Dr. Anthony Geroulis Comments On Efficacy Of Newly Approved Drug To Combat Double Chins Called Kybella.

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University of Chicago Medicine clinical professor of surgery and board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis comments on the efficacy of new cosmetic surgical trends, including a drug called Kybella, designed to combat double chins. Kybella was approved by FDA in April, 2015 and finally making it's way into medical offices this fall.

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it is vital that I keep up to date on the latest surgical trends, techniques and findings

Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis, board-certified cosmetic surgeon and founder of North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, has been operating for over thirty years. As a clinical professor of surgery at University of Chicago Medicine, Dr. Geroulis teaches other surgeons the latest surgical techniques. As an accomplished sculptor, Dr. Geroulis recently completed his first bronze sculpture of a head and neck of an American Indian, entitled “The Warrior.” Because of these accomplishments, and many others, Dr. Geroulis is a well-respected surgeon in his field. With this title comes the responsibility to research surgical and non-surgical trends in order to assess their efficacy and reliability.

One of the latest trends that Dr. Geroulis has researched through seminars and medical conferences is Kybella, an FDA-approved drug. Kybella was approved by FDA in April, 2015 and is designed to reduce double chins, also known as the excess skin and fat under the jowls, permanently. This fall it's making it's way into the plastic surgery facilities and is ready for distributing after two clinical trials according to FDA Press Release.

Dr. Geroulis has not yet personally tested the efficacy of this particular drug, but based on the technical data it shows promise. However, he believes that these types of treatments require a much wider testing than just clinical trials to establish their efficacy and safety trends which sometimes take years to accomplish. Until then the best solution is in the tried and true surgical methods of facelift and neck lift procedures with the addition of targeted facial liposculpture to combat double chins and excess skin along the jawline. Dr. Geroulis recommends some combination of these procedures depending on the patient’s age and the toll that aging and genetics have taken on the facial structure.

“As a surgeon, it is vital that I keep up to date on the latest surgical trends, techniques and findings. However, it is also important for me to compare and contrast the risks, benefits and success of each procedure and injection. At this time, I recommend a surgical facial procedure to achieve the greatest results in combating double chins and aging.”

For more information about North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, please call (847) 441-4441 or visit http://www.geroulis.com.

About Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis:
Bringing over 33 years of surgical and artistic experience to the field of facial plastic & cosmetic surgery, Anthony J. Geroulis, MD, FICS, has repeatedly been named a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report. Board certified in cosmetic surgery, author and active sculptor, Dr. Anthony Geroulis is a clinical professor of surgery at University of Chicago Medicine. His medical office is headquartered in Northfield, with offices in Chicago, at University of Chicago Medicine and at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

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