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If you have a chubby chin, it can impact your facial appearance. Submental fat deposits under the chin and around the neck can make the face look heavy and older. What if you could dissolve the fat under your chin with a non-invasive treatment? At Maia Plastic Surgery, we offer Kybella® (fat melting) injections to eliminate your double chin at our clinics in the Washington, D.C., area.

It is impossible to lose fat from a targeted area through diet or exercise. Many people with fat under their chin are a healthy weight, but aging, genetics, hormones or other factors contribute to a double chin. To remove chin fat, cosmetic treatments or plastic surgery can be performed. For those who want to avoid plastic surgery procedures such as chin liposuction, Kybella fat melting injections may be the solution.

What Are Fat Melting Injections?

Kybella uses a substance called deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells in the body. When injected into the submental fat under the chin, deoxycholic acid begins “melting” the fat cells and slimming the chin and neck. As the fat cells dissolve, they are absorbed back into the body. Once destroyed, fat cells do not regenerate, eliminating the fat deposits permanently.

Kybella injections for a double chin are performed in a series of treatments. Each treatment involves multiple injections into the chin area, which can be performed in less than a half hour. The most common side effects from the treatment are swelling or bruising from the injections.

Most patients require at least 3-4 Kybella fat melting sessions to achieve the desired results. The treatments are staggered a month or so apart, with fat disappearing more and more after each session. Over several months, the chin fat melts away and reveals a more defined and attractive chin, jawline and neck.

If you are ready to say goodbye to your chubby chin, contact our team at Maia Plastic Surgery. We have fat melting treatments for double chins using Kybella injections. Call our clinic near Chevy Chase, MD, or Tysons, VA, to schedule your double chin fat melting consultation.

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I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

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I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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