If you are bothered by fat under your chin, Belkyra is a nonsurgical method of addressing the problem. We do it in our office, and it takes only minutes to complete.
Imagine getting rid of that extra bulk under your chin. Without surgery!
If you are bothered by fat under your chin, Belkyra is a nonsurgical method of addressing the problem. We do it in our office, and it takes only minutes to complete. You will receive a series of small injections in the area to be treated, and over the next few weeks the fat cells will be dissolved, never to return.
How Does it Work?
Belkyra works by using synthetic deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally occurring in the body, to target and dissolve fat cells. By injecting small amounts of this substance strategically into the problem areas, the fat cells are broken down and absorbed. The result is a more refined jaw line and less bulk under your chin. It can be used whether your problem is minor or major.
What happens at each treatment?
We will meet with you to examine and assess the area under and around your chin to determine if Belkyra is right for you. Once we have decided on an overall goal with you, we will map out the area to be treated, and mark each injection site. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin.
You will receive a series of small injections in the area to be treated under the chin, and the injection process takes 15 – 20 minutes. You do not require sedation or anesthetic.
How long does it take to see results?
After your treatment, you will begin to see results in two to three months. The majority of people require two to six treatments in total to achieve their desired look. Because the process is gradual, you have more control over the end result than you do by undergoing surgery.
Is it Safe?
Belkyra has been used for years in the United States under the name Kybella as a safe alternative to surgery. There have been several studies undertaken on Belkyra, and it has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Are there any side effects?
You can expect to experience swelling and numbness in the area, and sometimes bruising and redness may occur. The swelling may continue for up to two weeks. Most people plan for this by opting to undergo treatments during the winter months, and camouflage the area with scarves or clothing.
There are additional, more rare side effects possible. We will be happy to discuss all reported side effects with you.