Fat Dissolving Injections



Here is a thing that you need to know; some fat deposits are stubborn and can be tough to get rid of because it is set up biologically to stay there and does not respond to diet or exercise, no matter how hard you try.

Good news is, at The Lime Tree Clinic, we offer a non-surgical treatment known as fat dissolving injections that can dissolve and permanently get rid of fat cells in your face and body to achieve a more sculpted, youthful appearance.

What are fat dissolving injections made of?

Fat dissolving injections are medicines and are often composed of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring substance produced by our liver. Its role in the body is exactly what we are achieving with the treatment, to dissolve fat.

How do fat dissolving injections work?

Fat dissolving injections work by breaking down the membrane of fat cells which then get absorbed by the body and progressively eliminated by the kidneys. It is hard for fat cells to be replaced, so the number of fat cells decrease permanently. It is particularly useful for the removal of localised pockets of fat. Larger areas of fat would benefit from The Lime Tree Clinic’s Mini-Liposuction 35 (ML35) or traditional liposuction.

Are fat dissolving injections safe?

Yes, the brand that we use for fat dissolving injections is a TGA approved injectable treatment for dissolving the fat cells under the chin. However, it can be safely used to eliminate fat cells in other areas of the body as long as the medicine is injected properly at the right dosage, in a sterile environment as well as administered by the qualified injectors at The Lime Tree Clinic.

Side effects associated with fat dissolving injections are temporary and include swelling, tenderness, bruising and numbness. These resolve in 1-3 weeks and are expected. Our qualified cosmetic injector will discuss the benefits and risks with you before your treatment is administered.


What are the target areas for the fat dissolving injections?

Fat dissolving injections are popularly used to destroy the fat cells under the chin that causes a facial condition known as “submental fullness” or commonly described as a double chin.  Other common treatment areas include but are not limited to:

  • Upper back to get rid of the bra bulge
  • Upper arms to get rid of the wings
  • Hips to get rid of love handles
  • Waistline to get rid of muffin top
  • Abdomen to get rid of jelly bellies
  • Fleshy upper knees

What is the procedure for fat dissolving injections?

Fat dissolving injections are non-surgical, quick and has relatively little down time. Depending on the location and the number of areas to be treated, the whole process generally takes about 30 minutes.

Prior to the procedure, our cosmetic practitioner will assess your medical history and the target treatment area to ensure you are deemed suitable for the fat dissolving injections. The areas for injection will be thoroughly cleansed and marked to enable precise delivery of the fat dissolving injection. A series of injection is then made into the target area. The treatment area may become warm and red, and you may also experience a tingling sensation. A numbing cream can be applied 20 minutes prior to the procedure to minimise any discomfort during the procedure.

The procedure ends with a soft massage to the injected area for about 5 minutes to enhance the distribution of the solution.

Fat dissolving injection aftercare

Immediately after the treatment, you may experience swelling, bruising, itching, pain, sensitivity to pressure and warmth at the injection site.  Avoid scratching, or picking around the injection site and keep the area dry for at least 4 hours. This is normal and generally disappears within 1-2 weeks. You can continue your usual daily activities immediately.

Do not drink alcohol or perform strenuous exercise as it may result in additional bruising. Avoid exposure to intense heat that can affect the treated areas.

When can I see the treatment results and how long will it last for?

Depending on the individual and the areas treated, visible results can be seen from 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Depending on the size of the area and the fat thickness, you may need 1 to 4 or more treatments to achieve the desired results. By maintaining a healthy diet and a stable weight, the treatment results are long term.

Our cosmetic injector will work closely with you to design a specific treatment plan to suit your needs.

What is the cost for fat dissolving injections?

A single session of fat dissolving injections is between $750-990.

For larger areas of fat, The Lime Tree Clinic’s Mini-Liposuction may be a more suitable alternative.

If you are not sure what is appropriate for you or would simply like a free consultation, please book a time to meet us at The Lime Tree Clinic.