Kybella Vs. Liposuction: Which Eliminates Your Double Chin Better?

Regular exercise and a well-balanced diet can do wonders for your overall health and well-being. However, some stubborn areas are difficult to sculpt, particularly the area under the chin.

Thankfully, the worlds of technology and medicine have provided us with double the solutions to this “double” problem. The two procedures capable of getting rid of that undesirable, stubborn subcutaneous fat are Kybella and Liposuction. But how effective are these procedures, and which one should you choose?

While both procedures effectively eliminate excess fat underneath the chin, their methods are very different. Here is a quick explanation to help you determine which approach might be right for you.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only non-surgical procedure that helps contour and redefine the double chin by using an injectable solution that breaks down excess fat with minimal downtime. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into problem areas like the fat beneath the chin, Kybella permanently destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

This treatment requires no downtime, as there is no cutting or sutures needed to remove the fat. Instead, the fat is eliminated through your body’s metabolic process. The minor side effects that come along with Kybella include redness, swelling, and bruising, but these symptoms usually subside after 4-5 days. There are no permanent marks or scars to address, either. After your Kybella session, you are free to go about your daily routine.

Because the body does take a while to metabolize the excess fat, multiple sessions of Kybella will be needed to fully reach your goals, and results can be noticed in just a few weeks.

What is Liposuction?

Unlike Kybella, neck liposuction is an instant remedy to your double chin problem. A liposuction procedure involves a small cannula (or a tube) and a suction device to remove excess fat cells in the span of an hour. The procedure will require you to take some time off to fully recover.

While incisions are necessary, Dr. Guy expertly places them in your natural skin folds where scarring will be virtually unnoticeable.

The primary difference that set Kybella and liposuction apart is that liposuction requires a single session. At first glance, it might be a heftier number, but Kybella does require multiple sessions to achieve your desired results. Patients most often base their decision on the downtime related to each procedure.

What Will Get Rid of My Double Chin?

L In terms of effectiveness, liposuction and Kybella both permanently destroy fat cells hiding beneath your chin. But choosing between the two all boils down to your personal preferences and how much downtime you can afford.

If multiple treatment sessions with almost zero downtime are more beneficial to your lifestyle, Kybella is probably the better fit. However, if you want immediate results with just one treatment and you don’t mind having to go through a minimally invasive procedure, then liposuction could be your weapon of choice.

Contour and Redefine Your Chin in The Woodlands, TX

Double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. W. Marshall Guy can help you make the right decision and reach your aesthetic goals. Learn more about Kybella or liposuction by calling Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery at (832) 956-1040 or contact us through our website to schedule your personalized consultation today and find the perfect double chin removal treatment for you.