Considering Kybella or chin liposuction for sub-mental fat? I have Hashimotos hypothyroid.
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Condtraindications to Kybella
Thank you for your question Bumpy17. Kybella is a non-surgical treatment to address the double chin. Any time a treatment is performed, one must be careful of the structures in the area. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a condition of the thyroid gland, which is in the neck, near the area where Kybella is injected. Per the manufacturer's guidelines, those with conditions in the neck (difficulty swallowing, thyroid conditions, enlarged lymph nodes) are cautioned when having Kybella treatments. An absolute contraindication to Kybella is an infection in the area. Please consult with a doctor for specific advice. Good luck!
Kybella should be ok with Hashimotos
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an inflammatory condition of the thyroid, and will typically not be affected by treating the submental fat. However, some patients with Hashimoto's will report discomfort with swallowing and tightness in the neck. If you have these symptoms, then I would probably avoid both Kybella and surgery. You should not have any problems with an experienced injector who knows the anatomy of the neck.
Liposuction would also be possible in most cases. Liposuction is a surgical procedure, and
you would want to be certain that your thyroiditis has been treated and that you are no longer hyperthyroid prior to any surgery. This is to prevent the risk of a rare but potentially life threatening condition of "thyroid storm" where an overactive thyroid releases too much thyroid hormone. A rare condition but something that we are proactive in trying to prevent.
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Kybella & Thyroid condition
Having a thyroid condition, assuming that is is under control and your health is good otherwise, should not prevent you from getting Kybella. Schedule an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon to be assessed in person and discuss. Chin liposuction is obviously more invasive so I would probably recommend starting with Kybella if you are a good candidate.
Kybella is safe
NO Thryoid Concerns with Kybella Treatments
Thryoid conditions are NOT a contraindication for getting Kybella treatments and the injections will not interfere with any medication supplements you might take. Kybella is injected directly into ONLY the subcutaneous fat under the chin so it will not affect your thyroid at all.
Kybella on reaches the subcutaneous layer.
Thank you for your question. The Kybella injection only targets the fat cells in the subcutaneous layer. It will not affect your thyroid.
Kybella versus chin liposuction
Kybella works. It's a great treatment for submental fat and I highly recommend it.
Kyblella and Double Chin
I love Cool-mini and Kybella for the double chin and would prefer either over a surgical procedure. I often combine these treatments with Thermage for the best skin tightening results. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
Double Chin Treatment / Laxity-- SmartLipo/VASER/ThermiRF, Botox, Venus Legacy, Kybella, CoolMini
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