Submental Fat Removal? (photos)
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Kybella vs CoolMini Coolsculpting
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Thank you for your question TheMisfit. I understand your concern. Kybella is the first and thus-far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. There are never guarantees as some people have inappropriate expectations. People have different bone structures and it is not always possible to look like another person. That being said if I had a patient who looked like the person in these photographs I would say she is a good candidate for Kybella. A series of 2-4 treatments is required, sometimes up to 6 treatments. I space treatments every 3 months. Results are seen slowly over time. Patience is important.
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Without assessing you in person, it is impossible to say with certainty, but based on your photos, I think you'd be an ideal candidate for Kybella. Make sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist with a lot of injectables experience.
Options for submental fat removal
Kybella is a great medication for reducing submental fat without surgery. The amount of fat reduction is subjective. It will have an improvement in almost everyone, but the degree is difficult to measure.
Kybella Dissolves Double Chins
Kybella more appropriate for you
This question comes up frequently in my practice. I typically break it down as follows:Kybella is great to dissolve the fat and improve the contour in the submental region. It takes 2-3 treatments for maximal results so it is more of a marathon mindset, not a sprint. Liposuction is better for someone with fat that needs to be removed throughout the neck and is not willing to wait the 3 months to get the result they want. From your photos, depending on what your expectations are, you might be a better candidate for Kybella because most of the fat seems to isolated to the submental region. Hope this helps
Dr. Daniel Ritacca
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