I had Kybella and am a little concerned?
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If fat removal was the sole goal of your Kybella treatments, then I want to give you some good news: I hear concerns just like these from our Kybella patients after the first treatment. You are likely experiencing some swelling, which will go away over time. Things should be looking back to normal, or slightly better, in another week (2 weeks after injection).
Don’t expect to see a major change after your first treatment. I know it’s discouraging, because it seems like you should see half the result after half of the treatment, right? But that’s not what happens. You’re going to see almost nothing after the first treatment, but a really big result after the second. So hang in there!
Finally, if you find that your skin quality is less than what you expected (i.e. you thought the skin would tighten up if the fat was removed, but it doesn’t), you can always discuss skin tightening treatments with your physician. There are, of course, surgical procedures like a necklift and lower facelift which are excellent; there are also a number of really effective non-invasive options, like Ulthera, Thermage, and ThermiTight.
Kybella & Turkey neck
Without seeing you in person, it is impossible to comment on your results, but it's important to remember that Kybella is not a fix all for the neck. It really only treats that small area under the chin. It may be that you have other issues that need to be addressed separately. Schedule an appointment to discuss with your surgeon.
Sometimes, in addition to excess fat many patients also have lax skin that Kybella is not intended to treat.
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Cheers and best wishes!
Steven Camp MD
Optimal effects of Kybella are typically achieved with multiple treatment sessions. If skin laxity persists after adequate treatment, I would recommend evaluation for surgical intervention.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment with Kybella and/or surgical intervention for residual skin laxity.
Hope this helps.
The skin may shrink some over time!
Kybella reduces double chin fat and may help tighten loose skin.
Don't judge your results yet, give the body time to respond. Of the patients we have treated we have not seen the need for surgery to reduce excess skin.
Kybella and Turkey Neck
Kybella is excellent for treating the submental fat. It will also tighten up the skin after treatment. That being said, if you have a great deal of skin laxity, you may be a poor candidate for this treatment. It is always best to consult an experienced dermatologist who performs Kybella daily for the best results. I have found that it is best to treat first with Thermage and then start Kybella injections. Best, Dr. Green
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