Can Kybella® be Used on Jowls?

Kybella® is a non-surgical solution for submental fullness, more commonly known as “double chin.” In addition to treating moderate to severe submental fullness, Kybella® can help to sculpt the jawline by destroying the fat cells that lead to jowls. Kybella® does not, however, tighten the skin and may not be the best solution for jowls in women and men who have lost elasticity in the skin.

The Best Treatments for Jowls

There are several treatments – both surgical and non-surgical – that can help to tighten the skin underneath the chin and along the jawline. Some of the most popular treatments at our East Greenwich office include:

  • Ultherapy®: a non-surgical skin tightening solution that uses ultrasound to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative response
  • Vivace™ Fractional Micro Needle RF: a non-surgical treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production and gently tighten the skin
  • Dermal Fillers: we offer fillers from the Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® families to lift sagging skin along the jawline

Many of these treatments can be used to address issues in addition to sagging skin, such as fine lines and wrinkles, with little to no downtime. Some may also be useful outside of the face and neck area, helping to restore a tighter, smoother, and more youthful look to adjacent areas, such as the décolletage.

Combining Treatments

Kybella® is specifically designed to eliminate excess fat beneath the chin. In some instances, surrounding skin will retract on its own as this fat is reduced. In others, it may be best to combine procedures for optimal results.

Most non-surgical cosmetic treatments can be combined to help address several issues at once. The best way to learn if a combination of treatments will be best for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle. Thoughtful, attentive, and experienced, Dr. Doyle is here to listen to your concerns and help guide you towards the most beneficial treatment options.

For more information about the best options for the treatment of jowls, please call the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation today. Located in East Greenwich, we welcome patients from all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

Will Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eye lift, can improve vision in people with droopy upper lids. With this procedure, upper lids can be gently lifted to reduce vision obstruction, creating a more youthful and alert appearance in the process.

In addition to addressing droopy or sagging upper eyelids, blepharoplasty can correct issues such as puffiness and dark circles around the lower lids to produce a better rested and more appealing look. The procedure can be performed on both upper and lower lids at the same time when needed.

Is Blepharoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Eyelid surgery is not typically covered by insurance. However, if your procedure is deemed medically necessary by an ophthalmologist, your plan may cover upper eyelid rejuvenation. This is dependent on the specifics of your plan and should be discussed with your insurance provider before being relied on as a method of payment.

At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer a range of payment options, including blepharoplasty financing through CareCredit® and United Medical Credit. During your initial consultation, we would be happy to discuss these options in more detail.

Upper Facial Rejuvenation

While there are several cosmetic benefits offered by eyelid surgery, it has its limitations as well. Issues such as crow’s feet, drooping eyebrows, or frown lines (in between the eyebrows) will not be addressed by blepharoplasty. These issues can, however, be corrected through a combination of procedures that can be performed in conjunction with an eye lift.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective option for forehead creases, frown lines, and sagging eyebrows, while dermal fillers can be used to fill in the hollows underneath the eyes as well as areas of sunken skin surrounding the eyes. The best way to learn which of these treatments will be most complimentary to your eyelid lift is through a one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty or any of the surgical or non-surgical options offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle, please call the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 today. Located in East Greenwich, we welcome patients from Warwick, Exeter, and all surrounding Rhode Island communities.

Dr. Andrea Doyle offers a range of nonsurgical options that can be used to provide gentle lift and volume to the face. From softening treatments with neuromodulators to adding volume with dermal fillers, there are several options that can safely and effectively improve the appearance without surgical intervention.

If you are curious about nonsurgical facelift techniques, please call the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at (401) 336-3770 to schedule your initial consultation at our Greenwich office today.