Portland Plastic Surgery Group
1200 Northwest Naito Parkway #310
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 292-9200
Fax: (503) 292-9205
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Some of us have natural submental fullness, often called a double chin, even though we are otherwise fit and slender. For many, this stubborn pouch of fat stays put in spite of the best diet and exercise routines. While liposuction is an effective remedy, many people prefer a nonsurgical option. KYBELLA® is just that. At Portland Plastic Surgery Group, these simple injections can help you have a slender, more youthful jawline without incisions, stitches, or downtime.
How It Works
KYBELLA injections are FDA-approved for reducing fat under the chin in adults. KYBELLA breaks down unwanted fat cells with a synthetic ingredient called deoxycholic acid, which also occurs naturally in the body and helps us digest the fat we eat. Over time, the treated fat cells are absorbed by the body and flushed out through natural metabolic processes.
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Alternatives to KYBELLA
As specialists in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, we offer the following alternatives to KYBELLA:
- CoolSculpting® with the CoolMini™ applicator is another nonsurgical treatment that provides fat reduction over time.
- Liposuction is a surgical procedure that provides precise fat reduction and immediate results, but it requires a brief recovery period.
If you are concerned about sagging skin on your jawline and neck, a facelift and neck lift may be most appropriate. During your consultation, we will develop a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and fits with the amount of time you have for recovery.
Five Providers, One Goal
Combining artistry with the science of medicine, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shannon O'Brien, Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula and Dr. Austin Hayes, board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Baltrusch, and Colleen Phillips, PA-C serve women and men in Portland.
*Dr. Zegzula and Dr. O'Brien are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons
Procedure & Recovery
KYBELLA treatments are performed in our office and take approximately 30 minutes. After cleansing the area, we apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. When the area is ready, the numbing cream is removed and a grid of dots is marked on the skin with a surgical pen to map the injection sites. We then use a very fine needle to inject KYBELLA into the fat under your chin and on your upper neck. For desired results, most patients need 2 to 4 sessions spaced at least a month apart.
Our Skin Rejuvenation Specialists
Few plastic surgery practices feature a team of skin rejuvenation specialists with as much experience, training, and passion for aesthetics as Portland Plastic Surgery Group. They are led by Colleen, a physician assistant and our primary injector. Thai and Amanda are RNs who, along with Colleen, administer injectables and perform laser skin rejuvenation treatments. Martha is a certified advanced esthetician who offers patients the latest skin care treatments.Request a Consultation
Once your treatment is complete, you may return to your regular daily activities. Initially, the treated area may feel tender and have mild redness, swelling, or bruising; these side effects are typically temporary and fade quickly.
How Much Do KYBELLA Double Chin Injections Cost?
The price of KYBELLA treatments will depend on the number of injections and sessions necessary to reach your desired look. We strive to keep our prices competitive with other similarly qualified practices in the area. Our experienced, board-certified and board-eligible plastic surgeons thoroughly understand facial anatomy and are ideally suited to ensure both your safety and the beauty of your results.