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No More Turkey Neck!

By Dr. Michael L. Thornton | Nov 20, 2017

The dreaded double chin – a bane of self-confidence for people everywhere. You can work out and diet as much as you’d like, but sometimes that unsightly pocket of fat refuses to go away. So, are you just stuck living with it?

Options like liposuction exist, but not everyone wants to undergo an invasive surgical procedure. Dr. Michael L. Thornton, a double board certified cosmetic surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and his team at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center have the solution for those who want to eliminate their double chin.


Kybella is an injectable treatment specially formulated to target and destroy fat cells under the chin. It’s the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that targets submental fullness, or under-chin fat. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring acid found in the human body. Through a series of treatments, Kybella melts away your double chin without the need for neck liposuction.

After the fat cells are destroyed, the lymphatic and circulatory systems get to work eliminating the destroyed cells from the area. The Kybella injectable treatment results in permanent fat reduction under the chin, although future weight gain is always possible.

What Causes the Infamous Double Chin?

While double chins are commonly associated with weight gain, multiple factors also play into their formation, like age and genetics. As the skin gets older, it begins to lose its elasticity thanks to a loss of muscle tone and reduction in collagen and elastin production. This means skin laxity will increase and the fat located under your chin will no longer be supported.

Recovery and Results

After a Kybella treatment, you can expect to experience swelling, bruising and tenderness under your neck for four to six weeks as your body works hard to remove the destroyed fat cells. Most people need two to four treatment sessions to experience their desired result.

Treatment sessions are quick, taking about 15 to 20 minutes each. Afterward, you can expect to return to work with no recovery time required. You may experience swelling or bruising for several days post-treatment, but it shouldn’t hold you back from your daily routine.

Dr. Thornton and his team at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center are here to help you eliminate your submental fat and get that tight and sleek neckline you’ve always wanted. Kybella treatments are tailored to each individual, and Dr. Thornton will work with you to determine how many treatments you’ll need for optimal results. Call 817-477-9000 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thornton and determine whether you’re a candidate for Kybella.

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