Lipolysis Lipolysis is a very popular treatment in our clinic. It is non-invasive procedure which involves injecting active ingredients into the treatment area, beneath the skin, to seemingly melt away fat and expel it from the body. Lipolysis is a medical procedure of melting and removing unwanted fatty deposits on the body. This procedure can change the shape of our bodies and faces. The theory behind lipolysis is that together the ingredients cause fat to liquefy, dissolve and be eliminated from the body. Various ingredients may be used including combinations of vitamins and certain medications, depending upon the particular clinical condition. Treatment Summary Procedure Time 1 hour Recovery Time None Anaesthetic None Back to Work Same day Duration of Results 6 - 8 months No. of Treatments 3 Treatment Prices Treatment Cost Lipolysis £350 Frequently Asked Questions What does the treatment involve? A lipolysis treatment consists of lipolytic (phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate) application with microinjections directly into the fatty tissue of the treated region. The procedure of the lipolytic application itself is painless but after 15 minutes of the application a sense of itching, redness and swelling of the treated region appears. What areas can be treated? This can be an effective treatment to remove pockets of fat particularly on the face and neck. Many of our clients come to see us for the jowel and chin area however other areas are also treated with great results. Come in and talk to Gita on this very popular treatment. How many sessions will I need and how far apart should I have them? Often only treatment is needed however some patients may require 1-2 sessions to achieve desired results. Am I a suitable candidate / what are the Contra-indications? Anyone who has unwanted, stubborn areas of fat may be a candidate for laser lipolysis. The ideal candidate should be at, or close to, their healthy body weight and have realistic expectations of what the treatment can achieve. People who have a significant amount of weight to lose or are obese are not suitable for this treatment as it is designed to contour and shape the body rather than provide significant weight loss. Pregnant women are also not suitable for this treatment. The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate for laser lipolysis is to book a consultation with the doctor. What results can I expect? Pockets of fat on the fat will be significantly reduced. The treatment effect is observed one month after the application and the final effect comes after two months. Are there any side effects? Laser lipolysis is a very safe treatment with less associated risks and side effects that surgical liposuction, however, it is a minor surgical procedure so there are some risks involved. The most common side effect after laser lipolysis is swelling and bruising but this is temporary and should subside within a couple of days. These side effects are usually worse if you have had suction-assisted laser lipolysis. There is also a risk of infection so make sure you take the antibiotics prescribed to you buy the doctor and avoid drinking alcohol whilst taking them. To reduce the risk of any complications occurring, follow the post treatment advice given to you by your doctor. Downtime and Aftercare / post treatment advice? After two hours redness and pain disappear and the swelling can last up to 2 to 4 days after the treatment. In the next 2 to 4 weeks there is some sensitivity when the treated fatty tissue is pressed. You may have swelling and bruising and may be quite sore for a couple of days after the procedure. The swelling should subside within five to 10 days however bruising can last for up to three weeks. The doctor will give you a couple of days’ course of antibiotics to avoid infection. Make sure you take these as directed. You may also be given a compression garment to wear. This will help with lymphatic drainage and speed up the healing process so wear it for as long as your doctor suggests. Most people can resume normal activities after a couple of days but you should avoid strenuous activities for a couple of weeks after treatment. You should also avoid firm massaging of the area for a few months after treatment. What is the treatment cost? Lipolysis £350 Testimonials D.F - Chatham "I am so happy with the outcome of my lipolysis and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Laser and Aesthetic clinic for being so helpful and welcoming when I visited! I chose Dr Patel because during my consultation he took his time explaining in detail the process of my procedure, what to expect, and attentively listened to my concerns. I am glad that he was so honest, helpful and considerate. This treatment was one of the best decisions of my life and now I look and feel great!"