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Fat dissolving injections, also known as lipolysis, is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes a specially formulated solution to break down and dissolve unwanted fat in targeted areas of the body. The procedure involves injecting the solution into the fat deposits, which then causes the fat cells to rupture and be naturally metabolized by the body. Common areas treated with fat dissolving injections include the double chin, upper arms, stomach, and thighs.
This treatment option is available to individuals who are looking to reduce the appearance of stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It is not intended as a weight loss solution but rather a way to contour and shape specific areas of the body. The effects of the treatment can be seen within a few weeks, with optimal results typically seen after 2-3 sessions.
At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, located in Sydney, our team of experienced medical professionals will evaluate your individual case to determine if fat dissolving injections are the right option for you. They will also discuss the potential risks and side effects associated with the procedure and provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your treatment.
It is important to note that fat dissolving injections are not a permanent solution and may require maintenance sessions in the future to maintain the desired results. It is also not suitable for everyone and a consultation with our medical professional is necessary to determine if this treatment is right for you.
If you are looking for a non-surgical solution to target unwanted fat in specific areas of your body, fat dissolving injections may be an option for you. Contact Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors in Sydney to schedule a consultation with one of our medical professionals to learn more about this treatment option.
All consultations with our doctors, nurses and dermal therapists are complimentary and obligation free.
Under chin fat dissolving sessions are $700 per session regardless of your under chin volume.
Particular brands of fat dissolving product may attract a surcharge.
All you need to know about Fat dissolving injections
If you opt for fat-dissolving injection treatment, you will undergo treatment every three to four weeks until the desired result is achieved. Although you won’t see results immediately, you can usually start seeing results after about 8 weeks. This is because the body needs time to drain and remove fat cells from the body, which can generally take around 8 weeks.
The number of treatments you will need tends to depend on the results you wish to see and will also depend on other factors such as the lifestyle changes you make to complement the procedure.
Fat-dissolving injection treatment are a good option for permanent removal of unwanted fat cells in localised areas. This means that with a good diet and enough exercise, the results can be long lasting However, while this treatment removes specific fat cells that will then never return, it does not prevent new fat cells from depositing fat in a similar area, thus cancelling out the results of the injections. As a result, it is essential that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise to achieve the right results.
Although the process may vary slightly depending on where the person is receiving the injections, here are some basic steps you can take when receiving Aqualyx injections:
The process usually takes from half an hour to an hour. You may need up to eight treatments to achieve maximum results.
Once fat dissolving solution dissolves unwanted fat, the effect is considered long lasting However, if you gain weight after the procedure, you may experience reduced results.
Fat dissolving injection also has some side effects which anyone can’t ignore. Your doctor should discuss these with you before you have the procedure. Examples:
A rare side effect is scarring, which has been reported but is not known to occur regularly. It is also possible that you could have an allergic reaction to one or more of the substances present in fat dissolving injection near Sydney.
It is a common misconception that fat dissolving injections can only be used on the face, especially around and under the chin. But it is also commonly used on the body. Typical treatment areas include the chin, arms, back, thighs, face, abdomen, bra area and can also be used for cellulite. Practitioners will explain in detail which areas can be treated.
Immediately after the fat dissolving treatment, you may experience redness, swelling, tenderness and soreness in the treated area, as well as numbness from the local anaesthetic. These symptoms will generally improve significantly over the next few days.
The swelling can last for several weeks in total, but is at its worst after about 3 days. If symptoms persist or other reactions occur, please contact your health provider.
If possible, follow these instructions after treatment below, as well as any other instructions provided by your therapist.
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinners if possible for 2 weeks prior to treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, green tea, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, Omega 3/fish oil supplements, ibuprofen, and NSAIDs have a blood-thinning effect and may increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
The amount of fat dissolved may vary depending on the injection area, how many sessions you have and how your body responds to the treatment. Improved results can be promoted by drinking plenty of water to help with lymphatic drainage and exercise alongside treatment.
Recovering from treatment on the body is a bit harder than on the face. The technique is more aggressive for the body and you will be left with painful swelling for several days after the treatment. Wearing compression bandages immediately after the treatment, which help the healing process. The painful swelling will subside after a few days, leaving you with bruises that will certainly be visible in the treated area. The bruises are pretty strong, so be prepared to cover the area if you’re stepping out. In general, patients tolerate the procedure very well and often say the downtime was welcome as they look forward to their results.
Fat dissolving injection can be an unpleasant procedure on the body, but much less so on the face. There will be some pain in the body during the procedure and we will try our best to numb the areas. Fat dissolving injection also contains a local anaesthetic to help manage pain during treatment. Your body will be sore after the procedure and you may want to go home and rest. In the face, things are much easier and patients report minimally painful or even discomfort.
Liposuction can be safely and effectively performed on most patients, but a clinical assessment of the patient must be performed prior to liposuction treatment to determine individual suitability. Fat dissolving is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
An ideal candidate for fat-dissolving injection treatment is someone who is not interested in surgery and who has a stubborn area of fat that is relatively unresponsive to diet and exercise.
There is a spectrum of treatment effectiveness for fat removal with surgical liposuction still remaining the gold standard for fat removal, but many people do not care about the downtime, cost or surgical nature of the procedure.
Fat dissolving injection treatment achieves good results in the following body zones:
While the results cannot be compared to surgical liposuction, where a large amount of fat is permanently (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) removed from the body, the results of fat dissolving injection treatment are still long lasting The treatment takes time to achieve its full effect, but patients who had a follow-up examination seven years after therapy still showed a loss of fat tissue in the treated areas. Another advantage is that the skin naturally tightens during the healing process and it is not normally necessary to treat the sagging skin separately. If necessary, this can be done later with an energy-based device (ultrasound or radiofrequency) or a thread-lift after the treatment.
Of course, some people may find that the results of their treatment do not last a lifetime. The simple reason is that this treatment does not destroy all the fat cells in any given treatment area – only most of them. And where there are existing fat cells, there is also the possibility of another double chin.
Yes, another one. Many patients incorrectly assume that fewer fat cells mean less fat to regrow, but the truth is that fat cells are able to expand and store more fat from food to burn for fuel later. And when your remaining fat cells begin to expand and store more fat, you open the door to developing another double chin.
Obviously, the easiest way to achieve the promised lifelong results is to manage your weight. As long as you live a healthy lifestyle and make the right lifestyle choices that limit the possibility of excess dietary fat being stored in your remaining fat cells, you should expect your results to be long lasting Eating a balanced diet low in processed foods and sugar, as well as regular exercise, will help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent a new double chin in the future.
Non-surgical fat dissolving injection can cause immediate tissue swelling due to the amount of product injected into the skin (usually from 8 ml). Any drastic swelling will subside in about 2 to 3 hours. Massaging the treated area daily to help the body’s excretory system remove dissolved fat cells. As long as the treated area is swollen, we do not recommend strenuous activity and extreme temperatures such as saunas or streams. Once the swelling begins to improve, normal activities can be safely resumed.
Once the initial swollen phase is over after fat dissolving injection Sydney, you may develop small lumps and bumps, which are bruises under the skin that will take a few weeks to resolve. These are usually not visible or only slightly visible. The face requires only a small amount of solution, so side effects are minimal.
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After every procedure, our cosmetic doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining ethical outcome of your results.