How Kybella™ Can Treat Double Chin Without Surgery

POSTED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016 AT 2:37 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Kybella™ is the first and only injectable approved by the FDA to treat double chin! If you are bothered by excess fat below the chin (also known as submental fat), then you may be a candidate for this innovative treatment. Kybella™ can reduce the appearance of stubborn fat cells that build up around the chin and neck. These fat cells are often extremely difficult to address through traditional diet and exercise. As a result, double chin is one of the most common cosmetic concerns for patients. Kybella™ treatment can provide a long-lasting solution to submental fat for a shapelier, youthful-looking jawline. Learn how Kybella™ can treat double chin without surgery.

The Kybella™ Solution

The Kybella™ solution is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a substance found naturally in your body that helps process fat cells. During Kybella™ treatment, a series of small injections will be administered around the submental area. The specialized deoxycholic acid solution works by gradually targeting unwanted fat cells. Over time, these fat cells are broken down and naturally eliminated by your body. Each Kybella™ treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and patients usually require 2-4 treatments spread one month apart from each other in order to achieve optimal results.

Kybella™ Results

Kybella™ can restore contours to the chin and neck by selectively eliminating unwanted fat from the submental area. Kybella™ results are long-lasting and patients can begin to see improvements to their chin and neck line in the weeks following treatment. Maintaining a consistent diet and exercise routine is recommended to further maximize your results.

Benefits Of Undergoing Kybella™ Treatment

Treatments last approximately 30 minutes

Long-lasting solution to unwanted submental fat

Virtually no downtime or recovery

Series of injections can deliver symmetrical results

Patients can resume daily activities immediately following Kybella™

Fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated by the body


NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about Kybella™, as well as our other non-surgical treatments! Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Treat Troublesome Double Chin Non-Surgically with Kybella™!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 09, 2016 AT 6:20 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Is the area below your chin causing you to look heavier and older than you are? This particular part of the body is troublesome for many patients, as excess fat cells may build up over time and take away from chin definition. Also known as “submental fat,” these fat cells may prove difficult to eliminate, even with strict dieting and exercise. Excess fat underneath the chin can result in a rounder-looking jawline that contributes to a seemingly older, heavier appearance. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC is proud to offer Kybella™—the first FDA-approved injection to reduce double chin. Our New York dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, offers Kybella™ treatment for patients looking to improve the appearance of their jawline in as little as 30 minutes per treatment.

How Does Kybella™ Work?

The Kybella™ solution is composed of deoxycholic acid—a natural substance found in your body. Upon injection, Kybella™ begins to break down submental fat cells. Over time, your body naturally removes these fat cells from your system, resulting in youthful-looking contours around the jawline.

What Can I Expect During Kybella™ Treatment?

Kybella™ treatment takes approximately 30 minutes per session and patients can opt for submental fat reduction in the comfort of our NYC treatment rooms. During your double chin procedure, the Kybella™ solution will be carefully injected around the entire submental area to ensure balanced results. Patients may require a series of 2-6 injections for optimal results; these injections are spread out approximately one month apart. Dr. Levine will form a personalized treatment plan that best fits your individual goals and desires.

Is There Any Downtime Involved?

Kybella™ is a non-surgical procedure! As a result, patients experience virtually no downtime following treatment. You are free to return to work, as well as your daily responsibilities, immediately after your Kybella™ procedure. Minor bruising or swelling may occur after your Kybella™ treatment and should subside in the weeks following your procedure.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?

Results will ultimately vary from patient to patient. However, you can expect improvements to chin and jawline definition after undergoing Kybella™ treatment. Patients usually see results in subsequent months. Moreover, Kybella™ offers long-lasting results, as submental fat cells cannot re-enter the body after being eliminated. However, it is possible for new submental fat buildups to form over time. Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, complete with a proper diet and consistent exercise, to maximize their Kybella™ results following treatment.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about Kybella™, as well as our other non-surgical treatments! Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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5 Options to Treat Double Chin!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015 AT 2:29 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

A graceful, contoured chin is among the most coveted physical attributes among patients, as it can promote attractiveness and inspire confidence in one’s appearance. However, there are numerous factors that can take away from jaw line definition, including age, your genetics, and obesity. Submental fat cells underneath the chin may begin to build up over time, resulting in a rounded chin-line. Moreover, neck skin may begin to droop with age, creating the appearance of excess fat under the chin. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine utilizes numerous non-surgical procedures to reduce the appearance of double chin. See which of these 5 submental fat treatments may be right for you.

