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
When Should I Consider a Facelift?
Patients experiencing greater signs of aging such as drooping, bagginess or sagging of the facial tissues may be a candidate for facelift surgery. Patients can choose from different kinds of facelifts – from a full facelift to mini facelift, mid-face lift and lower facelift to target specific areas of concern. Depending on the area being treated a facelift generally involves incisions made along the hairline. The skin is lifted, repositioned and excess fat is reduced. Most patients can return to work after 7-10 days.
Looking for a sculpted sleek contour, but not sure which procedure is best for you? Visit our Champaign, Illinois office and consult with Dr. Russo. Send an email or call us at (217) 398-4856.
Your Kybella Consultation with Dr. Russo at Rejuvenis, Champaign-Urbana
Dr. Russo is a dedicated and experienced practitioner who has helped men and women realize their aesthetic goals. During your Kybella consultation, Dr. Russo will evaluate your neck, chin and jawline, as well the overall condition of your skin. Based on his assessment and your medical history, he will determine if Kybella is an appropriate solution for you. His objective is to design a customized holistic rejuvenation plan that will remove the double chin while tightening and reviving your face and neckline.
A long-standing figure in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area, Dr. Russo founded Rejuvenis facial cosmetic surgery and medical spa to offer his patients the most comprehensive aesthetic care in the region. If you would like to know more about Kybella treatments, get in touch.