Kybella Fat Removing Procedure
A new injectable has been released that can dissolve stubborn fat around the chin and neck area. This treatment is a much welcomed advancement in cosmetic work; it enables an individual to get rid of that unwanted double chin, without the perils of surgery. The new FDA approved drug, Kybella, is now available at the Glasgold Group’s New Jersey plastic surgery practice.
What is it, and how does it work?
Kybella contains a molecule identical to something that the body already creates naturally, called Deoxycholic Acid. This acid works to destroy and absorb dietary fats within the body. This injectable has been identified as a legitimate alternative to liposuction or other surgical procedures, and is a permanent solution to excess fat beneath the chin, also known as a double chin. Once it is injected into the area, it completely breaks down the fat cells, eliminating the cell’s ability to accumulate fat. It is the first and only injectable treatment approved by the FDA for improving the appearance and profile of moderate to severe submental fat.
Why should I have this treatment over surgery?
Studies show that more than 80% of individuals, who have a double chin, are bothered by the condition. Most desire a smooth, lean curve from chin to neck, and are thoroughly embarrassed by the excess fat that accumulates in that area.
If you suffer the discomfort of a double chin, this injectable treatment may be a better option than liposuction. The following are the top reasons to choose injectable treatments over surgery.
- Non-invasive treatment: With liposuction, and all other surgeries, there are more possible risks involved. If you’d prefer to not go under the knife then injectables may be more favorable to you. Because it is non-invasive, there are far fewer concerns and complications.
- Little to no recovery downtime:Because it is an injectable treatment, opposed to a surgical procedure; there is no need for anesthesia, no cutting or incisions, and little to no recovery time.
- Alternative to surgery:In clinical studies 8% of patients saw at least a 1-grade composite improvement after just 1 treatment; while 72% saw improvement after the full recommended 6 treatments. Even better, 79% of patients reported significant improvement and overall satisfaction with their face and chin. The general consensus was that patients felt more content with their physical appearance, had improved self-perception, and felt happier and more youthful.
What should I expect with these treatments?
The details of treatment vary from one individual to the next. However, plastic surgeons note that the average person may need two to three separate visits. Each treatment will take about 15 minutes, and will be scheduled roughly a month apart. Many people start to see significant results in just a few treatments. Individual treatment regimens are customized with the help of your doctor. Dr. Robert or Mark Glasgold will personalize everything about your treatments, including how many separate injections and visits will be needed to achieve your desired look.
What are the associated risks?
This is a non-invasive treatment, therefore side effects are minimal, and serious risks are rare. The most common side effects are as follows
- small hard areas around the injection site
These are only a few of the most common and possible side effects and risks involved with this treatment. It is best to consult with your healthcare provider for more detailed information and advice on injectable treatments, including possible benefits and risks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Only a board-certified physician such as Dr. Robert and Mark Glasgold can help you decide whether or not any treatment is a right fit. If you suffer discomfort or embarrassment due to excess fat beneath the chin, speak to your doctor about the possible benefits of injections. When discussing these treatments with your healthcare provider, it is imperative that you disclose any and all of your medical conditions, prior facial cosmetic treatments, past or planned surgeries, possible pregnancy, or if you are currently breastfeeding. It is also important to tell your provider about any current medications, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you may be taking. The importance of open disclosure is magnified if any of your current medications aid in the prevention of blood clotting.
Treatments are not right for individuals who are looking to reduce excess fat in any area other than the chin area. They are also not for patients who have an infection in or around the treatment site. If you currently have an infection in or around your face or chin, it is advised that you hold off on all injections until the infection is completely cured.
Every patient is different, and the effects of treatment will vary from one individual to the next. However, the potential side effects are minimal and uncommon. If an individual has their session on a Friday, they can expect to be relatively recovered by the following Monday. The most common effect of swelling can last anywhere from three days up to three weeks.
The effects and length of downtime will reduce with each subsequent treatment. If you find that the effects are too great, or that the downtime is too lengthy, the treatments can be modified for future sessions. Overall, the after effects are no more than a slight nuisance, and are much lower and less bothersome than those of liposuction. Because of this, staying home to recover is more a choice, rather than a necessity.
As with any other medical treatment, you want to ensure you choose a doctor who has been professionally licensed and trained to administer the Kybella treatments.
If you or someone you know are considering the possibilities of Injectable treatments, The Glasgold Group is a fully certified and trained provider that can answer all your questions and concerns. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.