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Kybella Treatments at Rejuvenis Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa

What is Kybella?

A double chin is one of the most common complaints people have about their appearance. Affecting men, women, young and old, excess fat under the chin represents an aesthetic concern that crosses gender and age lines. If you are one of the millions of Americans who would like to reduce the appearance of a double chin, Illinois Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Russo is pleased to offer Kybella, a non-surgical solution to double chin removal.

Kybella is a revolutionary injectable treatment that melts under-the-chin submental fat away. Approved by the FDA this minimally invasive treatment targets fat cells and eradicates them.

Kybella and Neck Liposuction: A Comparison

For years, neck liposuction has been the gold standard in treating stubborn chin fat. How does Kybella stack up against liposuction? Here is a comparison:

Chin Fat Removal Treatments Kybella Neck Liposuction
How it works Kybella contains an active agent that approximates deoxycholic acid, a fat-absorbing substance that the body naturally produces. The substance destroys fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated. Fat is removed mechanically via a vacuum pump.
Process A small amount of Kybella is injected with a fine needle into the treatment area. Up to 50 injections can be given in a single treatment. Incisions are made and a cannula (a sterile stainless steel tube) is inserted beneath the skin; the tube is connected to a vacuum that suctions out the fat.
Procedure time 30 minutes or less About 30 minutes
Number of treatments Up to 6 treatments may be recommended, spaced less than 4 weeks apart Usually one is adequate
Recovery time and side effects No downtime is required, post-injection swelling and redness is minor and usually subsides within a day or two Initial recovery takes about 24-48 hours; compress bandages should be worn for about a week; vigorous exercise should be avoided for a couple of weeks; sun should be avoided for one month to reduce the chance of discoloration
Results Permanent fat removal Permanent fat removal


The Benefits of Kybella over Neck Liposuction

For both Kybella and neck liposuction treatments, enduring results can be expected, providing you maintain a stable weight. However, Kybella has some clear advantages over neck liposuction:

  • Kybella is far less invasive than liposuction, no incisions needed for double chin removal
  • Recovery time after Kybella treatments is significantly shorter since it is non-surgical
  • When administered properly, Kybella has fewer potential side effects than liposuction
About author - Dr. Russo

Dr. Russo

Dr. Russo is the founder of Rejuvenis Med Spa. He developed a passion for lasers, fillers, and other non-cosmetic treatments during his over 30 years of practice in Champaign-Urbana. He started his career after completing an AAFPRS fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery. After many years of managing a busy surgical practice and med spa, Dr. Russo focuses his interest and practice on non and minimally-invasive facial and skin rejuvenation. Visit Rejuvenis Beauty today for experienced care in health, beauty, and wellness!

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