Submental Fat

What Is Belkyra?

Belkyra is an injectable medication of Deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring chemical that can be found in the body. The chemical breaks down fat cells by disrupting the cell membranes, which releases the content of the cell. The contents of the fat cell are then broken down as waste by the body.

Small Belkyra injections are focused into the submental fat under the chin. Often, this problem area is called a ‘double chin’ or turkey neck’. With as few as 1-2 treatments, you’ll notice a significant difference in the look of your chin and neck area- a tighter, slimmer appearance. Once the fat has been dissolved, it is a permanent result.




1.5 Hours

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What to Expect
At Your Appointment

When you come to your appointment, the nurse will begin by marking the injection sites on the underside of your chin. The number of injections during one single treatment can range from 20-50, depending on the size of the submental fat area. A topical numbing agent will be applied for comfort. Following the pre-drawn markings, you will receive the required injections. A slight stinging sensation may be felt as the medication is injected.

What to Expect
After Your Appointment

After the treatment, ice will be applied and swelling in the area is normal. Some bruising may occur at the injection sites. It is common for swelling to last from 2-7 days post-treatment. Some patients have described also feeling ‘full’ in the treated area as the body processes the treated fat. It is also normal to feel a tingling or burning sensation immediately after the treatment. This will dissipate by the evening.

Some side effects experienced by patients who underwent Belykra treatments include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Areas of hardness

Depending on the level of correction you need, you may require 1-4 sessions to see your desired results. For those with a higher level of correction, you may need up to 6 treatments. The treatments are recommended to be spaced out on a monthly basis, giving your body the time to break down and process the fat as waste, and allowing you time to see the fullest results after every treatment.

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