Reduce Fat Without Surgery at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery
One of the worst parts about being an adult is learning that fat cells are easy come, but not easy go. In fact, sometimes they’re a no-go. Even celery-stick diets and months of punishing early-morning runs may be powerless to impact a double chin. This harsh truth is why doctors were excited to announce that years of research and trials had led to the development of Kybella®. Chicago’s Dr. Lawrence Iteld uses the injectable at Iteld Plastic Surgery to do what calorie counting and sweaty workouts sometimes can’t: Shrink that stubborn bulge on your neck.
The entirely nonsurgical treatment is also good for smoothing out breast creases due to stubborn fat and touching up those areas on the body where evidence of a little overindulgence remains, like the ghost of a cupcake taunting you every time you look in the mirror.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Your body is great at breaking down fat you eat as part of the digestive process. The makers of Kybella® decided to take a page from nature in creating their treatment, which features deoxycholic acid as its active ingredient. That’s the chemical that makes the digestive breakdown happen by damaging fat cells’ ability to hold it all together.
When injected into an area targeted for volume reduction, the deoxycholic acid gets to work by attacking fat cells and freeing the fatty molecules inside. This material is then processed by the body and eliminated.
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What Can I Expect After Kybella® Injections?
Minor side effects, such as redness and bruising at the injection site, are natural and to be expected. These will resolve on their own soon after a session. Some swelling is to be expected and can last a few days.
The volume-reducing results of Kybella® take a bit longer to see and for most patients require two to four sessions. The membrane destruction and fat-removal process unfold over the following weeks and months. Throughout this time, you will see the double chin start to recede. Consider using this time to prepare for a joyful reunion with a long-lost friend: your slimmer, more defined neck.
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Lawrence Iteld, MD, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a highly regarded Chicago based plastic surgeon, receiving awards from Chicago Magazine's Top Docs, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors®.Read More Book an Appointment
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella® Injections in Chicago?
Kybella® is intended for adults who are in good health and want to address small pockets of stubborn fat, but who do not want to choose liposuction. Honestly, that covers a good number of people. Basically: Do you have a double chin? Do you wish you didn’t? Congratulations, you sound like a great candidate for this treatment. A consultation at Iteld Plastic Surgery can confirm whether Kybella® and your cosmetic goals are a match.
What Complements Kybella® Injections?
Fat is not the only thing that can make a neck look soft and flabby instead of sleek and trim. Loose skin is a known associate of stubborn fat, especially when the fat itself goes away, leaving the skin holding the bag. Actually, you may look like you’re the one holding the bag with your chin. Profound skin tightening is a radiofrequency-based treatment that tightens away laxity. Talk to the Iteld Plastic Surgery team to discover which treatment options are best for you.
* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.