The excess submental fat that can form underneath the chin, often referred to as a double chin, can occur among both men and women. Unlike liposuction, Belkyra™ injections at Guelph Facial Plastics offer a quick and effective solution.  

Weight is not the only cause of excess chin fat. Age, genetics, diet and even posture can be a factor of developing a double chin. Belkyra™ was approved in 2015 by Health Canada for non-surgical treatment of double chins. Dr. Matthew Brace, top cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeon located in Guelph, frequently recommends this revolutionary chin shaping injection to his patients with these concerns.

What is Belkyra™?

Belkyra™ is a Health Canada approved facial sculpting treatment. Using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, Belkyra™ can safely and effectively dissolve unwanted fat around the jawline, neck and under the chin. This treatment is most commonly used to treat those that are uncomfortable with noticeable pockets of fat around their jaw.

Similarly to how Botox is the brand name for a wrinkle relaxing treatment, Belkyra™ is the brand name for fat dissolving injection (the same injection is called KYBELLA® in United States). The procedure is simple and non-surgical, saving patients the downtime and complications that may come with alternate surgical methods.

How does Belkyra™ work?

When injected into the target area, Belkyra™’s deoxycholic acid works to destroy fat cells by disturbing their membranes. Once these membranes are broken apart, the fat within the cells can be released. The body then naturally flushes these contents through natural processes as waste matter. Belkyra™ results are permanent and only small amounts of fat are dissolved at one time, therefore causing no negative impact on any bodily function (including the liver or kidneys).  

What can I expect with Belkyra™?

Before the injection process begins, Dr. Brace hold an initial consultation session to address any concerns you may have. For the best neck-firming results, we recommend two to four treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart. Each session takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes and rest and icing the remainder of the day is highly recommended. Some swelling post-treatment is normal and will subside within a few days. The weeks following a Belkyra™ injection, the area under the chin will becoming gradually firmer and decrease in size.

With Belkyra™, our patients can obtain a perfectly contoured neck and chin area, without a surgical procedure. In just a few simple injections, double chin concerns can be permanently addressed.


To learn more about Belkyra™, book a consultation with Dr. Brace today.


Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

All in-office treatments, procedures, and appointments have resumed. At Guelph Facial Plastics we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVID-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.
  • You must call from your vehicle upon arrival before entering the clinic. We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. For your safety, all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to continue to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments.
  • Cosmetic surgery has not resumed at Guelph General Hospital, however, we are pleased to offer our patients the option of undergoing surgery at a Clinic 360 - a fully-equipped private surgical center.

We look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment.

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