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Coolsculpting vs. Kybella® vs. Liposuction: Which Eliminates Your Double Chin Better?

No matter your age, the appearance of a double chin is enough to dampen your spirits. A double chin can make you look older than your actual age and create the illusion of excess weight. And in addition to affecting your chin profile, it also diminishes your confidence.

If you have been wondering about the best treatment for double chin, you are not alone. Fortunately, at Waltzman Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, you can choose between multiple treatment options, including CoolSculpting®Kybella®, and liposuction, to bid farewell to excess chin fat. 

With the help of either method, expertly administered by Dr. Josh Waltzman’s team, you can obtain a stunning chin profile and navigate the world with the utmost confidence.

To help you choose a treatment option that works best for you, here is an overview of CoolSculpting vs. Kybella® vs. Liposuction.

What Treatment Options Are Available For Double Chin?

The appearance of a double chin or submental fat can be addressed through multiple treatment options. This includes the nonsurgical and non-invasive processes of CoolSculpting and Kybella®, along with the surgical approach of liposuction.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting uses fat-freezing technology (cryolipolysis) administered via topical applicators. When this device is applied to your chin area, it targets the fat cells under your skin with controlled cooling. This crystallizes fat cells and causes them to gradually melt away over the course of a few weeks. Through CoolSculpting, Dr. Waltzman can help you attain a sleeker chin and neck profile in a non-invasive manner.

What Is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a specialized double chin treatment that is available in the form of an injectable. The treatment uses deoxycholic acid, a natural chemical found in the body. When the substance is carefully injected into your chin, it effectively breaks down excess fat in your chin and then safely disposes it through your body’s natural processes. Kybella® offers a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to get rid of a double chin.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves small incisions into the target area where stubborn fact is located. Excess fat is siphoned off through these incisions using a specialized medical tube known as a cannula. Dr. Waltzman then sculpts your chin area to achieve the desired results, delivering a chin profile that is free from the signs of a double chin.

CoolSculping vs. Kybella® vs. Liposuction: Which One Is Better?

To make an informed decision of which treatment options may be best for you, you must look at their related factors side-by-side.

CoolSculping and Kybella® Are Non-Invasive

Whereas liposuction is a surgical procedure, CoolSculpting and Kybella® take a non-surgical and non-invasive approach to double chin treatment. This means that CoolSculpting and Kybella® are more comfortable and have a significantly shorter recovery time than liposuction.

Kybella® Is Purpose-Built

Kybella® was explicitly created to target stubborn pockets of fat under the chin. On the other hand, CoolSculpting and liposuction are general-purpose solutions that may also work for the chin area. This creates certain challenges for CoolSculpting, where the applicator may not fit some chin profiles.

Liposuction Has a Longer Downtime

As mentioned above, CoolSculpting and Kybella® treatments have minimal to no downtime. On the other hand, liposuction treatment can take a few days to weeks due to the surgical incisions involved with the process.

Kybella® Has Perhaps the Easiest Treatment Plan

CoolSculpting requires at least two treatments that each require around an hour and might require a wait time of 2-3 months between each session. Liposuction comprises a single surgery, but this approach requires hours to complete and weeks for you to recover afterward. On the other hand, Kybella® treatments are typically spread over two-three sessions, where each session may require 15 minutes to complete.

Get a Personalized Consultation to Find Your Perfect Treatment

While you can make comparisons between CoolSculpting vs. Kybella® vs. liposuction, the specific answer for your concerns can only be delivered through a personalized consultation. Doing this ensures that you receive the best treatment for your chin’s appearance, your skin’s health, and other health-related factors.

We invite you to book your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Waltzman and his team. After noting your concerns and examining your chin profile, we will be able to recommend the most suitable approach that specifically works for your goals. You can make your appointment by calling (562) 448-6100 or filling out this online form. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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