In an ideal world, you would be able to decide what parts of your body to store fat in. Want larger breasts? Store fat there. Want a bigger butt? Store fat there. Unfortunately, we don’t have control over where our body stores fat. As you both age and gain weight, you start to store fat in areas on your body like under your chin. And because you can’t exactly work out your chin, it’s exceptionally hard to get rid of this fat. Luckily, with the only FDA approved injectable designed to get rid of this chin fat, you can get real results with just a few injections. Once injected into the area under your chin, Kybella works to dissolve the fat cells and give you back a more pronounced profile. As one of the most important parts of any procedure, it’s important to know how to recover properly. Read on to learn more.
Rule #1: There’s Not Much To It
Probably the most important thing to know about recovering from Kybella is that there’s not much to it. Because Kybella is a non-invasive treatment, you won’t have to worry about recovery time or taking time off of work. You will, however, want to keep a close eye on your injection site and watch for any bruising and swelling.
Rule #2: Stop the Swelling
A little swelling at and around the injection site is relatively common. If, however, the swelling doesn’t go away after a day or two or if it gets significantly worse, you may be having an adverse reaction and should see Dr. Toni Stockton immediately. To help with average swelling, simply take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen and try icing your chin with a soft ice pack.
Rule #3: Watch For Bruising
Because Kybella is an injectable and the skin is getting punctured with a needle, you are likely to bruise a little bit. The bruising should go away on its own, but you can ice it and apply a concealer over the top, so it’s not as noticeable.
Kybella is an FDA approved, non-invasive way to get rid of stubborn fat under your chin. And although there isn’t much recovery involved, you can ice the area and take ibuprofen to help with bruising and swelling. To learn more about Kybella or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology today.