What's the best procedure to remove fat under my chin? (Photo)
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Kybella And Ultherapy Work Best Together
Kybella on its own is very effective for permanently melting away submental fat with deoxycholic acid. If you have loose skin or would like an even sleeker jawline, Ultherapy can be a helpful addition to therapy. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out if combination therapy is best for you and to ensure they appropriately stage the treatments.
What's the best procedure to remove fat under my chin
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 fullness will have good results. Consult with board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the best option for you.
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I do both the cool-mini and Kybella for the fat under the chin. If you have a very large area of fat then I would recommend the cool-mini. You appear to have a smaller area of fat and would do great with Kybella. I often combine Kybella with Thermage to help tighten the neck and jowls. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
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 can take 2 to 6 treatments to reach full effect depending on the severity of the fat.
The cost is variable depending on the amount of fat to be treated but ranges from $1500 to $1900 per treatment. Looking at your photos I would imagine you would be at the lesser end of this spectrum. Effective alternatives for submental fat removal include liposuction and direct excision. The combination of liposuction with Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a little outside the box.
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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Kybella vs Coolmini vs Liposuction
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.
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Kybella can result in 10-15% reduction of fat similar to Coolshape. No procedure other than liposuction or laser liposuction will tighten the skin.
Liposuction typically reduces 50% of fat in one session. RF treatments like Velashape plus Deoxycholic Acid the main ingredient of Kybella can result in somewhat more than 15% reduction in the amount of double chin fat.
The most dramatic results in the neck are achieved with a laser/liposuction with Precision tx; results noticeable at ten days.
With all the procedures that you have mentioned the price comes in about the same. Why not go with what is most effective and produces the fastest results?
Please use this information when consulting in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. They will be most capable of advising what is best for you.
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