KYBELLA® in Portland
The Only Injectable That Treats Double Chins, for Vancouver, Salem, and All of Oregon
The first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of a double chin is KYBELLA®. Portland, OR, area patients now have access to this minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure at The Waldorf Center, where it’s used to break down fat cells to reduce fullness under the chin.
The FDA approved KYBELLA® for treating double chins in 2015. Its safety and effectiveness were verified in two clinical trials with more than 1,000 adult participants.
Contact The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for KYBELLA® in Portland, Oregon. Patients in Vancouver, Salem, and areas beyond can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901 today. You can also schedule a visit online.
Who Can Benefit from KYBELLA® Treatments?
KYBELLA® is suitable for patients who:
- Are concerned about moderate-to-severe fat deposits under the chin (known as submental fullness or, more commonly, a double chin) caused by weight gain, genetics, and/or aging
- Feel like their double chin makes them look older or heavier than they are
- Prefer a non-surgical method to reduce a double chin
- Possess a double chin despite eating and exercising healthily
How Does It Work?
The lab-grown deoxycholic acid used as the active ingredient in KYBELLA® is identical to the deoxycholic acid our bodies naturally produce to help absorb fats.
KYBELLA®, when carefully injected, physically destroys the membranes of fat cells, resulting in a noticeably reduced double chin.
Once destroyed, the cells can no longer store fat, so further treatments are not generally required after you achieve your desired results.
What to Expect at a Consultation
One of our skilled injectors will discuss your concerns and personal goals. Before receiving KYBELLA®, we advise you to inform your injector about your medical conditions and any medications you take to determine if the treatment is appropriate for you.
Based on this feedback and an examination, your injectorwill recommend the best course of action for KYBELLA® treatments tailored to the amount of fat under your chin and your aesthetic goals. The number of injections and sessions you may need depend on your unique chin profile.
Who Can Inject KYBELLA® at The Waldorf Center?
All our doctors at The Waldorf Center personally administer KYBELLA®.
We encourage you to choose who you would prefer to work with. It is beneficial to have a good relationship with your injector, especially if you plan to return for other treatments.
What Does a KYBELLA® Procedure Entail?
After cleaning the area, your injector will administer KYBELLA® directly under the chin, carefully targeting specific points to achieve the best possible results.
Although a single session may involve up to 50 injections, it can take as little as 15 minutes and may be done with local anesthesia.
KYBELLA® treatment sessions are spaced at least one month apart, and an individual should not receive more than six treatments in total. Many patients observe visible results even after just one session. About a month after the procedure, most patients experience definite fat reduction and even some skin tightening in the treated areas. This effect can continue to improve over the next three to five months.
Recovering from KYBELLA®
After a KYBELLA® treatment, you may experience some common side effects such as swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. These tend to be temporary and often resolve on their own a few days after treatment (after which you can resume normal activity).
What Does KYBELLA® Cost in Portland?
A price estimate will be discussed at your consultation, as every patient has a unique starting point and cosmetic goals that require a customized amount of KYBELLA®. The number of vials and sessions determine the cost necessary to achieve the desired effect.
Complements and Alternatives to KYBELLA® at The Waldorf Center
While KYBELLA® is well-suited for fat reduction under the skin, deeper fat deposits under the muscle in the chin or other areas of the face can be reduced with facelifts. Fat reduction in the chin and other tricky areas for those with looser, mature skin (and who may want to avoid surgery or needles) can be achieved with CoolSculpting®. Fat on areas of the body may be reduced with cosmetic surgery such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or body contouring.
Dermal fillers for skin tightening can often complement KYBELLA®. We offer several options, such as the Juvéderm® line and Radiesse®.
These options can be combined in a customized treatment plan to make you look refreshed, natural, and balanced.
Talk to a member of The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery team to learn more about the benefits of KYBELLA®, cost, and other details. Portland-area residents, as well as patients in Vancouver, Salem, and all of Oregon, can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901, or schedule a consultation online.