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The dreaded double chin is one of the most stubborn areas to shed fat deposits through traditional diet and exercise regimens. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery conducted a consumer survey in 2015 that found 67% of Americans are unhappy with the appearance of fat under their chin. However, through the non-surgical, minimally invasive injectable Kybella, you can melt away your double chin fat within weeks, according to your New York City board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Aviva Preminger.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella treatment is a series of injections into the submental fat that creates your double chin. There are no extenuating requirements before the procedure. Still, Dr. Preminger recommends that you cease taking over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen so your blood can clot properly.

During the treatment, the treated area is numbed, marked for injection sites, and then used to administer the injections. Dr. Preminger, a trusted Manhattan plastic surgeon, uses injections that include deoxycholic acid, which emulsifies dietary fats so your body can absorb it. Deoxycholic acid is a natural substance in the human body, making the Kybella treatment safe for most people with minimal side effects. When the deoxycholic breaks down the fat in the cells, those particular cells will not return.

Each treatment time varies depending on how many injections you need, but the average is fifteen to twenty minutes. Once the treatment is complete, you will begin to see results in four to six weeks as it takes time for your body to break down the fat cells and eliminate them through your waste.

How many treatments of Kybella are necessary?

Depending on your aesthetic goals and the size of your submental fullness, multiple treatments may be necessary. You can receive treatment once a month to allow proper recovery time and result development. Therefore, it will take six months to get the full six treatments, and in trials, 59% of patients needed the maximum amount of treatments to achieve their desired results. However, touchups may only require one or two treatment sessions.

Who qualifies as a good Kybella candidate?

Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise can enjoy the cosmetic results without fear of their double chin reappearing after the treatments. Also, those who cannot have invasive surgery because of the length of recovery or the expense find Kybella a preferable treatment alternative.

Who should not get Kybella treatment?

Even though deoxycholic acid is generally safe for most patients, some conditions can prevent Kybella treatment. Patients who have a double chin that is not caused by submental fat will not benefit from treatment. Women who are pregnant or those who may become pregnant are discouraged from Kybella treatments as the potential effects during pregnancy are not clear. More testing is needed. Dr. Preminger warns that some neck or throat conditions could exempt you from Kybella treatment. If you have an infection in the treatment area, recently had neck surgery or experience difficulty swallowing, you may not be a good candidate for Kybella chin injections in Manhattan.

Kybella Injections for Double Chin in Manhattan, and New York City

Kybella is a less invasive treatment to permanently remove the stubborn submental fat pocket known as the double chin. Through regular treatments and patience, you are sure to see the defined jawline you desire. If you have questions about the Kybella treatment or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact your Upper East Side of Manhattan plastic surgeon‘s office, Preminger Plastic Surgery by calling (212) 706-1900 or contact us online. Dr. Preminger is currently offering Friday appointments for injectables at our 949 Central Avenue, Suite 207, Woodmere, New York 11598 address.

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