Fat dissolving injection

Injection lipolysis, also known as intralipotherapy, is a minimally invasive medical procedure for targeted fat reduction. Commonly referred to as fat dissolving injections, intralipotherapy is a form of mesotherapy and one of the nonsurgical fat reduction options

woman getting injection in underarm

What does a fat dissolving injection do?

The fat dissolver is injected under the skin directly into the fat layer with a special needle or cannula. The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic. The solution will dissolve the fat cells, which then undergo degradation and absorption by the body over several weeks.

Where can we inject fat-dissolver?

Fat-dissolver can be used in the following areas:

  • Double-chin
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Saddlebags
  • Inner thighs
  • Inner knee
  • Arms
  • Back rolls
  • Gynaecomastia

Can everyone have the fat dissolving injection?

You may not be suitable for treatment if you have any of the following:

  • Pregnancy/Breastfeeding.
  • Infection/inflammation at the injection site.
  • Impaired immune system or undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • On blood thinner or immunosuppression medication.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes or other medical conditions that affect healing.
  • Previous allergic reaction to Lidocaine or Fat-dissolver.
  • Moderate or severe kidney or liver disease.
  • Excessive skin laxity.
  • Lipid disorders.
  • Children under 18 years of age.
  • Unrealistic expectations.
  • Failure to comply with treatment and aftercare.


What are the side-effects?

  • Swelling, bruising and pain are extremely frequent and can last for days or weeks
  • Allergic reactions, which may require emergency treatment
  • Nodule, which are usually only transient and resolve as the fatty tissue is removed
  • Damage to surrounding structures, including muscle, nerve, blood vessels
  • Discolouration, usually only temporary and reduced by avoiding exposure to UV light
  • Necrosis of the skin describes the damage caused by the skin by the solution if it comes into contact with it, this can lead to tissue death, blistering, sloughing of the skin, infection and scarring.
  • Unsatisfactory results, including stubborn fat, asymmetry, irregularity, loose skin afterwards.

What are the advantages of fat dissolving injections?

  • Fast and effective – fat dissolving injections are a proven tool for targeting areas of fat around the body.
  • Hassle free – this is a non-surgical treatment that doesnt require as much down time or recovery period as any of the surgical alternatives on offer.

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Pre-treatment preperation and recovery

pre-treatment preparation

Appropriate clothing should be worn on the day of treatment to allow modest access to the area and not be too restrictive or cause discomfort.

It is important to avoid anti-inflammatory medications for at least 5 days prior to treatment unless it is prescribed for a medical indication. Similarly, avoid alcohol for 48 hours prior to treatment as this increases the risks of bruising and bleeding.

results and recovery

One of the upsides about Fat Dissolving Injection is that it does not have any significant downtime for recovery. Although redness, swelling, and pain may be felt in the area where the procedure was done, it is only standard and will heal in a matter of time. It takes around 6 to 8 weeks to see the results, and the effects of the treatment can last for an extensive amount of time, given that the patient does not gain weight.

Fat dissolving injections FAQ

How many sessions will i need?

Two to four sessions 4-6 weeks apart are expected for best results.

does it hurt?

Some mild discomfort may occur during treatment application due to the nature of this being an injectable treatment. Although discomfort is generally minimal, we can use a numbing cream to help with pain management should this be required.

will i need to take time off work?

Most people do not need time off work for fat dissolving injection treatments, and some patients even choose to go straight back to work afterwards. You may want to take a day off for convenience, but if you have your treatment on a weekend, you will need no time off for recovery.

are the results permanent?

Yes, the fat cells in the treated areas are destroyed by this treatment. However, this does not stop your body’s ability to put on weight.

Do i need a follow up appointment?

We offer all patients a follow-up appointment 4-6 weeks following treatment. This is to ensure results are satisfactory, there are no concerns and no complications.


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