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Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella?

Posted May 23, 2016 in KYBELLA®

Frustrated with a double chin that won’t go away, no matter what you do? You’re not alone. In fact, a recent dermatologic survey found that 70% of us identify chin and neck fat as a major cosmetic concern. A double chin or excess fat on the neck can hinder self-esteem and can be a seemingly impossible area to target during weight loss. For those who want to eliminate this problem with a slimmer neck and sculpted chin, Kybella is the newest non-surgical treatment option.

Do you have the right type of neck fat?

That’s correct – there is a “right” kind of fat for men and women seeking non-surgical treatment with Kybella. The ideal type of chin/neck fat, referred to as submental fat, is full but smooth. Kybella is geared toward those with moderate to severe fat in this upper neck region. Because Kybella targets and destroys fat cells, it will not work for patients with excess skin or non-fatty, loose folds of skin on the neck.

Is Kybella a last-resort approach?

Kybella is intended for those who have already tried conventional ways to lose weight. Kybella should not be used in place of first trying diet and exercise to combat excess fat; however, submental fat is often stubborn and hard to target, even with successful weight loss in other areas of the body.

If you are relatively fit and healthy and have already given diet and exercise a try but can’t shake the bulge under your chin, Kybella could be the route for you. Kybella offers essentially permanent results, regardless of weight gain or less elsewhere on your body.

Use caution with certain medical conditions

Those with certain medical conditions that can cause excessive bleeding or who are taking blood-thinning medications or similar drugs may not be good candidates for Kybella because of the nature of the procedure. Your doctor will be able to assess whether any preexisting conditions could hinder your ability to safely undergo Kybella treatments.

Perfect for a busy lifestyle

Finally, if you live a busy lifestyle and spend your days working and taking care of others, you could be an ideal candidate for Kybella. This procedure is ideal for those who can’t do “down time” or spend weeks recovering from surgery. In fact, patients can return to work or go about their day immediately following each Kybella procedure. Multiple sessions are typically required for optimal results, but a session can take place on your lunch break or after morning coffee. Time commitment with Kybella is minimal.

If you want to take care of your double chin in minutes — not months — Kybella could be your answer. Dr. Koch was the first to offer this procedure in the Buffalo area. Schedule a consultation today and learn how your double chin can be a thing of the past with Kybella.