Even a small amount of excess fat in the upper neck area may cause the appearance of a "double chin" that is bothersome to both men and women. The extra pockets of fat beneath the chin (aka the submental area) may be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a weaker chin and jawbone for an undefined profile. Fleming Island, FL plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace is pleased to offer a new method to eliminate neck fat at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical procedure for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a manmade version of deoxycholic acid that works like the natural DA in the body to dissolve and absorb fat. Once it's injected below the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in the volume of fat. Once the fat is eliminated, it does not re-form, so you can enjoy your new, slimmer profile and clear jawline. Kybella treatments are performed in Suite B downstairs from the Spa by Dr. William Wallace of Fleming Island Plastic Surgery.
The best patients for Kybella treatments have additional fat in the upper neck (submental area) that is causing unwanted fullness or a double chin. Kybella addresses stubborn sections of fat that cannot be minimized with usual weight loss methods because it is created by genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at or near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not worked to remove the fat in your neck, Kybella may be the right procedure for your needs. While Kybella may treat small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area, larger amounts of fat may require surgical liposuction.
"I was interested in a new procedure called Renuvian and Dr.Wallace was 1 if the only 2 doctors in the area who does it. I consulted with both of them. I chose Dr. Wallace not just because he has more experience doing it but also becouse he was so thorough during his consultation. I actually ended up having 3 consultations becouse I had new questions arise. I offered to pay for additional consultation & his office declined and he took just as much time w/ me on my final consult as he did on my first. I did do the Renuvian procedure w/ Dr.Wallace. The procedure itself wasn't very painful. The most painful aspect is probably looking at yourself in the mirror for awhile, lol since it's a skin resurfacing procedure. But I was prepared for that since Dr.Wallace was very candid about what to expect. My healing process has taken longer(prolonged redness) so I have been frustrated at times. Dr.Wallace & his entire staff, especially Stacy have been very supportive & understanding. I truly appreciate their post procedure care. They did everything possible to get my healing process moving along. Dr. Wallace even sent me over to the Pura Vida Spa to meet with Amanda the esthetician there. She made recommendations for my skin ( including products) that have made a tremendous difference. I am 4 most post procedure and am excited about my results. The lifting & tightening, especially around my eyes is exactly what I was hoping for. Dr. Wallace awesome and really cares about his patients!!"- B.D. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2018
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"I had a great experience. I will be going back. If you haven’t tried them out you need to. ?"- C.A. / Facebook / Jul 26, 2018
"I’m so excited that we finally have a spa on “the Island.” The facials and massages are amazing and the facility is beautiful and relaxing."- B.H. / Facebook / Jul 22, 2018
"I had my first session with Erica for a 90 min massage. She sure knows her stuff ! I suffer with neck / back issues and she was interested in meeting all of my needs for future visits . I have another appointment scheduled with her in two weeks !"- M.W. / Google / Jul 20, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
what to expect
Kybella injections are completed during an in-office appointment. We typically apply a numbing cream to the treated area, if preferred, after the skin is cleansed. The procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes multiple small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may need one treatment to achieve their desired goal, while other patients may require several treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart.
Since Kybella does not require general anesthesia, patients can leave the office as soon as they feel comfortable to resume their usual routine. Patients may experience temporary swelling, numbness, or bruising beneath the chin; however, this should not last longer than 2 - 3 days. Call Pura Vida immediately if you are feeling any unusual side effects, like facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells eliminated by Kybella do not regenerate, the cells that remain can get larger, so patients must maintain a steady weight after their Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. The results following this treatment leave your neck looking tighter and slimmer and your profile will be more defined.
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Just because everyone else in your family tree has to conceal their hereditary double chin doesn't mean you have to. Schedule an appointment with Dr. William to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella treatments at Pura Vida to minimize neck fat so you can get that strong chin and jawline.