27 Year Old Female with Genetic Fat Pouch

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My motivation for getting rid of my chin's fat...

My motivation for getting rid of my chin's fat pouch is our wedding day in the summer. I want to have a nice profile for the big day and beyond. This is my first treatment and I'm expected to return in 6 weeks for the following one. The prep for the procedure was easy and simple. The process of injection was super quick but the burning sensation from the injection was overwhelming but I'm glad it went away within 10 minutes. I'm swollen and bruised already but the pain is minimal. I feel a little stiff but I'm applying ice every hour for 20 minutes with arnica gel to help. No pain killers needed so far!

Day 2

I'm amazed by how easy it's been. I went to work less than 24 hours after the procedures. Just wore a scarf. I have bruising and swelling but no pain. I'm looking forward to a decrease in the swelling and for the bruising to go away :)

Day 3

My best friend gave a name to my swollen chin: Chuck hahaha. Besides the bruise and the turkey chin named Chuck, I feel great... no pain or discomfort Unless i touch the area :) I'm going to update on a weekly basis from now on :)

Day 5

This bruise is just something else haha swelling still going strong too! I'm assuming I won't be back to baseline for at least another week!

Some comparison

From day 2 to day 5 change in swelling

From day 2 to day 7

Day 11

The change in swelling hasn't been significant since day 7 but the bruise is starting to fade out :) pain is minimal but the treatment area is still numb and tingly. Sometimes it's itchy Very manageable though.

Day 2-11

2 months post treatment #1

There no significant changes since my last post. I experience soreness at the injection site. I was told not to do too many sit ups as it pulls on the nerves that are healing. I feel like I'm still a little swollen but very close to baseline. Second treatment will be on Feb 7! Hopefully it works and recovery is less lengthy the second time around. :)

Day 1-treatment #2

I spoke with the nurse about my bruising from the first treatment. She asked me to send her pictures so she can further analyze the bruising. She was much more gentle than the nurse who did my first treatment. I literally have no bruising this time. I'm really swollen however but that's a given. I look forward to seeing progress and results!

16 days post treatment #2

So this time around I've had minimal to zero bruising THANK GOODNESS! the swelling is slowly decreasing but I'm not down to baseline just yet. I do feel lumps under my skin which was expected (didn't occur first treatment though) sometimes I feel my neck tingle or sense a sharp sting but that quickly goes away!

Comparison Day 11 treat #1 vs Day 16 treat #2

Day 27-treat #2

So far there are seriously zero results. I'm almost down to baseline and I still have a little bit of swelling. At this point, I don't think it's worth it. But I'm hoping the results will start showing soon. I definitely won't do a third round.

Final follow up appointment

I was totally skeptical walking into the final follow up appointment at the 6-week mark but I was able to compare the before and after at Ideal Image. The nurse is sending me the pictures so I can post them :). The change isn't huge but there's definitely a decrease in the pouch... I'm hoping the results will continue to develop as I continue to heal. I'd say down the road I might consider a third round but I won't be doing that for a long time. Pictures will be posted as soon as I get them :)

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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