First impressions are powerful immediate ways that people assess the competence, likeability, trustworthiness and maturity of an individual. In a 2008 study in Psychological Sciences the facial characteristics that were associated with the success of a male CEO were predicated on projecting masculine dominant features such as a strong jaw line. It is no wonder that in order to stay competitive in the socially conscious world men are seeking to refine their appearance. Because their work schedules gives them little time to recover, they choose treatments options that have little downtime, like Kybella™, UltraShapePower™, Botox™ and other non-invasive procedures.
Men who perceive their neck to be sagging , droopy or heavy find Kybella™ to be a simple targeted non-surgical FDA-approved option to reduce their double chin. Kybella™ is made of deoxycholic acid which can reduce the fat beneath your chin with a series of injections that will “dissolve” fat away. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are eliminated and expelled by the body.
The procedure can take as little as fifteen minutes but does require a series of injections spaced six weeks apart. Dr.Kopelman performs Kybella™ injections in the comfort of his Ridgewood,N.J.office. Following a treatment, patients may experience mild to moderate transient discomfort, temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness. These side effects are usually short-lived. Dr.Kopelman will take steps to minimize any untoward effects. ∗ Individual results will vary.
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Two Methods to Remove Fat Below My Chin-Which is Better Kybella or Liposuction?
Dr. Kopelman is frequently consulted about the most ideal way to get rid of the “lump” of fat beneath the chin that may give the appearance of a “double” chin. This is really an excellent question especially since Kybella™ ,a non-surgical treatment, made of deoxycholic acid was F.D.A. approved in April 2015. Patients now have a way to eliminate neck fat without undergoing surgery. Patients want to know,”Does this injectable medication make the surgical method of fat reduction, namely neck liposuction, obsolete?” The answer is no! Let us compare both methods.Each technique has its pros and cons.
1) Neck liposuction
Neck liposuction is a relatively safe, fast and simple surgical procedure.The goal of the procedure is to permanently remove excess neck fat that will create a more defined jawline and reduce a double chin in one treatment. After Dr. Kopelman makes a small incision at the base of the chin and behind your earlobes, he uses a small metal straw-like instrument to gently vacuum away neck fat.Once fat is removed, it does not grow back, it is eliminated provided you maintain a healthy diet. Neck liposuction is performed in our Ridgewood, New Jersey accredited operating room under twilight anesthesia or local anesthesia.Sutures are removed after one week and the recovery time for this procedure is approximately 7 to 10 days with slight swelling and minimal discomfort.
2) Kybella™ Injection
If you’re annoyed by a double chin and you are averse to surgery then Kybella™ can help eliminate that problem area by “melting” fat through an injectable treatment. Kybella™ cannot be used for removing fat along the jawline. Most patients require 1-3 treatment sessions spaced 6 weeks apart. Therefore it may take up to 18 weeks before all three treatments are complete.Some patients are satisfied after just one treatment.Swelling of the treated area is an expected outcome and it may take up to two weeks before the swelling resolves. You may also have numbness and tenderness for up to six weeks following each treatment session. Kybella™ is non -surgical and the injection is comfortably performed in our office with local anesthesia.
The Bottom Line
Both techniques are effective long term methods to eliminate “double chins” that don’t respond to exercise and dieting. If you are person who definitely does not want to have a surgery but does want to reduce your double chin then Kybella™ is an effective method and may be the ideal treatment option.However, you must be patient because there is some downtime and some short lived side effects. On the other hand,if you are a person who wants a one session treatment then neck liposuction may be a more ideal treatment option.