SkinTyte™ To Tighten Tissues

Laser skin tightening can firm up lax neck skin that contributes to double chin. SkinTyte™ is a non-invasive laser skin tightening procedure that uses light pulses to heat the deeper layers of the skin. The laser’s heat results in the contraction of your body’s collagen fibers to produce a long-lasting firming effect, while also stimulating new collagen production in the deep dermis. The SkinTyte™ laser is applied above the neck and simultaneously provides a cooling effect on the skin’s surface during treatment to minimize patient discomfort.

Lift Sagging Skin With SmartLipo™

SmartLipo™ is a minimally-invasive laser skin tightening treatment that can remove tiny deposits of fat around the chin to improve contours and produce optimal skin firming results. Like SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™ utilizes heat energy to target tissues in the deep dermis and promote skin tightening, as well as the production of new collagen. Rather than treat lax neck skin above the surface, the SmartLipo™ laser is inserted beneath the skin through a tiny incision. Once in place, the laser begins to deliver heat to the target area, destroying fat cells and producing long-lasting skin tightening results. Patients are given a local anesthetic during their SmartLipo™ procedure to reduce discomfort.

BOTOX® To Reduce Neck Banding & Folds

BOTOX® can temporarily reduce the appearance of neck bands and folds that contribute to double chin by relaxing neck muscles. BOTOX® injections block nerve impulses that result in wrinkles and bands. As your muscles relax, the surrounding skin becomes smoother, reducing droopiness and promoting a firmer, younger-looking chin line. BOTOX® results typically last several months before follow-up treatment is required to maintain your youthful jaw line.

Eliminate Submental Fat With Kybella™

Kybella™ is the first non-invasive injection to eliminate submental fat cells from the body for a more-defined jaw line. Recently approved by the FDA, Kybella™ is made from deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that helps break down fat cells. The Kybella™ solution is administered to the area under the chin through a series of small injections spread evenly around your double chin. Once injected, Kybella™ begins targeting submental fat cells. Over time, these cells are removed from the body, offering long-lasting submental fat reduction for patients.

Submental Liposuction To Remove Excess Fat Cells

Submental liposuction can shape the neck by removing small pockets of submental fat to promote smooth contours around the jaw line. Cannulas are inserted through small incisions around the area of your double chin to gently suction excess fat cells from your body. The removal of these submental fat cells through liposuction can improve chin definition and reduce the appearance of double chin. Local anesthesia is administered during your submental liposuction procedure to minimize discomfort.

These double chin removal procedures may be combined to produce ideal results, depending on each patient’s individual needs and goals. Dr. Levine will discuss the best course of action for your double chin treatment during your consultation at our New York office.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™, BOTOX®, Kybella™, or submental liposuction. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Kybella: The Newest Way to Treat Double Chins!

POSTED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 AT 1:43 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

The double chin is a cosmetic concern for many patients. Due to a variety of possible causes, including obesity, age, and genetics, this area is especially prone to the buildup of excess fat cells below the chin—known as “submental fat.” The presence of fat along the neck and jawline can result in an older, heavier appearance and may be resistant to diet and exercise. However, thanks to the latest advancements in cosmetic treatments, there is a new, non-invasive solution for submental fat. Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable to reduce submental fat causing the appearance of a double chin!

Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid—a substance found naturally in the body that helps with the absorption of fat cells. Once injected, Kybella begins breaking down submental fat cells so that the body can better absorb them. These fat cells are then permanently removed from your system, ensuring long-lasting definition and youthful contours!

Kybella is the first non-invasive treatment for double chins, meaning there is no need for surgery or anesthesia, which results in no scarring. Individual treatments last roughly 15-20 minutes, while a series of 2-6 injections spread out over time is recommended in order to produce the best results. Patients can return to their daily routines immediately following Kybella treatment. Results can begin to be seen up to a month after treatment, while mild side effects, such as redness or bruising, should subside after a few weeks.

Kybella treatment is ideal for patients who have a moderate amount of submental fullness. Those with larger amounts of submental fat may need to reduce excess fat through diet and exercise; these patients may also benefit from alternatives, such as submental liposuction, SmartLipo, or VASER® LipoSelection, among others.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about Kybella, as well as our other non-surgical treatments! Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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