Submental Fat Removal & Treatment

What is Submental Fat?

Submental fat refers to the surplus accumulation of fat beneath the chin and along the jawline. This condition is commonly considered an aesthetic concern for many individuals. Various factors contribute to the development of submental fat, including genetic predisposition, the aging process, weight fluctuations, and overall body composition. Notably, even people with a healthy weight may experience this excess fat in the neck area due to genetic influences. Over time, innovative non-surgical treatments, such as injectables or procedures have been introduced to address submental fat effectively.


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About Kybella

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to reduce submental fat, commonly known as “double chin.” It contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella targets and destroys fat cells, leading to a noticeable reduction in the appearance of a double chin. The treatment is non-surgical and requires multiple sessions for optimal results. It has gained popularity as an effective alternative to invasive procedures for improving the contour of the jawline.

Results and Recovery

Kybella treatment typically yields gradual results, with noticeable reductions in submental fat becoming apparent over several weeks. Since the process involves destroying fat cells, the outcomes are considered long-lasting, as these cells do not regenerate. However, multiple sessions might be necessary for optimal results. After the procedure, some patients may experience swelling, bruising, or mild discomfort in the treated area. Recovery is generally manageable, with most individuals resuming their regular activities shortly after treatment. It is essential to follow post-procedure instructions provided by the healthcare professional to minimize side effects and ensure a smooth recovery process.
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PDO Threads

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About PDO Threads

PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment used to lift and tighten the skin. These threads are made of a biocompatible material commonly used in medical sutures. During the procedure, the threads are inserted under the skin’s surface using fine needles, providing support and stimulating collagen production. Over time, the threads dissolve naturally, leaving behind improved skin texture and a more lifted appearance. PDO threads are a popular choice for individuals seeking a minimally invasive solution to address sagging skin and achieve a youthful rejuvenation without the need for surgery.

Results and Recovery

PDO thread treatments offer noticeable results for skin lifting and tightening, with improvements typically visible immediately after the procedure. As the threads stimulate collagen production, the skin’s texture and firmness continue to enhance over several weeks post-treatment. Mild swelling, bruising, or soreness may occur, but these side effects generally subside within a few days. Patients can usually return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure. Over time, the PDO threads gradually dissolve, but the collagen improvement can last for several months. Depending on individual factors, maintenance sessions may be recommended to sustain the youthful appearance achieved through PDO thread treatment.
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The Lamb Difference

The Lamb Difference evolved out of the belief that every patient should be an active participant in their care. Dr. Angela Lamb has created a comprehensive experience for each of her patients which includes:

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The Lamb Difference

The Lamb Difference evolved out of the belief that every patient should be an active participant in their care. Dr. Angela Lamb has created a comprehensive experience for each of her patients which includes:


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