How to Reduce Swelling From Kybella

Woman touching her neck Kybella® is a breakthrough injectable treatment that dissolves unwanted fat cells. It’s a great option if you want to eliminate your double chin without invasive surgery or prolonged downtime. 

After getting Kybella in Lone Tree, the most common thing that stands between our patients and their ideal results is some temporary and manageable swelling. Here’s what you need to know. 

Why Does Kybella Cause Swelling?

Swelling is a normal and expected reaction to Kybella injections. It occurs when the active ingredient in Kybella, called deoxycholic acid, begins to break down unwanted fat cells. This beneficial process often triggers some visible inflammation and swelling in the treatment area.

How Long Will I Be Swollen After Kybella?

Most patients experience mild to moderate swelling for up to a week after treatment. Swelling typically peaks approximately 24 hours after a Kybella session though it may take more time. 

A small percentage of patients notice significant swelling. It often happens when there is a large amount of excess fat beneath the chin. Fortunately, future appointments tend to produce less of a reaction. Of course, everyone will have a slightly different experience with Kybella swelling.

Simple Tips to Make Kybella Swelling Go Down

Talk to our team about ways to reduce swelling after getting Kybella, which may include:

  • Icing the treatment area
  • Avoiding strenuous exercise
  • Steering clear of hot tubs and saunas 

It may be several weeks before swelling fades completely after Kybella. For that reason, you should avoid booking a session right before a wedding or another big social event.

We’re Here to Support You During Your Treatment Recovery

Our Kybella treatments are backed by a skilled aesthetic team that works under the oversight of two board-certified plastic surgeons. You can rest assured that we are committed to your success. If you have any questions before or after your treatment, please call 303-662-8668. Park Meadows Aesthetics welcomes patients from Lone Tree, Denver, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

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