dallas R. Buchanan, MD, FACS

Owner & Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

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