Kybella didn't work. What other options do I have for a chin with little fat but weird slope/ no definition? (Photo)
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Thank you for your question Jackie43228. Kybella is the first and thus-far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. If I had a patient who looked like the person in this photograph I would say she is a good candidate for filler in the chin and Kybella in the neck. A series of 2-4 Kybella treatments is required. I space treatments every 3 months. Results are seen slowly over time. Patience is important.
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Without seeing you in person, impossible to say for certain, but based on your photo, you look as if you'd be an ideal candidate for Kybella. You are young with just a bit of extra fat under the chin. Schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area with a lot of Kybella experience to be assessed in person, but I think this would be the easiest, least invasive way to recover some definition in your jawline.
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Kybella didn't work. What other options do I have for a chin with little fat but weird slope/ no definition?
Assuming you do have fat in that area, Kybella will work. It may just take more injections. It usually takes at least 2 and up to 4 treatments to get the result you want. A small chin implant may also improve the appearance of the neck by effectively pulling the extra skin there forward (but you may not be a candidate for this based on your photo). As far as the slope there is a bone that is in the neck that defines where the neck angle will be. If you have one that is naturally low then there isn't much you can do to improve the appearance. I'd recommend you get a second consult with a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Kybella and Fat under the Chin
Kybella is always effective but it can take multiple treatments to have the expected result. I often combine Kybella with Cool-mini if there is a broad area of fat. Thermage will help a great deal in tightening the skin under the chin as well. Best, Dr. Green
Double Chin Treatment / Laxity-- SmartLipo/VASER/ThermiRF, Botox, Venus Legacy, Kybella, CoolMini
Double chin options
A physical exam would help assess which of the options are going to be the best for you.
I would visit a plastic surgery a practice that offers multitude of non-surgical options and who can also discuss with you the surgical options.
Options for submental fullness and laxity
Kybella does tighten the skin somewhat as it eliminates fat cells. Assuming your physician has evaluated you fully and you truly do not have subcutaneous fat (which I mention because in your photo it appears as though you may have subcutaneous fat), you could consider one Ultherapy session or multiple radiofrequency sessions with Pellevé. Either would be very effective.
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