Dr Julia Sen, Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon
    Dr Julia Sen, Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon

      What are fat dissolving injections?

      Localised deposits of fat can be almost impossible to get rid of and may occur in anyone, regardless of overall weight. These pockets of fat can be treated by injections formulated to dissolve fat cells; the fat released is then broken down and removed naturally by the body.

       

      What to expect from the treatment

      The injections are given through the skin and you may experience warmth, itching and a slight burning sensation during the injection. There will be some swelling +/- bruising which may last from a few days to several weeks (in the case of a larger treatment area).

      The number of treatments required can vary dependent on the area/amount being treated; repeat treatments occur every four weeks and it can take up to three months to see the full effect of treatment.

      Please note: Fat dissolving injections are not designed as a general weight loss treatment but can help with particular areas of concern.

       

      Ideal areas for fat dissolving injections

      Double chin

      Abdomen

      Thighs

      Hips (muffin top)

      Upper arms

      Knees

      Price starts from £300