Dr. Shridharani’s Surgery in a Syringe℠ Body Contouring Treatment with Kybella in New York City

What is Body Contouring /”Off Label” with Kybella?

Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015 to destroy subcutaneous fat cells accumulating under the chin- creating the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is a synthetic version of the naturally occurring deoxycholic acid (a molecule found in your gastrointestinal track working to metabolize fat). This non-human and non-animal treatment permanently destroys fat and tightens the skin surrounding the treatment area. Kybella can be injected in a variety of areas apart from the submental region, i.e. arms, abdomen, and outer thighs to improve the overall contour.

Weight gain in these areas can be attributed to many things, namely genetics, age, diet, and loss of mobility. Traditional methods to treat excess fat required liposuction or thermal manipulation treatments. However, Dr. Shridharani’s Surgery in a Syringe℠ for body contouring with Kybella is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that offers less downtime for the patient. Not all patients are candidates for Kybella; therefore, other safe surgical procedures performed by Dr. Shridharani still may be necessary.

How does Kybella or deoxycholic acid act in the body?

Dr. Shridharani’s Surgery in a Syringe℠ for body contouring with Kybella treatment is a series of injections which work to rebuild your body’s youthful physique. The molecule found in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is injected under the skin directly into the fatty tissue. Deoxycholic acid then works to destroy fat cells in such a way that they cannot be re-created in the future. However, it is important to note, with weight gain the remaining fat cells can reinhabit the area. After the destruction of the fat cells neocollagenesis (the process of making more collagen) begins offering the skin a tighter more youthful look.

What is Dr. Shridharani’s Surgery in a Syringe℠ body contouring treatment? How does Dr. Shridharani treat patients’ with Kybella in his practice in Manhattan?

Kybella injections permanently destroy subcutaneous fat cells in the area injected. Not all patients are candidates for Kybella and other safe surgical procedures performed by Dr. Shridharani still may be necessary. That being said, Dr. Shridharani has vast experience with Kybella and is arguably the most experienced Kybella injector in the world! Be assured that the LUXURGERY team prides itself on offering every patient top quality care. We are committed to ensuring the best possible aesthetic outcome for all our patients.

Dr. Shridharani’s Surgery in a Syringe℠ body contouring treatment with Kybella can be offered to any patients bothered by any of the following areas: jowls, submental, upper arms also known as “bat wings,” front bra roll- APAF, back bra fat- PPAF, male chest, abdomen, tummy, love handles, super pubis also known as “mona pubis,” inner thigh, outer thigh also known as “saddle bags,” back of the thigh also known as “banana roll” [area underneath the buttocks], inner knees, above the knee, calves, and ankle. Dr. Shridharani will offer you his expert advice on whether to consider body contouring with Kybella during your consultation. Having performed thousands of treatments, he has perfected his technique to offer the best outcome.

Listen to Dr. Shridharani Speak About Off-Label Kybella Injections While Contouring the Outer Thigh

What happens to my skin after the Kybella is injected? Will it deflate?

One of the added benefits of Kybella is that the skin tends to “lift” or tighten as healing occurs. This eliminates the appearance of sagging, from the once fat filled, skin. For the patient, treatment with Kybella not only reduces the fat accumulated in these areas, but also mitigates the appearance of sagging skin, which adds to the overall benefit of the treatment. Many people are requesting Kybella for body contouring instead of liposuction or non-surgical modalities due to the tightening benefit one finds with this treatment option. Dr. Shridharani can give you his expert advice on whether to consider body contouring with Kybella or liposuction during your consultation.

What type of anesthesia is used for body contouring with Kybella?

Most often, Dr. Shridharani uses local anesthesia for body contouring with Kybella. A local anesthetic will be administered to the treatment area before administering Kybella. If the patient is considering several areas of Kybella body contouring light sedation may be considered for the patient’s comfort, but general anesthesia is NOT required.

Watch Dr. Shridharani inject Kybella into the Outer Thighs

Dr. Shridharani is able to comfortably inject Kybella into multiple areas of the body. Watch this video to hear directly from the patient how minimal the pain is while she’s receiving treatment!

Do I need to see a board-certified plastic surgeon for this treatment?

Kybella is a non-invasive injectable treatment that permanently destroys subcutaneous fat cells. As with any treatment, there is always a risk involve; however, having an expert injector is important. Therefore, an advanced injector can best assess your needs and offer you an individualized approach to treatment. Dr. Shridharani is a board-certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) with extensive medical training and education. He has also received numerous awards for his expertise. Dr. Shridharani has a robust knowledge of anatomy and injection techniques; therefore, he understands the unique qualities of each patient and can offer the appropriate treatment. You will always be in good hands with Dr. Shridharani and the LUXURGERY team.

Are the results permanent?

Yes! At only two stages in one’s development are fat cells produced by the body. The first is during embryonic development (when you are developing in the uterus). The second phase is during puberty. Kybella permanently destroys subcutaneous fat cells, which leaves the patient with a more aesthetically pleasing treatment site. It works well for those maintaining a healthy lifestyle before and after treatment. Diet, exercise, and metabolism contribute to one’s outcome and maintenance.

What if I gain weight after Kybella?

Everyone’s body uniformly accumulates fat; therefore, remaining fat cells (those not destroyed) can enlarge secondary to metabolic and dietary changes. However, one’s body will not create new fat cells. If one gains weight after being treated with Kybella, when they shed the weight they regain their results.

What makes me a good candidate?

The ideal patients are individuals with mild to moderate amounts of fat deposited in the respective treatment area. This often is accompanied by complaints or thoughts of said fat creating an unaesthetic contouring of the area. Dr. Shridharani will offer you his expert advice on whether you personally should consider body contouring with Kybella during your consultation. Each patient is unique; therefore, each person should receive a personalized treatment plan. Having injected thousands of individuals, Dr. Shridharani has perfected his Surgery in a Syringe℠ technique to offer patients the best outcome. One of the added benefits with Kybella is the improvement in skin laxity that accompanies the results.

Tell me more about possible side effects? And expected down time?

Side effects can include temporary numbness, swelling, and bruising of the treatment area. These side effects contribute to “social” down time- meaning you might find yourself inside or taking time off from social activities. However, no significate hindrance to mobility or function. Patients who do undergo treatment are asked to refrain from aggressive exercise, alcohol consumption, and salty foods for 24-48 hours after being seen. Patients are further asked to consistently ice the treated area to expedite the healing process. Overall, side effects are minimal to the individual and their lifestyle.

How many treatments will I need?

Most individuals require 2 – 4 treatments to reach their ideal aesthetic goals. But note, some patients have seen remarkable results in as few as one treatment. Treatment plans are individualized to accommodate the unique characteristics presenting in each individual patient. This being said, Dr. Shridharani will offer his expert opinion on the treatment plan that is right for you.

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Ready to learn more about Dr. Shridharani’s Surgery in a Syringe℠ treatment and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation with board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.