Double Chin Treatment
Chin fat or double chin is relatively easy to treat using a non-surgical approach that improves the jaw contour.
A series of small injections are administered under the chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, occurs naturally in the body, and helps to break down dietary fat.
At AR Plastic Surgery, we set an up initial consultation to determine the suitability of the treatment and then prepare a customised treatment plan.
Treatments take approximately 40 minutes each time. Most clients see a visible improvement in their chin profile within 3 to 4 sessions.
Submental fullness “double chins” are common in both men and women of all ages and often caused by ageing, genetics or weight changes.
This treatment reduces the fat pad under the chin, resulting in a more contoured neck profile and defined jaw line.
Key Questions about Double Chin Treatment
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients will see a visible improvement of their chin profile in 2 - 4 treatment sessions, however some individuals may require up to 6 treatments to achieve best results.
Treatment sessions are spaced at least 6 weeks apart.
Once the desired result has been achieved, the result is maintained for at least 4 years.
Are there any side effects?
As with other injectable treatments, most patients will experience mild to moderate discomfort at the time Belkyra is injected.
Bruising, numbness, swelling, redness, tingling, pain and itchiness are common side effects following treatment. Symptoms such as swelling can persist for several weeks after the injection.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment will be completed in our clinic rooms and should take approximately 30-40 minutes, including a post treatment check 15 minutes after the injections are completed.
You will have a consultation prior to the treatment to determine suitability and a customised treatment plan for your individual anatomy and circumstances.
Dr Eddie Cheng or our Aesthetic Nurse Injector will administer a series of small injections under the chin at each treatment session.
Prior to administration of Belkyra, ice packs will be applied to make the treatment more comfortable.
It is recommended that you have either paracetamol (e.g. panadol) or ibuprofen (e.g. neurofen) 1 hour prior to your treatment.
What are the costs?
The total cost for the initial 2 treatments starts for an average patient with moderate chin fat starts from $2640 (inc GST).
At your consultation, Dr Cheng will be able to advise you if you require more product which will attract an additional fee.