Nashville Plastic Surgery Practice Now Offering Kybella, New Treatment for "Double Chins"

Drs. Mary Gingrass and Melinda Haws of The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville are excited to offer Kybella™, the first and only FDA-approved injectable that improves the appearance of submental fat.

Nashville, TN -- (SBWire) -- 08/20/2015 --The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville, a plastic surgery practice located in Nashville, TN, is proud to announce that they are now offering the latest FDA-approved treatment for submental fat or "double chins" in adults, Kybella™. Female board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder, Melinda Haws, MD, has been selected as one of nine physicians in the Middle/East Tennessee region to offer Kybella™ injections. This first-in-class non-surgical treatment fills an unmet need in cosmetic treatments for women and men who have concerns in this area and were previously required to undergo invasive surgical procedures.

Kybella™ is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Kybella™ is not expected. Treatment with Kybella™ is customized by the physician to the patient's aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.

Prior to each treatment session, the doctor will palpate the submental area to ensure sufficient submental fat. Kybella™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin via 0.2 mL injections spaced 1cm apart using a 30G (or smaller) 0.5-inch needle. The safe and effective use of Kybella™ depends on the use of the correct number of locations for injections, proper needle placement, and administration techniques. In clinical trials, the average dose administered was approximately 4 to 6 mL per treatment session. Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes.

Dr. Melinda Haws is a plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville is excited to be one of the first practices to offer this new "double chin" treatment in the Middle/East Tennessee area.

For additional information on Kybella™, please visit To schedule a consultation call 615-467-6777.

About The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville
Located in Nashville, TN, The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville is committed to ensuring their patients are well informed about procedures, and carefully listen to their patients' needs. Members of the staff have undergone cosmetic procedures and can support patients with their own unique perspective on the surgical processes. The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville performs a number of cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, post-bariatric surgery, facelift, eyelid surgery, CoolSculpting®, Botox® Cosmetic, and more.

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Location: 1915 State Street, Nashville, TN 37203

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