CoolSculpting or Kybella for fat under the chin?
I've been wanting to get rid of some fat under my chin that's been bothering me for a long while. Even at my thinnest, I still had some left there, and it was infuriating. At first I was considering Coolsculpt, but after some research, I found out that Kybella is better suited for that area. Both could theoretically do the job, but seeing as the procedure would be done on my face, I really can't afford a mistake. What would I be getting the best result with, and on what does the choice depend, physiologically, or otherwise?
The 3 safe, effective options for addressing fat underneath the chin are liposuction, CoolSculpting, and Kybella. Liposuction is the most tried and true technique. It is definitive and effective in 1 procedure. It can be done under local or sedation, and depending upon how much fat there is, can be done in a controlled office procedure room or a surgical suite/surgical center. Coolsculpting is effective, but it is less definitive in that you are relying on the frozen fat to dissipate, and the degree to which that happens is variable. It requires at least 2 treatment sessions of 45 minutes, about 4-6 weeks apart. The advantage is it is nonsurgical and there is no downtime. You will have numbness there for a while. Kybella is a newer treatment that is also safe and effective. It requires multiple sessions - usually 3-5 - and there is a fair amount of swelling afterwards. So it is important to be evaluated by someone knowledgeable about the options, and skilled at the treatments.