Can I work out/do cardio a day after kybella?

Hi, so I do a lot of physical training on a regular basis. I was wondering if I would be able to work out and do intensive cardio about 24+ hours after Kybella. Was planning on getting injected a Saturday (working out, then going to get injection) and then going back to work out on a Monday. I work out hard core about 3 times a week. Thank you. Concerns: I heard there will be more bruising and swelling if I do choose to work out because rise of BP?

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Kybella : What to Expect after Treatments

Kybella destroys fat cells getting rid of unwanted double chin fat.
Bruising, swelling and mild discomfort can be expected following your treatment. These issues should resolve within 72 hours. You will be asked to avoid exercising during this time and to take it easy in general. We suggest avoidance of over-the-counter supplements such as green tea, Omega 3s as well as aspirin products to minimize bruising and swelling.

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Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Work out after Kybella.

There is usually some swelling and induration(firmness) for several days following kybella treatments.  I advise my patients to avoid strenuous exercise for several days following injections.  However this probably would not affect the results but may lead to increased swelling. 

Lawrence Rosenberg, MD
Lutherville Timonium Plastic Surgeon
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Exercising After Kybella Treatment

Swelling is one of the most common side effects following treatment with Kybella and typically lasts 5 days to 2 weeks; but can be present for up to one month.  Several of my patients have reported a "jiggling" sensation of the chin area when walking following Kybella treatment, due to swelling.  Other possible side effects include temporary numbness, a feeling of difficulty swallowing (due to swelling), and bruising.  Regarding exercise following Kybella treatment, I advise my patients that they may want to take it easy, avoiding very strenuous exercise, for the first 5 days or so following treatment.  Typical timing would be that if you are treated on a Thursday, you can resume your usual activities by the following Tuesday.  Mild to moderate exercise may be fine after 48 hours, but that will depend on how much swelling you have.  In my practice I recommend performing Kybella treatments approximately 8 weeks apart; and swelling typically diminishes with each successive treatment.

Tina B. West, MD
Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Give it a few days

I would wait a few days before running or engaging in high impact cardio. My patients report that the bouncing motion, which causes the chin to shake is very uncomfortable for a couple of days. If you want to do yoga or other low impact exercising the next day, that should not produce the same issue.

I would recommend you ask your doctor this question. It is a good, fair question, and s/he may have a different answer based on your specific situation. 

Jason Brett Lichten, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Kybella Treatment After-Care

Bruising and swelling will persist 48-72 hours after Kybella injections. We suggest minimizing strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours ( weight lifting, Pilates, running ) to reduce the longevity of the swelling and obtain optimal results sooner. 

Ronald Moser, MD
San Juan Capistrano Physician
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Kybella After Care

Bruising, swelling and mild discomfort can be expected following your treatment. These issues should resolve within 72 hours. You will be asked to avoid exercising during this time and to take it easy in general. This is just a precautionary measure to reduce overall bruising and swelling.   The less micro-bruising in the first 72 hours, the faster the healing process! 

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Exercising after Kybella

I would recommend waiting at least a good 24 hours before vigorous exercise after you have Kybella injected.  I don't think that exercise would necessarily hurt your end results, but the increase heart rate and blood flow to your head might cause you to have more swelling than you would otherwise.  Some degree of swelling is normal for the first several days and will dissipate over the first week.  Better just to relax the day of your treatment and apply some cool packs as necessary to the area to help minimize the initial swelling.  Best of luck!

Josh Waltzman, MD, MBA
Long Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Kybella, Swelling, Workout

Swelling for weeks is typical after Kybella injection.
Working out after treatments increases circulation and may decrease healing times.
Work outs should be performed with the face and head above the heart to prevent additional swelling.
Please use this information when discussing your treatment and options with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in person.

Luis A. Cenedese, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Exercise after Kybella

I tell my patients to refrain from exercise for 24 hours after Kybella injections because of the swelling immediately after the procedure.  Strenuous exercise could increase the swelling.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Working out after Kybella

I often encourage my patients to return back to working out 24 hours after Kybella. There aren't typically any restrictions on activity level.  The schedule you listed seems reasonable. There is always a chance to get bruising after the treatment but should be minimal. Swelling is often maximal at 24 hours and gradually resolves over 2-3 days. 

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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