About Submental Fullness
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):
67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin
People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.
Now, there is a solution without surgery, KYBELLA!
Dr. John Serrão is always excited to introduce the latest innovative treatments to keep his patients looking and feeling their best and he is proud to be amongst the first group of physicians in Orlando to introduce KYBELLA®. Dr. Serrão has vast experience in treating the submental area with treatment modalities that include meso-lipotherapy, liposuction, laser lipolysis, Thermage, and ThermiRF.
“This has always been a problem area and Serrão Rejuvenation Center is looking forward to helping our patients get rid of their double chins and improve their chin contour,” said Dr. Serrão. “Finally, there is an FDA approved treatment that is non-invasive and can help everyone improve their jawline and reduce their double chin!”
Dr. John Serrão first trained in meso-lipotherapy injections in 2007 with Dr. Peter Salas of Manhattan, New York. He is a member of the International Meso-lipotheraoy Society. Serrão Rejuvenation Center is recognized as a training center for ThermiRF, a minimally invasive procedure for skin tightening of the chin and jawline. To learn more, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Serrão today.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
How does KYBELLA® work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Is KYBELLA® right for me?
Only you and Dr. Serrão can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask Dr. Serrão about KYBELLA®.
How many people have been treated with KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA®.
Will I experience any side effects from Kybella?
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.2 These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call our office at 407-896-3772 for medical advice about side effects.
How many treatments will I need?
You and Dr. Serrão will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, Dr. Serrao will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
How long will the results last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.