Opt for Kybella Over Chin Liposuction

Kybella is the preferred procedure for reducing a double chin. Those seeking a non-invasive treatment to improve jawline contour should consider Kybella for effective results. Understanding the key differences between the procedures will help patients to determine which is most appropriate for their needs.

What Kybella Offers

Kybella is one of the newest treatment options for fat removal in the chin area. It uses a synthetic form of a substance called deoxycholic acid, which is also naturally produced by the body. This substance absorbs, metabolizes, and eliminates fat.

This treatment is best for patients with a small to moderate double chin. It can be less invasive than liposuction because it removes fat without damaging the healthy skin cells in the surrounding area. Kybella doesn’t tighten loose skin, so it is not a good option for patients with sagging neck skin or loose jowls.

Treatment is administered with 12 to 20 small injections to the chin and usually requires approximately 15 minutes. Two to four treatments are needed, each about a month apart. Results are usually visible after the second or third session.

Side effects are usually mild and include swelling, redness, and bruising. Patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately. The redness typically subsides quickly and can be covered with makeup. Swelling can last three to seven days and can be significant enough that patients may want to avoid scheduling treatment close to important social engagements.

The Invasive Nature of Chin Liposuction

Contrary to Kybella, chin liposuction is a surgical procedure that is invasive. It is more often utilized when the patient has a severe double chin. The recovery time and healing process are more significant for patients who elect this procedure as opposed to Kybella.

Contact our office today to learn more about Kybella. We will help to ensure that you receive the proper treatment and reduce the possibility of unnecessary complications.