Kybella 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.