Chin Fat Reduction – Deoxycholic Acid

Deoxycholic acid, commonly known as ‘Cholanoic Acid‘, ‘Kybella‘, ‘Celluform Plus‘ or ‘Belkyra‘, is a bile acid.

Deoxycholic acid is a manmade version of a naturally occurring bile substance your own body makes to absorb fats.

Double Chin Defined

How it works?

Deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells where it is injected into the body.

Fullness under the chin or a ‘double-chin’ is a common concern for both men and women.  It can be caused by ageing, genetics or weight changes.  

Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the fullness in this area may not go away – and it may make you feel like you look older and heavier than you actually are. 

Deoxycholic Acid (chin fat reduction)  is an injectable treatment that improves the appearance of a double chin. 

The active ingredient in our chin fat reduction treatment, breaks down the fat cells.  Once broken down, fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. 

More than 75% of our chin fat reduction patients reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin.  Based on their chin profile,  patients reported feeling: 

  • Happier and younger      
  • Less embarrassed 
  • Less bothered 
  • Less self-conscious


You will need to pay for this medicine and the doctor’s consultation. 

Our chin fat reduction injection (deoxycholic acid 10 mg/mL) is a Prescription Medicine used for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Deoxycholic Acid has risks and benefits. For more information, talk to your healthcare professional or read the Consumer Medicine Information available at www.medsafe.govt.nz.  

Ask your specialist if Deoxycholic Acid is right for you. Always follow your specialist’s instructions. If you experience side effects and they concern you, see your healthcare professional. You will need to pay for Deoxycholic Acid. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. Deoxycholic Acid treatment should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Speak to your specialist about your own situation and about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. 

Note: Results from the Deoxycholic Acid, Chin Fat Reduction treatment usually last up to four years. 


Locations for Service


Vein and Skin Clinic
38 Roxburgh Street
Mt Victoria 

New Plymouth

New Plymouth
Vein and Skin Clinic
23 Hobson Street

Book a Consultation

To book a consultation with one of our doctors (fees apply) please Contact Us through our enquiry form, by phoning Vein & Skin Clinic on 0800 639 968, or simply book online with one of our Phlebologists.

The cost of this procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas. (This is most common).

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