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My Kybella Experience: Lauren

Read on to hear about Lauren’s Kybella Experience:

Why did I choose Kybella? I’ve been aware of my double chin for as long as I can remember. As I got older, it felt like no matter how much I worked to get myself into shape, my chin always looked so full. I thought a lot about the roundness of my face and chin, and I dreamed of having a more defined silhouette. So, I decided to do something about it!

I’d heard a lot about Kybella and it sounded like the best option for me. Allie did all of my treatments throughout my journey and she was so thorough and wonderful, and I was always amazed how quickly the treatment was finished. The swelling was a little more than I expected the first few treatments, but it only gave me minimal discomfort and I just planned my schedule to accommodate when the swelling was most noticeable. I made sure to not have any important social events the first few days after my treatment, but otherwise, I still went about my normal routine. The injected area definitely got less swollen with each treatment, AND I noticed the swelling went away faster too. I even met a friend for coffee two days after my third injection and she said it was hardly noticeable!

I used to always fret that my double chin would ruin all my photos, but not anymore. Seeing photos from before I began my Kybella treatments are so different from how I look today, and I love it! Friends and family have told me they can see a huge difference, too. My double chin runs in my family, and I’ve definitely been singing Kybella’s praises to my fellow double-chin-inflicted family members.

What makes Kybella so amazing is how noninvasive it is, yet is has made a huge impact on how I look and feel. And when I consider the fact that Kybella gives me a lifetime result as the fat cells are permanently destroyed and can no longer accumulate or hold fat, it totally makes it worthwhile! I only wish I’d done it sooner!

 

 

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Kybella Journal: What can I expect? Notes and thoughts from a real patient

Kybella Journal: Kathy

If you’ve looked into Kybella, the newest FDA-approved treatment for fullness beneath the chin, you’ve probably read about side effects and the end result: reduction of double chin. But what happens in the days and weeks in between your treatments? We asked one of our patients to keep a journal and tell about her experience with Kybella all along the way after her first treatment!

 

Day of:

What made you want to get this treatment:

I have never had a chiseled jar line even when I was young. I don’t have a double chin and I’m not overweight but I always hated my profile. I have avoided profile pictures my entire life.  Dr. Sherman told me that I had a fat pad under my chin that I was probably born with and Kybella would help give me a better profile.

 

What are your expectations of this treatment:

I’m hoping to have a more chiseled jaw line.

 

How did you feel prior treatment:

I was terrified after reading all the information on the internet.

 

How did you feel during treatment:

They had me ice the area prior to the injections and I really didn’t feel anything during the injections until about the 20th injection.  Then they had me ice it again, and they finished the injections.  I was pleasantly surprised that just icing the area would numb it.  I’m not going to say it was painless but it really wasn’t bad, maybe a 2, on a 10 point pain scale.  Right after the procedure, the area felt weird.  I can’t really explain the feeling.  It didn’t hurt, it just felt unusual.  The feeling only lasted 15-20 minutes.  It started swelling and became numb in the area of the injections immediately, but I expected that.

I elevated myself that night while sleeping to help with swelling, and I was fairly swollen in the morning but not as bad as I expected. I took two Tylenol for pain the first night but that was the only time I took anything for pain.

Please rate treatment and post treatment tolerability and add any comments you want on the side- on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being highest:

Pain: 2-4

How long did pain last: 30 minutes

Numbing: 10

Swelling:     8

Comments:

The injection site became numb immediately and began swelling immediately. The injections really were not painful because they had me ice the area first.  However, the injection area felt strange for about 30 minutes after the injection.  It wasn’t painful, but it was uncomfortable.  After about 30 minutes, it was fine except it was tender to the touch.

 

4 hours POST treatment:

Comments on how you feel NOW:

The injection area felt numb and was swollen. It was sensitive to touch but didn’t really hurt unless I touched it.  I took two Tylenol when I went to bed and slept fine.  I did sleep elevated to try and reduce swelling.

 

Day 2

Pain: 0

Numbing:  10 -injection area was numb

Swelling: 7

Comments: I had some pin point bruising but it was easily covered with makeup.  The injection area felt wobbly, but I went about my day as usual with no problems at all.  I had my daughter take pictures for me, and she had already forgotten I had it done.  I did wear my hair down which helped to camouflage the fullness under my chin, but honestly I don’t think anyone noticed at all.

Day 3

Pain: 0

Numbing:  10- injection area remained numb

Swelling: 7

Comments: I could already see some improvement.  It was still sensitive to the touch around the injection site.

Day 4:

Numbing: 10 -injection area remained numb

Swelling: 6- swelling improving

Comments: The swelling seems to be improving slightly every day.  The area is not as wobbly today.

