Belkyra™

Belkyra™

A new solution to addressing a double chin. Now Health Canada approved, Belkyra is a safe injectable substance that is used to reduce and potentially eliminate fat under the chin.

What is Belkyra?

The Belkyra Injectable is a synthetic chemical substance that can already be found in smaller quantities in the human body.  It is a lecithin type of chemical that can disrupt the cell membrane of fat cells, releasing their contents and break them down safely and effectively thus reducing the appearance of a double chin.

Our Toronto Plastic Surgery clinic is a full service clinic and we will address every aspect of reducing your double chin.

How does Belkyra work?

The Belkrya Injectable disrupts the cell membrane of the fat cells that cause the double chin.

When the cell membrane of the fat cell is disrupted, the contents of the fat cell, the glycerol and free fatty acids are leaked into the surrounding subcutaneous space.  The remnants of the fat are then leaked in the interstitial space are harmless.

The human body has an amazing capacity to naturally remove free fatty acids and glycerol safely and effectively. The contents of the fat cell that are released are taken back to the liver for natural processing or through the kidney for elimination.  There is no increased risk for atherosclerotic disease or heart disease from the small amounts of adipose cells and fat cells that are broken down.

The short answer is the more fat to address the longer the treatment will take.

 

Will Belkyra be painful and require a recovery period?

In some cases patients experience a small amount of discomfort. The level of burning sensation is equivalent to any other injectable treatment such as Restylane Injectable, Dysport or a Botox Injectable treatment.

Does your Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic have post op care instructions for Belkyra Injectable treatments?

This procedure does not have any complicated post operative requirements. There may be some swelling for 2 -3 days but it will not be visible. In some cases the injection site will show some bruising as with all injectables but any evidence is easily masked with powder or makeup.

Patients who undergo a Belkyra treatment at our Toronto clinic can return to normal activities immediately.

How long does it take for the Belkyra Injectable to work?

The effectiveness of a Belkyra treatment will vary based on the amount of fat being treated.

The more fat present the more Belkyra Injectable will be required.

Several injections are often required to properly address the entire double chin properly.

Small injections are scheduled with 4 weeks in between while the modest amounts of submental fat are removed during the course of several Belkyra injections.

Large amounts of subcutaneous fat, double, triple or quadruple chins may take more Belkyra Injectable sessions.  After each injection specific amounts of fat cells exposed to the chemical are dissolved and taken way gently and effectively and metabolized normally by the body thus reducing the size of a double chin.

The short answer is the more fat to address the longer the treatment will take.

Does Belkyra Injectable work on loose skin?

Our Toronto Plastic Surgery clinic is a full service clinic and we will address every aspect of reducing your double chin.

If there is a significant skin issue following the Belkyra injections Dr. Goldberg can advise on what can be done either surgically or non surgically to tighten any loose skin visible where the double chin existing before the Belkyra injectable treatment.

To schedule your Belkyra injectable treatment or to book a ful complimentary consultation with Dr. Goldberg at our Toronto Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics clinic your please call 416-907-5810 or contact us here.

 

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