Which would you recommend; Kybella, Ultherapy, or chin Lipo/lift? (photos)
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Contouring chin and jowls
Thank you for your question
1) Kybella, an FDA cleared series of injections to dissolve fat, not to the jowl, but the underchin.
2) ThermiTightitm a newer and I believe more precise way to both remove fat and tighten skin.
Laser lipo, Lipo/Lift, aren't standard procedures but a local marketing brand. Yes, you are right there is some risk, although small but still real, injury to nerves in treating jowl over the jawline, so choose your doctor wisely.
A surprise, and what's more important, there are easy miles to gain with using injectable fillers, such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, with building up the downward turning mouth crease folds (nasolbial folds) and its lower extention, (prejowl sulcus, that is the grooved hollow, just in front of the jowl) and you could build up the chin.
The truth is you need both the right use of fillers, and a wise choice for fat removal for your best result.
Kybella vs. submental liposuction
For uncomplicated liposuction under the chin (submental suction lipectomy), we charge $1500. This includes the preoperative appointment, procedure, and all postoperative followups. We have laughing gas available at no additional charge. The procedure requires a single 4 mm (less than 1/4") incision and takes about 45" to an hour. You will have to wear a compression garment 24/7 (minus showers) for 2 weeks and 16/7 for an additional 2 weeks. Please read the realself reviews of our practice, as some of our patients have posted pre- and postoperative photos of liposuction under the chin.
Kybella is a very reasonable alternative for those patients who do not wish to undergo liposuction. However, it requires more treatments, more downtime, and greater expense. Kybella typically requires 2 to 4 treatments, each with at least 2 weeks of associated social downtime due to bruising, swelling, and redness and typically runs $2000 to $4800.
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Thank you for posting your photos. First, I would recommend injecting a filler into the chin such as Juvederm to fill in this area. Then I would recommend a combination of Kybella and Thermage for skin tightening of the neck and jowls. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with years of experience with cosmetic injections. Best, Dr. Green
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Which would you recommend; Kybella, Ultherapy, or chin Lipo/lift?
Thank you for your question. Best option would be liposuction or kybella. Good candidates for kybella are also good candidates for liposuction. Patients with good skin tone and mild to moderate fullnesswill have good results. You can liposuction jowls very conservatively. A chin implant would also help improve your profile. Consult with board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the best option for you.
Kybella vs Coolmini vs Liposuction- and maybe a chin implant too
There are multiple factors that go into answering this question...
If there is a lot of fat, liposuction is your best bet. This can be done in-office under local anesthesia.
If surgery is not something you are comfortable with, Coolsculpting would be your best bet financially... as long as the Coolsculpting applicator fits and you are okay with more time to see full results (than liposuction). If your jaw is too small or the amount of fat too little, the CoolMini may not fit.
Lastly, if you have a small amount of fat and the CoolMini applicator doesn't fit your face, I would go with Kybella. There is a significant recovery period with Kybella and the product is not cheap. That is why I reserve it for people with a small amount of submental fat.
All three will give you some skin tightening.
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Which would you recommend; Kybella, Ultherapy, or Chin Lipo/Lift?
In Europe, it has even been injected into blood vessels for fat emboli (fat clots), without any significant adverse effects on the vessel walls---it just dissolves fat!
Very safe procedure in the right hands. And without all the many possible risks (not to mention downtime) with a surgical procedure that involves a scalpel.
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For patients who don't want surgery (a neck lift and lipo), the combination of using a filler, fat dissolver and tightener as I described may be a noninvasive alternative.
I hope this answer was helpful.
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