Kybella vs. Neck Lift: What’s the Best Solution

Posted on August 25, 2015 by: Dr. Rocheford

Looking younger can be tough when you’re worried about how your neck looks. After all, a sagging neck or loose jowls can make you look older than your years, no matter how often you moisturize. Neck fat (and those dreaded “double chins”) can also be a source of embarrassment for many individuals, which is why many of those people are seeking out professional treatment for this cosmetic issue.

If you consider yourself one of them, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery.

Kybella or a Neck Lift: What’s Right for You?

Located in Woodbury, Minnesota (serving the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul areas), Rocheford Plastic Surgery specializes in offering clients unique and effective treatments designed to produce dramatic results. Two of these treatments include a traditional neck lift, and Kybella, a new injection that was recently approved by the FDA.

So which one is right for you? Let’s take a look:

• Slight Double Chin or Mild Neck Fat: Your best bet might be to opt for the Kybella procedure. Kybella contains an innovative molecule that actually eats away fat cells, while leaving surrounding tissue healthy and intact. This treatment is administered via injection to the problem area; once administered, you’ll immediately begin to see your double chin shrink away.

You’ll need to commit to a few Kybella sessions to see ideal results. However, once you achieve those results, they’re permanent – so you can rock your new look for life! The downside to this new treatment is that there’s a limit on its effectiveness. Just as excessive sagging facial skin cannot be treated with Botox or fillers alone, excessive neck fat cannot be treated with Kybella alone.

• Excessive Neck Fat: If you have moderate to severe sagging around your neck (whether through weight loss or as a result of aging), then a traditional neck lift might be a better option. During the neck lift procedure, Dr. Rocheford will make small incisions around the neck and jawline, which gives her access to the neck muscles. She then pulls the muscles taut and trims excess skin, which provides a younger and slimmer appearance.

A neck lift requires several weeks of downtime for post-surgical recovery. You’ll see ideal results within a few months to a year after the surgery.

Dr. Rocheford can also combine Kybella and neck lift treatments for the ultimate neck rejuvenation procedure. However, the ideal treatment for you will be determined during your consultation, where Dr. Rocheford will discuss your goals, assess skin laxity around your neck, and help to set expectations for either procedure.

Ready to rock a youthful, more contoured neck? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN today! Call 651-739-1100 today.