Neck Lipo vs. Kybella: What’s the Better Option?

Posted on March 9, 2016 by: Dr. Rocheford

Neck-Lipo-vs-Kybella-Treat-Neck-Fat-Minnesota-Rocheford-Plastic-SurgerySick of feeling as though you’re defined by your neck and chin fat?  Tired of looking heavier than you actually are, even though you eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise?

If the above sounds familiar, there are several treatment options available to help eliminate the appearance of chin and neck fat.  Two of the most popular treatments – with very high patient satisfaction rates – include Kybella and neck liposuction.

But how do you know which treatment is right for you?

Should You Choose Kybella?

Kybella is a new FDA-approved injection that’s designed to eliminate the appearance of chin fat.  When injected into the submental fat, Kybella eats away at fat cells, which eventually shrinks the appearance of a double chin.  Kybella results are permanent, as long as the patient avoids gaining new weight.

Kybella is a great choice for patients with normal skin laxity, as it doesn’t treat loose skin.  There’s minimal downtime associated with Kybella; in fact, the procedure itself takes about ten to fifteen minutes to deliver. Patients may need two to three treatments before seeing ideal results.  The average cost of a Kybella treatment is $2400.

Is Neck Lipo Right for You?

For patients with moderate to severe chin fat – as well as skin laxity issues – may want to opt for neck liposuction.  This surgical procedure allows the plastic surgeon to remove stubborn chin and neck fat with minimal incisions.  Neck liposuction can also be combined with skin tightening treatments, resulting in a tightened and toned appearance that makes you look years younger.

Patients will need to wear a compression garment for about five weeks after the treatment; this helps tackle post-operative swelling and bruising, all while maintaining post-op results.  Patients should expect to take one week off of work to recover.  The average cost of neck liposuction is $2000.

Contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery Today

Want to learn more about treatments for chin and neck fat?  Schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, Minnesota.  Rocheford Plastic Surgery serves the metro areas of St. Paul/Minneapolis. Call 651-739-1100 to learn more.