Fat Dissolving Injections

What are fat dissolving injections?

Fat dissolving injections are a non-surgical treatment option to reduce areas of localised fatty tissue. Examples of such areas are under the chin and the lower abdomen. Fat dissolving injections are not a replacement for weight loss, and are not designed for those who are very overweight or obese.
The active ingredient in fat dissolving injections is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring bile acid. It's natural role in the body is to help break down fats that we eat. When injected directly into areas of fatty tissue it disrupts the membranes of fat cells causing them to break down. The
broken down fat cells are then metabolised through the lymphatic system and excreted.
Once destroyed these fat cells cannot store or re-accumulate fat. Therefore providing that no significant weight gain takes place after treatment the results are long lasting and can even be permanent.

What to expect

Prior to injections the treatment area is numbed with topical anaesthetic. The fat dissolving agent is then administered either using a small cannula or needle. The procedure itself causes minimal discomfort, however shortly after the injections it is to be expected that the treated area will feel tender, warm and look red and swollen. The worst of this usually settles within 48 hours, however tenderness and swelling can persist for up to 2 - 3 weeks after treatment. 

Best results are usually seen after 3 - 4 sessions, however smaller areas may only require 2 sessions, whilst large areas may require up to 6 sessions.

You should start to see results about 6 weeks after your first session.

Fat dissolving injections are not appropriate for everyone and treatment will only be undertaken following a thorough consultation.

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Before and after 2 sessions for double chin

Available treatments areas:

  • Under chin

  • Upper/ Lower abdomen

  • Inner thighs

  • Arms ('bingo wings')

  • Hips (Love handles)

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Before and after 4 sessions for lower abdomen