Fat Reduction (Injection Lipolysis & Belkyra)
Injection Lipolysis, a fat dissolving treatment, is administered through a needle directly into the fat target area. The solution dissolves fat over a period of 30 days. It is important to clarify that this treatment is NOT meant as a weight reduction method. Rather it is a cosmetic injection technique used to treat localized fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise alone - and would be difficult to diet and lose from that area specifically.
The best candidates for Injection Lipolysis are individuals who want to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat deposits in common areas of the body (i.e. jowls, double chin, etc.).
The amount of treatment necessary depends on the area of the body and the thickness of fat deposits present. However, generally a series of 2 - 4 treatments are required around 8 weeks apart to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. Many of our patients see a noticeable difference in the amount of fat after the very first session!
A few hours post-injection, there may be initial bruising, and a burning and itching sensation, but that wears off in a couple of hours. It can be managed with over-the-counter Tylenol.
Once the fat cells are dissolved from the body, it is gone forever! IF you gain weight, you may regain some of the fullness, but not as much as previously.