Do you find yourself trying to find that perfect angle for photos to minimize your double chin? Is there an easy way to eliminate that excess fat with little cost and downtime? Getting that beautiful neck contour back can have people asking “Have you lost weight?” “What have you done different? You look great!”
Many people have heard of the new “non-invasive” injectable that is used to dissolve fat in the submental area (Double chin). Yes it sounds magical and very enticing. But before you spend money on this new trend you should consult with a trusted Facial plastic surgeon. Let’s break down the key differences in Kybella vs. Submental Liposuction.
Kybella on average can cost $600-$700 per session. In the clinical studies the patients had an average of 6 treatments one month apart. Therefore, spending an estimated total of $3,600-$4,200. You may require less injections which could bring the cost down, but to get the expected result you see in the brochure you should prepare for upwards of 6 treatments.
Dr. Funcik offers a surgical procedure called Submental Liposuction. Anesthesia for this procedure is determined on a case by case basis upon Dr. Funcik’s evaluation. This cost for this one time procedure ranges between $3,500 – $6,500.
Kybella injection and Submental Liposuction have similar downtime. Both have a risk of bruising and swelling that can last for several weeks or even months.
The immediate assumption is that because Kybella is less invasive, and “it is only an injectable” that there will be less down time. In reality each treatment of Kybella has been associated with a recovery time of several weeks consisting of bruising and swelling. Therefore, having several months of recovery if you receive one treatment each month for 6 months. If you prefer a one time recovery you should consider submental Liposuction. This recovery can consist of bruising and swelling that can last for several weeks.
Both treatments have similar risks. The most common adverse reactions were edema/swelling, hematoma/bruising, pain, numbness, erythema and induration. It is important to find a Facial plastic surgeon that has many years of experience that you can trust.
Still not sure what option would be best for you? Schedule a consult with a trusted professional.