Kybella is the first and, so far, only Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved non-surgical treatment for reducing the amount of fatty deposits under the chin generally known as double chin or fatty neck. These conditions are also known by the medical term submental fullness. This new injection for double chin is going to be offered locally by Dr. Steven Goldman, MD, of Beachwood Plastic Surgery. Dr. Goldman will be the first plastic surgeon in the Cleveland area to offer the Kybella treatment, and he will also be a physician trainer, teaching other physicians the proper procedures for this FDA approved injection for double chin.

Submental Fullness or Double Chin

According to the findings of a 2014 study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of American consumers are troubled by double chin or other symptoms of submental fullness. To many people, this makes them look older or heavier than they actually are. This can have a serious negative impact on a person’s self-image, especially in today’s world when digital media, such as cellphones and video chats, selfies and facebombs, bring greater awareness and exposure to people’s appearance.

Submental fullness can be a problem even for persons with otherwise great facial appearance, and who are in very good physical shape. This is because double chin is often resistant to diet and exercise, and can be a result of genetics or aging as well as weight gain. In the past, the only way to deal with this problem was by surgical procedures such as liposuction. But Kybella, the new injection for double chin, changes this.


With Kybella, the first FDA approved injection for double chin, Dr. Goldman will be offering a clinically-proven treatment that is customized to each patient, and designed to help them achieve their goals for an improved profile. Kybella has been supported by an international clinical development program that included over 20 clinical studies worldwide. Patients in these studies reported an improvement in the amount of fat area under their chin, and improvements in how self-conscious, embarrassed, aged or overweight they felt following their treatments with this new injection for double chin.

Kybella is administered by giving the patient injections into the fat deposits under their chin. The treatments are tailored to the specific treatment goals of the patient and their doctor. The in-office sessions are usually only about 15-20 minutes. Many patients note visible results in two to four treatments, although up to four treatments may be administered. Once the patient’s aesthetic goals are accomplished, retreatment should not be needed.

Dr. Steven Goldman, MD, and Beachwood Plastic Surgery

Dr. Goldman is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery for the face and body. Along with all of the staff at Beachwood Plastic Surgery, Dr. Goldman believes that cosmetic surgery is a fusion of science, art and medicine. For more information regarding if Kybella in Cleveland, the FDA approved injection for double chin is right for you, we invite you to call us today, or e-mail us at