50 in Chicago! Need to tighten beginning of turkey neck. Need to define jawline (slight double chin) that never was.
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Neck Tightening Kybella
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.
Neck rejuvenation and best procedures NYC
Kybella and other neck rejuvenation options
- Surgical Neck lift* with a lower facelift would be the gold standard and get you the best results
- Surgical Neck lift* would be the next best procedure
- Neck liposuction and or laser lipolysis if only fat removal is required, typically in a younger patient
- Ultherapy is an FDA approved non invasive tightening using ultrasound technology
- Kybella is a new FDA approved injection that melts fat under the chin
- Botox to platysma muscle bands to decrease their activity
Talk to several board certified surgeons experienced in face and neck lifting. Without photos, recommendations can not be made specifically for you but based on your age range I would say a surgical procedure would likely give you higher satisfaction.
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Double Chin Treatment / Laxity-- SmartLipo/VASER/ThermiRF, Botox, Venus Legacy, Kybella, CoolMini
a trampoline lift would give you the best result. Another name for this is the no scar neck lift. This procedure involves suctioning the submental neck and then via needle punctures a suture is weaved below the skin and above the muscle defining your jawline.
The second best treatment would be liposuction.
The advantages to both of these procedures includes defining the jawline.
Kybella is is used to treat the CENTRAL submental fat. It doesn't treat along the jawline.
Seek out a body contouring expert for options under the chin
Kybella or coolsclupting
Thanks for the question. hard to answer this without examining you or seeing some photos. Typically, if you have a lot of extra fat in the neck, cool sculpting may be the way to go to start. Kybella can also work but is better for smaller pockets of fat. If you have lots of loose skin then a neck lift may be your only option.
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Treatment for Tightening Jawline and Double-Chin
If there is fat present, both Kybella and CoolSculpting are excellent options. Choosing one over the other depends on a number of factors, such as the amount of fat, scheduling, and patient preference. CoolSculpting involves attaching a cup-like applicator to the chin area; if there is enough fat to fit in the applicator, I typically recommend CoolSculpting. For patients with smaller pockets of fat, in order to target very specific areas, Kybella can be a better option.
In terms of skin tightening, after over a decade of experience with the technology, I personally prefer Thermage. You may be seeing mixed reviews because some patients were not appropriate candidates for Thermage in the first place, or the proper expectations were not set pre-treatment. The results of Thermage are dependent on the severity of laxity, and state of each patient’s collagen, therefore still having “decent elasticity” will certainly work in your favor in terms of results.
If you are seeking out the care of a Plastic Surgeon, be sure they are board certified, and pay close attention to their experience, and before and after photos. Best of luck!
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