If you are bothered by noticeable excess fat in the neck and chin area, you may be familiar with the term “double chin.” Medically known as “submental fullness,” this excess fat can be bothersome for both men and women. Dr. Dimitrios Motakis of Toronto, ON, is a plastic surgeon who offers both surgical and nonsurgical solutions for this condition. While liposuction is a fast and effective way to remove this unwanted fat, patients seeking a less invasive and nonsurgical option may want to take time to learn about the benefits of Belkyra®.
Understanding Belkyra® and how it works on submental fullness
Belkyra® is the brand name for deoxycholic acid, a molecule that is found in the body that helps in breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. When this ingredient is injected directly into the area beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells and leads to a noticeable reduction in fullness.
The active ingredient in Belkyra® is a bile salt that occurs naturally in our bodies. This molecule works to break down dietary fat so that it can be absorbed by the intestines. When injected into submental tissue, Belkyra® causes the destruction of fat cells. This leads to a noticeable reduction in fullness beneath the chin.
How many treatments do I need, and how long does it take to see results?
The treatment is administered during a series of injections under the chin. The number of injections will depend on the amount of treated submental fullness. Most patients require two to four treatments, spaced about a month apart, to achieve their desired results.
Patients can expect results within about one month after their first treatment with Belkyra®. These results are typically long-lasting, provided that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not experience significant weight gain.
What to expect during a consultation with Dr. Dimitrios Motakis
During your consultation, Dr. Dimitrios Motakis will assess your submental fullness and determine if Belkyra® is the right treatment for you. He will also discuss medical history and any medications you are currently taking. Be sure to inform him of allergies or previous reactions to injectable treatments.
Call today to schedule your initial appointment!
Belkyra® is an ideal nonsurgical option for treating submental fullness because it is minimally invasive, has minimal side effects, and provides long-lasting results. If you are interested in learning more about Belkyra®, contact Dr. Dimitrios Motakis to schedule a consultation at 416-925-5775.