Fullness beneath the chin—a “double chin,” or submental fullness—can give the face a heavier, less aesthetically pleasing appearance. KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for destroying fat cells to resolve submental fullness.

KYBELLA offers Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients a non-surgical, effective option for treatment. Dr. Christopher Manios provides KYBELLA injections to men and women who want to reduce or eliminate moderate-to-severe fat below the chin.

KYBELLA’s active ingredient, synthetic deoxycholic acid, occurs naturally in the body and assists in breaking down and absorbing fat. Injections destroy unwanted fat cells so that they can no longer store or collect fat. Once you reach your aesthetic goal of reducing submental fullness and assuming you do not gain significant weight afterwards, you should not require ongoing treatments to maintain your results.

The Benefits of KYBELLA

Submental fullness can cause Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients to look older or heavier than they actually are. While weight gain is one common cause of submental fullness, genetics and aging can also lead to the collection of fat below the chin. As a result, diet and exercise may not improve the condition.

Having a double chin is the biggest aesthetic concern for many of Dr. Manios’s patients, and aesthetic treatment is the most direct way to eliminate the submental fullness they are experiencing. KYBELLA may be able to help:

  • Get rid of a double chin.
  • Improve the profile of your chin without surgical intervention, downtime, or scarring.
  • Give you a firmer, thinner, and more youthful appearance.

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Dr. Manios’s Approach with KYBELLA

Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients begin with a consultation at Dr. Manios’s practice. As a plastic surgeon focused on facial rejuvenation and injectable solutions, he offers a high level of expertise in several treatment options, including KYBELLA.

During your visit, Dr. Manios will assess the condition of your chin and neck to ensure that you are a good candidate for KYBELLA. He will also evaluate the amount of skin laxity below your chin so that the treatment he offers will create a firm, smooth contour. Dr. Manios’s extensive knowledge of KYBELLA and his frequent use of the product in his practice offer patients more predictable and attractive outcomes.

As part of your consultation, Dr. Manios will take the time to explain how KYBELLA works, answer any questions you have about receiving the treatment, and detail what your experience will be like. In general:

  • You will have 3-6 rounds of treatment on a 4-8 week basis to help accomplish your goals.
  • Your first treatment will yield significant improvement, and your subsequent visits will continue to eliminate unwanted fat below the chin.
  • The benefits you receive from KYBELLA will be permanent as long as you do not gain significant weight.

What You Can Expect with KYBELLA

Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients will receive their KYBELLA injections directly from Dr. Manios. His knowledge of facial anatomy and injectable products will help make treatment more comfortable and impactful.

Each treatment will take about 15-20 minutes. Your treatment will depend on the amount of fullness below your chin and the aesthetic vision you would like to achieve by the conclusion of your care. Following each visit, you may experience some swelling and tenderness for 1-2 weeks. You will be able to return to normal activities and shouldn’t require downtime as the result of an appointment.

KYBELLA treatments should help you eliminate a double chin, tighten the contour of your jawline, and provide a thinner appearance. As a result, you can expect to look slimmer, fitter and more youthful.

If your goal is to slim down the area beneath your chin without surgery, you may be a good candidate for KYBELLA. Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Manios online or by phone at (925) 989-6560.