When it comes to getting rid of chin fat, there are plenty of treatment options that can help you get the contoured jawline you’ve always wanted. Two of those treatment options are submental liposuction (chin & neck lipo) and Kybella, an FDA-approved injection that dissolves submental chin fat.
Both treatments promise to deliver great results, but when it comes down to it, which is better: Kybella or submental liposuction?
4 Reasons Why Submental Liposuction is Better than Kybella
1. It delivers targeted results.
Submental liposuction is extremely targeted, as your plastic surgeon is removing precise fat tissue from underneath the chin and around the neck. Your surgeon can control the outcome of your results, making it much more likely that you’ll be happy with your new appearance.
However, that same control can’t be exhibited over Kybella injections. While Kybella can reduce submental fat, outcomes can’t be as easily controlled; that sometimes translates into less-than-stellar results.
2. It’s cheaper than Kybella.
Kybella can be surprisingly expensive, especially if you need to get more than one injection. Submental liposuction, on the other hand, is affordable; in most cases, it’s even cheaper than a full Kybella treatment package.
3. It requires surprisingly little downtime.
Submental liposuction is performed with localized anesthesia, so you won’t feel groggy for the first few days after surgery. Additionally, there’s very little force used to remove fat tissue from the submental region, so there’s less bruising and swelling.
4. The procedure doesn’t take long.
When you think “liposuction”, you probably image lengthy recovery periods, right?
Not so with submental lipo. Because this procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, there’s very little downtime. Additionally, the surgery itself takes about an hour to perform, which is very close to the amount of time required for Kybella injections.
Given its ability to deliver better results while cutting down on costs and downtime, it’s no wonder we’re confident to recommend submental liposuction over Kybella injections to our patients.
Take the Next Step
Ready to get rid of your chin fat with submental liposuction? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 499-3137