The double chin or fat under the chin is influenced by genetic factors, age and weight. Unlike abdominal fat, it is often resistant to diet and exercise. Studies showed that following weight loss, 67% of the respondents are still disturbed by the fat under their chin that gives an appearance of heaviness and overweight. Deoxycholic acid marketed under the name Belkyra® is an innovative technique that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015. Its efficacy and safety have been demonstrated in two randomized clinical trials involving 1022 patients. Belkyra® can be used in men and women with moderate to severe double chin fat. Its action allows to simply melt the fat under the chin. Once fat cells are destroyed they can no longer store the fat, which allows a permanent result. Patients feel younger, less complex and less corpulent.
Injection of deoxycholic acid into the sub-chest fat using ultra-thin and virtually painless needles in a precise and safe architecture in order to give an optimal result. A session lasts about 15-20 minutes.
Once corrected, the effect is permanent. It is generally recommended that 2-6 sessions be performed at intervals of 4-8 weeks. Most patients achieve their goal after 2-4 treatments according to the studies.
Side effects :
The main side effects are small redness or bruising, edema (swelling), sensitivity or numbness of the area treated transiently.
We advise pregnant and breast-feeding patients not to take any treatment, and we prefer to review them later. We recommend caution in patients over 65 years of age. Patients with neck surgeries should talk to their doctor.
Transient edema can delay certain social activities but can easily be hidden with a scarf.
Upon request during your medical consultation.