Kybella™ – A Non-Surgical Liposuction Alternative to Treat a “Double-Chin”
Posted: Jun | 17
Do you suffer from what’s often referred to as a “double-chin?” If so, you’re not alone. In fact, excess fat accumulation under the chin and in the upper parts of the neck is a very common condition and affects people of all body types – including those who may be in the best shape of their lives. While liposuction has typically been the best method of treatment to eliminate stubborn excess fat under the chin, the fact is that it’s a surgical procedure and often requires extensive downtime. Here is the good news: the FDA recently approved a brand new treatment specifically designed to reduce the appearance of a “double-chin”… and it involves no surgery whatsoever!
Our experienced dermatologists here at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Paul M. Friedman, and Dr. Elizabeth Geddes, will soon be offering Kybella™ – an injectable solution that utilizes components of deoxycholic acid to break down targeted fat cells under the chin. Weight fluctuation, genetics, and natural aging often contribute to fat accumulation in this area, which is often resistant to even the most rigorous diet and exercise routines. Kybella™ can effectively eliminate these fat cells from the body, resulting in a more contoured appearance of the chin. The procedure can be performed in our office and should only take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. At least two to four treatment sessions may be necessary for optimal results from Kybella™.
Since Kybella™ just received FDA approval and is still so new, it will not be available until late summer, 2015. Our doctors will be among the first dermatologists in America to be certified in this treatment, and we are very excited to bring this advanced, non-surgical chin enhancement option to patients in Houston and New York!
Please visit our Kybella™ page for more information on this innovative procedure. To learn more about Kybella™, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
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