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Chin Up! Dr. Buchanan Now Offers KYBELLA®

Chin Up! Dr. Buchanan Now Offers KYBELLA®

KybellaChin Up! Dr. Buchanan Now Offers KYBELLA®

If you are looking for a way to reduce the appearance of your “double chin,” you are not alone. Loving the neck area is something many men and women struggle with – especially as they age. KYBELLA® to the rescue!

What is KYBELLA® and how does it work?

KYBELLA® is an injectable, prescription medicine that can improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin. This type of fat is called submittal fat and is the primary cause of a “double chin.”

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat.

When KYBELLA® is injected beneath your chin, it causes the destruction of fat cells, and once these cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate additional fat.

KYBELLA® is available as treatments, and because everyone is unique, Dr. Buchanan will help you decide how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired aesthetic results. Once you are happy with your neck once again, re-treatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.

What else do you need to know about KYBELLA®?

Before you schedule a KYBELLA® treatment, be sure to tell Dr. Buchanan about any medical conditions you have; the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are taking; if you have had or plan to have surgery on your face, chin or neck, or if you have had cosmetic treatments to these areas. Let him know if you have trouble swallowing, have bleeding problems, are taking a blood-thinner, are breast-feeding or are currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You cannot receive a KYBELLA® treatment if you have an infection in or near the treatment area.

Are there side effects associated with KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury to the jaw, or trouble swallowing. The most common side effects of KYBELLA® are bruising, pain, redness, swelling and numbness, as well as areas of possible hardness in the treatment area.

Call today, to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Buchanan to discuss the benefits of this amazing new treatment.

What Do You Know About Chin Augmentation Surgery?

 chin augmentationIf you feel that your chin is poorly shaped, does not compliment your other facial elements, is small, or recedes, a chin implant (chin augmentation surgery) may be the perfect surgical option for you. Although not as common as other procedures, this unique surgery can add proportion and balance to your chin. Chin augmentation is accomplished with implants which can increase the size or modify the shape of your chin.

If you haven’t heard much about chin augmentation, here are 10 interesting facts:

  1. A chin implant is made of a silicone material and is shaped somewhat like the narrow chin guard of a sports helmet. It is placed through an incision under your chin.
  2. Chin augmentation surgery takes about one hour; recovery is typically quick.
  3. Men typically pursue chin implants to achieve a squarer, more masculine chin.
  4. Women opt for chin augmentation to enhance a chin that is too small or droopy.
  5. Chin augmentation offers many aesthetic benefits for those who have a recessed, pointed or square chin, a prominent nose or a fleshy neck.
  6. Chin implant surgery will create a permanent change in your appearance. It won’t make you look like someone else, but it can enhance and balance your features.
  7. Chin augmentation may be performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty (“nose job”), eyelid surgery, a facelift or a forehead lift.
  8. If you have reasonable goals and expectations and are in good health, you would be a good candidate for chin augmentation surgery.
  9. During your consultation, Buchanan will discuss the relationship of your chin to your other facial features, and will make a recommendation based on these factors and your concerns and desires.
  10. After the surgery, you will have some mild bruising and swelling that can last a few days. Dr. Buchanan will advise you as to what to watch for as far as excessive or abnormal swelling or bruising.

If you have additional questions about chin augmentation surgery, call to request a consultation or contact us online.