Kybella® in Charleston, SC

Having excess fat under the chin can make people look as if they carry extra weight and may even make it difficult to wear certain clothing styles. At Port City Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse uses Kybella® to eliminate the double chin on people living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, Summerville and Mount Pleasant, SC, who want a more contoured neckline without invasive cosmetic surgery.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable that breaks up and eliminates fat deposits under the chin and around the jaw line. When it is injected, Kybella® melts excess fat so the body can naturally eliminate it to reveal a more defined neckline and younger appearance.

How Much Does Kybella® Treatment Cost in Charleston?

The cost of Kybella® treatments are different vary with each patient. They are based on the extent of the area to be treated, how many treatments are needed to achieve the desired look, and whether Kybella® is administered with other treatments. During a consultation, we review the costs as well as payment options. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards as well as financing.

Benefits of Kybella®

As the only FDA-approved injectable to treat excess fat in the neck area, Kybella® offers the following benefits:

  • Quick treatment
  • Virtually painless
  • Long lasting results
  • No downtime or recovery

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Kybella®?

Kybella® is an excellent option for men and women with excess fat under their chin and along the jawline. Although a surgical neck lift is an effective procedure to remove excess fat and the dreaded “turkey neck,” Kybella® is ideal for those who want to correct this issue but do not need or want to have surgery. Dr. Widenhouse can determine if Kybella® is the best option for contouring the neckline.


What Do I Need to Do Before Kybella® Treatments?

There is no preparation involved before getting Kybella® treatments. We always ask patients to avoid blood thinning medications and supplements to lessen any chances of bruising or bleeding.

What Should I Expect on the Day of Kybella® Treatments?

Kybella® treatments are injected into the excess fat just under the skin. The solution contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a substance in the body responsible for helping the body digest fat in foods. The number of injections depends on the amount of fat under the chin.

How Long Does It Take to Get Kybella® Treatments?

Kybella® treatments take no more than 30 minutes to complete. The number of injections depends on the extent of the area to be treated. It is common for people to have three to four injections into the area under the chin to achieve their desired look. Multiple treatments are administered about a month apart.

What to Expect After Kybella® Treatments?

As with most dermal fillers and injectables, there is no recovery following Kybella® treatments. People go back to their daily routines immediately following each treatment.

When Will I See the Results from Kybella® Treatments?

There may be some swelling or redness that resolves itself within a day.

How Long Do the Results from Kybella® Last?

The results of Kybella® are long lasting once the treatments are completed. It is important to understand that even though the fat is removed, new fat can develop there if a healthy lifestyle is not maintained.

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse understands that a person’s appearance involves inner and outer beauty. With Kybella® injections, Dr. Widenhouse can remove fat under the chin and along the jaw lines on people living in and around Charleston, Summerville, Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant, SC, to reveal a smoother complexion and younger appearance. Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery.