New treatment dissolves fat under chin
Updated: Wed, Nov 18 2015, 09:28 PM CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) — Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday people can get rid of the excess skin under their neck often thought of as “turkey neck” or the double chin. A local woman recently made the decision and let Local 12 follow along as she tried the newest treatment for it on the market. Rachel Rivera said it was pictures that even after a lot of diet and exercise that left her feeling her chin sort of, “stuck around.” But this was the deciding moment when, “I stood up in a wedding and in all of the photos you could see my double chin,” said Rivera. So she contacted Dr. Jon Mendelsohn, a facial plastic surgeon. He was one of the first in the country offering patients the newest fat melter to get rid of the double chin. It’s called Kybella. The product is made from what naturally occurs in a person’s own body. “It actually is one of the bile acids that is responsible for emulsification of fat,” said Dr. Mendelsohn. After numbing, Rivera gets a series of injections. The fat then over time is released and metabolized by the body. As the pictures courtesy of Kybella show there’s a big difference but it works best when the skin still has its own elasticity, not saggy skin. There’s no question some of those results can be pretty dramatic. Rivera said when she recently got to see family and friends she hadn’t seen for a while they could really tell a difference. There are a few risks such as irritation at the injection site. And Rivera said it does bullfrog in the days after before it starts to go away. The procedure cost about $1,200 per treatment and people may need more than one. It is permanent unless people gain a lot of weight because fat cells are still present and can still expand in the chin area. Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates!
Air Date: November 20, 2015
Bill Cunningham Show – 700WLW: Bill and Dr. Jon Mendelsohn discusses Kybella and other trends in cosmetic surgery including various nonsurgical treatments to help remove unwanted Fat from various body locations.
Dr. Mendelsohn will also be a special guest w Bill Cunningham on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 where he will discuss Kybella and other options for our troublesome “Turkey-necks”.
KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults.
KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
What is KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
Who should not receive KYBELLA™?
You should not receive KYBELLA™ if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA™, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including 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 (it is not known if KYBELLA™ will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA™ passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA™).
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 (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ can cause side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA™ include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.