Double Chin Injections

Hate your double chin? You aren’t alone! In the age of selfies, having a picture perfect look is important. The good news is that you can banish saggy skin and create a sleek look with a single injection.

Forget liposuction! There’s a quick and easy way to get the look you’ve always wanted.

Belkyra is a non-surgical, permanent treatment that takes less than an hour.

Want to learn more about getting rid of your double chin? Here’s everything you need to know about getting a Belkyra treatment.

Benefits Of Belkyra

A Kybella treatment can transform your looks and give you an incredible boost of confidence. Some of the other major benefits of Belkyra include:

  • Eliminating fat under the chin
  • Getting rid of your double chin with no incisions
  • No stiches necessary
  • No scars
  • No downtime

What Is Belkyra?

Belkyra, or Kybella as it’s known in some countries, is an injectable treatment. It uses deoxycholic acid to eliminate fat cells. This drug breaks down the membranes to disconnect them from your body. When your fat cells are free, they are simply washed out of your body like a toxin. This is a completely natural and safe process.

In fact, Kybella is the first double chin treatment that has been approved by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada for treating a double chin. Before Belkyra treatments, liposuction and neck lifts were the only option for eliminating a double chin. While effective, both of these options are invasive and require a considerable amount of recovery time. It is a really exciting new resource because it gives the same incredible results without the pain, downtime, or expense of surgery. This is the first injectable treatment that has ever received the government’s stamp of approval as an effective means to reduce the submental fat underneath the chin and it’s a total game changer.

Clinical trials have proven that Belkyra injections significantly reduce fat under the chin. In the cases studied, patients were found to have a significant increase in the contour of their chin. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid. This is a safe substance that occurs naturally in the human body. In clinical trials, the deoxycholic acid was shown to successfully target fat without damaging the surrounding tissue. After effectively destroying the targeted fat cells, this excess fat is naturally and safely eliminated from the body. For you, this means getting your dream results with no nasty side effects.

Am I An Ideal Candidate For Belkyra?

Are you frustrated with stubborn neck fat? If you have a double chin that just won’t budge with diet or exercise, Kybella treatment can be a great option. This is a non-surgical solution for men and women that can make you look and feel amazing.

If you are in you are in your 20s, 30s, or 40s and good general health, a Kybella treatment can change the way that you see yourself. If you are in your late 40s or older, a neck lift may be a better option for you. It’s important to remember that while it is an effective treatment for excess fat, Belkyra can’t eliminate loose skin. Only a neck lift is able to remove excess or loose skin. If you have excess folds of skin, you will want to chat with the doctor about possible surgical options, which will give you a youthful contour back to your chin.

It is recommended for men and women who have already tried diet and exercise but are still dealing with excess submental fat. A Belkyra treatment can target stubborn fat that won’t budget with traditional weight loss methods. In fact, a treatment can work with even moderate to severe submental fat (under the chin fat).

If you are at a healthy weight but are still dealing with annoying fat under your chin, you could be a perfect candidate for a Belkyra treatment. Rather than spending even more week, months, or years trying to reduce your double chin, you can have a permanent solution to your double chin in a matter of minutes. And who wouldn’t want that? treatments are ideal for a busy lifestyle because there’s no downtime. You can get a treatment quickly then be right back to work.

What To Expect From A Belkyra Treatment

During your first visit to the Medispa Institute, Dr Turner will give you a detailed assessment to create a customised treatment plan for you and your unique needs. He will determine how many treatments you will need for your fat reduction goals and talk about a timetable. Prior to your treatment, Dr Turner will give you a step-by-step overview of how the treatment works and what to expect afterward.

A treatment takes under an hour. During your treatment, injections will be made in a targeted area underneath your chin. There is no incision with Belkyra treatments, which means no scarring or stitches.

Before beginning your treatment, Dr Turner may numb the area with a local anaesthesia or alternatively we cool the skin with icepacks. Once the area is numbed, you will not experience any pain during the injections.

The Belkyra treatment will be injected into the fattiest area. Depending on the amount of fat you want to remove, you may be given around 20 small injections of over the course of 15 to 20 minutes. Again, these will be painless so the exact number of injections will not have a major impact on your experience. Each injection will contain 0.2 mL deoxycholic acid and will be spaced out over 1cm intervals across your skin. The treatment site is created with exact symmetry to ensure that an even amount of fat cells are targeted throughout the treatment area to create a smooth and uniform look.

