Stubborn fat deposits in problem areas cannot always be removed in the usual way with exercise and healthy eating. The reason for this is usually genetically predisposed fat distribution. In order to remove the fat cells, surgical liposuction is frequently performed. However, surgery is not always desirable for various reasons. A non-surgical alternative to liposuction is a procedure called injection lipolysis.
How does injection lipolysis work?
Injection lipolysis is ideal for reducing smaller fat deposits without surgery. The special solution (made of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholic acid) is injected with a fine needle into the tissue of the area to be treated. This creates a reaction that causes the fat cells to disintegrate, if successful. The released cells are gradually broken down by the lymphatic system. The treatment is not painful, therefore no local anaesthetic is usually required. The number of treatments can vary between 2-4 sessions depending on the area of the body; the time between sessions is generally 4-6 weeks.
The method is safe and efficient, side effects such as redness and swelling only occur locally
Who is suitable for injection lipolysis?
As with liposuction, injection lipolysis is not suitable for losing weight. Patients should first try to reduce the stubborn fat deposits with diet and exercise. Injection lipolysis is a real solution particularly for those who cannot lose weight in certain areas due to a genetic predisposition. In women, this is often saddlebags on the outer sides of the thighs. A problem area that is particularly noticeable but cannot be concealed by clothing is the double chin.
Which areas can be treated?
the Hautmedizin Bad Soden performs the treatment with injection lipolysis on double chins and thighs, as well as hips, stomach, knee, back, buttocks and cheeks. Once fat cells have been removed, they do not form back. However, patients may gain weight again due to the remaining fat.
Treatment success always depends on various factors, including the patient’s genetic predisposition and constitution.
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