SUBMENTAL (UNDER THE CHIN) FAT TREATMENT TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Kybella® is a relatively new FDA-approved injectable to treat submental, under the chin, fat from well-known manufacturer Allergan. Dr. Zuckerman uses targeted application of the product to permanently dissolve fat in the injected areas. Kybella® is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance (an enzyme) in the body. It requires two to three treatments, of relatively short duration each, where Dr. Zuckerman injects the product in an intricate grid pattern over the targeted area. Although it has only been approved for approximately two years, it has become very popular. Dr. Zuckerman’s patients are overall very satisfied with their results.


Patient manufacturer before and after comparison result for submental fat elimination using Kybella®.

Patient manufacturer before and after comparison result for submental fat elimination using Kybella®. Patient treated with up to 6 treatments spaced no less than one month apart. Total product injected 15.2cc across treatments. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Submental (Under the Chin) Fat Treatment In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Submental (Under the Chin) Fat Treatment including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Dr. Zuckerman recommends a treatment regimen of two to three treatments separated by one month, although some patients in a research study by the manufacturer were treated up to six times. Results are permanent and do not require follow-up treatments to maintain the effects.

Longevity

Final results set in within 7 to 10 days. The results of this treatment are permanent as the fat itself is dissolved from the targeted area.

Treatment Time

Approximately 20 minutes

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing submental fat treatment with Kybella® to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$1500 per treatment




Kybella® injectable fat elimination product and packaging.

Kybella® injectable fat elimination product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Submental (Under the Chin) Fat Treatment Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There may be slight bleeding, redness, or swelling at the injection sites, but these will resolve within a few hours and are relatively well hidden under the chin.

Required Level of Skill

Low to medium: the grid pattern of injections used is intricate but is similar to a template to follow.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.

Associated Risks

Kybella® injections area overwhelmingly safe, but in the hands of an inexperienced injector, or a non-board certified physician who is unfamiliar with anatomy of the area, rare complications include:

• Numbness in the injected area
• Nerve injury in the jaw
• Trouble swallowing

Generally speaking, as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuckerman will avoid such rare complications.



Frequently Asked Questions About Submental (Under the Chin) Fat Treatment


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Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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