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Will Kybella Work On The Stomach?

Kybella injections are sometimes used for the stomach, however, this area of application is not FDA-approved. Find answers to your questions about Kybella for stomach in today’s article and learn how else can you fight fat in the abdomens without surgery.

Many cosmetic procedures available today can help eliminate excess fat, tighten skin, and reshape or contour the body. Each procedure has a purpose and was developed to work well on specific areas of the body. Often a combination of treatments delivers the best results.

Historically, if you desired to slim down your stomach, reduce fat, and flatten your tummy the only real option was old-fashioned liposuction. While many advancements in liposuction techniques have been made and liposuction still may be the best option for some patients, others may be able to achieve their desired results through less invasive means.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which is naturally found in our bodies and helps with the breakdown and absorption of fat. Kybella was originally approved by the FDA to treat excess fat in the chin and neck areas and also reduce jowls but it has also been used off-label* to treat abdominal fat.

It is administered through a series of injections in targeted areas, works progressively, and has been used on pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise on the side of the hips, the belly, love handles, or the bra roll area.

Can Kybella Get Rid Of Stomach Fat?

Kybella has successfully eliminated and helped contour patients with mild amounts of fat in the targeted area. Patients with moderate amounts of fat may be best served by one of the many other options available on the market today. A consultation with your cosmetic surgeon can help you to determine which treatments will yield the best results for you.

How Many Vials of Kybella Do I Need For My Stomach?

Most patients require a few sessions of Kybella injections to achieve their desired results. Kybella is not a weight-loss procedure or is not recommended for patients who lack skin elasticity. Most patients require 2 vials of Kybella for each stomach procedure. This may be adjusted depending on the patient and area to be treated.

What Is Recovery Like After Kybella Injections For Belly Fat?

Recovery from Kybella injections in the abdominal area is not normally too severe. You may experience bruising at the injection sites, and temporary overall numbness, as well as a burning sensation during the injections but this should dissipate quickly. After the injections, you can expect some swelling that normally peaks after a few days and then gradually goes away. The typical recovery time is between 2-3 weeks but patients can usually resume most of their normal activities immediately.

*Using Kybella for any other part of the body besides the chin and neck area is considered off-label use as it has not yet been approved by the FDA for those parts of the body. If using Kybella for the stomach, the cosmetic surgeon will have you sign a release.

With all the advancements in technology and breakthroughs in cosmetic procedures, there are many options to address excess abdominal fat, bra roll fat, or love handles. Many treatments are quick and easy and can even be done on your lunch break! Body contouring, skin tightening, and the reduction of excess fat can be done with lasers, or radiofrequency.

If you have excess belly fat, love handles, or stubborn deposits that you need help addressing, Dr. Angelina Postoev can discuss treatment options for you to reach your desired aesthetic goals. Set up a consultation today at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, to learn more.

Dr. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer Kybella treatments and other amazing face and body contouring procedures for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buckhead, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.

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