We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is Tummy Flattening Gel?

Tricia Christensen
Updated May 21, 2024
Our promise to you
BeautyAnswered is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At BeautyAnswered, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Tummy flattening gel, transdermal cutting gel, and belly fat shrinking gel are a few of a variety of products that claim to reduce cellulite and fat present on the stomach. There are a number of companies that make similar gels for other parts of the body, and these may include caffeine or like products that are supposed to shrink fat tissues. Buying a tummy flattening gel can be an expensive choice, with high-end brands costing over $100 US Dollars (USD), and naturally customers wish to know how and if they work.

Most of these products contain active ingredients like caffeine and glycerin, and they are applied directly to the stomach once or twice a day for several weeks. Some brands recommend dieting and exercising to get rid of any fat that is broken down through the processes created by applying the cream. Product descriptions generally suggest that the active ingredients bind or adhere to fat cells under the skin and then break down or shrink them.

There’s some evidence that caffeine products and adipose cutting products may slightly shrink fat cells on a temporary basis, though this may be due more to dehydration of the cells than anything else. Most dermatological reviews of these products suggest that while they may have slight results, dramatic or permanent change is not likely attainable via a gel method. There have been numerous scientists who have attacked some of the tummy flattening gel brands available as making claims that are unsound and unlikely to be true, and the Food and Drug Administration even filed claims against one manufacturer for advertising with unverifiable claims in the mid 2000s. This action led to some of the main marketers of this product, like Nordstrom and Sephora, pulling the product from the shelf.

One of the main arguments that some scientists have made about the inefficacy of transdermal cutting gels is that they are applied directly to the skin where they are supposed to leech into the skin, and help break down fat cells right below it. However, this method of application tends to mean any active ingredients don’t move directly to fat cells but instead get absorbed by the capillaries and move into the blood stream. Thus the application alone of directly applying on the skin would suggest that the active ingredients do not have time to get to any fat cells and are instead absorbed into the blood stream. Another argument made about these products is that claims regarding them have not been evaluated by organizations like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and that no double blind tests exist to prove if they are effective.

Nevertheless, various products like tummy flattening gel may give slight results that are satisfying to consumers and a market certainly exists to buy these products. People may prefer trying them before taking more drastic action to get rid of tummy fat, like undergoing liposuction or tummy tucks. For others, the prices for these products are prohibitive, and even though it takes a serious commitment, diet and exercise is a more attractive method for permanently getting rid of tummy fat.

BeautyAnswered is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Tricia Christensen
By Tricia Christensen
With a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and years of experience as a BeautyAnswered contributor, Tricia Christensen is based in Northern California and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her writing. Her wide-ranging interests include reading, writing, medicine, art, film, history, politics, ethics, and religion, all of which she incorporates into her informative articles. Tricia is currently working on her first novel.
Discussion Comments
By anon322529 — On Feb 27, 2013

How do i get the gel?

Tricia Christensen
Tricia Christensen
With a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and years of experience as a BeautyAnswered contributor, Tricia...
Learn more
BeautyAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

BeautyAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.