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Eliminate Submental Fat

Do you suffer from a medical condition called submental fullness, more commonly known as a double chin? If so, you may be interested in learning more about a cutting-edge new solution known as Kybella.

Causes of a Double Chin

Submental fat is often very stubborn and, as a result, difficult to get rid of. While some may be predisposed to this disease or have a higher risk of a double chin due to genetic reasons, it can also occur because of lifestyle choices.

Submental fullness often comes about due to aging, when the jawline tends to lose prominence. The elasticity of the skin diminishes and the skin starts to sag, creating a distorted appearance.

Fullness below your chin can also occur due to other reasons, so it is important to eliminate all other possibilities before concluding that it is a simple case of excess fat deposition.

Problems like thyromegaly, which occurs because of an enlarged thyroid, or cervical lymphadenopathy, which happens due to the enlargement of lymph nodes in one’s neck, may resemble submental fullness. However, they are problems of a very different nature and can’t be cured with cosmetic treatments that aim to dissolve fat.

How Can Kybella Help?

Kybella is a new FDA-approved minimally invasive treatment for submental fullness. During this treatment, a patented synthetic form of deoxycholic acid called ATX-101 is injected in a small area surrounding your jaw and the area of fat accumulation. Deoxycholic acid is a compound produced naturally in the human body, where it metabolizes dietary fats.

What Are the Benefits of Kybella?

When a thick pad of fat starts forming beneath your chin, it can be difficult to get rid of through simple dieting and adoption of other lifestyle measures. It changes the facial profile and can cause a look of premature aging. Kybella can reverse this issue and restore your beauty.

Kybella is completely safe and relatively hassle free. The sessions are quick, and the process doesn’t require any lifestyle changes from the patient.

Icepacks and/or topical numbing agents may need to be applied at the injection site. Other than this, any maintenance work is usually not required after treatment. If there is any bruising or redness, you should consult your doctor. Slight swelling and tenderness for a few days is normal, but the recovery is much quicker than that of an invasive surgical solution.

The skin in the submental area slowly contracts after the fat removal, and after a few months, the effects aren’t visible at all. However, if some leftover aesthetic issues remain, a necklift surgery may be recommended.

Kybella is an effective technique for reduction of moderate to high quantities of fat from your chin. It can make a patient’s neck and chin area look more beautiful, alleviating associated physical or psychological problems. It has been identified as a confidence booster for many.

Arrange Your Helpful Consultation Today

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anita Mandal has years of experience when it comes to aesthetic enhancement and rejuvenation. To find out about the impressive effects of Kybella, set up a consultation by contacting our office today.

Restylane Silk: The Perfect Option for Lip Rejuvenation

With age, many patients notice the formation of very fine lines across their face, including above one’s lips. These wrinkles appear as the skin loses moistures, elastin, and collagen. With repetitive lifestyle habits and smoking, the chance of these fine age lines appearing and becoming pronounced increases. Smoker’s lines above the lips need not arise from smoking – genetics and age can also contribute to the condition.

Injectable fillers have been used in the past also to reduce the prominence of age lines in various regions of the face, including marionette lines, horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and the nasolabial folds.

A new filler is now available that focuses specifically on the lips. Restylane Silk is available to improve their fullness and appearance and to treat fine lines above the lips. Use of Restylane Silk for lip augmentation and removal of fine lines has been approved and endorsed by the FDA.

How Does Restylane Silk Work?

Restylane Silk is one of the safest fillers that can be injected to deal with fine age lines in different skin types, including delicate skin. It has a soft consistency and contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the body.

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule, and its depletion causes the body’s tissues to lose collagen as a faster rate. Because of this, the skin loses smoothness, leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Because Restylane Silk is composed of micro-molecules, it can replenish the hyaluronic acid in the skin, leading to generation of collagen.

Restylane Silk also contains 0.3% lidocaine, which acts as an anesthetic compound, reducing pain and discomfort when the filler is injected. However, some patients may be allergic to lidocaine, so an allergy test may be performed by the licensed healthcare provider before the injections are administered to the skin.

Advantages of Restylane Silk

The biggest benefit is that the Restylane Silk treatment procedure is completely safe. During the procedure, you may not need numbing shots or topical anesthesia to reduce discomfort, since lidocaine is highly effective. There is almost no downtime, and a session shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. That means you will be back to your work desk before anyone notices.

Due to smaller particle size of the Restylane Silk filler, it can be delivered with a high degree of accuracy. That leads to better contouring of the skin and reduces chances of lumps and bumps. Since it is minimally invasive, there are usually no lesions or bruises.

Learn More About Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk is an affordable solution to loss of lip volume, formation of vertical smoker’s lines, and more. Along with the potency of the filler, the experience and skill of the caregiver is extremely important. The precise angle at which the filler has to be injected, the place where it has to be injected, and the anesthetic required are decisions that a skilled and experienced doctor can make accurately.

Visit the office of Dr. Anita Mandal, an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon, for a consultation regarding Restylane Silk injections. To schedule your consultation, contact us today.

