Kybella is not a quick, in-and-out/go-back-to-work treatment like BOTOX or facial fillers. There will be some swelling that usually subsides within 48 hours but may take longer. This is generally not major and is often not noticeable by others.
However, response to Kybella varies by individual, and it is best to schedule a treatment before a weekend or other period during which you can comfortably remain at home.
The amount of swelling is often proportional to the amount of fat cells to be destroyed. With subsequent treatments, there is usually less swelling. Done imprecisely, Kybella treatments can result in disfigurement. One of very few physicians in the country to be dually board certified in both plastic surgery and head & neck surgery—Dr. Tanna is uniquely qualified both to determine whether you are a candidate for Kybella and to perform this delicate procedure.