Lipolysis is the breakdown of fats and other lipids by hydrolysis to release fatty acids.
Our Lipolysis treatment is an injectable solution to help reduce and remove stubborn localized pockets of fat. It is ideal for those who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet, but who have pockets of fat that won’t shift, even with focused exercise.
Lipolysis consists of an aqueous compound solution, with slow-release sugar that minimises side effects. It contains deoxycholic acid which has been used in various fields of human medicine since its discovery. Present also in the human body, deoxycholic acid is used in the emulsification of fats for the absorption in the intestine.
Lipolysis Treatment Areas:
The time taken for a treatment session will depend upon the size of the area being treated. Treatment can take between 30-60 minutes and you will typically require 2–8 treatments, 4 weeks apart. Some people may see significant results after 1 or 2 sessions. Treatment for fat pockets underneath the neck and chin, for example, may require 1–3 treatments of 2–3 injections, while treatment for fat pockets on the hips and thighs may require 8 treatments.
The results of a Lipolysis treatment are permanent under the condition of maintaining a constant weight measurement (i.e. assuming you do not gain weight). Once the freed fatty acids have been processed through the body’s lymphatic system, they don’t reappear. However, the procedure is only permanent if you follow a healthy diet and exercise frequently following treatment. If you regain weight, it is likely that the fat pockets will reappear. If a healthy lifestyle is maintained, the results should be permanent.
Local anaesthetic and topical numbing cream.
Back to work
You can resume normal activity immediately following the treatment.
Sensitivity, side effects and risks
People treated with Lipolysis will typically experience minimal side effects when compared to more invasive procedures, such as liposuction. Side effects include some redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated area. Some people may experience some light bruising, but this and any other side effects will usually resolve within a few days. You may need to take over the counter painkillers to control any pain-related side effects.
As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment. However, Lipolysis is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breast feeding; patients with auto-immune disease, diabetics and patients who have had severe anaphylactic reactions and allergies. It is also not recommended for those people who have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy or any pathological conditions.
Who performs the treatment?
Our Consultant Surgeons
Lipolysis Aftercare Advice
Immediately after treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. The results directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result. Avoid touching the treatment area 6 hours after the treatment.
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