What is it?

Fat dissolving injections are exactly that – injections that help to dissolve stubborn fat deposits.  We use Ceccarelli® solution or Lipo dissolve®  to help break down fat cells in a treatment area.  Fat dissolving injections are used to treat small stubborn fat deposits and for body shaping.  That are not helpful as a weight loss treatment.

What areas can be treated? 

Fat dissolving injections can be used almost anywhere on the body that has a small, stubborn pocket of fat.  Typical treatment areas are a double chin, upper abdominal fat, small love handles, bra bulges, fat pockets above the knee, small fat pockets left behind after liposuction or muffin tops that develop after a tummy tuck.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

Fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment.  They are used to treat small pockets of fat.  Larger areas respond better to a procedure such as Coolsculpting fat freezing, or a medical weight loss programme such as Slender Wonder.

What does a treatment entail?

The area to be treated will be cleaned with an alcohol swab or antiseptic solution.  Small injections are made at 1cm intervals in a grid-like pattern in the treatment area.  A mild burning sensation is often felt during the injection process.

Is there pain and downtime?

There may be mild discomfort, a burning sensation and mild swelling in the treatment area in the days following your treatment.  Most people find this extremely manageable and you can return to your normal activities immediately, including gym.  Small injection site bruises may occur which usually disappear within a few days. A small percentage of patients develop moderate to severe discomfort, especially if multiple areas have been treated, but this usually responds well to analgesics that can be prescribed by your treating doctor.

What do I need to do afterwards?

You need to follow a low fat diet for 2 weeks, drink at least 2 liters of water daily, and do at least three sessions of mild cardiovascular exercise a week to ensure optimal results.  We ask that you maintain your weight as it is not possible to assess results if you have put on weight after treatment.

When can I expect to see results?

The fat dissolving injections are usually active for about two weeks.  You may see a result during this time but most people need a few treatments to achieve the desired result.  Rarely, some patients get no result with fat dissolving injections.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

Most people need 3-4 treatments at two weekly intervals to get a good result.  Some patients are happy after one treatment, others may need many treatments to get the desired outcome.  We are unable to predict who will respond well to fat dissolving injections.  Smaller treatment areas tend to respond more quickly to treatment.  Your treating practitioner will be able to discuss a treatment plan and likely outcomes with you.

Resistant fat bulges

Small fat pockets

Double chins

Tummy bulges

Love handles

Bra Bulges

Inner thighs

Fatty pockets above the knees

Post-liposuction fat pockets

Post-tummy tuck bulges


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