Remove small, stubborn fat deposits and benign lipomas in various areas for body sculpting and contouring.
Contour your body shape
Fat-dissolving injections help to remove small, stubborn fat deposits in various areas of the body. Rather than acting as a weight loss tool, the procedures uses fat-dissolving injections to contour and sculpt areas of the body which typically hold small, localised pockets of fat. The injections are a safe, non-surgical way to eliminate fat deposits and benign lipomas without surgery.
*The treatment is available in select locations only.
Fat-dissolving injections are ideal for:
Benefits of fat-dissolving injections
Achieve non-surgical fat reduction
Reduce small pockets of fat without expensive, invasive surgery, and with less downtime.
Contour your face and body
Sculpt and refine your profile to put the shape back into your face and various other areas, and reduce double chin.
Enhance your appearance
Fat-dissolving injections minimise excess fat around your face and body to gain an overall healthier and more youthful appearance.
How do fat-dissolving injections work?
Fat-dissolving injections involve injecting small amounts of phosphatidylcholine – a fat-dissolving liquid derived from soya beans – and deoxycholic acid directly into fat deposits, without the need for anaesthesia or invasive surgery. Both of these drugs are naturally secreted by our gallbladders to assist emulsifying the fat we consume.
When injected under the skin, these medications trigger a series of reactions that lead to two things: lipolysis and inflammation. Lipolysis literally means loss of fat cells. Different to what happens when we lose weight, fat cells do not just get smaller in size but are actually destroyed, leading to fewer fat cells in the targeted area. This makes it far less likely for treated areas to go back to pre-treatment size with mild to moderate weight fluctuations. The inflammation triggered during the procedure is very important. Even though it causes swelling, redness and some discomfort after the treatment, it is the inflammation that leads to collagen production. This ensures good skin retraction and tightening when fat is reduced.
The procedure takes 15-45 minutes, depending on the treatment area. The number of required treatments range between 2-4 sessions. Results can be seen after 2-3 treatments over a period of 6 months. Intervals between treatments may be 6-8 weeks.
Fat-dissolving injections act as an adjunct to healthy eating habits and regular exercise, and not as a replacement. Patients are encouraged to undergo positive lifestyle changes to improve their treatment outcomes.
Please keep your skin free of makeup on the day of your treatment. In addition, you should not be
treated with fat-dissolving injections if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding;
- are under 18; or
- have vascular disease microangiopathies.
Your doctor will assess your circumstances and decide if you should proceed with treatment if you have:
- auto-immune problems;
- serious liver disease;
- acute infections;
- serious adiposity;
- hypersensitivity against soybeans;
- renal disease;
- allergies; or
- coagulation defects
Following pre- and post-treatment care guidelines will help optimise your results. Our doctors will walk you through any contraindications or side-effects that might impact you.
There is a small amount of downtime involved. The treatment area may be swollen and tender for up to 4-5 days. In some areas such as under the chin, the short-term swelling (sometimes described as a 'bullfrog' look) can be noticeable and difficult to hide. Other areas of the body may be easier to cover up and therefore require less downtime, but swelling and tenderness will still occur.
Additional side effects may include haematoma and pressure sensitivity.
From $399. Please enquire at your preferred clinic location for a customised quote tailored to your specific skin needs and goals.
We offer complimentary consultations, bundle savings, and AfterPay options for your convenience.
Frequently asked questions
Who will perform my treatment?
Lipodissolve fat-dissolving injections are strictly delivered only by Aesthetic Doctors, not by nurses or cosmetic injectors. The doctors hold university qualifications specifically focused in aesthetic medicine and are very experienced in delivering these treatments, with patient safety and expectations as their top priority. As your treatment is delivered in a medical facility, we can address any unlikely complications that may arise.
How long do fat-dissolving injections take and when will I see results?
The fat-dissolving injections procedure takes 15-45 minutes, depending on the treatment area. The number of required treatments may amount to 2-4 sessions depending on the needs of the patient. Results can be seen after 2-3 treatments over a period of 6 months. Intervals between treatments may be 6-8 weeks. Results can be sustained long-term where a healthy eating and exercise plan is followed to prevent future fat deposits in the treated area.
Are fat-dissolving injections the same as weight loss surgery?
Fat-dissolving injections are a non-surgical method for reducing small, localised fat deposits on the face and body. The procedure is not a weight loss method but is rather aimed at eliminating small areas of excess fat (such as under the chin) to refine your profile and enhance your appearance. Speak with your doctor about appropriate weight loss approaches if you wish to lose weight.
Do fat-dissolving injections hurt?
There is little pain during the injections and minimal bruising afterwards. We can apply a topical anaesthetic to the treatment area to help numb your skin if you are particularly sensitive to needles. We also provide stress balls and apply cooling aids such as ice packs and fans during the Lipodissolve treatment to keep you cool and soothed. Our treatment rooms are comfortable and restful, with calming music for your relaxation. Our Aesthetic Doctors are fully qualified and very experienced in ensuring you are well looked after with minimal discomfort.
Is there any downtime involved with fat-dissolving injections?
There is a small amount of downtime involved after fat-dissolving injections. The treatment area may be swollen and tender for up to 4-5 days. In some areas such as under the chin, the short-term swelling (sometimes described as a 'bullfrog' look) can be noticeable and difficult to hide. Other areas of the body may be easier to cover up and therefore require less downtime, but swelling and tenderness will still occur.
What are the possible side effects of fat-dissolving injections?
Possible side effects following fat-dissolving injections include swelling and discomfort (this is due to the inflammation and is essential for good results), skin dimpling (this is rare and less encountered with experienced practitioners), numbness and allergic reaction.
What is involved in the fat-dissolving injections procedure?
- Skin is marked at the injection sites
- Medication is injected into the fatty layer under the skin using a very fine needle
- Swelling and discomfort start immediately after the procedure, peak later in the day and start improving on day 3
- Depending on the size of double chin, the swelling may last up to a week; downtime should be allowed accordingly
- Results may not show until week 4 and take up to 3 months to optimise