North Carolina Plastic Surgeons Now Offering New Kybella Treatment for "Double Chins"

Dr. Joseph Hunstad and Dr. Bill Kortesis of Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa are excited to offer Kybella™, the first and only FDA-approved injectable to improve the appearance of submental fat or “double chin”.

Charlotte, NC -- (SBWire) -- 08/20/2015 --Dr. Joseph Hunstad and Dr. Bill Kortesis, leading experts on cosmetic plastic surgeries and partners of Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa, a plastic surgery practice and medical spa located in Charlotte, North Carolina, are proud to announce that they are now offering the newest cosmetic injectable, Kybella™ for the treatment of "double chins". Kybella™ is the first and only FDA-approved injectable that improves the profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also known as submental fat or fullness.

According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of people said they're bothered by submental fullness. Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as "double chin", is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Causes may include aging, genetics and weight gain.

Kybella™ is a nonsurgical treatment that utilizes deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin (submental fat or "double chin"), Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Kybella™ is administered through a series of injections spaced at least one month apart. Many patients treated with Kybella™ experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve the desired results. The treatment, similar to a Botox® injection, is simple, requires no numbing or sedation and is typically completed in minutes. Once the chin profile has improved, another treatment may never be necessary. The most common side effects of Kybella™ include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.

World-renowned board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Joseph Hunstad and Dr. Bill Kortesis are highly regarded in their field and committed to perfection and treating their patients with exceptional care. In 2015, Dr. Hunstad was nominated to be on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a huge accomplishment serving a two-year term. Past President of the North Carolina Plastic Surgery Society, Dr. Bill Kortesis is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. He has established himself as a talented and caring surgeon with a genuine desire to help others within the medical community and beyond.

Dr. Hunstad and Dr. Kortesis of Hunstad Kortesis are excited to have one of the first practices to offer this new "double chin" treatment to their patients.

For more information on Kybella™ or to schedule a consultation at Hunstad Kortesis, please call 704-659-9000 or visit

About Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa
Based in Huntersville and Charlotte, NC, Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa is a cosmetic plastic surgery facility accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. They also have a full service MedSpa for complete aesthetic care. Its award-winning, world-renowned, board certified plastic surgeons bring more than 45 years of combined experience and contribute to more than 1,000 surgeries and 3,000 procedures per year.

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Location: 11208 Statesville Road, Suite 300, Huntersville, NC 28078
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