Are you self-conscious about your double-chin, but worried about undergoing a Tampa necklift procedure? The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that promises to get rid of your double chin without surgery. The new drug called Kybella, is an injectable substance that dissolves fat under the chin. The Tampa plastic surgery professionals at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery want all patients to fully understand what you need to know about the new Tampa necklift procedure.
Here is everything you need to know about Kybella:
What is it?
Kybella (previously known as ATX-101) Is a non-surgical injectable for reducing moderate to severe fat on the upper neck. Kybella is a version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat.
How does it work?
The Kybella injectable disrupts fat cells.
Dr. Derek Jones gave the FDA a presentation about the drug and stated, “When it disappears, it disappears permanently. Jones goes on to say that the drug destroys the fat cells membrane, causing it to burst. What remains of the cell is absorbed back into the body “via normal metabolic pathways”.
How long does it take & what is recovery like?
The procedure takes five minutes to complete and a licensed Tampa plastic surgeon will apply a little ice beforehand, and then proceed to inject the drug. Recovery can take about two to three days and no bandages are required.
How thoroughly has it been studied?
It has been the subject of 19 clinical studies, involving 2,600 patients. Dr. William Stebbins, a dermatologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said that he has seen presentations at various dermatological meetings and is excited that Kybella is finally coming out for public use.
What are the side effects?
Side effects include bruising, swelling, and temporary numbness.
The FDA and the plastic surgery team at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery Rejuvenation wants all patients to fully understand the risks associated with the use of the drug prior to scheduling an appointment for Kybella injectables. If you are considering a Tampa necklift procedure, the Kybella professionals at Elite Facial Plastic Surgerys can consult and plan the best course of action to suit your neck and face.