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AirSculpt® vs. Fat-Reducing Acid Injections

Chin AirSculpt®

AirSculpt® is a patented, minimally invasive fat removal procedure performed by specially trained surgeon-artists on the chin or neck. It permanently removes fat and tightens skin, sculpting the area under the chin. You achieve immediate results through a virtually painless process enabled by our gently spinning that plucks away fat cell by cell. The majority of unwanted fat can be removed with one single minimally invasive treatment, without leaving obvious scars. AirSculpt® enables the surgeon to sculpt your chin and jawline for your bone structure to shine through and a more youthful look. View before and after photos.

Deoxycholic Acid Injections

Deoxycholic acid use a series of needles injected into your chin to dissolve fat cells submental fat over time. The treatment requires numerous injections—as many as 20 to 50—containing a cocktail of acid to targeted areas. The number of injection treatments varies by patient. Such procedures are normally spaced 4-6 weeks apart, and post-procedure swelling may linger for weeks with visible results taking months. Some patients also report bruising, tightness and temporary numbness. The pain has been compared to dozens of fire ants stinging your neck. Deoxycholic Acid has only been approved by the FDA for submental fat—that under the neck and chin. It's often still used unsanctioned for other areas of the body, and patients should be wary of such propositions by physicians.

chart comparing Airsculpt, fat freezing, and acid injection chin fat removal treatments

AirSculpt® Advantages

  • No Needles

    AirSculpt® is minimally invasive and requires no needles. No needles means there aren’t any potentially harmful foreign compounds entering your body. Deoxycholic acid treatments requires a series of painful needle injections into the chin and neck.

  • Single Treatment

    AirSculpt® requires only one treatment with minimal downtime. You can return to work in 24-48 hours. Deoxycholic acid treatments require multiple sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, with each treatment requiring dozens of injections. Downtime varies based on swelling and bruising.

  • Sculpt Your Whole Body

    AirSculpt® addresses fat removal and body contouring for most parts of the body including under the chin. View before and after photos. Deoxycholic acid is only approved to reduce fat only under the chin and in the neck area.

  • No Chemical or Acid Injections

    AirSculpt® removes fat cells in one simple and minimally invasive procedure without any drug injections, while this fat-reducing acid requires a series of injections that kill fat cells over time.

  • Better, Faster Results

    The patented AirSculpt® procedure combines fat removal with custom body sculpting performed by expertly trained surgeons who only do AirSculpt® procedures. There’s no pain, bruising or swelling, and downtime is minimal. Results are visible almost immediately. Patients who have experienced deoxycholic acid injections report bruising and swelling that may last weeks, with results taking months to show.

  • Body Sculpting Specialists

    All AirSculpt® procedures are performed exclusively by experienced and expertly trained surgeons in Elite Body Sculpture clinics throughout North America. We are body sculpting specialists. Concierge services are available to assist out-of-town and international patients with travel-related arrangements.