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Swelling after Kybella
Thank you for your question abbeypad. Kybella is the first and thus-far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. Swelling is completely normal for the first 1-2 weeks after a Kybella treatment. Many people describe it as a pelican or bullfrog look. Some people wear a turtleneck or scarf to cover it.
Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Post op swelling & bruising
It is completely normal to experience some bruising and swelling following your Kybella. Although it may feel like a "jiggle", it's actually swelling. Give it time to resolve. You should see a difference in 6-8 weeks. If its not enough then you will need another session.
It is normal to experience swelling and bruising after Kybella injection that people usually describe as jiggle and jello. This will be gone within 1 to 2 weeks. If it doesn’t resolve, contact your provider for follow up. Good luck!
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Swelling post injections can be quite dramatic in the first 24-72 hours. It is actually a great sign that the Kybella is working. The major swelling should start to go done after 3-7 days but some smaller residual swelling my last for even a few weeks after. Ice can help with discomfort.
Hi there. Thanks for the questions and I understand your concern. Your injector should have pre-warned you that swelling is the #1 side effect post-Kybella treatment. Good news though, the swelling and induration (skin tightening) are good signs that the Kybella is working! The swelling can last 1-2 weeks and will subside on its own. Hope this helps! Best, Dr. Eviatar.
Swelling after your Kybella treatment is normal and expected. The swelling can last for 1-2 weeks and varies depending on the patient. The swelling is a good sign and means that the treatment is working.
This is absolutely to be expected and a very common side effect to have. Most of the swelling will subside within 3-4 days, though you will probably notice some residual swelling for the next 3-4 weeks after treatment.
This is a totally normal and expected occurrence after Kybella and it means that it's working. I'm sorry your provider didn't inform you about it. The bullfrog swelling can last for about 5 days and sometimes unto 2 weeks. It's all a sign that it's working. Good luck. Best, Dr.Avaliani
Kybella dissolves fat necks and double chins but expect a week or two of the "jello" jiggle
Every patient in my NYC demonstrates what I call the "Jello"TM. jiggle after Kybella injections. This is normal. As the fat cells get dissolved, the triglycerides create inflammation and that's how the body destroys the fat cells. Inflammation causes temporary fluid retention which causes the jiggle. Usually this is gone by two weeks but some slight swelling is common for four weeks or even more
The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.