Belkyra® is approved by Health Canada for the reduction of submental fat (double chin). The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in the human body. When injected into the submental fat, it causes destruction of the adipose (fat) cells. These cells are then gradually eliminated by the body, naturally and permanently.


The intervention takes place in Dr Thibaudeau’s office and takes 20-30 minutes. Local anesthesia can be administered to improve comfort. Minor bruising may occur at injection sites, and it is normal to experience swelling for a few days after the treatment. Results are visible after a few weeks. In general, 2 to 6 treatments are required to achieve desired results.

Consultation process

Dr Thibaudeau will examine your face and neck to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Pre-treatment photographs will be taken by a member of our staff.
The treatment can take place at the same time as the consultation if there are no contra-indications (see below).

Injection process

Treatment consists of marking the area and followed by 15-30 injections, depending on surface area. Local anesthesia (lidocaine) can be administered in some cases.


Any anticoagulant medication (Aspirin, Coumadin…) should be withheld for 10 days, as well as any natural product that could thin the blood.

For men, the beard should be trimmed or shaved to facilitate examination, markings and injections.

Recovery process

The injected area can present redness for 30-60 minutes after the procedure. Neck swelling is expected and can be impressive; it indicates that the injections are working. Swelling can last a few days. Bruising can occur and also last for a few days.

You should restrain from heavy physical activity and alcohol consumption for 24 hours after the treatment.

Before & After double chin reduction

Popular Questions

It usually takes a few weeks for results to be noticeable. A follow-up appointment is scheduled after 4 weeks.

Results are permanent.

The majority of patients will achieve desired results after 2-6 treatments.


Treatment Price
Double chin reduction starting at $ 900 + taxes