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AirSculpt vs. Kybella in Austin: Which Double Chin Treatment Works?

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When removing stubborn fat, the chin is a small area that can significantly affect one's overall look. Many patients say friends and family ask if they lost weight, when in reality, they only removed submental fat under their chin. 

Nonetheless, picking a treatment can be daunting with all the different options on the market. This article will break down two of the most popular choices in the Austin area, Kybella, and AirSculpt, and determine their efficacy for removing fat from under the chin.

Kybella Treatment: How It Targets Chin Fat

Kybella uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections, which dissolve submental fat cells over time. The treatment requires multiple injections (sometimes between 20 and 50) into the targeted area on the chin. The number of injection treatments varies from patient to patient. 

Over time, the chemical injections break down fat cells and cause them to be expelled by the body's natural processes. Results appear gradually as this process occurs. Unlike more direct options that physically remove fat, Kybella results can be customized less from patient to patient.

Multiple sessions are usually required, spaced about four to six weeks apart. Swelling after the procedure may persist for several weeks, with visible results after several months. Some patients also report bruising, tightness, and temporary numbness. Pain has also been reported in several studies. The FDA approves deoxycholic acid only for treating submental fat under the neck and chin. It is still often used on other body parts in an unsanctioned manner, and patients may need to be wary of such suggestions from doctors.

Overall, Kybella can provide meaningful results after several sessions, but the time, cost, and discomfort turn many patients away. 

Chin AirSculpt®: Permanent Double Chin Removal

Chin AirSculpt® has changed how surgeons on the chin and neck perform submental liposuction. 

The procedure is designed to permanently remove fat and create tighter skin by precisely sculpting your chin with the help of patented AirSculpt® technology.

Our treatment is underscored by the innovative AirSculpt® cannula that plucks fat from the chin cell by cell, unlike traditional liposuction that uses an abrasive scraping motion. The devices move rapidly in a corkscrew motion, cycling up to a thousand times per minute, allowing for more precise fat extraction. This delicate detail ensures less bruising, which is critical for a smaller surface area like the chin, and provides the surgeon with enhanced finesse.

Chin AirSculpt® can also be referred to as a wide-awake lunchtime procedure, given that it can be performed in under 45 minutes, and patients could be able to return to their job the day after. 

Recovery from this procedure is also much shorter than traditional liposuction. Meanwhile, it provides results that are incredibly more dramatic and long-lasting than non-invasive alternatives. 

Downtime after AirSculpt lasts roughly 48 hours, and bruising and swelling should subside dramatically by the two-week mark. 

Minimally invasive Chin AirSculpt provides a happy medium between nonsurgical options and fully invasive treatments.

Why Chin AirSculpt® Is Your Optimal Double Chin Treatment

AirSculpt® has made chin fat removal in Austin a seamless experience, where patients can achieve a slimmer facial profile without the use of scalpels, stitches, needles, or general anesthesia. 

At our Austin body contouring office, patients remain fully awake as they have fat permanently removed from their chin, listening to their favorite music, or talking to a friend. Pain isn't an issue either; most report the feeling as comparable to a slight vibration in the jaw.

We pride ourselves on providing the next generation of body sculpting, ensuring quality results for our patients without the risks associated with traditional surgeries.

Call the body sculpting office nearest you to schedule a free in-person or virtual consultation to learn more. 

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