Dr. Enrique Silberblatt of Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia now offers KYBELLA for men and women seeking to nonsurgically address fat underneath the chin.
Roanoke, VA — An accumulation of fat below the chin is a common cosmetic concern for numerous women and men, says Virginia plastic surgeon Enrique Silberblatt, MD. Often referred to as a “double chin,” he notes that this buildup of fatty tissue is frequently immune to a healthy diet and regular exercise, causing many individuals who are bothered by the issue to eventually seek surgical solutions like liposuction of the neck. Thanks to advances in the field of aesthetics, however, Dr. Silberblatt states that patients interested in eliminating submental fullness now have a revolutionary new treatment option called KYBELLA®.
Distributed by Allergan, KYBELLA® is a nonsurgical treatment FDA approved to reduce undesired fat underneath the chin for individuals who are 18 and older. “Composed of a deoxycholic acid-based solution,” Dr. Silberblatt writes in a recent blog post, “this innovative injectable is designed to break down and eliminate targeted fat cells beneath the chin for an improved under-chin and neck contour.” He goes on to note that key benefits of KYBELLA® can include:
- No surgery and/or incisions
- A quick treatment, typically lasting only 15-20 minutes
- Less recovery and downtime than a surgical procedure
- Long-lasting results that may not require retreatment
- An ability to be paired later with Ulthera® for a more comprehensive under-chin enhancement
At this time, Dr. Silberblatt states that KYBELLA® is the only nonsurgical injectable treatment approved by the FDA for fat reduction below the chin. The procedure is currently indicated solely for the submental region, though he says ongoing research may yield additional treatment areas in the future. For anyone interested in receiving KYBELLA® to help eliminate the appearance of a double chin, he advises seeking the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure an optimal level of safety and care.
About Enrique A. Silberblatt, MD, FACS
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Silberblatt obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his General Surgery Internship at the University of Miami, his General Surgery Residency at the University of Massachusetts, and his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to KYBELLA®, Dr. Silberblatt offers a vast array of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic treatments, including breast augmentation, liposuction, laser skin resurfacing, and more. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and he remains active in a number of the field’s most prestigious medical organizations.
Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia
3505 Brambleton Avenue, S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24018