Weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and the process of aging, as the facial muscles become slacker, can result in a double chin. The fat deposits around and under the chin detracts from the youthful contours of the jawline. Some people are genetically predisposed to fat deposits under the chin. No matter the cause, a sagging extra layer of fat that gives the impression of a second chin can add years to a person’s appearance and detract from the aesthetics of the face.
At Body Sculptor, Dr. Otto Placik performs Kybella treatments to reduce fullness under the chin and create a more pleasing and youthful facial profile. Dr. Placik is a board-certified plastic surgeon, dedicated to delivering outstanding results. He has extensive experience is facial cosmetic procedures and listens carefully to his patients’ treatment goals and concern.
Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Kybella is an FDA approved, injectable treatment designed to destroy fat cells under the chin. Its active ingredient is identical to a substance produced by the body, deoxycholic acid, which aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. When injected under the chin, Kybella works by destroying fat cells, reducing fullness and the appearance of a double-chin. After the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate or store fat. When the course of treatment is completed, no touch-up treatments will be needed in the future.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
If you are a man or woman in good general with excess fat under the chin, you may be a candidate for Kybella treatment. This procedure is generally recommended for people with moderate to severe fullness of the submental region (under the chin) who have retained some thickness and elasticity to the skin.
Fullness under the chin does not only affect people who are overweight or out of shape. Many individuals who are diligent about exercising and eating right still struggle with excess fat under the chin. A double chin is frustrating as it typically makes the individual appear heavier and older than he or she actually is. For many patients, Kybella injections can resolve this problem when it fails to respond to diet and exercise.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for Kybella is to schedule a consultation with a doctor who is trained in delivering this treatment. After careful evaluation and one-on-one discussion of your treatment goals, Dr. Placik can tell you if Kybella is the appropriate treatment option for you.
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Has Kybella Been Proven Safe and Effective?
Kybella is a fairly new procedure, approved by the FDA for treatment of adults with moderate to severe fat below the chin in April of 2015. In its press release announcing approval, the FDA stated that Kybella’s safety and effectiveness for treating submental fat (double chin) were established in two clinical trials involving 1,022 adult participants. In these clinical trials, participants received up to six treatments with either Kybella or a placebo. A reduction in submental fat was observed in the participants who received Kybella treatments.
Kybella has been the focus of 20 clinical studies in a global clinical development program. More than 1,600 people participating in these studies received Kybella treatment.
Treatment with Kybella varies, depending on the patient’s goals and the amount and distribution of fat that is stored under the chin. Patients may need 2, 3, or up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced approximately one month apart. In each session, the patient is given multiple small injections of Kybella under the chin, after the area has been numbed with local anesthetic. Each treatment session takes approximately 15 minutes. Many patients see results, with a double chin reducing in size, in just 2 to 4 treatments.
Kybella side effects and recovery are minimal. The most common side effects are redness, bruising, swelling, numbness, and areas of hardness at the treatment sites. These symptoms usually resolve within a few days after the procedure. Many patients are able to return to work immediately after treatment.
The Benefits of Kybella
The most obvious benefit of treatment with Kybella is that it breaks down fat under the chin, using a substance that is also produced naturally by the body, destroying fat cells so they are no longer able to store or accumulate fat. Once the series of treatments is complete, patients can expect long-lasting results, even if they gain weight in the future. This advanced cosmetic treatment for a double chin offers patients impressive benefits, including:
No anesthetic needed for treatment
Minimal bruising or other side effects
Destroys fat cells
No downtime, no restrictions
No compression garment needed after treatment
This advanced treatment is an excellent solution for men and women with stubborn fat deposits below the chin that refuse to respond to diet and exercise. For many patients, it is a great alternative to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction, for reducing a double chin. Kybella is a non-surgical procedure with less downtime than liposuction or surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik at Body Sculptor has been specially trained to deliver Kybella treatments to women and men with an unsightly double chin to help create a more youthful and pleasing facial profile and appearance. Find out if you are a candidate for Kybella by meeting personally with Dr. Placik.
To meet with Dr. Placik, you can request a consultation online or call our Arlington Heights office at 847-398-1660 or our Chicago office at 312-787-5313 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you look your very best.
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