Is Kybella Better Than Liposuction?

Half-naked ginger woman posing and looking at cameraKybella is an FDA-approved injectable that is said to dissolve fat cells under the chin. The treatment has gained a lot of attention lately, but is it better than liposuction? We will discuss which procedure is best for you in this blog post.

Kybella: What is It and How Does It Work?

Kybella is a cosmetic injectable used to improve the appearance of a double chin. It consists of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in the body. Kybella works by breaking down the fat cells in the chin, resulting in a more defined jawline.

Kybella is a safe and effective treatment that has been FDA-approved for use in the United States. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that takes place in just a few minutes. There is no downtime associated with Kybella, and most people can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

The benefits of Kybella include:

  • Reduced appearance of fat under the chin
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Non-invasive treatment option
  • No surgery or scarring

Liposuction: What is It and How Does It Work?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to remove excess fat from the body. It is typically performed on the stomach, thighs, hips, and buttocks but can also take place on the arms, neck, and face.

The procedure is relatively simple and is usually done as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day. The process usually takes 1-2 hours.

Liposuction is usually done under general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep during the procedure. A small tube, called a cannula, is inserted through a small incision in the skin. The cannula is then used to suction out the excess fat.

After the procedure, you will likely have some bruising and swelling. You may also experience some numbing and tingling in the treated area. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve on their own over time.

Liposuction is considered a safe procedure with a low risk of complications. The most common complication is skin irregularities, which can usually be corrected with additional surgery.

Kybella Vs. Liposuction: Which is Better?

There are two main treatments for excess fat under the chin: Kybella and liposuction. Both treatments can improve the appearance of a double chin, but they work in different ways. Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment that destroys fat cells, while liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from the body.

Kybella is a good option for people who want to avoid surgery or who have a small amount of fat under their chin. Kybella is not suitable for people with loose skin under the chin. The results of Kybella are not immediate, and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results.

A liposuction is a good option for people with a large amount of fat under the chin or who have looseness of skin in the area. Liposuction can remove more fat than Kybella, and the results are usually more dramatic. Despite this, liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and carries a risk of infection.

What Can I Do to Learn More?

Are you considering Kybella or liposuction? Do not hesitate to contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Doyle. Our East Greenwich office serves Crompton, Exeter, Coventry, and all nearby areas. Call The Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to learn more about Kybella or liposuction.

Kybella® is a non-surgical solution for submental fullness, more commonly known as “double chin.” In addition to treating moderate to severe submental fullness, Kybella® can help to sculpt the jawline by destroying the fat cells that lead to jowls. Kybella® does not, however, tighten the skin and may not be the best solution for jowls in women and men who have lost elasticity in the skin.

The Best Treatments for Jowls

There are several treatments – both surgical and non-surgical – that can help to tighten the skin underneath the chin and along the jawline. Some of the most popular treatments at our East Greenwich office include:

  • Ultherapy®: a non-surgical skin tightening solution that uses ultrasound to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative response
  • Vivace™ Fractional Micro Needle RF: a non-surgical treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production and gently tighten the skin
  • Dermal Fillers: we offer fillers from the Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® families to lift sagging skin along the jawline

Many of these treatments can be used to address issues in addition to sagging skin, such as fine lines and wrinkles, with little to no downtime. Some may also be useful outside of the face and neck area, helping to restore a tighter, smoother, and more youthful look to adjacent areas, such as the décolletage.

Combining Treatments

Kybella® is specifically designed to eliminate excess fat beneath the chin. In some instances, surrounding skin will retract on its own as this fat is reduced. In others, it may be best to combine procedures for optimal results.

Most non-surgical cosmetic treatments can be combined to help address several issues at once. The best way to learn if a combination of treatments will be best for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle. Thoughtful, attentive, and experienced, Dr. Doyle is here to listen to your concerns and help guide you towards the most beneficial treatment options.

For more information about the best options for the treatment of jowls, please call the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation today. Located in East Greenwich, we welcome patients from all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

June is Fresh Fruits and Veggies Month – and a good time to take a look at your current diet to see where it might be improved for a healthier and more attractive physique. Diets high in whole foods, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, offer several benefits, including weight management, heart health, and decreased risks for diseases and disorders that can impact every part of your body. They also help ready the body for both surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures.

Being close to a healthy BMI is important for many body contouring treatments. If you are considering a procedure but need to shed a few extra pounds first, taking up a healthy diet in combination with a rigorous exercise regimen is among the most effective ways to reach your goals. Maintaining these healthy lifestyle choices after body contouring is also important to help ensure your results continue to impress for years to come.

Body Contouring at the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle offers a range of body contouring procedures that can be used to address stubborn fat deposits and loose skin on nearly any area of the body. Among our most popular options are:

  • Liposuction. This procedure can be used to remove fat deposits from the entire body, helping to tone and trim each treatment area
  • Tummy Tuck Surgery. Used to remove excess skin from the abdominal area, tummy tuck surgery can also be used to reattach separated abdominal muscles
  • Lift Surgery. Arm lift and thigh lift can be used to remove loose and sagging skin from the body, helping to produce a firm and toned physique
  • Male Breast Reduction. This procedure removes unwanted fat and glandular tissue from the chest to restore a masculine appearance

In addition to these procedures, we offer non-surgical body contouring options such as Kybella® for the elimination of excess fat underneath the chin and Ultherapy® to gently lift and tighten skin following weight loss. During your initial consultation, Dr. Doyle will listen carefully to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and help you choose the best options for your needs.

Contact Us Today to Learn More!

Please contact the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation at our East Greenwich office today. We welcome patients from Exeter, Coventry, and all surrounding Rhode Island communities.

As many of our patients already know, we offer cosmetic surgery procedures, injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing, medical facials and a wide range of skin care products. We offer such a wide variety of treatments/procedures at our office because many times “Combination Therapy” will help you to achieve the best results of what you’re looking for.

Facial cosmetic surgery can be enhanced with facial fillers and injectables. Facial laser treatments are always more effective when combined with top-grade at-home skin care products.

The foundation of everything we do here at the MedSpa of Rhode Island beings with the quality of your skin.

Many patients do not realize what an amazing difference quality skin care products make until they have been using them for 3-6 months. The next thing they know they are looking at a picture of themselves and become pleasantly surprised!

Our products are not just “feel good/smell good” that sit on the surface of the skin, rather, they are hand-picked because they deliver results. They nourish your skin cells and gradually make positive changes.

Dr. Doyle and Anne, our aesthetician, can customize a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan for your specific needs.

Please feel free to call the office at 401.336.3770 and set up your consultations!!

We are excited to announce Kybella is finally here at CentreFARS!

Are you concerned with your double chin but you’re not sure how to make it go away? Well here at Dr. Doyle’s office, we have the answer!

Kybella is FDA approved to treat moderate-to-severe fat below the chin. Kybella is deoxycholic acid which is an acid that is naturally produced in our bodies to help absorb fat.

kybella before and after

Call our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Doyle to find out if Kybella is right for you!