Hello friends! I'm 32 years old and in good shape....
Hello friends! I'm 32 years old and in good shape. Double chins run in my family and I began noticing my mini chin showing up in photos. Eek!
I got one syringe of Kybella and the procedure was overall pretty painless. Here's what happened:
1. I was given Ibuprofen and then a Novacane shot. The pain level was maybe 2/10 on that.
2. I was numbed for the procedure. I felt very little and it's similar to any injectable. If you have gotten Botox or Restylane, it's going to be easy as pie. To be honest, it hurts waaaaay more getting my eyebrows waxed. Overall pain: 2/10
3. I iced my face for a few minutes and then I was good to go.
The whole procedure took maybe 15 minutes. Visually, I looked okay. I went home and took one ibuprofen every four hours (400 mg) and iced a couple of times.
Swollen Like a Bullfrog!
The first day was okay but the swelling is NO JOKE. I've been walking around with a golf ball-size lump under my chin for the first 5 days since the shot.
It's not so bad that you have to go into hiding BUT you do not want to plan any events, photo shoots or dates for at least a week. It's IMPOSSIBLE to hide the bullfrog effect even with a turtleneck or scarf.
Every day the swelling decreases but the "zero downtime" is a total lie.
Day 7...Still Swelling
It's been one week and I'm still swollen. I've been tilting my head upwards but head on you can see the "bullfrog effect"
Day 9 FINALLY Some Swelling Relief
It's been 9 days and I'm back to normal. No swelling but no reduction of chin either. I'll post updates when I see some change.
Week 3: Swelling Finally Gone, Some Results?
It's been three weeks post op. The bullfrog swelling has finally gone down. I THINK I'm seeing some change. It's honestly hard to tell.
Will check back in at 4-6 weeks.
Bye Double Chin! One Month And I See RESULTS!!!
It's been exactly one month (tomorrow) since I got the procedure and I see results. It's minor but VERY noticeable. I didn't have a lot of fat to begin with and I'm sure I'll need one more shot to get the sculpted look you see in the "after" photos.
The cost + downtime is going to make me put that on pause for now.
My overall Kybella review: If you have a little bit of fat and don't mind looking like a bullfrog for 2 weeks, I say go for it!!!
Kybella-8 Months Later
14 Jan 2017
8 months post
It's been 8 months since my first Kybella shot. I definitely see improvement but want to go in for another shot.
I've gained about 10 pounds (eating junk food and not working out) so I want to lose that before I go in. HOPEFULLY, that helps minimize the double chin situation.
Kybella Round 2
I went in for another round of Kybella. The procedure itself was fine. I swelled up the night of and have been rocking the bullfrog around my chin since. Ugh.
Seeing some results
20 Mar 2017
10 months post
So I *think* I see some results. It's hard to tell when you see yourself every day. To be honest, it depends on the angle I catch myself.
No Double Chin For Summer 2017!
I have NO DOUBLE CHIN anymore! When I turn my head there's a slight bulge but honestly, it's a huge improvement. I had 2 Kybella shots over the course of 2 years. If the recovery period (aka bullfrog look) wasn't so long, I'd probably get one more just to totally zap the fat. Maybe in the future!
Since my last Real Self update, I've totally changed my diet and exercise routine. I no longer eat processed foods or refined sugars, drink 8+ glasses of water a day and workout 5x a week. The minute I eat junk food, my face gets puffy and gross.
If you are suffering from a double chin, I strongly recommend Kybella + patience + healthy eating and exercise. It won't change overnight but with time, you'll look great!