The Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis is excited to offer our patients Kybella, a revolutionary, FDA-approved treatment for double chins that requires no surgery or incisions.

There are many factors that can cause a double chin to form, such as weight gain, hormonal or metabolic changes, and even genetics. Unfortunately, once a double chin is acquired, it can be quite difficult to remove without some kind of physical intervention. Unlike other parts of the body, there isn’t any easy way to target the fat under the chin through diet or exercise.

Up until the introduction of Kybella, liposuction was the only truly effective way to remove a double chin, although other options such as cooling or radio frequency treatments also existed. Kybella, however, is unique due its ability to remove the double chin using a series of short, fast injections that aren’t invasive and don’t require any downtime.

How Kybella Works

The key ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid. This acid is found naturally in the human body and plays a role in the digestive process, by destroying the membranes of fat cells. By harnessing the power of deoxycholic acid, Kybella is able to effectively destroy the fat under the chin. Through a series of targeted injections, the fat in the double chin is gradually destroyed, creating a tighter appearance in the neck, and achieving a smoother transition between the jaw and the neck.

As the fat cells break down, they are gradually removed from the body through natural lymphatic processes. This gradual removal of fat cells means the shrinking of the double chin can takes several months, making it an incredibly subtle treatment that will look like a natural improvement to your appearance.

Kybella only works to reduce fat under the chin, making it a good treatment option for patients who are only dealing with a double chin in the area, and whose skin will be elastic enough to accommodate the slimmer shape of the chin after treatment is completed.

In order to achieve the best results, Kybella injections must be completed with the utmost of care by an experienced and qualified provider. It’s important to only take enough fat from under the chin to create a natural appearance with the right contours. Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis recognizes that less is sometimes more, and our providers pay special attention to that when creating a completely natural look with Kybella.

When administered properly, side effects from Kybella are minimal. Patients don’t need to take time off work, and typically there will only be some temporary mild redness at the treatment site.


How Long Does Kybella Last?

It takes approximately 2-6 injection sessions for the average patient to achieve a noticeable reduction in the size of their double chin. Each Kybella session removes more fat from the treatment site.

As long as the patient’s diet and exercise habits don’t change drastically, the results will be virtually permanent. Keeping up with a healthy diet and lifestyle after the treatments are complete is vital to maintaining lasting results.

Taking The First Step With Kybella

If you find yourself struggling with excess fat under your chin, our expert team at Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis is happy to help you decide if Kybella could be the best choice for you.

Chemical Peels

Clinically researched formulations help reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, treat skin discoloration and redness, and assist in cleaning acne/blemished skin without the downtime often associated with chemical peels.

Gentle ingredients such as naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol, retinol, and antioxidants plus polyphenols and skin brighteners are carefully blended and work synergistically to remove dull, damaged surface layers and reveal your smooth, radiant, glowing skin that is hidden below the surface.

We offer the following Chemical Peels:

  • Illuminize Peel
  • Perfect Derma Peel
  • Pro Clinical AHA + BHA Peel
  • TCA Peel 20-30%

Juvéderm® Collection of Fillers

Smooth Away Wrinkles & Folds

While other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market have a more granular consistency, Juvéderm® injectable gel is a smooth-consistency HA (Hyaluronic Acid) gel which can replace the HA your skin has lost.

This is due to an innovative manufacturing process called Hylacross™. Your skin can renew its volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds.

Juvéderm® is the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year, and Vollure lasts up to 18 months.

The Juvéderm® Collection of Fillers includes Voluma, Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra XC, Vollure, and Volbella.


What is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox Cosmetic is not just a treatment; it's a rejuvenating tool in our expert injector’s arsenal that defies the hands of time for our patients. This FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure is safe for all skin ethnicities and utilizes a purified form of botulinum toxin to temporarily smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with just a few, pain-free injections.

By temporarily freezing face-creasing muscles, Botox keeps new wrinkles from forming. Because Botox prevents creases rather than tightens skin, it's used to prevent dynamic rhytides — aka, wrinkles, formed by repetitive movements. The results of this muscle-freezing treatment performed by our expert providers give our patients a refreshed and more youthful look that can last up to four months.

