General Introductions and Benefits of Kybella Treatment
Kybella treatment is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the appearance of a “double chin.” There are many reasons why your body might form fat deposits in the chin area. The most common reasons include genetics or weight gain, but regardless of how and why the fat deposits came to be there, Kybella offers a safe, method to eliminate them.
Kybella is also the first (and currently the only!) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment to remove under-chin fat deposits. The treatment itself is gentle, fast, and so unique that “Good Morning America” recently introduced the treatment to viewers on national television!
Perhaps the most exciting news of all is that Kybella treatments really WORK and the risks are truly minimal. Read on to learn more about how Kybella works, what your consultation appointment will be like, what makes a good candidate, what to expect on the day of your procedure and during recovery and why Dr. Donath the best physician in Cincinnati, OH, to perform your treatment.
What to Expect in a Consultation
Your consultation is the first appointment in the process of receiving Kybella treatments. During your consultation, you will share your goals for receiving Kybella treatments in Cincinnati, OH, and ask your questions. Dr. Donath will take your medical history, discuss any risks pertinent to your history and explain the process to you.
Once you have finished this initial consultation, and if Dr. Donath feels you are a good candidate for the procedure (read on below for more on this), your next step will be to schedule your first treatment!
Candidates for Kybella Treatment
Because Kybella is a non-surgical, very low-risk treatment, there are only a handful of reasons why you may not be a good candidate so long as you are in overall good health.
Here are the most common reasons why you might not be a good candidate:
- You are pregnant now, have just delivered, or are breastfeeding.
- You have just had a significant surgery and are still in recovery.
- You are taking blood clotting medication or have a clotting disorder.
- You have a chronic medical condition that may be exacerbated by treatment.
- You are a heavy smoker (smoking can interfere with recovery).
- You are seeking Kybella treatment as a substitute for weight loss.
- You have a chin or neck-area infection or condition.
- You have had previous chin or neck-area surgery.
- You are taking a particular medication for which Kybella treatments are contraindicated.
Your Cincinnati, OH, physician’s chief goal for you during your Kybella treatments is to ensure you will experience the results you are seeking in a manner that is completely safe and as risk-free as possible. In some cases, you may simply need to postpone your Kybella treatments (for instance, if your body is still healing from a surgery you have had).
Here are one patient’s results from just one treatment.
You are probably curious to know what a Kybella treatment is actually like! The great news is – Kybella treatments are simple and fast and you will start seeing results very quickly.
Treatments will take just 10-15 minutes and are done on an outpatient basis. When you arrive at the office, you will be shown into your treatment room where you can immediately get comfortable in the treatment chair. First, Dr. Donath will give you a local anesthetic (either topical or injectable) to ensure you feel virtually no pain during your injections. Then Dr. Donath will deliver a series of injections into the areas where the fat deposits are located.
Once the injection process is complete, you will rest for a few additional minutes before departing. Depending on your treatment goals, your Ohio physician may recommend that you schedule a second treatment (typically you will wait at least three weeks before your second treatment). Even patients with the most accumulated under-chin fat deposits typically have no more than six treatments before reaching their treatment goals.
Most patients choose to return to work the same day. However, you may wish to schedule your first appointment in the afternoon in case you might prefer to return home instead. Your first day (the day of treatment) and the day following you may experience some numbness until the anesthesia wears off. Afterward, you may see some redness and swelling or bruising around the areas where the injections were administered. This is very normal.
Some patients also feel a bit of hardness around the injection sites. Here, gentle finger massage in these areas can help reduce discomfort, improve circulation and speed healing. If desired, you can ask your physician about the use of pain medication to ease any discomfort.
Choosing the Right Kybella Surgeon
Choosing a Kybella surgeon you feel comfortable with and trust is your first step towards achieving your treatment goals. Dr. Alexander Donath comes from a long line of physicians, 14 in total, including his father! Dr. Donath has practiced on the east coast and now his native Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Donath was one of the physicians chosen to perform research for the Kybella FDA approval and has performed more treatments than other physicians in the region.
Dr. Donath has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of plastic surgery and awarded numerous honors, including membership in the most prestigious honors society in the country, Phi Betta Kappa. He is a double board-certified surgeon with a specialization in Facial Plastic Surgery. He has made multiple presentations at the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AFPRS) and is the sole plastic surgeon in the Tri-State region to complete training in Complementary Fat Grafting, a ground-breaking new method to restore youth to the face through the use of a patient’s own fat cells. He has also been chosen for the Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors award, along with Castle Connolly Top Doctors award for 4 consecutive years.
Dr. Donath currently practices at Donath Facial Plastic Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio. You are invited to visit the clinic’s website to learn more. You may also call (513) 891-5438 to schedule your free consultation.