Kybella™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These are not all the side effects, but the most commonly experienced. This will normally last less than 5 days, and for some patients may last up to 14 days. If you develop an asymmetric smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or if any existing symptom worsens, please contact the office at (561) 498-4407.

You may elect to ice the area post treatment but must do so very carefully. Use an ice pack with the fabric side against the skin, or wrap a soft plastic ice pack in a wet thin towel. Apply the ice pack approximately 15 seconds on, and 15 seconds off. Icing too vigorously can cause frostbite and scarring. You may apply a cold compress to the area for 10-15 minutes per hour, and you may do this hourly for up to 3 days.

  • Do not participate in strenuous activity for 3 days following treatment.
  • Sleep with your head elevated on at least 2 and preferably 3 pillows.
  • Do not scratch, pick or traumatize the area in any way. Do not massage or manipulate the injection site until hard ball forms at injection site (usually after 2 to 3 days).
  • Once ball forms at injection site, massage product for 15 minutes twice day for at least 3 days or until ball softens.
  • You may apply your normal skin care regimen and sunscreen normally.

Call the office at (561) 498-4407 if you have any difficulty swallowing or experiencing crusting or scabbing, asymmetry of your smile or any other unusual symptoms. In case of emergency call 911.

Kybella™ treatments are done in a series wherein most patients require 2 to 4 treatments.

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