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Orlando Kybella: Remove Double Chin Fat and Tighten the Neck Area Without Surgery

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Submental Fat (Double Chin)

Many people in the Orlando area experience a common problem with accumulation of submental fat, or double chin. For many, it can be very difficult to decrease a double chin naturally. Exercise and diet can reduce much of the fat a person may have on their body. However, the fat that accumulates under the chin can often remain. This can be frustrating for those trying to look young and healthy. Much of this problem is a byproduct of genetics. Some people are more likely than others to get a double chin. This is especially true as one ages. There are options that can remove this fat. There are a few treatments available that have had great results in removing this issue. However, not all treatments work well for everyone. It is best to understand the options available and their possible side effects. The  main options for removing a double chin are liposuction, surgery (such as a neck-lift), and Kybella treatments.

Solutions, such as a neck-lift or liposuction, are the common methods for removing the double chin. They have been used for several years as the only treatments for difficult to remove submental fat. However, they both are surgical procedures. As with all surgical procedures there are many risks that a patient has to face. In addition to these risks, many of these procedures can require days to weeks off of work. It can also take a long period of time for these procedures to heal. Often, patients are left with uneven fat deposits and scars from the procedure. However, there is a new method for minimizing the appearance of the double chin. It is a non-surgical method for ridding the chin and neck area of fat. Kybella is a new product to reduce double chin without surgery. Some patients may also consider the non-surgical option of ThermiTight to address neck tightening and skin sagging as well.

Kybella, a Non-Surgical Treatment for Reducing a Double Chin

kybella-logoKybella in Orlando is a new method for reducing the look of a double chin. It has recently been approved by the FDA for use in treating this problem. It is a non-surgical method for removing this fat. It is a prescription medication that is injected into the area under the chin. This medication destroys the fat cells. It is similar to chemicals the body produces natural to absorb fat cells. The clinical studies have shown results in reducing the look of a double chin for those using this product. It is given by the doctor who administers several injections into the fatty area under the chin. It takes about 15 minutes to complete. There is no need to take time off of work for this procedure. The patient then returns to the doctor at one month intervals to repeat this process. Up to six treatments are expected, depending on the patient and the amount of fat to be removed.

Kybella is the brand name for deoxycholic acid. It is a secondary bile acid that the human body produces naturally. In the body, deoxycholic acid emulsifies fat for absorption into the body. Since its discovery, it has been used in various areas of the medical industry. Extensive research into this product has shown it has a great ability to destroy fat cells. This prompted research into the possibility for use in reducing submental fat. This research showed much promise in helping with this problem. This discovery pushed for clinical trials to see the effects it had in actual patients. It also provided the FDA with the information needed to determine the safety of this product.


Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yeilding to learn more about Kybella and losing the double chin without surgery.




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FDA Approval

During the  research, it was shown that Kybella, when injected under the skin, it would destroy fat cells. Destroyed cells are then absorbed into the body, making it impossible for those cells to store or accumulate fat. Since this product has a preference for fat cells, surrounding tissue are mostly unaffected. This showed the great potential and safety of this product to help with the problem of submental fat. Finally, there was a possible alternative to costly and dangerous surgeries to remove this troublesome fat.

The FDA gave approval for this product after clinical trials were run on human participants. These trials were a double blind trial using a placebo as the control This means, some patients were given the Kybella, and some were given a placebo. Neither the patients nor the administrators of this trial were aware of who received Kybella and who received the placebo. This allowed for research that was not influenced by either side of the testing. The results of these trials showed that a reduction of fat in the chin area was seen more frequently in the patients that received the Kybella. The greater portion of those patients that received Kybella during the trials, showed at least a 10% reduction in submental fat.

After receiving Kybella effects can include bruising, swelling, and pain or numbness at the injection site. However, this usually resolves itself in a few days. Typically, a person can return to work immediately after Orlando Kybella treatments. Since fat cells do not regenerate, this procedure could potentially remove the double chin for a long period of time. The overall cost for this procedure is significantly less than most other treatments. In addition, there is no loss of work required for recovery. Since this is not a surgical procedure, there are less overall risks associated with the injections. It is important that this medication is only administered by a trained health care professional. This can help avoid serious risks associated with improper injections. As with any procedure and medication, it is always best to talk to a doctor to see which option works best for you.


Traditional Methods of Double Chin Reduction


The most common method to reduce double chin is liposuction. This is a surgical procedure that sucks out the fat in the chin and neck area. It is usually performed on an outpatient basis with only a local anesthetic. It is performed by the doctor making a small incision under the chin. A cannula, or small stainless steel tube, is then inserted. The fat is sucked out through this cannula. This creates tunnels throughout the fat deposits that will later collapse and appear thinner. After the procedure, the incision will be sutured shut. The entire process usually takes only a couple of hours. This can allow a person to have the surgery during the day and be home in the evening. One can return to work, however, a compression garment is strongly suggested to be worn under the chin for a few days after surgery.

Typical side effects of this procedure can include swelling, bruising and numbness. However, these normally subside in a few days. Proper care must be taken of the incision site to prevent infection. There may also be pain. The doctor usually will prescribe pain medication to ease this. More significant side effects could include scarring at the incision site. Since not all of the fat is removed, there may be lumpiness or an uneven look to the remaining fat in the area. Over time, the remaining fat cells can grow larger, causing the double chin to recur.

Neck Lift Surgery

A double chin can also be removed by surgical means. A neck-lift can reduce the look of a double chin. This is a major invasive procedure that corrects the look of sagging and fatty skin on the neck. Often, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It is usually completed within a couple of hours. During this procedure, the doctor will make incisions in the skin of the neck and/or chin area. The fat will be removed, as well as parts of the sagging skin. Muscle may be resected to allow for a firmer appearance. It can also be performed in conjunction with a face-lift procedure. After the procedure, the skin will be pulled taut and sutured back together. Any excess skin will be removed.

As with any surgery and general anesthesia, there are serious risks involved. The common risks with a neck-lift includes, pain, swelling, infection at the incision site. Sutures will need to be removed at a later date. The day of the surgery, movement will be limited. One should expect to be off of work for one to two weeks. The final results are normally pleasant. However, it can take six months or more before those results are seen due to healing. Lumpiness and asymmetrical problems are a common result with this procedure. Scarring can occur around the incision site, as well. This procedure is the most expensive option for removing a double chin. It can also cause loss of income from being off work during the recovery time.



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