Neck Lift or Kybella®? Which One Is Right for You?

A neck lift could be the answer if you are ready to get rid of your double chin.

This procedure can dramatically improve your profile, but so could Kybella®, an innovative, nonsurgical treatment. So which option is right for you?

If your chin fullness, or submental fat, is accompanied by sagging, loose skin and wrinkles in the neck area, a neck lift may be the procedure you need. On the other hand, if you’re only looking to target your double chin, Kybella® could be the right answer.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also called a platysmaplasty, is a popular surgical cosmetic procedure designed to tighten loose muscles and skin from around the jawline down to the Adam’s apple.

Using this treatment, an aesthetic plastic surgeon can effectively target a double chin, sagging jowls and a “turkey neck.” The result is an improved, more youthful facial profile.

What Is Kybella®?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that addresses unwanted chin fullness. Much like other injectables, Kybella® is noninvasive, improving the facial appearance without surgery.

Kybella® works by targeting fat cells. When injected under the jawline, the active ingredient — synthetic deoxycholic acid — destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells are no longer able to store fat.

This makes Kybella® a quick, effective — and permanent — way to banish that double chin for good.

Should You Choose a Neck Lift or Kybella® Injections?

Kybella® is a great option if you want to contour your jawline and achieve a sleeker profile. The procedure is noninvasive, and the results are gradual. That means you’ll have no worries about a drastic change in appearance and the questions this can trigger from friends and co-workers. And as Kybella® is a long-term solution, it can permanently get rid of your double chin.

But if you want to eliminate your chin fullness and loose neck skin, Kybella® may not be the right choice. Opting for a neck contouring procedure might be a better way to achieve your desired results. In addition, a platysmaplasty can also be combined with other surgical procedures, such as facelift, brow lift or eyelid surgery.

Ultimately, the decision whether to choose cosmetic surgery or Kybella® injections is one you should make with your aesthetic plastic surgeon. No single cosmetic surgery procedure or facial treatment is right for everyone, and you’ll need to schedule a professional consultation to determine the best approach to improve your profile.

If you’re ready to get rid of your double chin and contour your neck, schedule an appointment with the experienced professionals at Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mobley is a nationally recognized aesthetic plastic surgeon with unparalleled expertise in facial surgery, and the Beauty Now team has extensive experience with Kybella® injections. Contact our Salt Lake City office today to learn more about the neck lift procedure and Kybella® injections.

NOTE: The information provided here is of a general nature and is not intended to substitute for personal advice from an experienced cosmetic surgeon.