3 weeks post op Kybella still don't see improvement & have ice pack burn. I have a lump has decreased. Does that go away?(photo)
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Kybella Swelling -- FDA approved for Submental Fat, Non Surgical Option But Still New
Bruising, redness, swelling, firmness may occur and take approximately 4 weeks to resolve. We typically advise patients to avoid blood thinners a week prior to injection to minimize risks of bruising. We also recommend patients sleep with the head elevated, limit salt intake, and ice for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling. Most patients require 2-6 Kybella treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. The effects of fat destruction occur within days. Typically 4 months after treatment the results are most visible.
Lumps are a common following Kybella. Don't be alarmed. And it is not unusual to feel as if there's no difference after just one treatment as it typically takes 2-4 treatments to get your final results. Be patient and check back in with your surgeon at the 6 week post op mark and discuss your next steps.
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Lumps from Kybella
Kybella is a great way to reduce submental fat and get rid of your double chin. Lumps are common after the injection. If you have a burn from the ice or anything else that you are concerned with you should return to your treating physician. It typically takes 2 to 4 treatments of Kybella to have the full results. I often combine Kybella with Thermage for skin tightening. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
3 weeks post op Kybella still don't see improvement & have ice pack burn. I have a lump has decreased. Does that go away?
You should not expect to see any real improvement after one treatment at 3 weeks. It takes at least 2 treatments and up to 4 treatments to get a result. Because you can have some numbness in the treated area after Kybella, it is important not to put anything directly from the freezer on the area (like ice). It is also common to feel lumps in the area that was treated. This should go away with time. By 6 weeks the lumps should be gone and most if not al of the numbness will be gone. That is when you get your next treatment. The process starts over but the swelling won't be as much. This is when you also start to see your result.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Kybella, swelling, and expectations
Kybella / Liposuction/ Radio frequency/ Cool Sculpting / CoolMini / Neck Laxity / Botox / Double Chin Treatment
Results are patient dependent and can take up to 6 treatments. The hardness or 'lump' that you feel is the cause of inflammation. You will see the results from the treatment once the swelling goes away and the skin has had time to tighten. Full results from a single treatment are usually complete at 6-8 weeks. I would follow up with your MD at 6 weeks for evaluation.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
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