How Do Fat Dissolving Injections Work?
Sometimes, we can eat a healthy diet and partake in regular exercise, yet still struggle to shift stubborn deposits of body fat. Fat-dissolving injections is a non-surgical procedure that targets and eliminate these localised pockets of fat.
A solution is injected into the said targeted fat deposits, breaking down the membranes of the fat cells beneath the skin. This destabilises and liquifies the cells, and the body responds by flushing them out via the lymphatic system.
Which Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Fat Dissolving Injections?
Fat-dissolving injections are used to destroy deposits of fat which are notoriously stubborn and difficult to reduce simply by living a healthy lifestyle. These are areas such as the stomach, chin, waist, thighs, love handles, arms, underarms and armpits.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for This Treatment?
You are a suitable candidate for fat dissolving injections if you eat a healthy, balanced diet and engage in regular exercise. This is because fat dissolving injections only eliminate small, targeted deposits of body fat: the procedure is a body contouring treatment rather than a weight loss solution.
If you are uncertain about your suitability for this treatment, book a consultation below, and a specialist will discuss this with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Results Can I Expect After My Fat Dissolving Injections?
After your fat dissolving injections, you should expect to see a reduction in fat in the area that was targeted during the treatment. If this was a small area, such as the chin and jawline, you should expect to see results after approximately two to three weeks following the procedure.
If the targeted area was relatively large, such as the stomach, you should expect to start noticing results after two to three weeks, but you will not see the complete result until approximately eight weeks have passed. Younger patients typically have to wait longer to notice results, as the membranes of fat cells are more stable in younger people and therefore take longer to break down.
How Many Injections Do I Need?
The number of fat dissolving injections that a patient needs depends on the area of the body that is being targeted. Typically, one to three treatments will be needed to treat small areas of the body, such as the chin and jawline.
On the other hand, larger areas of the body will usually require four to six treatments. Patients must wait approximately three to four weeks between each treatment.
Are Fat Dissolving Injections Permanent?
Once fat dissolving injections destroy fat cells, they cannot be replaced. This means that the effects of the treatment are permanent.
Are Fat Dissolving Injections Safe?
When the treatment is administered by an experienced medical professional, fat dissolving injections are exceptionally safe. The procedure is non-surgical, which makes them much safer than other alternatives.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As is the case with any form of injection, you may experience some mild swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising, or itchiness at the injection site after the treatment is administered. The effects will diminish within two to five days.
Are Fat Dissolving Injections More Effective Than Liposuction?
As fat dissolving injections are non-surgical, they are less invasive than liposuction. Furthermore, the procedure is quicker to administer, and you can return to work and your normal daily activities immediately after the treatment has been completed. Liposuction, by contrast, requires some downtime.
However, fat dissolving injections can only be used to remove small deposits of fat. This means that, though fat dissolving injections are more effective at eliminating localised pockets of fat, liposuction is more effective at reducing larger quantities of body fat.
How Much Do Fat Dissolving Injections Cost?
The cost of this treatment depends on the area of the body that is being targeted, as larger areas will require more injections to be administered. Prices start from £250.
How Do I Book My Consultation?
To arrange a consultation, please complete the contact form below. Alternatively, you can arrange a consultation over the phone or via email.