Kybella and chin lipo are both great procedures for getting rid of your double chin, and contouring the neck and jawline. While Kybella has created a lot of stir because it is the first non-surgical treatment for a double chin, chin lipo has been around for a long time, and is known to be an effective way to reduce submental fullness. But is Kybella safer than a chin lipo procedure.
A double chin is often a difficult feature to deal with, because it doesn’t go away with diet and exercise. Although excess submental fat is usually attributed to weight gain, there are some people who simply have a genetic disposition to developing fat in that area. Regardless of the cause, Kybella is an excellent alternative for reducing your double chin.
Is Kybella Safer?
In the hands of an experienced injector, Kybella is a safe and effective treatment. The drug is derived from deoxycholic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the body, and is used to metabolize fat. The FDA has approved Kybella for use in the area beneath the chin only.
There are some risks associated with chin lipo such as nerve damage and asymmetry. However, there are also serious complications that can arise with the use of Kybella, including difficulty swallowing and nerve injury.
Based on what is known about Kybella it is not considered riskier than chin lipo, but it does have some advantages over the surgical procedure. Some individuals think Kybella injectable a more attractive option because it is a non-surgical procedure, therefore there is no anesthesia or incisions, and downtime is minimal.
Kybella injectable treatment is available in Long Beach, CA at Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates. Call (562) 997-1144 today, to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists.