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Double Chin Reduction

For people who want to get rid of double chin without having to undergo plastic surgery, CoolSculpting and Kybella offer two promising non-surgical alternatives. Both these treatments were cleared by the FDA in 2015 specifically for the cosmetic reduction of submental fat or excess fat deposits underneath the chin.

Kybella, clinically called ATX-101, will involve a medication to be delivered directly to the affected tissue through multiple injections. CoolMini, on the other hand, is a unique hand-held cooling device from the makers of CoolSculpting to eliminate unwanted chin fat.

Both CoolMini and Kybella offer unique benefits and are aimed at improving chin contours without involving any significant discomfort or downtime. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides these double chin reduction procedures to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations across the landscape.

Kybella Injections

Kybella Before and After photoKybella has distinguished itself as the first and only injectable treatment approved by the FDA specifically for the reduction of fat tissue in the submental area. The safety and effectiveness of Kybella injections has been established through numerous clinical trials and research studies. This unique in-office procedure can be customized to meet the patient’s requirements in order to create a sculpted chin profile without plastic surgery.

Kybella has become the first and only injectable procedure specifically approved by the FDA for the reduction of submental fat. Extensive studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Kybella. The injectable med spa treatment can be tailored to meet the unique aesthetic needs of a patient who desires a slimmer chin profile without surgery.

How does Kybella Work?

Kybella injectable procedure is based on deoxycholic acid, which is a biological substance in the body to support the absorption of excess fat. This active ingredient triggers the disintegration of targeted fat cells under the chin when it is delivered through injections. The fats are eventually reabsorbed in the body, revealing a slimmer chin contour. The patient may need up to six treatment sessions of about 20 minutes each.

CoolMini Treatment 

Coolsculpting for chin fat reduction before after picturesThe CoolMini applicator from CoolSculpting has been specifically designed to access small or difficult to reach areas such as under the chin. Its unique cooling process will freeze the unwanted fat off, and eventually the disrupted fat cells will exit from the body in a natural metabolic process. Just one to two treatment sessions of CoolMini treatment, lasting about 45 minutes each, may help to reduce about 20 percent fat in the under-chin site.

Coolsculpting for chin fat reduction before after photos

In-Office Procedures

Both Kybella and CoolMini from CoolSculpting can be performed in-office without requiring general anesthesia or sedation. Minimal discomfort is involved, as long as the treatment is administered by an experienced provider. Patients can simply return to their normal routine after the procedure.

Both Kybella and CoolMini are also popularly termed as ‘lunchtime’ procedures because they can easily fit into the busy schedule of a working individual. Astounding and sagacious plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas for double chin reduction.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

Kybella Injections Reduce Fat in Many Places

kybella-fat-reduction-usesKybella holds the distinction of being the first and only injectable non-surgical procedure to reduce fat pockets in the submental area below the chin. Patients who want to avoid liposuction plastic surgery can choose this injectable treatment to reduce the double chin appearance.

As of now, Kybella injections have only been approved by the FDA to reduce submental fat tissue. But numerous treatment experts and researchers believe that Kybella can offer significant fat reduction results in a range of off-label areas too.

Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin of the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery provide Kybella injections to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities.

How does it Work?

Kybella is created from synthesizing of a bile salt that helps in fat digestion in the body. Kybella medication is injected directly into the stubborn layers of subcutaneous fat. The medication will destroy the cell membrane of the unwanted fat cells. This leads to adipolysis, eventually resulting in elimination of the fat cells.

The fat released from the destroyed cells gets naturally absorbed in the body, while Kybella medication is removed from the body through natural excretion. Kybella injections usually do not require a re-treatment because the medication will permanently destroy the targeted fat cells. Without having to go through plastic surgery, the patient can achieve a smoother, more sculpted appearance in the treated areas.

Off-Label Uses

In addition to the submental region, Kybella injections may be used effectively for fat reduction in various off-label areas, including:

  • Axillary fat or armpit pooches
  • Back fat
  • Bra bulge or fat above the breast
  • Inner knee fat on top or medial side of the knee
  • Lower buttock fatty folds
  • Outer thigh saddlebags

These are relatively smaller fat pocket areas that can be contoured most effectively with Kybella injections. In some cases, Kybella may also be used to treat major fat tissue areas such as the hips and abdomen. Liposuction in larger areas can occasionally create tiny bumps or lumps or skin irregularities. Kybella injections can be used to improve this condition. Plastic surgeons may use liposuction and Kybella injections together to create more even looking contours.

Kybella with CoolSculpting

Patients who want to avoid liposuction surgery to remove unsightly fat bulges may also have the option of Kybella injectable treatment in conjunction with CoolSculpting. Non-invasive fat reduction procedures such as CoolSculpting may sometimes leave an edge in the treated area. Kybella injections can be applied to soften these edges.

Although CoolSculpting is a successful treatment, but it may only reduce fat in the areas where the applicator head can reach easily. Therefore, hanging fatty tissue under the arms, the upper part of the knee, or areas that are hard to treat with liposuction or CoolSculpting can be effectively addressed with Kybella injections.

Kybella injectable treatment may also be performed in combination with body lift surgery or circumferential brachial arm reduction to create better results. The Virginia Institute receives patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas for Kybella injections.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

non_surgical_neck_rejuvenation_stock_1As the years go by, patients begin to notice the formation of lax skin, pockets of excess fatty tissue, and sagging muscle tissue in neck, chin, and jawline regions. When a patient has noticed a double chin or “turkey neck,” they may be in search of non-surgical neck rejuvenation. We offer several state-of-the-art options.

Kybella is an injectable solution featuring deoxycholic acid, a chemical that eliminates dietary fat. Injections of this product in the submental region help patients lose their double chin.

CoolMini, the latest advance in CoolSculpting technology, is a way to apply cooling energy to the submental region. As the temperature of the cells in the fatty deposits is lowered, the cells are disabled. Over time, they are filtered out of the body, leaving a graceful neck and recontoured jawline.

Ultherapy, another non-surgical neck rejuvenation treatment, involves the application of ultrasound energy to the skin tissues. As a result of this, collagen protein production is increased, tightening and firming the skin of the neck and chin.

Infini uses radio frequency energy and microneedling, two non-surgical techniques, to stimulate a healing response in the skin. Like Ultherapy, this results in the creation of new collagen protein for the skin tissues.

Doctors Burton Sundin and Reps Sundin, two board-certified plastic surgeons, will be able to recommend the ideal non-surgical neck rejuvenation treatment for you as part of a consultation. Set up a consultation by contacting us today.