Do you have excess fat hanging under your chin, commonly referred to as a double chin? If so, you probably know that it can be very difficult to get rid of. Even losing weight often won’t get rid of the excess fat in your chin. A much easier solution is a Belkyra injection from the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre. This simple procedure removes excess fat without the need for surgery. It is safe, effective, and the best way to achieve chin fat reduction in Toronto.
The Belkyra injection procedure that we perform at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto is quite simple. Similar to Botox treatments, Belkyra is injected into the chin near the site of the excess fat. Belkyra then chemically breaks down the fat cells in the area, removing them slowly over time. This procedure requires multiple injections performed over a couple of weeks.
Candidates for Belkyra are patients that have excess fat in their chin that simply will not go away. This procedure is best performed on patients that have lost weight, but maintained fat in the chin area. In general, patients that do not expect to keep the weight off or expect to gain more weight, are not great candidates for this procedure. If additional weight is gained after a Belkyra procedure, there is a good chance the patient will experience new fat growth in the chin area.
While Belkyra will remove fat cells, it will not remove loose skin that may appear after chin fat has gone away. For some patients, the skin’s natural elasticity will cause it to contract. However, this isn’t true for all patients. If loose skin is expected to be a problem after the surgery, the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre offers both surgical and non-surgical options for tightening the skin. Your physician will provide you with all of your options before the Belkyra procedure starts so that you can look exactly the way you want after all work is complete.
There is essentially no recovery from the Belkyra procedure. Belkyra can be performed as an outpatient procedure and most patients are able to return to work less than an hour after the procedure is performed. For some patients there may be some mild soreness or swelling in the chin and neck area due to the injections. If this is the case, you should expect any such swelling and soreness to go away in less than 24 hours.
The most important thing to remember about this procedure is that it does not work immediately. Nearly all patients require multiple injections over multiple weeks before obtaining the results that they are seeking. If you look in the mirror the day after your first Belkyra injections, you should not expect to see the full results you are looking for. This is a procedure that requires patience.
While a double chin isn’t medically dangerous, it is often demoralizing for many of our patients. It is a part of your body that is incredibly visible and something that people are likely to notice. If removing fat from your chin would make you feel better about yourself, the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto is available ot help with Belkyra injections. Simply schedule your initial consultation and we will help you better enjoy the way you look in the mirror.