Double Chin Removal

Alexander Golberg, MD, DO -  - Osteopathic Medicine

Alexander Golberg, MD, DO

Osteopathic Medicine & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY & Murray Hill, Manhattan, NY

If a double chin makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance, there’s a new treatment that can help. Through his New York City medical practice, Dr. Alexander Golberg offers KYBELLAⓇ, the only FDA-approved injectable medication for addressing fat deposits in the area underneath your chin. To learn more about this innovative treatment option, schedule a consultation with Dr. Golberg right away. Online scheduling is available, or you can contact the office by phone to check appointment availability.

Double Chin Removal Q & A

Why do I have a double chin?

Everyone has a small amount of fat in the area beneath their chin (called submental fat), but some men and women have more than they would like. This can be due to genetic factors, weight gain, or age.

Submental fat is difficult to lose through regular diet and exercise. That’s why researchers worked for many years to develop a treatment option that could effectively target this common problem area. KYBELLA is the result of those efforts.

How does KYBELLA work?

KYBELLA is a prescription medication made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance your body produces naturally. Deoxycholic acid works in your intestine to break down fat cells in the foods you eat.

Researchers found that when injected into the fat deposits beneath the chin, deoxycholic acid works in much the same way, destroying the walls of fat cells and eliminating their ability to store fat. Your lymphatic and circulatory systems then clear the damaged fat cells from your body over the course of several weeks.

What is it like to receive KYBELLA treatment?

KYBELLA is administered through multiple injections. Dr. Golberg creates a customized treatment plan that focuses on your specific needs and goals. That guides where he places the injections, how much medication to use, and how many treatment sessions you’ll need to achieve optimal results.  

Most men and women who try KYBELLA experience minimal discomfort during injections. The entire process takes very little time, often around 15 minutes from start to finish.

How long does it take to see results from KYBELLA?

During the first few days following treatment, your body responds to KYBELLA with some swelling. The area beneath your chin may be tender as your body adjusts and fat cells begin to collapse. It’s also possible to experience minor bruising, redness, or numbness in the treatment area.

Any side effects are temporary in nature. Many men and women report visible results within a few weeks, and an even more noticeable improvement after their second treatment.

How long do the results of KYBELLA last?

KYBELLA delivers permanent results. The medication destroys targeted fat cells, which are then eliminated from your body. That means those cells are no longer present to accumulate or store fat, and your body won’t regenerate new cells to replace them.

Clinical trials showed measurable results. Even better, men and women who participated in the trials reported marked improvements in the shape and fullness of their jawline. To learn more about what KYBELLA can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Golberg today.