The majority of people find that two to four treatments gives them their ideal results. These treatments need to be scheduled at least one month apart to allow each treatment become effective and for any swelling to go away. After each treatment, you will notice that your double chin gets smaller over time.

Following a Belkyra treatment, it’s common to experience some level of swelling, redness, minor bruising, mild pain and/ or or numbness. These side effects will only last a few days. Simple treatments of ice packs and an over-the-counter pain relief medication will be enough to keep you feel comfortable.

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Belkyra Treatment: Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful to get a Belkyra treatment?

Prior to your treatment, the area underneath your chin will be numbed and a very small needle will be used for injections. Patients at the Medispa Instiute regularly report how quick, easy, and painless the procedure is. While you may experience some swelling after the treatment, it’s easily managed with over-the-counter medications.

How long does it take to see the results from a Belkyra treatment?

After you are injected with deoxycholic acid, fat cells will start to dissolve within 15 minutes. This begins the process and, over time, your body will naturally expel these fat cells. While the treatment is quick, the results will appear slowly over time. While each patient is different, most men and women find that it takes around three to four weeks for the swelling to completely subside. At this point, the results are apparent.

Depending on your unique needs, you may find that you need multiple treatments to get your ideal results. The majority of men and women need two to four treatments to completely eliminate their double chins.

What other options are available for getting rid of a double chin?

Liposuction is an excellent and very common treatment for excess fat under your chin or anywhere on your body. Today’s liposuction procedures are safer and more effective than ever before.

A neck lift is another solution to excess fat and loose skin under the chin. If you are dealing with a lot of excess skin underneath your chin, this may be the best option for you. As Belkyra treatments are only able to address excess fat, a surgical solution may be needed to remove excess skin. This can be done in conjunction with a face lift or a chin implant, depending on your needs and wishes.

When you visit the Medispa Institue, Dr Turner will assess your condition and have an in-depth discussion about your goals. After carefully weighing each factor, he will work with you to create the specific treatment plan that is right for you.

Is Belkyra safe?

Yes, Belkyra has been proven safe by official third party studies. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is something that is naturally found in the body. Deoxycholic acid plays an essential role in fat management. It works by breaking down fat cells and allowing them to be naturally washed away by the body. This is a completely safe process that occurs naturally in your body.

Does Belkyra really work?

More than 20 clinical studies across the world have looked at the effectiveness in 2,600 patients. Of these tested Kybella users, 68.2% of patients experienced a 1-grade improvement and 16% of patients experienced a 2-grade improvement with Kybella. A total of 79% of sampled Belkyra users were satisfied with their appearance after a treatment.

Where can I get Belkyra?

It’s important to remember that Belkyra can only be provided by a doctor. It is essential that a trained doctor gives you a full assessment prior to your treatment. It’s also critical to have each treatment given by a trained professional. An inexperienced application of a Belkyra greatly increases your risk of having side effects and an undesirable final result.

Can I get Belkyra be used elsewhere on the body?

No. Currently, Belkyra is only approved for use on the fat under the chin. It is now being tested for additional areas.

Can I get a Beliyra if I’m pregnant?

No. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. It is not currently known if deoxycholic acid might affect your unborn baby or your supply of breast milk. Because of this, it is best to wait until you are finished breastfeeding.

Are the results of a Belkyra treatment permanent?

Yes. A treatment will permanently remove the fat cells under your chin. It is not possible for these fat cells to return. Your look will only change if you create new fat cells by gaining significant amount of weight. It is important to remember that a healthy diet and exercise routine is essential to maintaining the results of your Belkyra treatment.

What are the side effects and risks of Belkyra?

Common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and hardness in the areas of treatment. Rarer complications involve temporary swallowing difficulties, which last an average of three days or temporary injury to the marginal mandibular nerve.

How soon can I go back to work after a Belkyra treatment?

One of the great things about getting a Belkyra treatment is the low amount of downtime. Since it is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, treatment are done outside of a hospital in just 15 to 20-minute visit to our Sydney clinic. It is common to have some amount of bruising, itching and, burning after your treatment but this will typically resolve itself in a few hours or days.

The majority of men and women go back to work within a day or two of receiving a Belkyra treatment.

About Dr Turner

Dr Turner is a 'Specialist Plastic Surgeon' who is dedicated to providing his patients with superior surgical and non-surgical treatments to give them natural, beautiful results and improved sense of well-being.

QUALIFICATIONS
Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)

“The aim of non surgical face and body enhancements is to revitalize, refine and beautify”
Dr Scott J Turner
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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