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Age, weight gain and genetics can all play a role in how our chins look. For many, they find themselves fed up with their double chin and are looking to get rid of it. Diet and exercise can only go so far and many are unsure as to whether cosmetic surgery is right for them. For those individuals there is a product called Belkyra that is approved by Health Canada and the FDA in the United States (under the name Kybella). Belkyra is safe and is proven to reduce a double chin.

What is Belkyra?

Belkyra is an injectable that helps reduce double chins by disrupting the fat cells that cause it. It is made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This substance naturally occurs in our bodies and will destroy the cell membranes of the fat cells found under the skin of the chin. Since as adults we do not grow new fat cells, Belkyra by destroying the fat cells will prevent fat accumulating in that area. Unlike other injectable products, Belkyra is not animal-derived.

How does Belkyra work?

Belkyra is an injectable which means it can be administered directly into the body. Upon insertion, the cell membrane of the fat cells are broken up. The fat cell contents then leak into the surrounding area and the body removes these fatty acids and glycerol (from the broken up fat cells) safely by releasing them into the liver or kidneys where they can be naturally processed and eliminated.

How long is the procedure?

Because this is a non-surgical procedure, there will be no incisions. Your skin can be anesthetized before the injection occurs and the process will take between 20-30 minutes in total. Some people experience some slight bruising on their chin but you can return to your normal activities immediately after having the procedure.

Belkyra vs Liposuction

There is no special recovery process needed after having Belkyra injections unlike with liposuction where one may need to take time off work to recoup and wear a special compression garment. Liposuction generally requires only one treatment whereas Belkyra requires 2-4 treatments depending on the amount of excess fat that needs to be removed. However, with both liposuction and Belkyra the results can be permanent if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Many people choose Belkyra over liposuction because it is quick and easy.

Who is a good candidate for Belkyra?

As with any procedure, injectable or otherwise, Individuals who are pregnant cannot get Belkyra. Also, if you suffer from heart or liver disease you are not a good candidate for this treatment. The laxness of your skin will also determine if Belkyra is right for you. If your skin is too slack, liposuction may be the better option.

For more information about Belkyra, contact Dr. Sliwin. Belkyra rids you of your double chin and restores your confidence ensuring you look and feel your best.


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Forest Hill Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
1188 B Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, Ontario M6C 2E3
Tel: (416) 785.7864
Fax: (416) 785.7207

Scarborough Medical Arts Building
4040 Finch Ave E, Suite 306
Scarborough, Ontario
Tel: (416) 754.3834
Fax: (416) 785.7207

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