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How Does KYBELLA® Work?

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Traditionally, women and men interested in reducing diet- and exercise-resistant fat underneath the chin had only surgical options, such as liposuction of the neck. Thanks to continuing innovations and improvements in aesthetic medicine, however, surgery is no longer the sole solution to this common cosmetic concern (often referred to as a “double chin”).

KYBELLA® is a relatively new, FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to eliminate submental fat tissue and contour the under-chin region through minimally invasive means. Uniquely formulated with a deoxycholic acid solution, this one-of-a-kind injectable is meticulously administered in targeted areas below the chin and/or along the underside of the jawline via an ultra-thin needle. Once delivered, the KYBELLA® solution works to dismantle and destroy fat cells in the area, which are then gradually discarded through the body’s natural metabolic process. The injectable’s effects tend to take a few weeks to become fully visible, and a series of anywhere from two to six treatments is typically necessary to achieve an optimal outcome. That said, once the final results have been realized, there is usually no need for retreatment so long as a relatively stable weight and well-balanced lifestyle is maintained.

Patients here at 740 Park Plastic Surgery have been extremely pleased with their KYBELLA® results and treatment experience, and I encourage anyone seeking to non-surgically reduce fullness beneath the chin to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out if this revolutionary technique may be right for them.

Dr. Stafford R. Broumand

What’s the Difference Between Ulthera® & KYBELLA®?

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Although both Ulthera® (also known as Ultherapy®) and KYBELLA® can be used to non-surgically enhance and/or rejuvenate the appearance of the under-chin and jowl region, the two treatments are designed to target distinctly separate aesthetic concerns. As a result, it’s important to understand the differences between the pair of techniques…

Can I Get a Neck Lift Without Surgery?

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This is an excellent question that we hear quite often from women and men seeking to rejuvenate the appearance of their neck without incisions and/or extensive downtime. As with most cosmetic procedures, the answer will depend on one’s specific indications and aesthetic goals. For example, someone who has a significant…

Is It Okay to Get a Tummy Tuck Before Having Children?

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The answer to this question is not always straightforward, as it depends on each individual’s unique needs and personal plans. If you anticipate having one or more children at some point in the future, I usually suggest waiting to undergo tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) until after you are done having…

Are Diet and Exercise Proving Not to Be Enough?

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No matter how healthily you eat or hard you work out, you may notice that certain aesthetic concerns remain resistant to change, particularly in the stomach and midsection. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many women and men find that diet and exercise just aren’t enough when it comes to achieving…

Is Tummy Tuck or Liposuction Better for Me?

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At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, this is one of the most popular questions asked by women and men considering body sculpting in and around the midsection. While both treatment options can be used to effectively achieve a more toned and contoured appearance in the abdominal region, the most appropriate technique…

Questions to Ask Your Breast Reduction Surgeon

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For women interested in breast reduction, the consultation process provides an excellent opportunity to get to know your plastic surgeon on a personal level, as well as to gain a complete understanding of what to expect throughout all stages of the procedure based on your specific needs and aesthetic desires….

Can I Get a Breast Lift Without Noticeable Scars?

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The possibility of noticeable scarring following a breast lift (mastopexy) is a regular concern for many women interested in this breast enhancement option. Unfortunately, some degree of postoperative breast lift scarring is unavoidable, as incisions are needed to remove excess skin and elevate breast tissues to a more youthful, natural…

Recovery from a Breast Lift with Implants

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Following a breast lift with implants – also referred to as an augmentation-mastopexy – the recovery process is much like you can except when a mastopexy or breast augmentation is performed on its own. Initially, some minor bruising and/or swelling can often be expected, though these symptoms should gradually diminish…


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