Reduce and Tighten Your Double Chin

In July 2015, Belkyra injections, also known as Kybella in the United States, were approved for use in Canada. Dr. Tosoni was one of the very first physicians in Canada to be trained in Belkyra injections and administering this treatment to her patients.

Different options exist for patients who wish to eliminate excess fat under their chin.  Weight loss, traditional liposuction, Coolsculpting and Belkyra injections are some of these options.

Although weight loss is an alternative to decreasing fat accumulation under the chin, this option requires a long time to achieve one’s goal, and if weight gain reoccurs, the results achieved are lost. Also, fat accumulation under the chin is not always directly proportional to overall weight. Meaning that some people who are otherwise thin but still have a thick layer of fat under their chin, therefore weight loss is not necessarily a real option for them.

Finally, it is not uncommon to hear that despite all their best efforts and overall weight loss, some people can’t get rid of the fat under their chin simply through dieting and exercising. The submental  area tends to be resistant to traditional weight loss measures.

Liposuction is a very effective and permanent way to remove fat under the chin. Liposuction is a surgical procedure. Although the results can be very impressive with liposuction, downtime needs to be considered with this alternative, as well as cuts and small residual scars.

Cool Mini by Coolscultping is another treatment alternative to remove unwanted fat under the chin. We offer this service at our clinic. It is an effective non-surgical option where the fat is frozen and destroyed by a process called cryolipolyisis . The end result is a more defined neck profile and contour.

Belkyra™ Deoxycholic Acid Injection
Belkyra Double Chin Treatment

 No cuts. No surgery. No downtime and the results are permanent.

Finally, Belkyra. Belkyra™ is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the gallbladder and stomach. It helps break down and absorb the fat we eat. Belkyra™ is simply a synthetic form of the bile we produce naturally, and thus can also effectively break down and eliminate excess fat cells. Because the body recognizes the deoxycholic acid molecule as a naturally occurring substance, it is easily flushed away without any negative effects on the body.

Because Belkyra is on the Prescription Drug List of Health Canada, federal regulations restrict advertisements on this medication. Therefore, we are very limited in the amount of information and education we can provide to the public on our website about Belkyra and how it related to submental fat. In fact, all we are able to tell you is that we offer Belkyra injections at our clinic. That the quantity of Belkyra injected during a treatment ranges typically between 2 ml and 4 ml and that the cost of a Belkyra treatment ranges between $600-$1200 per session. Typical patients require a total anywhere from 2-4 treatment sessions or a total quantity of Belkyra injected of 4-8 ml.

To find out more about Belkyra, the safety of Belkyra, who is the best candidate for a Belkyra treatment, what are some of the contraindications to receiving a Belkyra treatment, how Belkyra works, what Belkyra is made of, how Belkyra affects fat, how the body naturally eliminate Belkyra, how a Belkyra treatment is done, what are the possible side effects associated with a Belkyra treatment, what is the usual downtime associated with a Belkyra treatment, how you can prepare for your Belkyra treatment, what you can expect after a Belkyra treatment, how soon you will see results following a Belkyra treatment, how long the results of Belkyra last, please call the clinic directly at 613-244-5151 or write to me directly at [email protected] and I will provide you with all the necessary information.

Who should consider treatment for their submental fat?

The best candidate for this treatment is someone who:

  • Is bothered by the excess fat under their chin (submental fat);
  • Wants a defined and sculpted neck;
  • Is looking for a non-surgical treatment option;
  • Has good skin tone and texture; and
  • Has a distinct appearance of fat under their chin.

Lasting Results

Whether someone opts for liposuction, Coolsculpting or Belkyra injections, once the fat cells have been destroyed, it’s unlikely that fat will re-accumulate in the treatment area.

Comfortable and Safe Treatment

When choosing a medical procedure to treat your submental fat, it is important that you select an injector that has a full understanding of the relevant submental anatomy, nerves, muscles and other structures of the neck. Dr. Caroline Tosoni has been practicing non-surgical medical aesthetics since 2000 and is one of the first Canadian Physicians to have been trained with Belkyra™. You’re in good hands when you get treated by her.


*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed. Experience may vary from one individual to the other. Please consult with your physician as these treatments may not be suitable for your specific condition.