BELKYRA™ (deoxycholic acid) is the first and only FDA and Health Canada approved non-surgical injectable treatment that helps to dissolve fat under the chin and improve chin contours.
The chin area (or “submental region”) can be prone to fullness – that is, collecting and holding fat that is often resistant to diet and exercise. Submental fullness also known as fullness, fat under the chin or a “double chin” is a manifestation of aging of the foundation of the skin, muscle, bone and fat – and it can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious appearance.
Fullness under the chin impacts both women and men, and is influenced by several factors. It’s a common misperception that fullness under the chin only appears in those who are overweight – when in reality, it can occur in any body type.
Regardless of a person’s age or overall body type, it can lead to an individual looking older, feeling heavier than they really are and self conscious about their appearance. According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over 67 per cent of people are bothered by fullness under the chin.
In women, fullness under the chin widens the lower-third of the face and often doesn’t correlate with a youthful or attractive appearance. In men, fullness under the chin can diminish a masculine, powerful look and detracts from the appearance of a strong jawline.
For both men and women, fullness under the chin can lead to feelings of negative self-impression, even among younger adult patients. And in a world of smartphones and selfies, consumers have employed ‘tricks of the trade’ to diminish the appearance of fullness under the chin from scarves for women, to growing beards for men; from sticking out their chin and relaxing their shoulders in pictures, to angling cell phones and tablets from higher angles.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, everyone notices the chin area. A loss or lack of definition in a person’s chin profile is commonly caused by one or more of the following three factors:
The aging process can bring unwelcome changes that contribute to the appearance of fullness under the chin. These include extra skin, accumulation of fat, and loosening of the surrounding muscles.
Genetics plays a role in the development of fullness under the chin as demonstrated by younger adult patients who have extensive fat deposition and a recessed chin. These changes are inherited and independent of aging but will tend to worsen with the addition of the normal aging process.
Weight gain can also contribute to the appearance of fullness under the chin. Most individuals tend to gain weight as they age and a moderate weight gain may result in increased fullness under the chin area.
Under the chin, fullness is a bothersome condition that was limited in terms of non-surgical treatment options, until recently. Research has revealed an innovative new injectable that actually destroys the stubborn fat cells. BELKYRA (Kybella in the USA) has been approved by Health Canada and FDA as the first and only injectable therapy that can eliminate under the chin fullness without anesthetic and no incisions.
There are other treatment options that are available to treat fullness under the chin such as Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting is an alternative non surgical treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat by dissolving fat cells. As far as surgical procedures, a neck lift or submental liposuction are the gold standard in treating fullness due to excess fat or soft tissue in the submental area.
In order to determine which procedure would best suit your needs, researching each option and understanding the pros and cons of the various treatments, will help provide you with some insight. Our team of medical professionals have a great deal of experience in this area, and are available to help guide you to making the most appropriate choice for your needs. Below are several common questions about Belkyra.
Our team at Solomon Facial Plastic can provide you the information you need regarding your Belkyra treatment. BEKLYRA is suitable for all patients with submental fullness or a double chin. BELYKRA treatments are not suitable for women that are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Solomon Facial Plastic has a highly-qualified staff of registered nurse injectors who have a comprehensive understanding of the facial anatomy and how to best treat selected treatment areas including fat beneath the chin. Dr. Solomon and his team will work with you, to ensure you have the best possible outcome.
We value communication and we understand how important it is that our patients be educated and supported, therefore we are always available to answer your questions. You can reach out to us by telephone or email and we will always respond promptly.
We have decades of experience in the field of facial cosmetic surgery. Our team has worked with thousands of patients over the years to provide an unparalleled treatment experience based on the latest in scientific research. Our administrative team can work with you to understand your needs and book your appointments based on your personal schedule.
Our trained medical experts can explain the BELKYRA process with precision to help you achieve a treatment designed and based around your core health requirements and concerns. As Dr Solomon is a Head and Neck Surgeon he will be able to assess your candidacy for Belkyra and determine if you are best treated with Belkyra or if you are a better candidate for liposuction, neck lift surgery or coolsculpting.
Each member of our team is committed to providing you with an outstanding experience through a commitment to personalized care. We understand our patients on an individual level and develop working relationships that ensure we have your full confidence. In our selection of team members, we only bring in those we feel are committed to our culture of ensuring patient comfort and outstanding treatment results. This helps ensure we continually improve upon our service and achieve the highest of standards both within our surgical work and within our day-to-day operations.
The safety profile of BELYKRA has been well established with over 20 rigorous clinical studies, completed with more than 2,600 patients worldwide. The procedure is recommended for the destruction of fat cells in the chin to create a more aesthetically pleasing facial appearance.
As with any treatment there are possible side effects that can happen such as pain, redness, swelling and bruising. Less common side effects are rare but will be discussed with you before deciding on the treatment. We always consider your safety to be our top priority.
One of the most important questions to consider when analyzing your BELKYRA treatment option, is the number of distinct treatments you may need. Many patients achieve clear, visible results in just 2 -to-4 treatments. However, up-to six treatment sessions may be administered no less than one month apart.
The longevity of your BELKYRA treatment is one of its leading advantages because it fully destroys fat cells beneath the chin permanently. Therefore, there is no need for retreatment as the results are long lasting.
A BELKYRA treatment can be performed in conjunction with some selected cosmetic procedures. Our staff at Solomon Facial Plastic would be able advise you of your treatment viability. In some cases, you may have to undergo BELKYRA separately to ensure optimal results from your procedure.
Working with Dr. Solomon and his team of experienced and skilled nurses, you can achieve your ideal results from the BELKYRA procedure. If you have any further questions that you would like answered, our team of medical professionals will be more than happy to help assist you.
Conveniently located in Thornhill, our treatment centre is designed to provide comfort and privacy for our patients. Each facet of our surgical and treatment centre is designed to give premium care. Our facility is a Level three surgical facility certified by the college of physicians and surgeons out of hospital surgical facilities. This ensures that we are meeting and/or exceeding sterility processes for surgery. We take great pride in offering the maximum in safety and care to our patients while at the same time providing them with a first class experience.
When you visit Solomon Facial Plastic, you will be welcomed by our administrative team, nurses, medical cosmetic aestheticians and Dr Solomon.Our approach to patient comfort means that our treatment facility becomes the patient’s home away from home for expert care, ensuring they are welcome to visit or call whenever they have questions. We want our patients to feel welcomed and respected throughout their experience with us.
We ’re here to help you achieve the best results from your Belkyra treatment. For more information about Belkyra or to schedule a consultation at our office, The Solomon Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre, please feel free to call today at 905-764-7799 and begin your treatment revolution.
In order to best assist you, we require all cosmetic patients to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation. There is a fee of $150 plus HST for all consultations. Your consultation fee will be credited towards your procedure and/or treatment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the attached form or call our office at 905-764-7799. We look forward to hearing from you.