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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Report: Non-Invasive Kybella May Improve Your Neckline

Non-Invasive Chin Fat Reduction | Beverly Hills Plastic SurgeryWhile the popularity of plastic surgery procedures has consistently risen over the years, there has been a surge in demand for non-surgical aesthetic procedures as well. According to the statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgery, injectable procedures such as Botox and facial fillers are among the most popular aesthetic procedures today.

Allergan, Inc., the company that produces Botox, has now introduced Kybella, an FDA approved injectable procedure to enhance the neckline by dissolving excess fat below the chin. Dr. Gary Motykie is a dedicated cosmetic surgeon providing Kybella injectable treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


Choosing the Right Provider

With Kybella injectable procedure, it is possible to reduce submental fat and significantly improve the neck line without involving plastic surgery. However, Kybella treatment should only be administered by a qualified and trained provider. The provider’s facility should be equipped to deliver the appropriate treatment modality for the patient’s unique circumstances.

Just as in the case of surgical procedures, it is important in case for non-surgical treatments to choose the right candidates and identify the ones with contraindications. The provider should be in a position to offer comprehensive evaluation and care and treat specific concerns such as enhancement of the neckline using Kybella injections.

Some experts recommend that a patient should not choose a place where Kybella is the only treatment being offered. The old adage, “If all you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail” may prove true in some cases where the provider only offers a single treatment option such as Kybella.


Who should Choose Kybella?

The FDA has currently approved Kybella injections only for the cosmetic fat reduction under the chin. The candidate should ideally have a fair amount of elasticity in the skin in the submental region. The adipose tissue deposits in the submittal and chin neck angle should be mild to moderate. The candidate should not suffer from a major mandibular jaw aberration or have an extremely steep mandibular plain angle.


Who should Avoid Kybella?

Patients with considerable loose skin in the neck region, or a perceptible neck deflation due to weight loss with demarcated platysmal bands should not be administered Kybella injections. In such cases, reduction of fat tissue with Kybella may only worsen the deformity.   

Patients having a significantly small sized chin with an oblique chin-neck angle and those with a deep underbite should also avoid Kybella injections. Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is designed to dissolve fat. But it also creates some inflammation to trigger fresh collagen production and skin retraction.

Therefore, when the chin neck angle is oblique, the chin is recessive and the skin in the submental area is loose, the results may not be favorable with Kybella. Such patients should instead consider a combination of chin implants and liposuction. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie provides Kybella injectable treatment and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.


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