Dr. Asif Pirani and the Toronto Plastic Surgery Center are proud to offer Belkyra™ as a non-surgical treatment for improving the submental appearance due to fat accumulation. Belkyra™ (known as Kybella™ in the U.S.) has been authorized by Health Canada to treat moderate to severe submental fullness. As one of Toronto’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Pirani is one of the first physicians offering Belkyra™ in Yorkville.
Fat accumulation in this area is usually quite difficult to lose even with significant weight loss. Until recently, liposuction was the mainstay treatment for improving the submental contour or profile. Belkyra™ is the first injectable product approved by Health Canada to treat the stubborn “Double Chin” in both men and women.
Belkyra™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Belkyra™ destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat again.
Belkyra™ is administered by injecting the unwanted fat under your chin with the product. Several treatment sessions are usually needed in order to achieve ideal results, but many patients begin to see visible results within two to four treatments. The injections are performed in the office and take 15-30 minutes to administer.
Most patients begin to see results within 4 to 6 weeks. Multiple treatment sessions are usually needed to achieve optimal results. Results are permanent.
You may expect a small amount of bruising and swelling but this is usually quite minimal. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours to minimize bruising, but most other normal activities can be continued.
Most people experience no downtime after Belkyra™ treatments.
Dr. Pirani will thoroughly discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals and then review your treatment options. He will provide you with an estimate of the number of treatment sessions needed and the estimated cost for treatment.
If you would like to consult with Dr. Pirani regarding Belkyra™ treatment, please call 416-360-8772 today.Back
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