Posted February 01, 2018 in Blog, Body Contouring
When it comes to dealing with excess fat under the chin, surgical body sculpting options such as a neck lift or liposuction have long been the norm. Today, some non-surgical body sculpting methods are gaining acceptance in removing excess fat from this problem area. One of the newest options that we offer at our practice is KybellaⓇ.. Below, we will discuss KybellaⓇ and how it compares to another body sculpting procedure, CoolSculptingⓇ.. This will help you discover what the next steps are towards achieving your facial goals.
KybellaⓇ is the first injectable treatment to gain FDA approval for removing extra fat under the chin. It helps to both destroy the fat cells in the neck and fight against the future growth of fat cells. KybellaⓇ works with the body’s natural processes to melt away fat cells. It is a fantastic procedure for those who do not need surgery, and there is no downtime, so you can return to your routine immediately after treatment. The ideal candidates are those who have enough elasticity in their skin after the fat disappears.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes cryotherapy to remove excess fat by freezing it away. An applicator is used to cool the surface of the skin and destroy fat cells.
Comparing Your Options
Both procedures are capable of significantly improving the look of the neck area and removing extra fat in the jawline. KybellaⓇ and CoolSculptingⓇ each require most patients to undergo a series of treatments to reach their fat loss goals. However, since Kybella is an injectable treatment, it allows for the treatment of smaller and specific areas of skin, thus giving it an advantage over CoolSculptingⓇ . Additionally, KybellaⓇ is ideal for those patients with only a low or moderate amount of fat under the chin.
Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta is conveniently located in Atlanta near the communities of Alpharetta, Marietta, Woodstock and Decatur. For more information or to book a consultation, please contact our office today.