Thanks to genetics, it may be impossible for some people to get rid of the excess fat in the upper neck area that creates a "double chin." These stubborn pockets of fat in the submental area may be resistant to weight loss efforts and cannot be eliminated naturally. The Allergan company, creators of BOTOX and Juvéderm, have developed Kybella, the first nonsurgical solution to submental fat that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Edward Guarino, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is pleased to be able to offer this revolutionary injectable treatment at his practice in Allentown, Pennslyvania for patients with small to moderate amounts of fat in their upper neck that cannot be removed with a healthy diet and exercise. During the initial consultation, Dr. Guarino will discuss the best options based on the patient’s concerns and goals to determine if Kybella injections are the best choice or if surgical neck liposuction is more appropriate for patients who need larger amounts of fat removed.
"love going there I got my surgery done 4 months ago I feel good and more confidence on my self.. thank you Dr. Guarino and his professional staff"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 03, 2015
"Dr. Guarino and his staff instantly put me at ease on my first visit. They answered my questions, let me know if my expectations were realistic and explained everything involved with my procedure. Their care and concern throughout the pre- and post-op process really set them apart and I'm grateful for all their help."- K.W. / Google / Mar 18, 2018
"Dr. Guarino did great work on my breast reduction, very informative nice finished results light to minimal scarring. Just overall great, was debating reduction for awhile and looking for a great doctor to perform it not wanting messed up boobs but he did a great job! Almost a full year since my surgery and couldn’t be more happy!"- K.W. / Google / Mar 08, 2018
"43 Yr Old After 3 Children in Need to Look the Way I Feel - Dr Guarino answered all my questions took his time studying which techniques would be the best for me and delivered on all my expectations. Office staff is totally awesome, patient and knowledgeable"- C. / RealSelf / Dec 17, 2017
"I had lost over thirty percent of my vision due to hooded eyes. Dr. Guarino is meticulous, warm and has great self-confidence in his work, which was very reassuring to me. He did an excellent job with my eyelid surgery, which healed quickly, and my vision is not only better, but much clearer! I’ve received many compliments about my eyes, both from those who did or did not know about the surgery! Like”I love what you’ve done with your eyes!” And “You look 20 years younger!” Etc. Dr. Guarino, thank you so very much. You have brought more joy and self-confidence into my life (and beauty, too!) I appreciate you!Also, the staff is very friendly, efficient and helpful, I was completely comfortable there. Thank you all!"- E.G. / Google / Jan 15, 2018
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, works by destroying the dietary fat in the submental area. It will take 2 – 6 treatment sessions for patients to get their best results, but 79% of patients in clinical trials were satisfied from the final results of their Kybella treatments and they reported feeling that they looked younger, happier, and more confident.
During/After the Procedure
The plastic surgeon will clean the area to be treated and then carefully make multiple injections under the chin with the Kybella. Patients generally begin to see results after 2 – 4 treatment sessions, but if needed, patients can have up to 6 Kybella treatments with no more than a 4 week break between sessions. Many patients report minor, temporary side effects after their treatment, including pain, redness, numbness, swelling, and bruising.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,200 - $1,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Month
- Procedure Recovery Location
Kybella Neck Lipo FAQs
Once the Kybella treatments have destroyed the fat cells in the submental area, they are permanently gone. However, patients should maintain a healthy, stable weight after the procedure to prevent weight gain in other areas.
Kybella has been approved by the FDA, scientists have performed over 20 clinical studies, and over 1,600 patients have been treated with Kybella. Patients should disclose their full medical history during their consultation, including any current medications, herbs, and supplements. Kybella is not approved for use in patients under 18 years old and should not be used outside the neck and chin area.
Kybella Vs. Liposuction?
Kybella neck liposuction and traditional neck liposuction are both effective and similarly priced, but Kybella does not involve surgery, general anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery. We will discuss both methods during the initial consultation and help the patient determine their best treatment plan.