Innovation in Non-Surgical Neck Fat Reduction
A promising new treatment, Kybella™, has been FDA-approved to become the best non-surgical method of eliminating fat and tightening the skin under the chin and around the neck. Board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. feels that Kybella™ shows great promise, since it both melts away fat in treated areas and tightens the tissues underneath, leading to tightening of the skin. Because Kybella™ is non-surgical in nature, there is no downtime; however, some patients might notice some swelling and redness in areas that are treated.
The newest treatment for the Double Chin!
Kybella™ Submental Fat Treatment
The primary goal of treatment with Kybella™ is the reduction of submental fat, often known as a “double chin”. It consists of a synthetic type of deoxycholic acid — a naturally occurring molecule that helps break down fat, and is the first in-class submental injectable drug for contouring.
Kybella™ Facelift Without Surgery
A non-surgical facelift may be able to refine what has been lost with age, but it cannot correct problems such as fat under the chin that can lead to an unattractive neck or chin. Before Kybella™, this type of problem could only be corrected with surgery. Kybella™ is a state-of-the-art, non-surgical facelift technique for reducing fat under the chin. It reduces chin, jawline, and neck fullness.
Enhancing Facial Beauty With Subdermal Contouring
The area under the chin called the submental region has a significant effect on facial harmony, overall appearance, and balance. When there is excessive fat under the chin or loose or sagging skin, this is considered an undesirable submental profile that can have a negative effect on self-esteem. Excessive fat under the chin, or double chin, can be caused by a number of factors, such as genetics and aging, and often cannot be improved through exercise and diet. The area under the chin, or submental region, is cosmetically important to individuals, but often goes untreated.
Before Kybella™, there was no FDA-approved injectable existed to reduce fat under the chin.Current injectable products for the face, specifically dermal fillers and botulinum toxins, chiefly focus upon the cosmetic rejuvenation of the mid and upper face and fail to adequately treat the submental region.
How Kybella™ Works
Kybella™ treatment involves contouring the area under the chin by targeting and destroying fat cells in the region, while sparing other tissue around the area. This targeted fat cell destruction is followed by the natural healing process of the body that removes cellular debris. This bodily reaction should also promote the formation of new collagen in the area, leading to a younger, healthier skin appearance.
Administration of Kybella™
Kybella™ is given by injection under the fat of the chin during a series of treatments no less than one month apart. A Kybella™ treatment regimen is tailored to the individual needs and wishes of the patient involved, as well as the physician. Kybella™ was given for up to six treatments during the clinical trials, depending upon the volume and amount of fat that needed to be removed from under the chin. Kybella™ safely and effectively destroys targeted fat cells, and is quickly deactivated upon completion of this task.
For more information on Kybella™ treatment, contact our Manhattan, NYC office to schedule your consultation today.