Kybella vs. Liposuction

Before and After: Double Chin

The double chin, medically known as submental liposis, is not a desirable feature. However, age, lifestyle choices, and even genetics can contribute to its development and, as time progresses, its growing prominence.

Both liposuction and Kybella can be used to target submental liposis, eliminating the double chin and producing a firm and well-defined jawline. Which option is best for your specific needs depends on factors unique to your anatomy and desires.

Dr. Panchal will work directly with you to help you choose the most effective treatment.


The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, targets and destroys fat cells to eliminate excess deposits underneath the chin. Nonsurgical, Kybella injections come with very few risks, though some swelling and bruising may be present for a few days post-treatment.

Kybella works over time, slowly eliminating fat cells from the treatment area, and may take more than one treatment for ideal results.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove stubborn fat cells from the body. Because it is surgical, liposuction comes with some downtime and activity restrictions. It is, however, immediately effective.

Fat removed through liposuction cannot come back. After a brief recovery period, leading a healthy lifestyle will help prevent your double chin from returning.

Neck Lift

Neither Kybella nor liposuction focus on skin tightening. If loose and sagging skin defines your neck, a neck lift may be the best option. With this option, submental liposis is removed with liposuction, skin is lifted and tightened, and excess skin is removed. This helps to produce smooth and youthful-looking results while working towards ideal low-face contours.

Choosing the Best Procedure

The best procedure for your needs can be determined during a one-on-one consultation with board-certified Oklahoma City plastic surgeon Dr. Jayesh Panchal. During this consultation, Dr. Panchal will carefully evaluate your problem areas and provide you with honest information about all of your treatment options.

Call Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 or 405-310-6767 to schedule your consultation today. We maintain offices in Edmond and Norman. We serve patients living in all surrounding communities.

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