I am looking to get some facial work done. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Using Kybella to Improve Your Profile
Your double chin can be removed using deoxycholic acid injections, otherwise known as Kybella. Deoxycholic acid is found in bile and is used to break down fat during digestion. When injected into chin fat, the deoxycholic acid actually “melts” it, breaking down the structure of the cells so it can be eliminated from the body through the urine. Only about 20 to 30% of fat cells can be destroyed in one session, so you will probably need at least two treatments. I wouldn't do anything to your chin or jaw; it's already quite prominent. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist about using Kybella to remove your double chin.
From the photos it appears that you would be a great candidate for Kybella. You might benefit in adding a small amount of Juvederm to the jaw line as well. Please consult an expert for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Steven Camp MD
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Liposuction typically reduces 50% of fat in one session. RF treatments like Velashape and Thermitight plus Deoxycholic Acid the main ingredient of Kybella can result in somewhat more than 15% reduction in the amount of double chin fat with three to five sessions. Most non-invasive treatments are ineffective nor FDA approved for treatment of the jawline.
The most dramatic results in the neck are achieved with a laser/liposuction with Precision tx; results noticeable at ten days.
Patients should do the math (all these treatments cost nearly the same) and go for what is in their best interest and most reliable. No treatments are guaranteed; legitimate physicians should not promise results. Each option has the possiblity of side effects.
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.
Based on your pictures, you seem to be an excellent candidate for Kybella. Your fullness is primarily localized to the submental region, and your skin would likely contract down very well with the loss of the submental fat. You will likely need 2-3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. I recommend seeking out a provider in your area with Kybella injection experience to see if you are a candidate, and provide more individualized recommendations based on your in-person examination. Best of luck!
FDA-approved for use on fat underneath the chin
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.