FAT DISSOLVING INJECTIONS
Non surgical alternative to liposuction
How does it work?
Main ingredient naturally occurs in our bodies and it’s role is to dissolve and breakdown dietary fat and cholesterol from natural body fat storages. Similar to how bile dissolves your dietary fat in your stomach. The treatment destroys permanently fat cells, therefore these fat deposits won’t return (however, if you will need to maintain your weight and also aging process still in the progress and after few years you may notice that the fat is slowly building up).
It has been clinically proven agent for a number of years, used for a number of indications in medicine (like dissolving fat plaques in heart disease) and cosmetic medicine.
What areas fat dissolving injections can be used for?
Double Chin is an indication with the most clinical research base. Non surgical fat dissolving treatment is designed to sculpture lower face: chin area, jowls, and countur neck.
Fat dissolving injections are also being used for:
- bra bulge
- fat pads around knee area
- back fat deposits
- abdominal fat bulges
- love handles
- saddle bags
- thighs (inner and outer)
Why double chin and jaw line fat appear?
Because of ageing, genetics or perhaps a little extra weight — the double chin is a feature most people don’t see as desirable.
How lypolitic procedure look like?
Doctor will assess, measure and take photographs.
Procedure is usually well tolerated, but we usually apply anaesthetic cream to improve patient experience. In aseptic conditions, doctor will inject the fat dissolving medication into your indicated problem areas.
You may experience swelling, warmth, bruising, tenderness and occasionally lumps after the treatment, but such reaction actually correlated with clinical efficiency and temporary in nature.
Other side effects are rare, and include nausea, fever, diarrhea, infection or allergic reactions (again, rare, but we must let you know about possible risks of fat dissolving injections).
There are no reported anaphylactic reactions up to date.
How many procedures needed?
In clinical research, 3 treatments were needed to see significant results. However, because fat deposits are removed permanently each time, patients decide if they are satisfied with result after 1st procedure.
What is after procedure advice?
1-3 days. You should drink plenty of fluids and gently massage the treated areas after your treatment. Simple analgesia (panadol/ibuprofen), ice application for 10 min every hour will make it more comfortable, but most patients don’t need it.
Don’t use cosmetic creams/procedures on the area.
3-7 days. Massage/endermology/lymphatic drainage etc is recommended to speed up recovery and decrease lumpiness.
If any signs of infection at this stage – please, let us know immediately (redness, swelling and fever significantly increased all the sudden). Sometimes you may notice numbness – it’s rare side effect, which is self resolving in few weeks. Extremely rare (we never saw it, but should let you know for medico-legal reasons) is skin necrosis – if your pain increased, skin turend black or pale – contact us immediately.
7-14 days – continue massage. Start regular skin care. You will notice that swelling is improved, bruising is also improved (if it was any).
If lumps persist over 6 weeks – correction with injectable medications will be free of charge for you.
*In case of any concerns/problems, please, let us know.
Am I suitable for fat dissolving injections?
Most people are suitable to this minimally invasive procedure, but there are some cautions your doctor will have to assess.
Patients who are pregnant of planning to be, breastfeeding, having active auto-immune disorder, severe hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, liver or kidney impairment are not eligible candidates for fat dissolving procedures due to safety concerns.
What should I do before procedure?
7 days before:
Stop any blood thinning medications (aspirin, fish oil, vitamin E or D, nurofen, garlic, gingo etc)
Day of procedure:
Have something to eat before procedure.
Take 1 gramm (2 tablets) of panadol.
Wear scarf or other loose clothes to cover treated areas.
For the best double chin removal and fat dissolving injections in Melbourne book your appointment at our VISTA clinic
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