Among the most exciting advances in the field of beauty is KYBELLA, an injectable prescription medication developed to improve the appearance and profile of submental fat below the chin, commonly referred to as a “double chin.” Approved by the FDA in April, KYBELLA uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your skin, KYBELLA dissolves existing fat cells and prohibits the accumulation and storage of new fat. The result is a smoother, shapelier, younger-looking profile.
Good candidates for KYBELLA are healthy individuals who want to get rid of submental fat under the chin but don’t want to undergo surgery and are willing to wait a bit for results. A typical treatment regimen involves up to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart and can cost upward of $1,500 per treatment session.
You’ll want to delay KYBELLA treatments if you:
- Have an infection in the treatment area;
- 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, as it’s not yet if KYBELLA will harm an unborn baby;
- Or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, as it’s not yet known if KYBELLA passes into breast milk.
If you’re considering KYBELLA, it’s critical that you share all applicable medical history, as well as your goals and expectations for the procedure, with your physician. To find out if KYBELLA is right for you, call 904-396-1186 and schedule a consultation with Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery.
Among the most envied feature of model and celebrity looks is a strong, defined chin line. For those with a bit of extra fat below the chin, often referred to as a “double chin,” a new solution has arrived – and it has nothing to do with turtleneck tops or fashion scarves.
Introducing KYBELLA, an injectable prescription medication made by Allergan, a leading pharmaceutical company, and designed to improve the appearance and profile of submental fat below the chin. Its active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a molecule that your body produces naturally and that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your skin, KYBELLA actually dissolves fat cells and prohibits the accumulation and storage of new fat in that area.
KYBELLA was approved by the FDA in April, after more than 20 clinical trials that involved upward of 5,000 patients. A typical treatment consists of a series of 12 to 20 injections and, depending upon the severity of your case, your doctor may recommend multiple treatment sessions spaced a month apart to achieve your desired look.
Side effects typically are minimal and include temporary swelling, bruising, numbness, pain, and redness or hardness around the treatment area. Rare but serious side effects can include trouble swallowing or nerve injury in the jaw that can cause facial muscle weakness or an uneven smile. That’s why it’s crucial that you undergo KYBELLA treatments administered only by a highly trained and experienced medical professional.
To find out how KYBELA can help give you a stronger, smoother, sexier profile call 904-396-1186 and schedule a consultation with Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery today.
Each October is celebrated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign designed to boost awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. It’s a worthy cause, particularly considering that one in eight US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to Breastcancer.org. That statistic reflects an estimated 231,840 new invasive breast cancer diagnoses expected in 2015 alone.
But for breast cancer survivors who undergo mastectomies, the physical and emotional scars can be devastating. That’s why it’s critical that you know your rights under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act, also known as “Janet’s Law.” It’s named for Janet Franquet, a Long Island woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in late 1997. When her insurance plan refused to cover reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy and chemotherapy treatments, deeming it purely cosmetic, Franquet’s surgeon, Dr. Todd Wider, performed the procedure free of charge. He then launched a history-making campaign that culminated in the October 21, 1998 enactment of the WHCRA.
Administered by the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, the WHCRA mandates that group health plans, insurance companies and health maintenance organizations provide coverage for reconstructive surgery after mastectomy for breast cancer. It also prohibits so-called “drive through” mastectomies, wherein insurance carriers attempt to limit breast cancer patient’s hospital stays in order to save money.
The WHCRA requires full coverage for:
- All stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed;
- Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance;
- Treatment of physical complications of the mastectomy.
Studies show that undergoing a mastectomy brings a heightened risk of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and fear of social relationships among women. If your breast cancer treatment includes a mastectomy, Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery can help restore your look and your self-confidence. Call 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation today.