Maintain Your Unique Features with Ethnic Rhinoplasty

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In the past, plastic surgeons who specialized in nose reconstruction and correction surgeries could provide patients with only a limited variety of nose types. Also, the techniques used focused primarily on Caucasian noses that were pointed and had a pronounced sloping appearance.

Due to the limited techniques available, many patients who were in other ethnic groups didn’t find rhinoplasty appealing because the corrections often failed to address their unique needs and did not represent their unique characteristics. It was like broad painting everything with the same brush!

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized technique in the field of plastic surgery where an ethnic patient obtains a corrected nose that fits in with the rest of their facial features. The main purpose is to create a perfect balance between all of your hereditary features without suppressing anything that will make you stray too far from your natural look.

How Does It Work?

A nose gets its shape from the unique interactions between skin, cartilage and bones. Every nose is unique because the structure and the manner in which these three elements interact with each other vary significantly from one individual to another.

An ethnic rhinoplasty is the perfect solution if you want to remove a hump, modify the cartilage, change the shape of your your nose, or reshape the skin around your nose.

Different Types of Nose Corrections Based On Ethnicity

Asian Nose Job

An Asian rhinoplasty is a great option for patients from an Asian lineage. While diversity among different ethnic groups in Asia requires customized solutions for every individual, a consultation with your surgeon will allow her to analyze your unique needs and shape a nose that is proportional to your facial appearance.

Noses come in many shapes and sizes. Some people may have flatter nose tips and bridges, while others may have a round tip, a prominent hump, and wider bridges. To increase the height and reduce the width of a nose that is flat, your surgeon will use a technique known as tissue grafting or implant a silicone structure.

African American Nose Job

African American noses can also vary depending on the ancestral lineage. However, some of the common traits are a high and wide bridge, a hump, a bulbous and flat tip with a thin skin tissue covering, short nasal bones and wide nostrils.

Although the focus remains on aesthetic improvement, the surgery often improves functionality of the nose and eases breathing as obstructions may be removed during the process.

Hispanic Nose Job

Hispanic noses may sometimes appear small in proportion to other facial features. They may have stout and flat bridges, a hump, wider nostrils, and a wider base. The procedure usually requires the surgeon to chisel out some soft tissue and cartilage formations without reducing the function of the nose or make breathing more difficult.

Middle Eastern Nose Job

Middle Eastern noses may feature a downward slope, a drooping tip, and also a hump. Demands could vary depending on the needs of the patient. However, like all other plastic surgeries, the patient should have a realistic image and goal in mind.

Contact Our Office

The nose is a prominent feature on the face and it is one of the first things people notice when they meet and interact with you. If you feel like you need to improve the size and shape of your nose, a rhinoplasty is the perfect solution for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anita Mandal, an experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon to learn more.

Infini Radiofrequency Treatment to Improve Damaged Skin

Radiofrequency treatment has been around for over half a century, and its usage is most effective and potent when it comes to skin tightening, scar and acne scar removal, and treatment and rejuvenation of damaged skin. It can also remove wrinkles and fine lines.

Infini RF treatment can improve skin texturing and give the tissues much needed nourishment in the form of RF energy. This stimulates collagen production to help your skin look fresh, young, and free from scars. The depleted elastin levels are also replenished.

Before the introduction of Infini RF machines to the market, no other machine had the same kind of effect on improving the condition of damaged skin. Other technology would have the unfortunate side effects of significant damage and pain to the epidermis and problems related to skin pigmentation.

Infini is a very safe procedure. No long-term complications have been reported for Infini as part of the studies conducted in order to establish the merits and demerits of the Infini RF ablation method.

Infini vs. Other RF Treatments

Some radiofrequency methods use bulk heating techniques to treat all tissues in an area. Infini, on the other hand, focuses on fractured heating and treatment specifically for the targeted tissues. By keeping the surrounding tissues fractionally untouched, the level of healing is much quicker and the discomfort and downtimes are lower. The discomfort index is also much lower.

Many RF treatment devices and methods can’t be used to treat skin in places other than your face and neck. But application of Infini has been proven to be safe when used to tighten or treat skin in several areas, including around your chest, arms, legs, and abdomen.

The Infini Treatment Process

Infini uses insulated microneedles to penetrate deep into the skin while bypassing the epidermal cells. This reduces risks of pigmentation changes and also doesn’t affect the epidermal tissues.

The heat is transferred to a depth of up to 3.5 millimeters and remains concentrated on small areas. As a result, the surrounding tissues are not heated. The level of discomfort and amount of downtime are lessened. Variable depth of treatment from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm ensures that different layers of your dermis get treated precisely.

After Treatment

You can return back to your normal lifestyle immediately, and no lifestyle changes are usually recommended. You may be asked to quit smoking or reduce the amount of time you spend under the sun, but you can otherwise carry on with your normal life.

You also won’t need frequent treatment sessions. Once you undergo the complete treatment package, you can expect collagen production to be increased for at least seven years, although the amount of collagen produced can vary significantly depending on your lifestyle and the health of your skin.

Set Up a Consultation to Find Out More

Are you interested in the wide variety of benefits provided by Infini radiofrequency treatments? If so, contact our office and schedule an appointment for an Infini consultation with Dr. Anita Mandal. Dr. Mandal is a skilled board-certified facial plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients.






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