Facelift results may not last five years if the fat in the jowls or double chin regions are not addressed.
Diminution of the fat in these areas with injection may be an adjunct to surgery or liposuction.
Injections do not appreciably tighten skin.
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.
Thank you for your question. As
the principal investigator for the FDA trials on Kybella, and with over 400
treatments performed, we found that Kybella injections result in significant
improvement in the appearance of convexity or fullness associated with
submental fat. Kybella is injected as a solution below the skin surface into the
fatty tissues. It acts by destroying fat cells in the area injected. The lysed
fat cell contents create an inflammatory reaction, resulting in skin
contraction and tightening (in addition to reduction of fat). Kybella
treatments consist of a series of injections (usually 4-5) to improve contour
in even the fattest of necks without surgery. Both liposuction and Kybella
injections are equally effective in treating the fat underneath the chin.
Kybella is a non-surgical option, resulting in gradual improvement. There is
modest swelling after the treatment and is directly related to the amount of
fat present and the amount of kybella injected. A compression garment worn for
a few days should help with the mild swelling. If you have excess neck skin or platysmal
bands, however, this is not addressed with Kybella injections; rather, a lower
facelift and platysmaplasty are the procedures of choice for these conditions.
Kybella injections do not preclude you from undergoing a facelift in the
future. Prior to any intervention, however, a proper physical exam is
necessary. I hope this information
helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Thank you very much for your question.
No, I don't think Kybella is contraindicated if you want to have a facelift later. Kybella works to dissolve the fat, and may leave behind some scar tissue in the region, but that scar tissue should be manageable at the time of facelifting. I recommend you see a skilled injector to discuss if Kybella is right for you. Best of luck!
Kybella is not contraindicated prior to a facelift; however, Kybella works by causing fat cells to die. When cells die they cause an inflammatory reaction. The inflammatory reaction results in at least some scar tissue being deposited. Any scar tissue in an operative area makes the operation more difficult but does not mean it should not be done. That being said, consult with a reputable plastic surgeon in order to determine whether Kybella is right for you.
It is complementary, not contraindicated
If you have a lot of fat under your chin, this will need to be discussed at the time of a facelift if it is still there. Often liposuction under the chin is done to complement the surgical face-lift.
The beauty of Voluma is that a lot of lifting can be achieved on the face, with a lot less fuss and risk than a surgical face lift.
Kybella can be used under the chin to remove the fat. The inflammation from the Kybella injections dissolving the fat does seem to tighten the skin there, even though it isn't currently an official FDA approved use.
Choose what bothers you the most and proceed from there to a Board Certified Dermatologist's or Plastic Surgeon's office.
Is Kybella contraindicated if you think you may need/want a full face lift with in 5 years?
The use of Kybella does not prevent you form having a facelift in the future. It might make the surgery slightly more difficult but should not really be a problem. It is important to realize that Kybella is not surgery. It will help with the fat in the double chin area, but it is not approved for tightening of the skin. It does appear to cause some tightening but no where near what you would get out of a neck lift. If your biggest concern is submental fat, it should be able to help you.
What I would recommend is you consult with a facial plastic surgeon to go over what to expect with Kybella as well as develop a long term plan for facial rejuvenation.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Kybella is safe for patients who may get a surgical face lift in the future
Kybella treatments target the fat tissue that lies beneath the skin. This is done by injecting a substance that basically dissolves fat into the area beneath the chin. This does not preclude you from getting a face lift in the future.
Kybella and Future Facelift
No Kybella is not contraindicated if you want a facelift five years from now.
Thank you for your question, nanamam4. Kybella is a great solution for permanently vanquishing "double chin" and thereby improving your jawline and overall appearance. Should you consider a face lift in five years, I suggest you consider more full improvements to the jawline such as the Laser-Assisted Weekend Necklift. Please consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to determine your best personalized treatment plan. Pictures are always helpful for our making suggestions and diagnoses.
Kybella / Liposuction/ Radio frequency/ Cool Sculpting / CoolMini / Neck Laxity / Botox / Double Chin Treatment
I appreciate your question.Having Kybella would not prevent your future plans for having a face lift. Most patients experience some tightening as a side effect of the treatment.
The best way to assess and give
true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified
plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery to determine if Kybella is right for you.Best of luck!