In the last decade, statistics from American Society of Plastic Surgeons have shown that non-invasive procedures have become increasingly popular, including injections like Botox®, dermal fillers, and the new fat-destroying treatment, Kybella®.
Offering non-surgical options in Boston, MA, is beneficial for physicians and patients alike since it provides alternative methods for unique circumstances. Just with all cosmetic procedures, there are ideal candidates and patients with contradictions. Before receiving Kybella, the most important step is to have a consultation with one of our certified providers who will evaluate and care for your particular aesthetic concerns.
Is Kybella® Right for Me?
Kybella is an injection formula of deoxycholic acid, which permanently destroys fat cells under the chin, eliminating submental fullness or otherwise known as a “double chin.” You may be an ideal candidate for Kybella if you have tight skin with mild-to-moderate fatty deposit.
How does Kybella benefit me?
Since Kybella eliminates your double chin, it is used mostly to redefine the chin contour, as well as reduce the neckline for a slimmer appearance. Kybella is appealing to both men and women who want to refine their jawline, neckline, and chin. However, there are moments when Kybella is not always the right choice.
When is Kybella the wrong choice for me?
If you have poor skin elasticity of the neck or apparent platysmal bands due to weight loss or aging factors, Kybella may not be right for you. In this case, taking away fat from this area only worsens the cosmetic concern. Once the fat is gone, excess skin and neck bands are more prominent. For these patients, an alternative option is either a chin implant (genioplasty) or facial liposuction to encourage skin retraction. Also, a face or neck lift can help eliminate excess, lax skin and improve the appearance of neck bands.
Non-surgical approaches to cosmetic enhancement are excellent ways to help individuals age gracefully without the extended recovery time. It’s important always to seek advice from a board-certified plastic surgeon about your options to redefine your beauty.
For more information about Kybella, or other alternative cosmetic surgery options, contact our office today.