How is Kybella different from Chin Liposuction?

Excess fat under the chin, often referred to as a double chin, can be unattractive and makeyou look older than you are. Most people know that chin liposuction can be used to address fullness below the chin, but Kybella is now making its mark as a very effective alternative. How is Kybella different from chin liposuction?

Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment for submental fullness that was recently cleared by the FDA. Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella, and it is a fat-absorbing substance that is naturally present in the body. Kybella only targets the fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. It works best for people with minimal skin laxity, because it does not tighten the skin.

  • How is Kybella different from chin liposuction?
    Kybella is a non-surgical fix for fat below the chin.  Treatment consists of a series of injections that are placed into the fat below the chin. There is no anesthesia and no incisions.
  • Kybella dissolves the fat in a series of treatments, and the fat is then cleared from the body by the natural elimination process. Chin lipo involves using a cannula to break up the fat, and it is then sucked out with a suction device.
  • The downtime with Kybella is minimal. There is generally some swelling and redness after Kybella injections, but this usually resolves within 2 days.  Chin lipo requires 2-3   weeks of recovery.
  • Kybella requires 4-6 treatment sessions, while chin lipo is done in a single treatment.

If you are ready to get rid of your double chin, give us a call here at Skin Cancer Specialists to find out which treatment would be right for you. We serve clients in and around the greater Atlanta metro area.