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AirSculpt® vs. Lipolysis Injections

Chin AirSculpt®

AirSculpt® is a patented, minimally invasive fat removal procedure performed by specially trained surgeons on the chin or neck. It permanently removes fat and leaves the skin tighter, sculpting the area under the chin. You achieve immediate results through a virtually painless process enabled by our gently spinning that plucks away fat cell by cell. The majority of unwanted fat can be removed with one single minimally invasive treatment without leaving apparent scars. AirSculpt® enables the surgeon to sculpt your chin and jawline for your bone structure to shine through and project a more youthful look. View before and after photos.

Deoxycholic Acid Injections

Kybella uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections to dissolve submental fat cells over time. The treatment requires numerous injections—as many as 20 to 50—containing a cocktail of acid injected into targeted areas. The number of injection treatments varies by patient. Such procedures are normally spaced 4-6 weeks apart, and post-procedure swelling may linger for weeks, with visible results taking months. Some patients also report bruising, tightness, and temporary numbness. The pain has been compared to dozens of fire ants stinging your neck. Deoxycholic acid has only been approved by the FDA for submental fat under the neck and chin. It's often still used unsanctioned for other areas of the body, and patients may want to be wary of such propositions by physicians.

  • Results

    Dramatic change within weeks

    • Natural-Looking
    • Smooth
    • Customized
    • Dramatic
  • Downtime

    24 Hours

  • Pain


    No General Anesthesia Required
  • Risk


Deoxycholic Acid

  • Results

    Revealed in 3 Months

    • 3+ Treatments
    • Acid Injection Leads to Jiggly, Swollen Neck
  • Downtime

    2-3 Weeks

  • Pain


    Stinging Pain Resembling Fire Ant Bites

  • Risk


    Risk of Nerve Damage

AirSculpt® Advantages

No Needles

AirSculpt® is minimally invasive and requires no needles. No needles mean no potentially harmful foreign compounds enter your body. Deoxycholic acid treatments require a series of painful needle injections into the chin and neck.

Sculpt Your Whole Body

AirSculpt® addresses fat removal and body contouring for most parts of the body, including under the chin. View before and after photos. Deoxycholic acid is only approved to reduce fat only under the chin and in the neck area.

Better, Faster Results

The patented AirSculpt® procedure combines fat removal with custom body sculpting performed by expertly trained surgeons who only do AirSculpt® procedures. There’s minimal pain, bruising or swelling, and downtime is minimal. Results are visible almost immediately. Patients who have experienced deoxycholic acid injections report bruising and swelling that may last weeks, with results taking months to show.

Single Treatment

AirSculpt® requires only one treatment with minimal downtime. You can return to work in 24-48 hours. Deoxycholic acid treatments require multiple sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, with each treatment requiring dozens of injections. Downtime varies based on swelling and bruising.

No Chemical or Acid Injections

AirSculpt® removes fat cells in one simple and minimally invasive procedure without any drug injections, while this fat-reducing acid requires a series of injections that kill fat cells over time.

Body Sculpting Specialists

All AirSculpt® procedures are performed exclusively by experienced and expertly trained surgeons in Elite Body Sculpture clinics throughout North America. We are body sculpting specialists. Concierge services are available to assist out-of-town and international patients with travel-related arrangements.