A double chin, also known as submental fat, can detract from an otherwise appealing profile. Whether from weight gain, aging or genetics, a double chin can creep up on most any face. Although diet and exercise can sometimes reduce the appearance of a double-chin, aesthetic treatments like Kybella and liposuction are among the most reliable methods for regaining a smooth jaw line.
Liposuction for submental fat removal
Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed in an out-patient setting for one-step fat removal and body sculpting. Some techniques, such as SmartLipo, can be minimally invasive with a shortened surgical and recovery period. This or other similar treatments of the submental area can be conveniently combined with the sculpting of other body areas during the same treatment session.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical option for the treatment of moderate to severe submental fat. It is an FDA approved injectable treatment that provides targeted destruction of fat cells, creating fat reduction results that last. The number of treatment sessions required depends on the amount of fat to be reduced. Sessions are generally scheduled weekly and results are usually visible after 2 or 3 treatments.
What to expect with Kybella treatments
Before applying Kybella, your doctor will design a personalized treatment grid pattern suited to your face and desired results. A numbing agent is then applied in the area below the chin in order to reduce any injection-related discomfort during the procedure. The whole process is completed in about 20 minutes and you can expect an immediate return to normal activities.
How does Kybella compare to liposuction?
Liposuction can be the preferred option for patients requiring treatment in several areas that can be treated simultaneously. Patients sometimes also appreciate that the treatment is completed during a single office visit.
While liposuction remains the best treatment option for some patients, many patients prefer Kybella as it requires no down-time or invasive procedures. There can be some short-term side effects of Kybella such as swelling and tenderness, however none of the special braces or devices required after surgical fat removal are needed in the post-treatment period for Kybella. As such, many patients find this to be the more comfortable and convenient treatment option.
Choosing the right double-chin treatment
Find the best treatment option by finding the right treatment provider. While this article is intended to be informative, it is no substitute for professional medical advice.
Located in Roswell, Georgia; Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center offers a full suite of treatment options to patients from throughout the Atlanta metro area. Contact Marcia V. Byrd, MD and her team at Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center today to learn more about your personalized liposuction and non-surgical facial fat removal treatment options.