While Botox can temporarily block nerve communication and muscle movement, the effects are not permanent. To remedy the fading of Botox, our expert injectors recommend a personalized Botox maintenance plan. As months pass by after getting the treatment, you'll start to notice the old facial wrinkles returning. The good news is that with regular treatment the wrinkles will become less pronounced.

A Glimpse into Botox History

The story of Botox dates back to the 1970s when its muscle-relaxing properties were discovered for therapeutic purposes. Fast forward to today, and Botox has become one of the Skincare & Laser Center’s most sought-after treatments in the realm of aesthetic enhancements. Its evolution from a medical breakthrough to a beauty staple showcases its versatility and transformative effects.

Popular Areas for Botox

Botox is a versatile treatment that can target various facial areas and muscle groups. Whether it's for forehead lines, the worry lines etched between your brows, or the subtle lines around your eyes, Botox can soften and smooth them, revealing a radiant and youthful complexion that makes our patients feel confident in their own skin.

Here is a list of our most common Botox treatment areas/concerns:

  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Frown Lines
  • Droopy Eyebrows
  • Crow's Feet
  • Lip Lines
  • Gummy Smiles
  • Droopy Smiles
  • Sharp Jawlines
  • TMJ Pain
  • Migraine Pain
  • Shoulder and Neck Pain
  • Underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Why Choose the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis' Skincare & Laser Center?

Experience Matters

When it comes to Botox, experience is key. Our skilled injectors at the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis' Skincare & Laser Center boast a wealth of expertise in the art of facial aesthetics. With years of precision and finesse, our team ensures that each injection is tailored to your unique facial anatomy, guaranteeing natural-looking results.

In addition to having highly trained injectors, the Skincare & Laser Team is overseen by the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis’ five board-certified plastic surgeons. This in-office collaboration with board-certified plastic surgeons ensures our patients that they are receiving the most elite care in Memphis and the Mid-South where safety, protocol and results are top priorities.

Personalized Approach

We understand that each face is a canvas with distinct features. Our experts take a personalized approach, carefully assessing your facial structure and addressing your specific concerns. This customized strategy ensures that your Botox treatment enhances your natural beauty, leaving you looking rejuvenated and never overdone.

State-of-the-Art Facility

At our Skincare & Laser Center, we pride ourselves on providing a premium experience. Our state-of-the-art center is equipped with cutting-edge technology, creating an environment where safety and efficacy go hand in hand. Your comfort, results and well-being are our top priorities.

Get started with Botox

Embark on a journey to rediscover your youthful glow with Botox Cosmetic at the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis' Skincare & Laser Center. Let our experienced injectors guide you through the transformative power of Botox, ensuring that your goals I achieving natural-looking results defy the sands of time.


Cleft Lip & Palate


The CDC estimates about 2650 babies are born born with a cleft palate and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip (with or without a cleft palate) each year in the United States.

Children with these congenital problems are usually managed in a multi-specialty cleft clinic. Babies with cleft lips usually undergo repair in the first few months of life while palate repair is performed during the first year to 18 months.

The baby usually spends one night in the hospital. Full recovery may take 1-2 weeks and the child often needs additional surgeries as they grow older.


Restore the Function of Your Child’s Mouth

Cleft lip and cleft palate are some of the most common birth anomalies that children around the world experience. A cleft lip is the incomplete formation of the upper lip, while a cleft palate refers to a separation on the roof of the mouth.

These defects can happen together or individually and may affect one or both sides of a child's mouth. A child with a combination of these will need corrective surgery to use their mouth normally.

Cause and Correction

Cleft lips and/or palates occur early in your unborn baby's development, and the cause is often unknown. Sometimes and identifiable syndrome will keep the upper lip and roof of the mouth from growing together. However, for most affected children, this isn't the case. A complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors may cause many clefts.

Cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries correct this abnormal development to restore your child's lips and mouth function. They also give the areas a more normal appearance.

Specialized plastic surgery techniques can repair most clefts and improve your child's ability to eat, speak, hear and breathe.

