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Kybella Injections vs. Liposuction for Chin Fat Reduction

Kybella Injections vs. Liposuction for Chin Fat ReductionAging, genetics, and other factors may lead to the development of excess fat tissue in the chin area, giving an appearance of unsightly double or triple chin. This condition equally affects men and women, but can be corrected with a medspa non-surgical procedure called Kybella injections, or a liposuction plastic surgery procedure.
Patients should carefully evaluate both Kybella and liposuction treatment options for chin fat reduction, and understand the key differences between the two. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides chin fat reduction treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


Liposuction chin fat reduction surgery is more appropriate for people who are acceptable to the idea of an invasive procedure to achieve long-term and substantive fat reduction. The patient should be fit to receive anesthesia, willing to go through the potential risks that are associated with any surgery, and ready to afford the costs. Liposuction will also involve a considerable amount of downtime, and the patient’s situation should allow for a proper recovery.
Kybella injectable treatment is a better option for candidates who want to avoid surgery and seek a medspa procedure with minimal risk of complications, very little discomfort and downtime, reduced costs, and no involvement of general anesthesia. Kybella is a fairly recent procedure as compared to liposuction, but it has been approved by the FDA and has quickly gained in popularity.


Liposuction procedure should only be performed by a fully trained and qualified plastic surgeon, who is preferably board certified. A number of liposuction techniques are available today to reduce excess fat pockets below the chin. The surgeon will recommend the appropriate technique, and may combine it with laser or ultrasound technology to make it less invasive and more effective.
Tumescent liposuction is a popular technique, which will usually avoid the need for general anesthesia. If the skin elasticity is weak, the surgeon may perform liposuction in conjunction with neck lift to remove excess skin. Patients should note that minor scarring will occur with chin liposuction, but the surgeon will keep the scars as discreet as possible.
Kybella Injections, on the other hand, is a completely non-surgical procedure involving no cuts or incisions. It will require multiple treatment sessions of about 20 minutes each, where as liposuction surgery can be completed in a single day. Several Kybella injections will be administered during each session according to the patient’s unique needs. Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Kybella.

Other Differences

Kybella Injections are exclusively approved by the FDA for the reduction of submental fat only. Therefore, if the patient needs additional corrections of loose skin or excess, they may need other procedures.
Liposuction, on the other hand, is more flexible and can be performed for fat reduction in multiple areas to achieve more harmonious outcomes. Patients can discuss both options with the surgeon during the initial consultation and choose the most appropriate one to meet their personal aesthetic goals.
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Kybella Injections vs. Liposuction for Chin Fat Reduction
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