Kybella is a medication that permanently dissolves the fat that makes up the double chin (submental fullness). It is great for those patients that have minimal excess skin and muscle banding as well as those patients with good skin elasticity.
For patients with excess neck skin, muscle banding, and poor skin elasticity, injecting Kybella can actually make the condition look worse! In these instances, surgery would be a better and more cost effective option.
For this reason, it is best to consult with a core physician (facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist) who can properly evaluate your neck to help guide you in the right direction.
I wish you well!
Dr. Parker Velargo
Unfortunately Kybella will not help with sagging neck muscle nor significant laxity. It helps with removal of the unwanted fat under the chin. Some tightening will occur. Minimal down time or complications from the injections. Most patients are totally pleased and the results last forever following the appropriate amount of treatments
Kybella (Belkyra) & Sagging Neck
Dear myrna eisenberger:
Belkyra is used to reduce sub-mental fat by selectively destroying fat cells. It does not work on improving a neck with sagging muscles. Please consult an expert injector who can delineate the difference to ensure optimal treatment results are achieved with the appropriate therapy. Best wishes.
Sagging neck muscles and Kybella
Kybella does not have any effect on platysmal bands (which you are referring to as “sagging neck muscles”). What Kybella does is permanently eliminate excess submental fat (the “double chin”), which can reveal prominent platysmal bands that were already present. The reason they weren’t seen prior to the Kybella injections is because the submental fat was creating an extra layer, or barrier, between the skin’s surface and the already present underlying platysmal bands, thereby hiding them from being seen. Botox can be used to soften the tightness of platysmal bands. They can also be corrected surgically.
Hope you found this answer helpful. All the best!
Kybella and sagging neck muscles
Unfortunately, no. Kybella
only targets excess fat deposits underneath the chin, also called “submental
fullness” or “submental fat”. It does
not target either sagging neck muscles or loose, sagging skin. Individuals who
are concerned about neck banding or sagging neck muscles may require a more
invasive surgical procedure such as a cervicalplasty or a facelift.
Kybella and Sagging Neck Muscles
Thank you for your question. Kybella injections permanently reduce fullness due to fat. Kybella has no direct effect on sagging neck muscles. Some patients have fullness in the neck due to fat and, once that fullness is removed, sagging neck muscles may be more visible. A skilled and experienced physician should be able to delineate the cause of the neck fullness (fat versus sagging neck muscle or combination thereof). For patients with sagging neck muscles and/or fat plus sagging neck muscles, I recommend a submentoplasty or necklift. A submentoplasty allows us to removed fullness due to fat and tighten the neck muscles through a small incision hidden in the chin crease. If a patient has significant skin laxity, the excess skin can be removed through small incisions hidden behind the ear during a necklift.
Kybella Injections Treat Fat no Loose Skin
KYBELLA® is used to improve the appearance and
profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin --often referred to as a
“double chin .
1, 2 or 3 treatments might be needed 4-6 weeks
apart depending on individual needs.
Surgical procedures or non-invasive aesthetic treatments can help the saggy neck problem.
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Kybella Treats Double Chins
Kybella is an exciting
new FDA approved treatment for submental fullness, or double chin.
Kybella is Deoxycholic Acid and it is injected into the fat pad under the
chin. Most patients will have four to five days of swelling, discomfort
and redness. Although, Kybella can destroy the fat that will help reduce the look of a double chin , it does not treat sagging skin from aging or fat loss. A consultation would be best to determine if surgery or a non-invasive skin tightening procedure would be beneficial
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Will Kybella help sagging neck muscles?
This is a fantastic question! The answer is no. The chemical that Kybella is made of is used to dissolve fat cells. In fact, in some patients using Kybella can actually make their neck look worse because you will further expose "sagging" neck muscles that were previously camouflaged by fat in the neck. The best ways to correct muscle laxity in the neck is to directly tighten the muscles with a surgery such as a platysmaplasty or a lateral platysmal suspension. So in short, Kybella will help remove the fat, but it won't correct the muscle bands that develop in the neck.
Kybella and sagging neck muscles
Kybella will permanently dissolve the submental fat under the chin. In reducing the fat, there is definitely a skin tightening effect that is achieved at the same time. If there is significant skin laxity I often recommend combing Kybella treatments with Thermage and Botox for the best results. If there is a great deal of skin laxity then you are best to have a surgical procedure performed. Best. Dr. Green