What is the difference between chin liposuction and Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable for combating stubborn submental fat. It is formulated with deoxycholic acid, a biocompatible compound that breaks down fat cells. Due to its quick treatment time and non-invasiveness, many clients consider Kybella as a viable alternative to chin liposuction.
Kybella has a lower initial price tag than liposuction, but multiple injections may be needed overtime to effect significant improvements, so costs are comparable. Kybella requires minimal downtime, unlike liposuction, which typically comes with several days of recuperation. However, liposuction results tend to be more dramatic and can be seen more rapidly within a week or so. Outcomes with Kybella can take 4-6 weeks to become apparent. Lastly, Kybella requires no incisions, so it is considered a “scarless” procedure. Liposuction does require incisions, but these are carefully hidden within the body’s natural folds and tend to be quite inconspicuous.
In the end, both Kybella and liposuction are excellent choices for contouring the upper neck. Dr. Mesa will discuss your goals with you during your consultation and together you will determine which option is best suited to your needs. Dr. Mesa is an accomplished, experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who provides outstanding patient care and stunning results, regardless of procedure methods utilized.