Can Kybella produce dramatic results that look identical to facial liposuction? (photos)
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Kybella vs. submental liposuction
I may be a bit biased since I am a plastic surgeon who has been performing liposuction for over 20 years. 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 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.
I do not personally have sufficient experience with Kybella to determine its efficacy relative to liposuction. My impression at this point, however, is that liposuction is generally more effective.
Kybella or liposuction
if a very dramatic result is needed as seen in these pictures the cost and time of kybella will be outweighed by liposuction. Kybella is great for someone that has "some fat" and not looking to go through surgery. But if more than 5-6 txt of kybella are required, then it may be best to consider liposuction. Hope that helps!
Kybella vs. Liposuction
Both Kybella and liposuction can effective for treating excess fat under the chin. The advantages of Kybella are that it is a non-surgical procedure with little to no down time. However, it does take multiple treatments. The right procedure for you is really going to depend on your expectations. My best advise would be to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who can assess you in person.
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Kybella vs liposuction
Both Kybella and liposuction can be used to treatment submental fat. Rarely does a nonsurgical treatment option give as dramatic results as surgical treatment. That being said, Kybella is a safe and effective nonsurgical treatment option for double chin offering minimal downtime and long lasting results. I recommend an in-person consultation with an experienced injector to discuss your cosmetic concern and treatment expectations and to formulate a treatment plan.
Kybella versus Lioposuction
Both Kybella and liposuction can be used successfully to permanently treat the fat under the neck. What is amazing about Kybella is that it is through an injection and after two or four treatments you will permanently reduce the far under your neck. Please consult a specialist in this permanent injection. Best, Dr. Green