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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 Should I Expect?

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.

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.

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.

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We are excited to announce we are now treating patients for all procedures and surgeries. After a month of optimizing our Covid-19 protocols, we are confident in our ability to offer a safe clinic and operating room setting for our patients and staff. We have instituted disinfection methods, enhanced air purification, and the use of personal protective equipment. We will continue to offer in-office and virtual consultations.

As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, the following modifications to the patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
  2. We are instituting a curbside waiting room. 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.
  3. Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment. If you do not have one, one will be provided.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our back exit. This one-way patient flow will allow us to comprehensively disinfect our clinic to be ready for the next patient.
  7. Coronavirus testing will be instituted for all surgeries and select in-office procedures.

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. See you soon.

Dr. Kim and Staff

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