Sooooo…. Kybella always scared me.
I almost did it once, but when I read the term “BULLFROG” to describe the healing process I was like, I just CAN’T do it!
I am a hairstylist and a mom, so every time I look in the mirror while working or see a picture of myself with my kiddo- my focus is drawn to my double chin. We’re all our own worst critics. Sad, but true.
I decided it was time to give it a shot! I went and saw my favorite place THE TREATMENT. Jacqui was the PA that administered my Kybella and she did a fabulous job at making me feel informed and comfortable. The staff in the office is always so professional and kind- the vibes you get when you walk in are very welcoming and I really appreciate that.
How it went down.
They numbed me first with a topical and then injected more numbing into my chin. I was completely numb when they put the dots on my face.
I don’t typically get anxious for treatments, so if needles make ya woozy- I think half a Xanax is totally called for.
Why so many dots?
So the goal is to inject a little bit of the Kybella into every fat pocket in the area. I guess it burns really bad, but I was completely numb- so I didn’t feel any of that. Half the time I didn’t even know the needle was in my face- Jacqui has GREAT hands is all I can say lol!!
so what is kybella actually?
The active component in Kybella is a manmade version of deoxycholic acid, which works similarly like the body's natural DA to dissolve and absorb fat cells. Once it's injected below the chin, you can see a visible decrease in the volume of fat. After the fat cells are eliminated, it does not re-form, so you can enjoy your new, slimmer neck and clear jawline.
so you got kybella and then what?
Well, I went home and iced my chin. I tried to not look in any extreme direction, I naturally just didn’t want to touch or mess with my Jaw/Neck. You will not want to look into the mirror, thats okay. LOL. With every step I took, I could feel my chin jiggle- and that was so weird that I had to make fun of it! I definitely recommend sleeping with an extra pillow under you to keep your head elevated.
life as a bullfrog
I would say my bullfrogness was really only BAD for the first 3 days. But, not bad enough that I wanted to lock myself inside. A little neck scarf and we were good to go! People were so confused why I was so swollen, but its because they are injecting fluid into your chin- the fluid takes time to absorb the fat. It’s not just swelling…. its actual fluid inside you.
okay lets see your before and after!
I had the procedure done FEB 25. I had 2 VIALS injected into my face ($600 per vial) This side by side was created on APRIL 16. Just a week shy of the full expected healing time of TWO MONTHS. (I know, it seems like forever- but it actually went by fast!)
wanna see more of my healing process?
(( VIDEO COMING SOON ))
If your’e considering kybella i highly suggest a consulation with the treatment.