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.

The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases an annual report on plastic surgery trends. Included in this report are the most popular surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons throughout the country.

The 2020 Plastic Surgery Trends report has just been released, identifying the five most popular surgical options as:

In this same report, the five most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2020 were identified as:

  • Neuromodulators (BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, etc.)
  • Soft Tissue Fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, etc.)
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peel
  • IPL Treatment

Due to the pandemic, there were fewer plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures performed in 2020 compared to 2019. However, the continuing trend is upward, with an increase of 22% and 174%, respectively, when compared to the year 2000.

Learning Which Procedures Are Best For You

The popularity of a procedure is not indicative of its usefulness for you. This is one of the most compelling reasons to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who can customize procedures to meet specific goals.

At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle takes the time necessary to listen to each patient’s desires and performs thorough evaluations to help ensure she recommends only the most effective procedures. Honest, upfront, and approachable, Dr. Doyle is thoughtful in her methodology, working to guide each of our patients to the most useful and transformative procedures based on the unique needs and desires of the individual.

Dr. Doyle utilizes advanced technologies and techniques to help ensure the most pleasing results. Compassionate, attentive, and effective, she welcomes an opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you select the most effective options.

Contact Us Today

If you have been considering a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to use the contact form on this page or to call our office at 401-336-3770 today to schedule your initial consultation. Located in East Greenwich, we welcome patients from all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

If you are unhappy with the way age, lifestyle choices, environmental factors, and genetics have changed your appearance over the years, it may be time to consider non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Unlike surgical procedures that require incisions, sutures, and a recovery period, most of the non-surgical options offered at our East Greenwich office require little to no downtime and will not involve scalpels or stitches.

If you are considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation in East Greenwich or a surrounding area of Rhode Island, please call the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle.

Correcting Wrinkles, Skin Laxity, Pigmentation Irregularities & More

We offer a range of services, allowing us to address myriad aesthetic issues non-surgically. Which option or options will best meet your needs is dependent on factors unique to your body and concerns. Dr. Doyle is a thoughtful and attentive plastic surgeon. She will take all of the time necessary to understand your needs and customize your treatment options to help produce the most desirable results.

Issues we can treat with non-surgical facial rejuvenation services include:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging facial, jaw, and neck skin
  • Hollow areas on the cheeks and underneath the eyes
  • Sun and age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Rough and dry skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Large pores
  • Vascular lesions
  • Double chin
  • So much more

A majority of our non-surgical services require little to no downtime, with many patients able to resume normal activities immediately following treatment. However, some special considerations may be necessary for skin care in the days following certain treatments or for long-term maintenance of your results. At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive surgery, we offer a variety of professional skin care products that can be purchased for at-home use. These products have been carefully selected for their purity, efficacy, and safety, and are available with or without additional services.

Ready to Learn more?

To learn more about non-surgical facial rejuvenation in the East Greenwich area, please call Andrea Doyle, MD at 401-336-3770 and schedule your consultation today.

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.