Injection Lipolysis is a non-invasive and virtually pain free body contouring option becoming more pronounced and favored in the field of aesthetic medicine, and rightfully so. When administered by the right medical professionals, Injection Lipolysis can help women and men melt off excess fat deposits in many target areas of the body prone to fat accumulation. Furthermore, the procedure will not interfere with your ability to leave our clinic and get back to work.
What is Injection Lipolysis made of and what does it do?
Lipolysis is a fatty acid that is extracted from the soya plant, phosphatidylcholine (lecithin). This is a natural product that is actually produced by your own body in areas such as the lungs, cells, and liver. When injected into the desired area, it literally melts away the fat by destroying fat cell membranes and reducing the thickness of fat deposits in a series of a few sessions.
So, it isn’t like Liposuction?
No, Injection Lipolysis is a unique procedure that competes with our previous notion of assisted fat reduction through surgical procedures like liposuction. Many people may have not heard of Injection Lipolysis, and upon first introduction, many may automatically associate it with an invasive, surgical procedure like Liposuction; requiring risk, inconvenient post-surgery wait period, and a heavy burden to our pockets; but this isn’t so with Injection Lipolysis.
What is the difference between that and Injection Lipolysis?
Injection Lipolysis is categorized as a low risk, non-surgical procedure, done in a matter of minutes, right within the comfort of our clinic. Liposuction, on the other hand, allows for large and instantaneous removal of fat from the body; whereas, Injection Lipolysis works slower over time- allowing you to adjust gradually to the fat reduction over the process of a few months. Furthermore, in some cases, patients who have undergone Liposuction turn to Injection Lipolysis as a supplementary procedure to remove any additional fatty tissue for a more desired body contour.
How is Injection Lipolysis administered?
Injection Lipolysis is administered through a needle injection directly onto the fat deposits of the body.
Is the procedure painful?
To ensure maximum comfort and minimal pain, a numbing cream is first applied directly to the site of injection. Some patients may experience a slight prick at the site of injection, but generally, the procedure itself is virtually pain free.
What are the most common areas of the body in which Injection Lipolysis is administered?
Areas most commonly targeted by Injection Lipolysis include: sagging jowls, double chins, fat rolls in the back, upper arms, abdominal fat areas, upper thighs, love handles and the “junk in the trunk” lower buttock area. In addition, Injection Lipolysis can help with reducing the appearance of cellulite in the injected area.
Is Injection Lipolysis administered by a medical professional?
Absolutely! At the Art of Facial Rejuvenation Clinic, all of our services are administered by professional and knowledgeable team of doctors and dermatologists with years of experience under their belt to give you the best possible outcome.
How many treatments of Injection Lipolysis are required for noticeable results?
The amount of treatment necessary depends on the area of the body and the thickness of fat deposits present; however, generally a series of 2-4 treatments are required around 8 weeks apart to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
Will I notice a difference from the very first session?
Many of our patients see a noticeable difference in the amount of fat literally “melted away” from the very first session. The best part of this method of fat reduction is that patients can have control on how they want to contour their body; meaning you yourself can tell us which fat needs to go and which you wish to keep.
Is Injection Lipolysis used to help patients lose weight?
To reiterate, the best candidates for Injection Lipolysis are individuals who want to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat deposits in common areas of the body (i.e. upper chin, arms, thighs or stomach). It is important to clarify that this treatment is NOT meant as a weight reduction method or a procedure to cure obesity; but rather a supplementary measure to target localized fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise alone, and interfering with attaining the body contour that we all work hard to achieve.
Will I experience permanent fat reduction in the areas where Lipolysis is administered, and if so, for how long?
Injection Lipolysis is sometimes referenced to as a “fat melting” process, and the tremendous advantage to this is that once the fat cells are dissolved from the body, it is gone forever- given no unprecedented weight gain occurs. Some patients may come for a touchup every decade or so; correcting areas that accumulated fat deposits over time as a variable of age and change in lifestyle factors. At the Art of Facial Rejuvenation, we will give you a sculpted and contoured look; what you do with it is up to you.
Is there a recovery period after the procedure, if so, how long?
A few hours post-injection, there may be initial bruising, and burning and itching sensation, but that wears off in a couple of hours, and of course, it’s nothing over the counter pain-killer medication like Advil can’t fix.
What should I be mindful of post-treatment?
Patients should refrain from taking part in certain activities like massage, sauna and general sports and exercise for 3-4 days post treatment. Additionally, for some patients, albeit very rarely, a hardening of the skin, known as deep Hematomas bruising may occur, but this will disappear 2-6 weeks after treatment. That being said, Injection Lipolysis is largely seen as low-risk procedure and our doctors will provide a thorough assessment to ensure minimal pain and side-effects during and after treatment.
Which individuals should refrain from Injection Lipolysis?
Injection Lipolysis is not recommended for pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding. Furthermore, Injection Lipolysis is not suited for children and adolescence and in some cases, individuals with severe medical illnesses and rare medical complications. To get a more detailed and personalized information on what Lipolysis can do for your body and whether it is the right procedure for you, book a free consult with one of our doctors at our Art of Facial Rejuvenation clinic.
Before and After Photos
* Results of this treatment may vary from person to person.