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Dr. Adam Maddox of Portland offers injectable for double chin called Kybella

Patients in the Portland area who are unhappy with the excess fat in the chin area that often results in a double chin may feel as though the only way to address it is with surgical intervention. Luckily, with improvements in dermatology and today’s medical field, there is an alternative way to deal with this submental fullness. It can be treated with injections known as Kybella.

Kybella is a product that is FDA-approved for the use of reducing the fat around the neck area. It is formulated with an ingredient known as deoxycholic acid which breaks down fat where it is injected. It can be used in cases of mild to severe submental fullness without requiring surgery.

Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive in Portland is excited to provide patients with Kybella injections. This substance is strategically injected into the neck area and can provide gradual improvement. It can be done in a series of treatments at Thrive and will offer slow but noticeable changes.

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If you reside in the Portland community or surrounding area and want to seek the benefits of an injectable versus surgical treatment for submental fullness, now is a great time to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Adam Maddox. He can discuss the advantages of using Kybella in this common trouble spot for an enhanced appearance and better confidence! This is just one of many cosmetic injectables available in our state-of-the-art practice used for better body contouring and anti-aging.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kybella treatment?

Kybella is an injectable treatment that is used to target and destroy fat cells in the under-chin area to reduce the signs of submental fullness, or a double chin.

What are Kybella injections made from?

The main ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body.

How does it work?

In the body, deoxycholic acid (the primary ingredient in Kybella) breaks down and absorbs the fats that you eat. When Kybella is injected cosmetically to reduce submental fullness, it breaks down fats in a similar manner. It destroys the fat cells in the areas that is injected, and your body then flushes the fat cells out through natural pathways. The result is a slimmer, improved profile and a noticeable reduction in the size of your under-chin area.

Are Kybella injections safe?

One of the most common questions we receive about Kybella is, “Is Kybella safe?” The answer is yes! It is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental fullness and has been shown to be safe. It is a non-surgical procedure, so it does not have the risks associated with incisions.

What is the Kybella procedure like?

When we are consulting with patients about Kybella, what to expect before and during the procedure is one of the key discussion topics we cover. We will first examine your under-chin area and discuss your medical history to make sure that Kybella is right for you. During the treatment, Dr. Adam Maddox will inject a precise amount of Kybella in strategic locations around the under-chin and neck area for the most natural-looking, ideal results. The whole procedure usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and the number of injections necessary will depend on your desired results and how much fat is currently located beneath your chin.

What should I expect afterwards?

The most common side effects from Kybella are swelling, pain, redness, bruising, and numbness in the injection area, but these typically resolve rapidly, and there is minimal to no downtime necessary. Rare side effects that are more serious can occur, and we will cover these with you during your consultation. If you experience any of these issues, such as weakness in your facial muscles or difficulty swallowing, you should call us.

Does Kybella really work?

A resounding yes! Kybella is a terrific non-surgical alternative for reducing a double chin for patients who do not want to go under the knife.

Who is a good candidate?

Most patients who carry extra fat under their chin and have realistic expectations are good candidates for Kybella injections. The results tend to be the most noticeable on people who are already close to their ideal weight, but who are unable to lose the stubborn under-chin fat despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. Kybella works best on soft, squeezable fat cells. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maddox.

How long does it take to work?

Because Kybella relies on your body to eliminate the dead fat cells, which is a process that takes some time, you usually see results over the few weeks following your treatment. Some patients will obtain the best results from multiple treatments over time.

How long do Kybella results last?

Once the fat cells are dead and eliminated from your body, they will not return! It is important to understand that if you gain a significant amount of weight (about 10 pounds or more), then the fat cells that are left over in the under-chin area can become larger and the appearance of a double chin can return.

Is Kybella worth it?

Yes! The boost in self-confidence that you will have from your slimmer under-chin area and more contoured profile can translate into many different positives in your home, work, and social life. Look and feel your best by scheduling your Kybella consultation today!

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center is committed to helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr Adam Maddox, Board Certified in integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine; Tristin Stanton – Licensed Aesthetician and Jade Ward – Front Office Coordinator.

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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