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Ideal treatment for:

  • Cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Axillary fold
  • Iliac crest
  • Love handles
  • Gluteal banana
  • Double chin
  • Buttocks
  • Saddle bags
  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Upper arms

Lipodissolve 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.

How it works

Lipodissolve 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.

Lipodissolve 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.

Benefits

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

Minimise excess fat around your face and body to gain an overall healthier and more youthful appearance.

Benefits of Lipodissolve fat dissolving injections

Results you will love

Frequently asked questions

Who will perform my treatment?
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This treatment is strictly delivered only by Aesthetic Doctors, not by nurses or cosmetic injectors. Our 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.

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How long does the treatment take and when will I see results?
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The 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.

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Is Lipodissolve fat-dissolving injections the same as weight loss surgery?
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Lipodissolve 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.

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Do the injections hurt?
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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 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.

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Is there any downtime involved with Lipodissolve fat-dissolving injections?
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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.

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What are the possible side effects of Lipodissolve fat-dissolving injections?
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Possible side effects 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.

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What is involved in the procedure?
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What to expect:

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

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