Excess fat in the submental area under your chin, often referred to as a “double chin,” is a common cosmetic concern that leaves many men and women unhappy with their overall appearance. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic treatment options that can help you achieve smoother and better-defined facial contours.
If you’re on the fence about whether you should go with nonsurgical Kybella® or chin liposuction, a more involved procedure, take a look at how they compare and what each treatment can offer.
Kybella® is an injectable solution that contains deoxycholic acid to help speed the metabolism of dietary fat in the area under your chin. Your body will naturally eliminate these excess fat cells following treatment, revealing a sleeker, smoother chin and jawline.
Because this is a nonsurgical procedure, you may require a series of Kybella® treatments before you achieve your full results. [pullquote]There is no downtime associated with these injections, so you can return to your normal daily activities shortly following your appointment. [/pullquote]
Chin liposuction involves the use of a small cannula, which is inserted through a carefully-placed incision in order to remove excess double chin fat. The entire process typically takes about an hour, although you should expect to rest for a few days after your procedure to give your body a chance to heal and recover.
Keep in mind that liposuction cannot address excess skin, so if this is a concern for you, chin liposuction alone may not be the best option.
If you’re considering either Kybella® or liposuction to banish your double chin for good, consult an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to help you make the best decision based on your unique needs and goals.