 

Week 2:

Numbing: 10- injection area remained numb

Swelling: 3-swelling significantly improved

Comments:

The injection area remains numb and is still sensitive to direct touch but doesn’t hurt. Nobody can tell anything has been done unless I point it out to them.  The area that remains numb has reduced in size from a silver dollar area to about an area the size of a quarter.  The injection area is not wobbly, just not firm.

 

Week 3:

Numbing:  10- injection area remained numb

Swelling: 2- swelling minimal

Comments:

The injection area remains numb and is still sensitive to direct touch, but I don’t notice it except when I wash my face or actually touch the area. The numb area is still about the size of a quarter.  The injection area is starting to firm back up and feels kind of bumpy, but you can’t see anything; it just feels that way.

 

Week 4:

Numbing: 10- injection area remained numb

Swelling: 1- swelling minimal

Comments:

The swelling is almost gone. The numb area is still about the size of a quarter.  It is no longer sensitive to touch at all.  It still feels kind of bumpy.  I would say that I’m back to where I started, and now I will start to see REAL changes!!  So excited!

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5 Things to Know about Kybella

Sherman Aesthetic Center created a Kybella infographic to discuss five things everyone considering the procedure should know.

  1. Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment to help contour and improve appearance of submental fullness, or “double chin.”
  2. Kybella is a 2-minute injection that destroys fat cells under the chin without surgery or anesthesia. The fat cells are then unable to store or accumulate fat.
  3. Most patients see improvement with two treatments, but more may be necessary.
  4. Each treatment session takes less than five minutes.
  5. The most common side effect are swelling and bruising, but almost all of Sherman Aesthetic Center’s patients return to work the next day!

For more information on whether Kybella is right for you, contact Dr. Sherman and her team for your consultation.

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Dr. Sherman On eHealth Radio To Discuss Kybella

Dr. Deborah Sherman, Board Certified Oculofacial Surgeon and Founder of Sherman Aesthetic Center again joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss the Kybella procedure.

Dr. Sherman is a National Trainer for Kybella and teaches other physicians nationally and internationally how to perform this new first-in-class FDA approved aesthetic treatment for the Double Chin.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Deborah Sherman discuss the following:

  • What is Kybella?
  • Who is the best candidate for Kybella and why would someone choose it over a facelift?
  • Tell us about results. How long are they expected to last? Are there any side effects?
  • How does one find the best doctor for this treatment?
  • How do we know if Kybella is the right choice? When would be the right time to start Kybella?
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Kybella Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable that is used to reduce submental fulless- that area we all hate under our chin that will not go away no matter how much we diet or exercise!

2. What areas can be treated with Kybella?

The dreaded “double chin” is the only FDA approved area that can be treated with Kybella.

3. Are there any off-label uses for Kybella? If so, are they safe?

No, there are not any off-label uses for Kybella. Kybella has been studied for the submental area of the body-therefore the safety profile has only been established for this area.

4. Kybella vs. liposuction for double chin? Which would you recommend and what is the difference?

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable option for people who are on the go and do not have time for a more invasive procedure. With Kybella-you do not have to wear compression garmets, dressings, or have any wound site management. After a liposuction treatment, you usually need about 5 days of inactivity, but with Kybella you could go back to work the same day. The determination between which treatment you need can only be made by a trained professional as it depends on the area of treatment and expected results.

5. What is recovery like for Kybella injections?

The great thing about Kybella is that it is a NO downtime procedure! After a Kybella treatment, you may notice some bruising, swelling, numbness, and tenderness. This is only temporary, and you can still go about your normal daily activities.

6. How long do results from Kybella injections last?

This is our FAVORITE part about Kybella- it permanently destroys the fat cells!

7. What do I do if I gain weight after using Kybella?

As with any season of life- weight fluctuations are expected. The fat cells that Kybella treated are permanently gone-but this does not treat future fat cell accumulation.

8. Are Kybella injections painful?

There is slight discomfort with any injection, but in the hands of a Master Injector at the Sherman Aesthetic Center, we use techniques to create the best treatment experience. In fact, after a Kybella procedure one of our patients said, “That’s it? That was SO easy!”

9. How long is a Kybella treatment?

The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes- We weren’t joking, this is a simple procedure, perfect for those people who want a better “selfie!”

10. How many Kybella treatments do I need to see results?

On average, 2-3 treatments are required to gain the desired results. A Master Injector at the Sherman Aesthetic Center will be able to give you a customized analysis to determine the right treatment for you!

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Dr. Sherman on Nashville Channel 4 WSMV TONIGHT!

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Dr. Deb will be featured on Nashville News Channel 4 this evening, July 7, 2015, to discuss Kybella, the latest injectable treatment for the “double chin”! Be sure to tune in to Channel 4 WSMV to hear about this exciting new injectable treatment from the premier Nashville injector, Dr. Deborah Sherman. The segment will air at 4 pm and 6:30pm Central Time.

Call our office to schedule a free facial analysis to find out if you are a candidate for Kybella at 615-297-5798.

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