Kybella, There is lots of fluid under my chin. What is happening? (photos)
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Fluid under chin normal
Swelling after Kybella
Swelling after Kybella
Thank you for your question sreading1w. Kybella is the first and thus-far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. Swelling is normal for the first 1-2 weeks after the treatment. Patience is important.
Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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Kybella & Swelling
When did you have your Kybella treatment? It is normal to have some pretty severe swelling in the first week but it should diminish with time. Every patient heals at his or her own rate, but most see improvement within a month. However, keep in mind that it takes between 2-4 sessions to achieve your final results. Hope this helps.
Fluid feeling after Kybella
Depends on how long ago you had the Kybella injection. Remember that fluid was injected during the Kybella treatment and this will subside after about 24 hours. The "Fluid" feeling that occurs days after treatment happens as the fat starts dissolving. This lasts about a week.
Side Effects of Swelling After Kybella Injections
The simple procedure of multiple injections will undoubtedly cause swelling at the site and adjacent to it! If an injectable anesthetic was used as well, this too will cause additional swelling or the feeling of fluid retained under your chin. We suggest ice and a gentle compression wrap ( ie chin strap) for a day or 2 after the procedure when resting. Also, avoiding anti-inflammatories such as aspirin, ibuprofen, green tea and fish oils will also help .
Swelling under your chin
Kybella -- FDA approved for Submental Fat, Non Surgical Option But Still New
Kybella and Fluid Under Chin
It is normal to have swelling under the chin after Kybella is injected into the submental area. This is a normal and anticipated inflammatory reaction which will take a few days or weeks to subside. For the best cosmetic results please consult an expert. I often combine Kybella with Thermage for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
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