Written by Dr. Halaas
Are you frustrated with your double chin and lack of definition along the jawline? Dr. Halaas was hand picked by the manufacturer to be one of the first to offer Kybella treatment in New York City, the latest non-surgical treatment of double chins.
Recently approved by the FDA, Kybella is a minimally-invasive injectable treatment that can enhance the contour of the jawline and improve the appearance of a double chin also known as submental fat. Unlike liposuction, the most widely used treatment for double chins; Kybella is a non-surgical fat removal solution. Kybella’s active ingredient mimics deoxycholic acid, a substance produced naturally by the body which breaks down fat. Once injected in the chin area, Kybella dissolves the fat cells, which are permanently flushed out of the body.
As one of the few New York plastic surgeons trained to safely inject Kybella, Dr. Halaas performs the procedure in her Manhattan office. Kybella treatments do not cause significant patient discomfort. There is no anesthesia needed. A single treatment can be completed during a lunchtime appointment. You can return to your normal routine immediately afterwards. There is no downtime, but you may experience some minor side effects such as temporary redness, bruising, numbness and swelling. These symptoms usually resolve themselves within 24-48 hours. Patients can see visible improvement after about 3-4 weeks. For optimal results, multiple treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart, is usually recommended. If weight fluctuations are kept in check, results can be long-lasting.
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Ideal candidates are healthy and have moderate-to-severe fatty deposits beneath their chins. Kybella is not a solution for excess skin. For individuals with sagging skin and excess fat, a neck lift surgery combined with liposuction may be recommended as a more comprehensive option for improving the definition of the jawline. Dr. Halaas can determine whether Kybella injections are an appropriate treatment for you.
When administered properly by a qualified practitioner such as Dr. Halaas, Kybella is a safe and effective procedure. There is a slight risk of nerve injury, which can lead to muscle weakness and problems swallowing. Dr. Halaas has gone through the approved training process and has sufficient experience with Kybella injections. As an experienced plastic surgeon, she will take all available precautions to minimize the chance adverse side effects.
Dr. Yael Halaas, a specialist in the most cutting-edge cosmetic treatments, can help you realize your aesthetic goals. If you have a double chin and would like to know if you are a good candidate for Kybella, contact Dr. Halaas today to schedule your consultation.