Kybella is it right for me? 45 yrs old. (photo)
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Kybella Double Chin
Liposuction typically reduces 50% of fat in one session. RF treatments like Velashape and Thermitight plus Deoxycholic Acid the active ingredient of Kybella can result in somewhat more than 15% reduction in the amount of double chin fat with three to five sessions. Most non-invasive treatments are not proven to be safe nor FDA approved for treatment of the jawline/jowls.
Radiofrequency treatments like Thermage produce quite temporary results requiring periodic repeat treatments. Ultherapy usually does not work.
The most dramatic results in the neck are achieved with a laser/liposuction with Precision tx or Smartlipo; results noticeable at ten days.
Patients should do the math (all these treatments cost nearly the same) and go for what is in their best interest and most reliable. No treatments are guaranteed; legitimate physicians should not promise results. Each option has the possiblity of side effects.
Please use this information when consulting in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. They will be most capable of advising what is best for you.
Kybella & Weight
I always encourage all of my patients to be at a maintainable goal weight before pursuing any kind of cosmetic procedure. Also, based solely on your photo, you might be a better candidate for liposuction than Kybella but again, you want to lose the weight first.
Use Kybella To Lose Double Chin
As with all fat-elimination techniques, it's always best to be at or near your ideal weight. However, sometimes making a dramatic improvement, such as getting rid of a double chin, can inspire you to get more serious about diet and exercise. From your photos it looks like you may be a good candidate for Kybella. You may also need a skin-tightening procedure, such as Ultherapy, to give you the best results. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in Kybella.
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I would definitely recommend that you first lose weight since the submental fat area is in a broad area. While Kybella would definitely help, you would be best served by losing the weight first. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr.Green
Kybella is it right for me? 45 yrs old.
Choosing Kybella, or the Right Procedure for YOUR Neck
Kybella is a perfectly safe and effective treatment in the right physician's hands, when used on the right patient. However, fat under the chin is more complex than you might guess (sometimes the "fat" is more loose skin than fat, or fat below the muscle, which is not reachable through injectable procedures).
You’ll need to see a trained Kybella physician injector who also performs these other procedures to confirm that and get an unbiased opinion, but I think you’re on the right track. Best of luck!
Kybella right for me?
While you do have submental fullness, some of the fullness does extend out toward the side of your neck into regions where Kybella isn't recommended. You would also likely need a number of treatments to get a great result. For those reasons, I would consider liposuction, as this will take care the fullness on the side of the neck, contour the jawline more effectively, and give you the result sooner than if you had multiple sessions of Kybella. Best of luck!
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