CHIN UP: Kybella™ or Chin Liposuction – What is the Best Way to Get Rid of my Double Chin?
In order to decide what cosmetic procedure is best for you, it is important to attain all the facts about each procedure and then properly weigh the pros and cons.
First, it is important to understand what causes this area of concern. A double chin is an issue that affects nearly 68% of all Americans according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. It is caused by a thick layer of fat that sits behind the chin. A double chin is also referred to as “submental fullness.” This fatty layer combined with loose skin is what creates the appearance of a drooping “chin” or “double chin.”
There are several common reasons that a double chin appears:
- Weight gain
Though a double chin can develop due to weight gain, this area of your face can be resistant to weight loss, meaning exercising and dieting may not resolve a double chin. In this case looking at options like Kybella™ or chin liposuction, are helpful alternatives to reshaping the look of your face and neck.
What is Kybella™?
Kybella™ is an injection that is performed in a series of two to four treatments spaced about a month apart. The amount and frequency of these injections will be determined during your consultation at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey. When Kybella™ is injected in the chin area it destroys the fat cells without harming healthy surrounding skin cells.
Is Kybella™ the Right Choice For Me?
Kybella™ is a great non-invasive solution for reducing the appearance of a small to moderate double chin where loose skin is not an additional concern.
What is Chin Liposuction?
Chin liposuction is an invasive procedure where a thin, wire-sized laser is used to destroy fat and tighten skin. A cannula is then often used to drain the fat away. The initial process of liposuction is longer, taking approximately three to five hours, however, most often only one procedure is needed.
Is Chin Liposuction the Right Choice For Me?
Chin liposuction is a great solution if you have a moderate to severe double chin and it is accompanied by sagging or loose skin.
Choosing the right doctor is the most important part of your decision, however, because the doctor can help guide you on what treatment is best for you. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor as well as your lifestyle, budget and aesthetic goals. Contact Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the cities of Hackensack, Hillsborough, Montclair, Westfield, Tenafly, and neighboring communities.