A Team Effort

Early intervention by a team of specialists is the best way to manage your child's treatment development. Your team will work together to create a treatment plan. The plan will include feeding rehabilitation and dental restoration. Your specialist team might consist of a:

  • Plastic surgeon
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatric dentist
  • Orthodontist
  • Otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist)
  • Lactation Specialist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Auditory or hearing specialist
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Genetic counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker

Your child's growth and development, as well as their ability to eat, will be the top priority at the earliest stages of care.

Your child may need specialized bottles, or in rare cases, a feeding tube, to eat well before a cleft is corrected.

When a child has a cleft palate, they won't breastfeed normally due to problems with creating oral suction.

More Than Just Appearance

Every surgery to repair a cleft lip and/or palate is unique. The primary purpose of the surgery is to improve your child's ability to function and grow normally.

  • Cleft lip repair, also called cheiloplasty, will reconstruct the lip to create normal function and appearance. This process includes: 
  • Closing the cleft. The resulting scar will be close to the typical features of the upper lip. 
  • Creating a cupid's bow (the curves in the center of the upper lip)
  • Establish an average distance between your child's upper lip and nose. 

If your child's cleft lip affects the shape of their nose, we may recommend additional procedures to: 

  • Restore symmetry and nostril shape.
  • Straighten and create enough space for the tissue that separates the nostrils. 

There are more factors to consider when correcting a cleft palate because the palate is responsible for normal speech and hearing. Corrective surgery will: 

  • Close the cleft along its length to separate the mouth and nasal tissues. 
  • Re-establish muscle function in the soft palate to allow for normal speech. 
  • Recreate a normal relationship between the soft palate to the auditory canal and the Eustachian tube so your child can hear normally. 
  • Promote the normal growth and development of your child's upper jaw and teeth. 
  • If necessary, repair problems in the gum line so permanent teeth can erupt correctly. 

Timing of the Surgery

The ideal time for corrective surgery will be different for every child.

Cleft lip repairs are typically performed between two and six months of age. This will depend on your child's health and your team's protocols.

Cleft palate repairs are performed in a separate surgery when your child between 9 and 18 months of age.

If your child has more life-threatening problems, such as a heart or lung disorder, those will be treated first.

Depending on how severe the cleft is, we may recommend pre-operative interventions as cleft lip taping, orthodontic molding (called NasoAlveolar Molding – NAM), or staged surgery techniques.

Your child may need other cleft-related surgeries may be necessary later on. These might include ear tubes to treat fluid buildup, bone grafting to repair the gum line, and dental or jaw surgery to improve your child's bite.

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Facial/Skin Cancer


Skin cancer is widespread in the South. Large and small skin cancers on the nose, lips, eyelids, and ears may need reconstruction to avoid disfiguring scarring.

The options for reconstruction include transferring skin one from one place on the head and neck to the defect (skin graft) or moving adjacent skin (local flap or adjacent tissue transfer.

Significant defects of the nose, such as those with exposed or removed cartilage and internal lining are particularly complex and may need multiple stage procedures.

Facial skin cancer reconstruction is performed as an outpatient. The final results usually take 3-6 months to be apparent.

Before & After Photos

Breast Reconstruction


After a woman's diagnosed with breast cancer, breast reconstruction surgery can restore a sense of wholeness in her body.

Federal law mandates that breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, be covered by health plans. This includes procedures done on the opposite breast to improve symmetry.

The most popular technique for reconstruction is to use implants. Initially, a tissue expander is inserted to gradually stretch the breast skin and pectoralis muscle over the course of a few months.

Nipple and areola reconstruction is usually performed later if a traditional mastectomy has been performed.

Over the past several years, nipple-sparing mastectomy has become an option for a limited number of women (depending on oncologic and reconstructive criteria).

The scarring from expander/implant reconstruction is identical to that from mastectomy alone. Women usually spend one night in the hospital and recovery takes 1-2 weeks.

Other options for breast reconstruction include using a back muscle (latissimus dorsi) flap or lower abdominal skin, fat and muscle (TRAM) flap.

Your plastic surgeon can discuss the details of each type of reconstruction to help you make your decision.

Before & After Photos