Submental fullness is one of the most common aesthetic concerns that Dr. Manios treats for Walnut Creek patients. Slimming down a double chin creates a more defined profile and an overall thinner, fitter appearance.

While there are several options for treating a double chin, Dr. Manios typically recommends KYBELLA® for moderate to severe submental fullness. KYBELLA offers several benefits that other options don’t provide, and its collected advantages make it an excellent solution for patients.

An Overview of Double Chin Treatment Options

Here is a brief review of common treatments for submental fullness:

  • KYBELLA is an injectable solution that permanently eliminates fat below the chin.
  • CoolSculpting® is a technology that uses specialized cooling panels to freeze and destroy fat cells in the treatment area.
  • Laser therapy relies on a small laser fiber, which the doctor inserts through an incision, to melt away fat cells beneath the chin.
  • Liposuction is a surgical procedure that releases and suctions away fat from targeted areas of the body. It may be used in combination with a facelift, which can lift and tighten features of the neck and lower face.

KYBELLA’s Advantages

Limited Downtime

Walnut Creek patients who want a slimmer, more youthful appearance but who don’t have time for an extended recovery will benefit from KYBELLA. Unlike with surgical procedures such as liposuction and facelift, KYBELLA patients can return to most normal activities immediately after their appointment.

Speed of Treatment

KYBELLA injections only take 15 minutes. You can expect to be out of your appointment quickly and back to your daily routine. Other double chin treatments can last significantly longer. Even CoolSculpting, which is a non-surgical option, may take up to an hour per application to achieve the desired result.

No Scars

Procedures like liposuction and facelift, which require incisions, have the potential to leave behind scars. Walnut Creek patients don’t have to worry about scarring with KYBELLA.


The results that you get from KYBELLA injections are permanent. The treatment will eliminate fat cells in the submental area, and your body will remove these cells from your system over time. So long as you maintain your current weight, there’s no expectation that you’ll see fat below your chin again.


Laser technologies are not proven to reduce fat in the submental area. KYBELLA is an FDA-approved treatment for destroying fat cells beneath the chin.

Combining Treatment Methods

Walnut Creek patients who have a severe double chin may benefit from a combination of approaches. For example, non-surgical intervention with both KYBELLA and CoolSculpting can be very effective. By starting with CoolSculpting, patients can remove some of the fat below the chin, and then Dr. Manios can target and treat the remaining fat more precisely with KYBELLA. Note that patients who have mild to moderate submental fullness do not typically require this combination of methods.

To learn more about your options with aesthetic care and what you can expect with treatment, Dr. Manios invites you to contact his practice for a consultation. During your appointment, he can answer any further questions you have about KYBELLA and other cosmetic solutions.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Manios online or by phone in Walnut Creek at 925 989 6560.

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