Is Kybella treatment better than liposuction?
Both Kybella and Liposuction are permanent solutions to eliminate fat from the targeted under the chin area. In Dr. Zuckerman’s opinion, liposuction is the more definitive treatment, which can fully eliminate submental fullness. With Kybella, to some extent, there will be a remaining pad of fat. In addition, after three Kybella treatments, the cost difference between the two options is relatively small (depending on your region). However, for those not ready for a surgical option or those with a milder issue or those who cannot afford the downtime of surgery, Kybella is a great treatment. Dr. Zuckerman enjoys performing the treatment, because his Kybella patients are overwhelmingly happy with their results.
Should I visit a doctor for Kybella injectable treatments in New York City?
If you visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery for your injectable treatment, you can be certain that Dr. Zuckerman will recommend and perform the best treatment option for you in a safe and comfortable manner. In general, the use of injectables has become so widespread that unfortunately not only may your injector not be a board-certified physician, if you undergo injections in a non-medical setting, an injector may have little formal medical training. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for these injections (if you aren’t able to visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery!). In New York City, there many options for injectables treatments, and many medical offices also offer injections by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant (PA), often at a lower price. These injectors are required to be overseen by a physician, so if you are considering these practitioners due to price, Dr. Zuckerman recommends that you confirm with the office ahead of time that there is a physician on the premises and inquire to what degree the physician oversees the injector’s activities.
Who should not receive Kybella?
You should not receive Kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area. You should tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, especially if, you have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; and are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood.
What are the possible side effects of Kybella?
Similar to dermal Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers, the most common side effects of Kybella reported are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the injection site. In rare instances, Kybella can cause nerve injury in the jaw or trouble swallowing.