Female client receives under chin contouring treatment by Dr. Kuzel

under chin contouring

Whether it’s caused by genetics, aging, facial structure, or excess pounds, few things chip away at our self-esteem like submental fullness, also known as a double chin. In fact, nearly 67 percent of people are as bothered by double chins as they are by lines and wrinkles around the eyes, according to a survey by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Fortunately, we now have effective, non-surgical treatments for under-chin contouring. Deoxycholic acid injections – sometimes referred to by the trademark names Kybella™ or Belkyra™ – are a Health Canada-approved treatment that can eliminate fat cells, resulting in a more defined, selfie-ready jawline. The really good news? If your weight stays stable, results are permanent.

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What can under chin contouring do for you?

  • reduce the appearance of a double chin
  • add contour to the face
  • add shape and structure to the jawline
Female client prepares for under chin contouring treatment

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During your consultation, Dr. Kuzel will meet with you to discuss your aesthetic goals and determine whether Deoxycholic acid injections are right for you.

Deoxycholic acid injections are simple and safe – complications are rare. However, it’s important to have this procedure performed by a skilled,  experienced provider. Serious side effects can happen if the product is injected into muscles or veins or too close to the marginal mandibular nerve, a part of your facial nerve that runs under your jaw.

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As an experienced dermatologist, Dr. Kuzel is skilled in the safe, precise and effective application of deoxycholic acid injections.

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How Under chin contouring works

This treatment is designed to eliminate submental (under chin) fat. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the targeted area, it destroys fat cells, leading to a leaner, more defined jawline. This treatment is a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures like liposuction and provides long-lasting results with minimal downtime.

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What to expect from your treatment

Once you and Dr. Kuzel have discussed a treatment plan and the results you’re looking for, your procedure can begin. Dr. Kuzel or his nurse will cleanse the treatment area. After this takes effect, Dr. Kuzel will mark the injection locations.

Dr. Kuzel will then inject the targeted areas below the chin using a very fine needle. The entire procedure typically takes 10 – 15 minutes.

Common side effects include swelling, bruising and tenderness around the injected sites. The swelling typically peaks the following day and typically lasts about a week.

A day or two after your appointment, we’ll check in to see how you’re doing. If this is your first treatment, Dr. Kuzel or his team will set a follow-up to assess your results.

You can expect results about four to six weeks after your first treatment. Your body needs time to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. Once these fat cells are eliminated, they’re gone for good. Many patients opt for two to three treatments for optimal results.

What to do before your treatment

Before your visit, avoid alcohol for a few days, avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen and fish oil (Omega-3’s), and Vitamin E for 10 to 14 days before and drink plenty of water. Be sure to share any history of allergies and your list of current medications with our team.


“Easily the most talented cosmetic dermatologist in Calgary! Every treatment is spot on and NEVER overdone, thank you Dr. K!” Rate MD Review

“The best cosmetic injector I have ever been to in my 20+ years of getting Botox and fillers treatments. I love a natural, subtle look, and Dr Kuzel executes that to a TEE, every single time. And he’s incredibly pleasant, knowledgeable and his staff are all amazing too!! 5 stars PLUS!!” Rate MD Review

“I had Dr. Kuzel perform some cosmetic injections of filler and Botox prior to my daughter’s wedding over the holidays, and I literally had at least a dozen people since then comment on how amazing I’m looking and ‘What’s my secret?’ My secret is Dr. Kuzel!! I cannot recommend this doctor enough!!!” Rate MD Review

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Tasteful, natural and rejuvenated. It’s what you can expect from aesthetic treatments by Dr. Kuzel. The results speak for themselves.

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