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.
Hello, and thanks for your question. Kybella is a great alternative to liposuction, given the results can be nearly as good and the risks are somewhat lower. It's hard to say whether the results are truly "identical," both both treatments work well. However, Kybella takes longer, as injections are spaced out every couple of months for about 2-4 sessions total, sometimes more. Also, Kybella can only be used to treat fat within a specifically defined anatomical window. In order to determine the best treatment plan for you, I recommend an in-person consultation with a well-trained dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
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
Kybella vs Liposuction Results
Thanks for your question! Both Kybella and liposuction can permanently remove fat cells from the double chin area. While liposuction results can be appreciated fairly quickly post procedure, Kybella often takes a series of injections spaced 6-8 weeks apart to get the same result. Consult with a surgeon experienced with both options to get the best recommendations for you! Best of luck!
Can Kybella produce dramatic results that look identical to facial liposuction? (photos)
Thank you for sharing your question. The success of any procedure depends on appropriate patient selection and Kybella and liposuction are no different. Kybella affords patients a minimally invasive method of reducing submental adipose tissue with little downtime. This convenience does come with the potential need for multiple treatments to reach a desired result but also is less flexible than liposuction. Liposuction does well in the neck with select patients and allows for removal of greater amounts of fat in a single setting. Talk to your ASPS board certified plastic surgeon to discuss which option is best for you and your lifestyle.
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!
Thank you for your question shakira2000. Kybella is the first FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. Non-surgical treatments generally do not provide as dramatic a result as surgical treatments. Non-surgical treatments such as Kybella are designed for those who do not want surgery. That being said, results with a series of Kybella treatments are very impressive. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Kybella versus Neck Liposuction
I think with repeated treatments of Kybella(between 2 and 3), you can get results that are similar to submental liposuction. It may not produce exactly the same look as a surgical result, but if you have good skin tone and follow through with the recommended number of treatments, your result should be more than satisfactory.
Kybella not equal to liposuction
For relative small areas of fat under the chin Kybella can be a better choice than liposuction, but for larger cases such as in the pictures it would be unlikely. Each individual is different and so a specific answer to what is best for you requires an in-person consultation.