The pockets of fat that reside under the chin can be particularly hard to eradicate even for the most physically-fit patients. A double chin can make you appear older and heavier than you actually are. Dr. Kim performs Kybella treatments in Portland, Oregon that removes fat cells to improve your facial profile.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella destroys fat cells when injected into the submental fat and can produce a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. The active ingredient in this FDA-approved treatment is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
What are the benefits of Kybella?
Safe, effective, and non-invasive
Sculpts and trims the upper neck
Provides a more youthful, inviting profile
Metabolizes stubborn fat
Effective when dieting and exercise fail
Short treatment time
No discomfort or downtime
Boosts self-confidence and self-image
Expands wardrobe and hairstyle options
Can be combined with other cosmetic treatments
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
The ideal candidates for our Portland Kybella injections are men and women 18 years or older with moderate fat deposits beneath the chin.
You may not be a candidate for this procedure if you have had or plan to have facial surgery, are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition or infection near the site, or have difficulty swallowing.
Alternative procedures such as FaceTite or traditional face and necklift surgery may be suggested for those with poor skin elasticity or if the fat is excessive or inaccessible to the product.
You may need several treatments to achieve optimal results with Kybella in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Kim will individually-tailor a treatment plan based on your needs and aesthetic goals. Many patients see noticeable results with two to four Kybella treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart.
In each treatment session, you will receive multiple small injections of Kybella under the chin. The process takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. The number of injections required will depend on your treatment goals and the amount of submental fat you have.
What Is Recovery Like after Kybella?
After a treatment session, you can expect to have some discomfort, swelling, bruising, or numbness under the chin. For most people, the swelling subsides after 48 hours.
When Will I See Results?
Over the course of a few days following a treatment session, fat cells rupture, allowing the fat to be gradually absorbed by the body. Results begin to appear in a few weeks after the procedure and improve with each treatment session.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once fat cells under the chin are destroyed, they are gone for good and can no longer store or accumulate fat. When you reach your goal with Kybella injections, no further treatment should be required if your overall body weight remains consistent.
As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, we have made the following modifications to your patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.
Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment.
Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
To ensure patient privacy and safety, please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
Coronavirus testing will be instituted for all surgeries and select in-office procedures.
We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. We will see you soon!