Kybella in Greensboro, NC

Serving the residents of Greensboro, Burlington and surrounding North Carolina communities, double board-certified surgeon, Dr. H. Christopher Coley, offers a non-surgical way to eliminate  your double chin via Kybella™ injections.

What is Kybella™?

Kybella™ is a non-invasive treatment that can help patients get rid of their double chin without the need for surgery. The average patient will develop a double chin for one of two reasons:

  1. As we grow older, our skin will lose much of its elasticity and begin to sag. This can cause a wide variety of cosmetic issues including a double chin.
  2. Overweight patients can also develop an extra layer of fat just below their jawline resulting in a double chin.

This stubborn body fat is extremely difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone, which is why many patients have turned to the FDA-approved treatment known as Kybella™.

How Does Kybella™ Work?

Kybella™ is a cutting-edge injectable serum that is made up of an all-natural substance known as deoxycholic acid. What makes Kybella™ such a popular and effective treatment is deoxycholic acid’s ability to quickly weaken and break apart the fat cells just under the chin. Before this treatment was offered to the public, patients often had to undergo lengthy procedures such as a neck or facelift to remove submental fullness. Luckily, patients can now achieve their cosmetic goals with nothing more than a series of quick and painless injections.

What is Submental Fullness?

Submental fullness is a cosmetic issue that almost every resident of Greensboro will have to deal with at some point in their life. For the vast majority of residents, submental fullness is the result of one’s weight or age. As we grow older, our bodies can no longer produce enough elastin and collagen to keep our skin firm and well-toned. Patients who are carrying extra weight might also find themselves struggling with prominent submental fullness.

In some cases, genes can play a role in this condition. Patients who have immediate family members with submental fullness are much likelier to develop this cosmetic problem themselves. Even those who stay at a healthy weight and continue to exercise regularly can develop submental fullness at some point in their life.

Every patient should realize that they are not the only one who is struggling with this cosmetic condition.

Dr. Coley understands just how unhappy many of our patients are with their submental fullness. Everyone wants to be confident in their appearance, but this condition seems to hold many people back regardless of what they do. Submental fullness is so prevalent that recent studies published by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery have revealed that over 60 percent of American adults are worried about their double chin.

Common Questions About Kybella™

Is Kybella™ Right for Me?

Kybella™ is an excellent option for practically any patient who is no longer happy with their appearance due to submental fullness. This is an especially effective cosmetic treatment for patients who have recently lost a large amount of weight but continue to struggle with loose skin and fat just below their chin. Patients require absolutely no incisions or stitches, which means that it is the perfect treatment for those who would like to avoid invasive surgery.

How Many People Have Been Treated With Kybella™?

Even though Kybella™ is a relatively new treatment, over 20 clinical trials have been carried out on nearly 3,000 patients from around the world. Out of these patients, over 1,600 received Kybella™ injections.

How is Kybella™ Administered?

Your total treatment time will depend on your personal cosmetic goals and how many injections you will need. For most patients, Dr. Coley can carry out all of the injections in just 15 or 20 minutes. We understand that many of our patients have extremely busy lives, which is why we do everything in our power to work around your schedule.

How Many Kybella™ Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients will need more than one set of Kybella™ injections in order to achieve their cosmetic goals. For the average individual, two to four appointments will be needed. Each of these appointments must be scheduled one month apart in order to inspect the results before moving forward. For particularly stubborn submental fullness, upwards of six appointments might be needed.

Is There Downtime After Kybella™?

One of the primary benefits of Kybella™ is the fact that it is a non-invasive treatment with absolutely no incisions. Instead of recovering in your bed for days or even weeks, you will be able to return to your daily activities as soon as the last injection is carried out. Many of our patients even have these treatments carried out on their lunch break.

Kybella™ Treatment Resulted in High Patient Satisfaction

  • Studies have shown that 79% of patients who have received Kybella™ injections claim that they are satisfied with the results.
  • Those same patients also claim that Kybella™ has improved their mood and helped motivate them to continue losing weight.

Important Safety Information about Kybella™

As with all other surgeries and procedures, the first step in this process is a thorough medical screening. Patients who have had any surgeries near the injection sites should inform Dr. Coley before being treated. In some cases, the treatment will need to be modified in order to account for these issues.

Important Information about Kybella™

Kybella™ has not been approved to remove fat from any other parts of the body and should only be used in the submental region. Patients who are prone to infections near the injection sites might not be eligible for this treatment.

What is the Cost of Kybella™?

Kybella™ is considered a cosmetic treatment and, therefore, is not typically covered by health insurance companies. Dr. Coley has financing options available for all patients. If you desire, you can also pay by cash, personal check, or credit card.

Dr. Christopher Coley

At The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley offers his aesthetic expertise to patients across North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Chapel Hill, Kernersville, and Thomasville, North Carolina. Contact The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center office today at 336-790-5254 to schedule your Kybella™ consultation!

Written by Coley Cosmetic and Hand Surgery Center