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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