One of the most common side effects of Kybella is swelling, but this will go away quickly if you follow certain instructions. In most cases, the swelling will subside within a week. However, some patients may experience moderate swelling after the procedure. If this is the case, it may be worth discussing the side effects with your doctor.
Swelling after Kybella treatment varies from patient to patient, but it typically lasts for five to seven days. The swelling is typically the worst on the first day and diminishes with each subsequent session. Patients should avoid taking medications that increase swelling, as well as alcohol or nicotine, until swelling has gone down.
Some patients experience more swelling and bruising after Kybella than others. Swelling usually peaks within three days, but some patients report lumps or numbness. Swelling may also be painful and the skin may feel tight. In addition, small lumps can form where the injection made.
Patients should avoid massaging the treated area to minimize swelling. Massage can cause further swelling and pain. It may also be beneficial to take an Arnica or Bromelain tablet. Your healthcare provider will be able to answer any questions you may have about Kybella.