Lipolysis injection is a medical procedure used to treat localized fat. These injections use an active substance containing deoxycholic acid, which causes the fat cells to break down, which leads to their destruction. These injections have been generally used for double chins, and can also be used for other parts of our body, such as arms, abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, buttocks, etc
What is lipolysis injection?
Lipolysis injection consists of effective lipolytic components, by injecting a small amount of aqueous solution and biosol into different locations in the adipose tissue to be treated. This biosol will be gradually released and will destroy the cell membrane of fat cells, causing its contents to be released into the surrounding subcutaneous space, which is then metabolized and eliminated by the liver and kidneys.
Who wants to receive lipolysis injections？
People who cannot be treated with surgery or who are interested in non-surgical methods to reduce fat under the chin may be interested in lipolysis by injections.
Who is not suitable for lipolysis injection?
People with loose skin or poor complexion may not be suitable for this surgery.
Is anesthesia required for lipolysis injection?
This process can be done under local anesthesia, and the anesthetic agent is injected into the treatment area under the chin.
Lipolysis injection procedure
After the local anesthesia has been injected, a precise amount of medication is injected in a grid pattern that has been pre-marked on the skin beneath the chin. The medication is injected as a single treatment.
What are the risks of lipolysis injection?
Complications are uncommon and include nerve damage that can cause uneven smiles. In rare cases, patients will have difficulty swallowing after surgery.
Recovery from lipolysis injection
The person receiving treatment may experience swelling, bruising, pain, redness, and hard-feeling areas, which usually soften over time. Fat loss is usually visible after eight weeks.
What is the result of lipolysis injection?
Most people receiving treatment will receive at least two treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart, which is the typical duration of swelling. During the swelling, the area looks fuller than before treatment, but as fat cells are destroyed and inflammation subsides, most people receiving treatment will see results 6 to 8 weeks after treatment. Unless the person receiving treatment gains weight, the results of lipolysis injection should be long-lasting.