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This injectable is used to dissolve fat in the upper neck or “double chin” area as well as almost any other small area of stubborn fat that has not reduced with proper diet and exercise. This product contains a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid, which will destroy fat. 

Before your appointment

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory or blood thinners (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil, Aspirin, Fish Oils, Vitamin E, and Omega-3’s) 10-14 days before your appointment. NoteMedications such as: Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Motrin, and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages 1 week before treatment as alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising.

  • Do NOT use the following products 2 days before and after your appointment: Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products, or bleaching creams (unless instructed otherwise by your provider).

  • Do not apply any creams, lotions, perfume or makeup etc. to the treatment areas before your appointment. 

  • Gentlemen: Shave the treatment area one day before your scheduled treatment (unless instructed otherwise by your provider).

  • To decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment, we ask you eat a meal before your procedure. Please warn the provider if you have a history of fainting.

  • Consider taking Arnica tablets beginning 1 week prior to injections to prevent bruising.

  • Note: Kybella is NOT recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Avoid extreme temperatures of heat (Jacuzzi, hot showers, saunas, etc.) and strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after treatment.

  • Do NOT consume alcohol or sodium for 3 days post treatment to avoid excess swelling.

  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated to decrease swelling.

  • Do NOT wrap the treated area, and do not take anything to prohibit swelling the day of the treatment or for the days following treatment.

  • Ice packs may be used to the treated area during the first 12 hours. Ice for 15 minutes every hour. However, icing can be discontinued if uncomfortable.

  • Do NOT massage the injection site. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, numbness, and areas of firm nodules may occur and will resolve over time without intervention.

After your appointment

  • You will experience swelling and bruising for 3-5 days post treatment, which will begin decreasing over a period of a few weeks. Swelling can last 4-6 weeks.

  • Many patients need 2-3 treatments for desired results, please schedule a follow-up appointment 4-6 weeks after your first treatment.

  • Results are not immediate. Results may be seen as early as 4-6 weeks post-treatment, but full results will not be noticed until 12 weeks post-treatment. Numbness can last up to 12 weeks.

  • You may feel a sense of heaviness following the treatment, especially when laying on your back. This sensation may make you feel short of breath. However, Kybella® does not compromise your airway. Notify our office if any significant swelling, bleeding, pain, dusky discoloration, difficulty swallowing or smiling, or if fever occurs.

  • Schedule your Kybella® appointment at least 2-4 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation (due to bruising and prolonged swelling).

  • Reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance if you have a severe rash, cold sore, or blemish in the treatment area.

What to expect

Should you notice any signs of infection or other unintended side effects please follow up immediately via our PRIVATE POST CARE LINE 979-213-6413

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