Fat Dissolving Injections
Fat Dissolving Injections to reduce excess fat.
Fat dissolving injections are a non-surgical option to dissolve and permanently remove small areas of stubborn fat. This can be used to sculpt, contour and define the lower face.
Fat dissolving injections contain an acid which is naturally occurring in the body and works to breakdown and absorb the fat contained in the food we consume. Once removed, the results are permanent.
The treatments required will differ between patients and will be determined at your initial consultation. A minimum treatment plan includes two treatments of two vials of fat dissolving agent – more vials may be required during each treatment session with up to six treatments being required for some cases. Treatments are generally spaced six to eight weeks apart. The majority of patients have their desired result within four to six treatments. Once the desired treatment has been achieved, no further treatments will be required.
The treatment area will be marked with a special grid to enable precise delivery of the fat dissolving acid. Small injections are then made with a small needle into the fatty tissue. The procedure takes approximately 10-15mins.
The results are permanent with studies demonstrating longevity of over 5 years. We do not yet know the full effect of weight gain on results.
The treatment cannot be performed if:
you have an active infection in the treatment area
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Please inform your doctor if you have had previous surgery to the face/jaw/chin, previous cosmetic injectables, have bleeding disorders or are taking blood thinning medication.