Non-Surgical Fat Removal
Type of Procedure: Non-Surgical Fat Removal
Are You Ready to Reshape Your Body?
What if we told you that Dr. Mariam Awada provides a treatment to freeze away your fat? CoolSculpting® technology freezes fat cells using a precision delivery method that targets your problem areas. Frozen fat cells then crystallize and die, allowing your body to naturally shed them over time. Say hello to the new you!
Sit Back, Relax, and Say Goodbye to Those Bulges!
- NO SURGERY - PAIN FREE
- NO SPECIAL DIET OR GYM REQUIRED
- ONE HOUR - NO DOWNTIME
- FDA APPROVED * SAFE * EFFECTIVE
- NEW FREEZING TECHNOLOGY
Unlike other popular fat reduction treatments, CoolSculpting® is completely non-surgical and causes minimal discomfort. In fact, many of our patient nap, read, or check their e-mails during the procedure! Following the procedure, you can get right back to your normal routine. Then, in the weeks and months after we’ve frozen the fat cells, your body will naturally shed these dead cells and your new shape will start to emerge.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me?
Do you have noticeable bulges in specific areas that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try? CoolSculpting® was designed to help eliminate those stubborn pockets of unwanted fat that are resistant to traditional weight loss methods. Similar to liposuction, CoolSculpting® targets specific areas of the body, but without having to undergo surgery!
Take a look at some of the great results!
Don't Worry, It's FDA Approved and Completely Safe!
CoolSculpting® has been performed over one million times worldwide, and is not only proven to be effective, but also proven to be completely safe. Just ask the FDA! They’ve cleared it for use on love handles, thighs, and abdomens.
When interacting with someone new, whether in the business world or your personal life, your face is the focal point - and a key factor that can often determine first impressions. Feeling uncomfortable about some aspect of your face can have an adverse effect on your confidence and demeanor, negatively affecting that first impression. For many people, no matter their age or weight, submental fullness (better known as a double chin) is an issue that, whether due to lifestyle or genetics, can make you self-conscious and constantly looking for a way to smooth your facial profile. Excess fat under your chin can create the illusion that you are overweight, even if you aren’t, and can make you look older than you are as the weight of the extra fat makes your skin stretch and sag.
In the past, the only way to eliminate a double chin was to undergo liposuction or a chin lift. However, as cosmetic surgery techniques continue to advance, options for correction have also advanced. At Michigan Cosmetic Surgery, we offer Kybella, a nonsurgical injection that is the first to be FDA approved to treat moderate to severe cases of submental fullness.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment designed to reduce or completely eliminate excess fat under your chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that is found naturally in the human body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. The deoxycholic acid used in Kybella is a synthetic, non-animal derived form of the molecule, and when injected into the fat under your chin, can noticeably reduce your submental fullness. It works by damaging the membranes of the fat cells in the targeted area, causing them to die off and be metabolized by your body. Once the cells have been processed by your metabolism, your body excretes them naturally, and your double chin is no more. Since Kybella permanently destroys the existing fat cells under your chin, they are no longer able to store or accumulate fat, which offers you lasting results. Keep in mind, however, that if you gain weight, new fat cells can be generated and settle underneath your chin, so sustaining a healthy weight is vital to maintaining your streamlined jaw.
Am I a Candidate for Kybella Treatments?
Submental fat can be the result of a combination of several factors, including genetics, body weight, and the aging process, and it affects both men and women of all ages. It can be an especially frustrating problem to deal with, because oftentimes this particular fat doesn’t respond well to diet or exercise.
Kybella might be the solution you’re searching for if you struggle with any of the following issues:
- You are self-conscious about excess fat under your chin
- You adhere to a healthy diet and regular exercise, but still have a “double chin”
- The submental fat makes you look heavier or older than you really are
- You aren’t yet ready to undergo surgery to address the problem
Treatment, Side Effects and Results
At your initial consultation to determine if Kybella is the right treatment for you, Dr. Awada or her nurse injectors will examine you and create a personalized treatment plan that includes the number of Kybella treatments you will need to see optimal results. Some people see the results they want after three sessions, while for others, it may take up to six. Each session is scheduled about four weeks apart, in order to give your body time to process the fat cells.
At your Kybella treatment session, the injection points will be marked on the skin under your chin - depending on the severity of your submental fat, there may be up to 50 injection sites. The injection process itself is a non-invasive, nonsurgical, virtually painless treatment that typically takes about 15-20 minutes.
Side effects, if any, are minimal, and may include some mild bruising, pain, or redness, and the injection points in the treatment area may initially feel hard. These are normal, temporary effects, and will resolve on their own. You will most likely notice swelling that may increase overnight, but this is also normal and should subside within about 48 hours. Ice and compression help to ease any discomfort, and Dr. Awada will advise you on caring for the treatment area after your procedure. Initial results will be visible in two to three weeks, once the swelling has completely subsided and the body is able to metabolize the dead fat cells.
If you are fighting a losing battle with excess fat under your chin, call Michigan Cosmetic Surgery today at 248-948-5500 to schedule a consultation. Kybella can help you regain a slimmer, more youthful facial profile and improve your self-confidence with just a few short treatments.
I Still Have Some Concerns, Who Should I Talk to?
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Miriam Awada offers no-obligation consultations where she will teach you more about Non-Surgical Fat Removal and how it can help you eliminate unwanted fat. Contact us today to schedule your meeting and start on the path towards loving your body!