Navigating the Recovery Process: What to Expect After Getting Kybella

What Is The Process of Kybella For A Double Chin?Are you struggling with a double chin and looking for a way to get rid of it without surgery? Kybella is a non-surgical option that can resolve submental fullness or a double chin, giving you a more defined and contoured jawline.

As a non-invasive treatment, there is no long downtime like there would be for a surgical procedure. However, it is still good to know what to expect from your recovery so that you can properly take care of the injection area and maximize the results of your treatment.

At Revive Wellness Group, we are always looking for ways to revive your health and wellness through treatments and services that address common concerns. We love Kybella because it provides a way for our patients to take care of their double chin permanently without surgery. If you have more questions about the recovery process, you can schedule a consultation with us.

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin

The double chin is a common area of frustration when it comes to stubborn fat. This area often does not respond to regular attempts to decrease fat such as dieting or a regular exercise routine. Some people are predisposed to developing a double chin, which can make it even more difficult to get rid of. It can be a challenge to achieve a smooth and contoured jawline when stubborn excess fat is getting in the way.

While submental fullness can be resolved through liposuction or neck lift procedures, many people do not want to go through a surgical procedure to resolve their double chin. Kybella treatments are one way to effectively reduce fat in this area with a few simple injections.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that can reduce the appearance of submental fullness through the dissolving or breaking down of fat cells in the area. It is made from a synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is present naturally in your body. Its job in your body is to break down dietary fat so that your body can absorb it. However, when injected in its synthetic form, it can break down fat cells permanently wherever it has been injected.

After Kybella is injected into the chin, the deoxycholic acid goes to work on the excess fat cells in the area. The substance disrupts the cell membrane, which causes the fat cells to be destroyed. Then the immune system goes to work in the area, eliminating the dead fat cells for good.

What Is Recovery From Kybella Like? 

The First 24 Hours After Treatment

When Kybella is first injected, you might feel a little bit of a burning sensation from the deoxycholic acid. In the hours immediately after Kybella, your double chin may look more prominent. As your immune system begins to respond to the treatments, you may start to notice some swelling under the chin. This is a normal reaction to the deoxycholic acid and is often seen particularly after the first session.

To improve your comfort during the first 24 hours, you can use a cold compress or an ice pack for 10-15 minutes at a time. Avoid touching or rubbing the area and stay away from exercises that are too strenuous.

Days 2-7 After Treatment

In the week following your Kybella injections, you may still continue to experience some swelling under the chin. This is still a normal part of the process. You can continue avoiding strenuous activities and ice the area as needed.

Days 8-14 After Treatment

During your second week after treatment, you can start seeing some of your results from the injections. Swelling usually goes down by this point, and you may begin to notice a slimmer and more contoured jawline. You can begin enjoying all of your normal exercises and activities.

You should stay in contact with your injector about any questions you have about your treatment. You will want to wait until four to six weeks after your Kybella injections to schedule your next session.

Long-Term Aftercare

Kybella for double chin can create permanent results. However, there are some long-term aftercare guidelines to follow to help you obtain the best results. You should continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and plenty of hydration. While Kybella permanently destroys fat cells, there will be some fat cells remaining. The remaining fat cells can still increase in size with any weight gain.

More Basic Information About Kybella

How Many Treatments Are Typically Needed? 

The number of treatments needed is different for every individual. For people with just a small amount of submental fullness, satisfactory results can even be achieved through one solitary session. However, most people find that more sessions are required to achieve their goals. Up to six rounds of Kybella treatments may be scheduled for those with more severe submental fullness.

Can Kybella Resolve Sagging Skin? 

No, Kybella is not designed to resolve sagging skin or jowling in the submental area or jawline. It is only designed to target unwanted fat under the chin. If you have unwanted fat and skin laxity, you can ask us about additional treatments that may be able to address the sagging skin.

Double Chin Removal in Perrysburg, OH

Kybella treatments can be an effective method of double chin removal for the right patient. If you think that you may be a good candidate for Kybella, you can talk to us here at Revive Wellness Group. We offer services in Perrysburg, OH, and we love finding the right treatments for our patients.

Don’t wait to start your journey toward a more confident you. Contact us today to schedule your Kybella consultation. You can call us at (419) 579-8073 or fill out or online contact form to learn more about our services and schedule your visit.

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