Liposuction is something that has been talked about a lot over the years, and it would be rare for someone not to have heard of it at least once. While a well-known procedure, and one that works well in lots of circumstances, sometimes non-surgical alternatives to liposuction can have the edge for areas like the chin. Which treatment is a better choice for you when it comes to the chin will depend on your preferences and what you prioritise. There are a lot of variables to consider when you are considering changes to your appearance, so deciding on which treatments may be the best approach for your cosmetic concerns can be a good start.
Kybella injections are used to dissolve fat, primarily for those with a double chin or with excess chin fat accumulation in general. The active ingredient is a synthetic version of a compound found in the body that is used in your intestines to break down fat-containing cells. This mechanism of action also happens to make it very effective at permanently destroying the ability of fat-containing cells to destroy fat when injected into the chin. This injectable treatment stops the cells it reacts with from ever storing fat again, so once adequate chin fat reduction is acheived, it is unlikely you will need further treatments. If your weight is kept stable in the coming years, your results will generally last a very long time. The treatment itself is quite fast to perform taking an average of 15-20 minutes as the treatment process itself is quite efficient, consisting primarily of some precisely placed small injections into the chin.
Chin liposuction is, as its name suggests, a targeted form of liposuction that removes fat from the chin. Using a small metal tube fat is directly extracted from the chin, lower face, and neck region from between the skin and muscle tissue. This treatment is sometimes performed under general anaesthesia which can be off-putting for some people. The average treatment time for chin liposuction will vary; however, it’s usually somewhere in the range of 1-2 hours. It is recommended in most cases you were a pressure garment, sometimes called a chin strap both through the day and night for at least a week following chin liposuction.
While it depends on a few factors and your preferences, this comes down to personal choice at the end of the day, and what you are the best candidate for personally. However, there are several things you should consider when comparing the two treatments. Kybella injections are a lot faster to perform and less invasive. A few injections into your chin that is often numbed with local anaesthesia is a far milder procedure than an hour or two, with a metal cannula poking around between your layers of tissue. The second is the recovery process, while Kybella does have some tenderness, potential bruising, and swelling as the most common considerations, often most people can go back to their regular routines with minor considerations quickly if not straight away. Yet if you opt for chin liposuction, you will be required to do things like wear a chin strap for at least a week, this can make things socially awkward, and many people will often take time off for this recovery due to this. When it comes to Kybella, some swelling is far less noticeable, and if there is any visible bruising, this can be hidden with makeup if it is a concern to you. Speaking to an experienced Cosmetic Doctor about what option is likely best for your specific circumstances is an excellent way to help you make a decision on which approach to pursue if you are still unsure. However, a growing number of people are shifting to less invasive methods when they are available as they are for double chin treatments, and it’s not hard to see why when taking the previously mentioned comparisons into account.
Skin Club in Melbourne are experienced in dealing with chin concerns, they are adept at increasing chin size with fillers, but also reducing it with double chin injections. Their skilled Cosmetic Doctors will start by providing you with a personalised and in-depth consultation, taking the time to discuss with you the best options for your specific circumstances and desired results. With their consultations being obligation-free, there’s no reason not to book a consultation today and find out why so many people consider it the best place to get cosmetic treatments in Melbourne.