Fat Dissolving Injections

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Fat dissolving injections use natural chemicals, present in your body, to remove unwanted fat. There are currently two versions available in Australia, one produced by a pharmaceutical company, and one compounded by specialised compounding pharmacies. Both products can be effective. They work best on the jawline and under the chin. On the right patient they can dramatically improve the appearance of the jawline and the overall balance of the face.

HOW IS IT PERFORMED?

Treatment requires a number of small injections. There may be some discomfort, depending on whether the doctor uses local anaesthetic. Immediately afterwards there is swelling, which is variable but often quite noticeable, lasting approximately from 4-14 days, and some redness. The effects occur gradually and take 2 months or more to fully materialise. The treatment is often repeated every 2 months until the desired results are achieved. Patients typically require three to six treatments to get the required results, though some need fewer.

WHO CAN BE TREATED?

Adult men and women of any age

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

Swelling is universal after treatment. There may be redness or bruising; aching, numbness or tingling sensations are common and generally short lived. If the treatment is misplaced it may cause temporary nerve inflammation causing weakness of the smile muscles or, if placed too deeply, difficulty breathing or swallowing. For these reasons treatment should be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced doctor. Too aggressive treatment may potentially cause a loss of too much of the fat.

WILL I BE LEFT WITH LOOSE SKIN?

Generally no. These treatments have a skin tightening effect, and reducing the excess fat tends to force the skin to sit in a more curved position, causing further tightening.

CAN OTHER AREAS BE TREATED?

Yes, but results are generally best in the jawline and under the chin.