55 year old with bad fat under chin. Will Kybella work for me or what are my alternatives? (Photos)
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I'm 55. Am I a good candidate for Kybella?
If you want a neck that is completely tightened and improved on a 9-10/10 degree scale, then I would recommend a formal neck lift. If you want just a little bit of improvement, then I would say that you might benefit from 2-3 sessions of Kybella spaced 2-3 months apart.
The procedure that I would recommend, however, would be a combination of mild liposuction/ThermiTight to remove the small amount of fat that you probably have as well as to encourage tightening of the overlying skin envelope. As compared to Kybella which would require several sessions, Thermi treatment would require only one.
You could expect overall results in about 6-9 months with Kybella and Thermi while the neck lift results would be achieved far faster but also with the need for formal incisions.
I hope that helps!
Will Kybella Work?
Whether or not Kybella is the right choice for you is really going to depend on your desired outcome. If you are simply wanting to get rid of the pocket of fat and are not concerned about loose skin in the neck then Kybella could be the way to go. Otherwise, I would recommend a neck lift. My best advice would be for you to book a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who can assess you in person and discuss the pros and cons of each option so that you can make a truly informed decision.
Good candidate for Kybella
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Kybella is the first non-surgical injectable treatment to treat the double chin. The results can be very impressive. The biggest concern patients have is temporary swelling in the area for a week or two after the treatment. Most people require two to four treatments and treatments are performed every four to eight weeks. People who have had surgery in the treatment area or are planning surgery in the treatment area are cautioned when getting Kybella. This is because previous surgery can affect the structures in the area. For example there may be scar tissue which may interfere with the treatment. I recommend consulting with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Is Kybella for me
I appreciate your concerns. Kybella can certainly reduce accumulated fatty tissue in the middle part of the neck under the chin. Its use is contraindicated however at the jawline to reduce jowls (potential for motor nerve injury). CoolSculpting (CoolMini applicator) is another good non-surgical option for the double chin.
Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive alternative that an provide better overall results for contouring the lower face and neck. The best results would be achieved by combining this with surgery (laser facelift).
Thank you for your question. From looking at your photos you seem to be a good candidate for Kybella. It is a great minimally invasive option for you to help define your jawline (submental area). Kybella is an injectable product that can be used to help your body to rid itself of fat cells that form under the chin. Benefits of Kybella include:
FDA-approved for use on fat underneath the chinse
Allows more control then coolsculpting over the treatment area
Reduced fat underneath the chin
No general anesthesia
Very rare and minimal side effects (typically bruising, pain, and redness at the injection points)
I recommend consulting with a qualified physician for a full consultation.
Kybella will probably help your double chin
Kybella for fat under chin
Will Kybella work for me or what are my alternatives?
Best wishes! Harry V. Wright MD, Sarasota, Florida
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