Reducing a Double Chin without Surgery

Does your jaw or chin lack definition due to fatty tissue under the chin? The ‘double chin’ is a common problem for both men and women, impacting the overall appearance of their neck and face. While liposuction surgery can remove excess fat tissue, it also requires recovery and downtime. Another option is Kybella injections, the non-surgical option to reduce a double chin.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is a synthetic form of a bio-acid that breaks down fat cells in the body. This substance attacks the cellular walls of fat cells, destroying them completely. When injected into fatty areas, the fat cells disintegrate and the fat inside the cells is absorbed into the bloodstream. Since fat cells do not regenerate, once they are gone, they do not return.

How Does It Work?

Kybella injections are designed specifically to help with small fatty deposits like those that create a double chin. A few injections are placed in the area by a plastic surgeon and the bio acid goes to work on destroying the fat cells. Over several weeks, the chin and neck area begin to shrink in size as the fat cells disappear. Depending on the extent of the fatty tissue, additional injections may be needed to obtain the desired effect. Except for slight tenderness or possible bruising after the procedure, there are few known negative side effects of this procedure.

If you are interested in slimming down your chin and neck area to improve your appearance, contact a local plastic surgeon that offers Kybella injections. In just a few weeks you can begin noticing a more defined chin and profile for a more attractive and youthful appearance.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Smoothing Away Smile Lines

Have years of happiness left lines on your face? The curved lines that go from your nose around the corner of your lips and create parenthesis around your mouth when you smile – those are called smile lines and they become deeper as you get older. While smiling is a good sign, most people do not enjoy these etched lines that make them appear older. The good news is there are effective options to smooth away smile lines and give you a more youthful appearance.

Facial Fillers for Smile Lines

Facial fillers are used to add volume under the skin to treat wrinkles and help improve elasticity lost with aging. However, not all facial fillers can be used for smile lines. These lines on the nasolabial fold are deeper than surface wrinkles. While fillers can be used to reduce their appearance, they must be injected deeper and use the right consistency for firmness and flexibility.

There are several dermal filler products that can be used for smile lines. One of the popular lines is Restylane, which has Refyne and Defyne products that are designed to smooth laugh or smile lines while allowing for natural movement. The procedure can be done during an office visit to a facial plastic surgeon, with effects that are almost immediate and can last for several months to a year. These injections do not require recovery or downtime and can often be performed in less than an hour.

If you have smile lines that have become permanently etched on your face, you can smooth those lines away with a visit to an experienced facial plastic surgeon. Schedule an appointment to discuss non-surgical options like facial fillers to create a more youthful appearance for your face.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065

Top Benefits of Juvederm Volbella

Juvederm, one of the top brands in dermal fillers, has many different products to help improve your appearance using hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles, add volume to the lips or reduce hollows under the eyes. Knowing the right product for the area you want to treat is vital to getting the results you desire. One of the popular products by Juvederm is Volbella, which offers these cosmetic benefits for the lips:

  • Reduce lines and wrinkles. When the skin on the lips and around lips lose volume, wrinkles occur. Juvederm Volbella can gently plump under the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles on and around the lips for a more youthful appearance.
  • Softer, natural lips. Volbella has a softer feel than many other dermal fillers, creating fuller lips that feel more natural.
  • Definition. The small chain molecules of hyaluronic acid in Volbella help create the definition that is so important in lip enhancement. The filler stays in place through quick integration with the skin and can help create the beautiful cupid’s bow, which so many women prefer.
  • Longer-lasting effects. While some dermal fillers can begin to diminish in six short months, requiring another treatment, Volbella can last up to 12 months or longer.

Juvederm Volbella has become one of the favorite dermal fillers for adding lip volume and definition. It is also popular for improving tear troughs. If you are interested in learning more about the line of Juvederm products or undergoing Volbella treatment for fuller lips, contact a local facial plastic surgeon that offers Juvederm injection treatments. This ensures you get medically-trained professionals for the best results.

Posted on behalf of:
Sanaz Harirchian, M.D.
9230 Katy Fwy Suite 600
Houston, TX 77055

Benefits of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

Are you considering changing your appearance? Whether you have lines or wrinkles that you want to smooth or changes you want to make to your eyes, lips or nose, there are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can achieve your desired results. Not all cosmetic alterations from plastic surgeons need to involve surgery. Here are some benefits to considering non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

Many plastic surgeons offer a wide variety of non-surgical cosmetic treatments at their clinics. Dermal fillers, Botox and skin treatments can all be used to reverse aging and change your appearance. Dermal fillers can add volume to the cheeks, lips, skin and even the nose to change the appearance of the face. Botox and skin treatments can help improve the texture and youthfulness of the face. Here are some benefits of choosing non-surgical treatments instead of plastic surgery.

  • Try it on. Considering a nose job or lip implants, but hesitant to make a permanent change? Non-surgical cosmetic treatments can give you a chance to “try on” a look without surgery. If you like the look, you can then decide to make a permanent change.
  • Less-expensive. Non-surgical options are less expensive than surgery and can fit into almost any budget.
  • No downtime. Most non-surgical cosmetic treatments can be done in an office visit and do not require downtime from work or a need for recovery. Some treatments can be done on a lunch break, with no one the wiser.

If you want to improve your appearance, there are many options that are non-surgical and still effective. Make an appointment for a consultation to learn more about non-surgical cosmetic options at your local plastic surgeon.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Improving Your Chin and Neck Without Surgery

Many people focus on the changes that happen to the facial skin from aging, but the skin and tissue below the face changes as well. Double chins, a “turkey gobble’ and wrinkled chest skin can belie your age, even when you have minimized aging signs on your face. There are options to improve your chin, neck and neckline with non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Here are a few ways to address common issue from the chin to the neckline.

Double Chin

Do you have fat deposits under the chin? The double chin is a common issue that can detract from the definition of the jaw and chin. Kybella injections can break down chin fat deposits, shrinking the double chin and improving the overall appearance of your face.

Loose Neck Skin

Sagging skin on the neck is the first stage of creating the “turkey gobble” that most people want to avoid. You can tighten the skin on the neck without a neck lift with options like laser treatments, ultrasound or radiofrequency techniques for a more youthful appearance.

Smoothing “Crepey” Skin on the Neckline

Does the skin on your upper chest have a “crepey” or wrinkled appearance? Improve your neckline with cosmetic options like chemical peels, laser therapy, ultrasound or microneedling. This can improve the tightness, texture and elasticity of the skin for a more youthful appearance for your neckline.

If you want to explore options to improve the appearance of your face, chin, neck and upper chest skin, schedule a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon that offer non-surgical procedures. They can advise you on the best options for creating a more youthful look for your skin.

Posted on behalf of
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665