Kybella vs. Neck Lift: Which Is Right for You?

The neck is a crucial component of your facial features.

Turkey necks or double chins are colloquial names for a condition known as submental fullness. Both can become severe cosmetic issues, undermining self-esteem and confidence, but fortunately, cosmetic medicine has a solution (or two) to this problem.


These conditions usually result from fat tissue accumulation in the neck area. In more severe cases, this accumulation is accompanied by sagging skin. Both neck lift surgery and Kybella® injections are effective procedures that target submental fullness, improving your face contours and appearance in general. These treatments both target the same goal through different techniques and have slightly different indications.


Read on to learn more about neck lift surgery and Kybella®, and find out which is right for you!

Kybella Injections

If your double chin persists after exercising regularly and eating clean, Kybella® may be the right call for you. Kybella® injections are an FDA-approved minimally-invasive treatment that contains deoxycholic acid. When injected into the fat tissue, it dissolves its cells, addressing even the most stubborn fat pockets. Over time, the dead cells are absorbed by the body and later disposed of, leaving behind a more sharp and defined jawline.


This non-surgical treatment is ideal for patients more concerned about excess submental fat. The ideal candidate should have excellent skin laxity, as deoxycholic acid has no effect on the skin once the fat tissue has disappeared.

Neck Lift Surgery

A surgical procedure may be more convenient for patients who want to target excessive fat and sagging skin. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes both fat cells and excess skin, tightening the soft tissues to obtain a slimmer and more defined neck contour. Opting for plastic surgery can be a difficult decision, but patients should know that a neck lift is an outpatient procedure that leaves minimal scars.


This surgery is an excellent alternative for those who want to get rid of droopy skin and fat tissue (“turkey neck” or jowls), as it surgically removes the excess tissues and repositions the remaining to obtain an optimal and natural-looking appearance.

Which Option is Better for Me?

Well, this entirely depends on your current situation and your cosmetic expectations. Kybella® injections are your best alternative for patients with mild to moderate submental fullness, as they obtain excellent results through a simple procedure, having virtually no downtime.


However, those with severe submental fullness already struggling with sagging skin may opt for a surgical alternative.

Get a Slimmer and More Defined Neck in Boca Raton, FL.

Submental fullness is an uncomfortable sign of aging that many people struggle with. If you are one of those patients who have a hard time when looking at their face profile in the mirror, you may want to consider one of these procedures.


Please, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Farber – he will evaluate your case and clear up all your doubts!

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