How can I decide between chin liposuction and Kybella? (Photo)
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Chin and Neck Liposuction Versus Kybella
Kybella vs. submental liposuction
For uncomplicated liposuction under the chin (submental suction lipectomy), we charge $1750. 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 many 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.
During a Kybella treatment, the neck is first cleaned and numbed with topical lidocaine. A pattern is drawn on the neck and the product is injected into the fat pad - dissolving the fat. The body then absorbs the fat over several weeks.
There is swelling, bruising, and some numbness in the area during this time. The injections are usually done once a month and it usually takes 2 to 4 treatments to reach full effect depending on the severity of the fat.
Ideal patients, like you, are young males with fullness of their anterior neck and good quality skin. See the link below.
A detailed examination will help delineate the best option. Consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.
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Your health profile will certainly be a factor in this decision as well. I suggest you consult a board certified facial plastic surgeon to receive the highest quality knowledge, treatment, care and skill available. A consultation provides you the opportunity to relay your concerns and desired outcome to the surgeon while the surgeon can assess your health profile and discuss his/her pertinent advice.
Double chin options
Non surgical options include:
1) Kybella to dissolve the fatty tissue in the submental area
2) Cool-mini treatment from Coolsculpting to target the same area
3) Adding a skin tightening device such as Ulthera or Profound to the neck tissue in conjunction with the one of the above to further tighten the skin.
Surgical options include:
1) Straight liposuction which would reduce the pinchable fat under the chin
2) Anterior neck lift with liposuction which would also allow for tightening of the platysmal muscles in the midline to allow for tighter neck contour
3) Traditional neck lift which does the same as 2) but also removes some excess skin in the neck.
Based on the photos, you would see a great result with the non-surgical options but would likely need more than one treatment. Surgery would one procedure, and you would see even more of a result than the non-surgical options.
I would recommend that you visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who offers the various options above to discuss the pros/cons of each option and help you decide which is the best for you.
How can I decide between chin liposuction and Kybella?
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Dr. Gus Diaz
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