When you’re unhappy with your neck or feel as though you have a double chin, it can make daily life frustrating. In an era of selfies, it can leave you feeling self-conscious on a regular basis. Thankfully, you have options. Dr. Wortham performs Kybella injections and neck lifts at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center. Both procedures help slim the neck and chin. Deciding which one is best for you is all you need to do to get started.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a new injectable treatment and the only one of its kind. Its used to target fat under the chin without having to go under the knife. During the procedure, Dr. Wortham injects deoxycholic acid, or Kybella, into the fat under the chin. This substance is actually already found in the body naturally and works by absorbing fat over the course of a few weeks. The treatment itself only takes 20 minutes, and recovery time is minimal with just a little swelling and tenderness under the chin.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that focuses on removing fat from under the chin, tightening muscles and improving the look of the skin on the neck. Typically, an incision is made behind the ears, near the hairline and under the chin so that excess fat can be removed and muscles can be tightened. The procedure usually takes around three hours, and recovery time is about two weeks. The results last five to 10 years.
Which Neck Treatment to Choose?
In a consultation with Dr. Wortham, you can discuss the pros and cons for your unique situation in order to make an informed decision that will leave you more than satisfied with your results. If neck fat is your only concern, Kybella injections are probably your best option. Not only are they more affordable than a neck lift, but recovery time is also almost nonexistent. If sagging skin is also something you are unhappy with, a neck lift can correct that problem along with removing the extra fat and tightening muscles.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Wortham, call our office today at 425-744-7771 or explore our website for details about a neck lift or Kybella.