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Fat Dissolve - a new method of reducing cellulite & fat

Unwantedfatty deposits and cellulite are difficult to treat just diet and exercise, especially stubborn areas.

Fat Dissolve is a method of reducing localized stubborn areas of fat and cellulite using small amounts of soy bean extract, vitamins and medicines, which are placed just below the skin surface.

What is Fat Dissolve?

Fat Dissolve is a method of injecting vitamins and a soy bean extract into fatty and cellulite areas. This is turn breaks down fat cells permanently. Fatty acids are released which lead to some inflammation of tissues and new collagen formation. This leads to the shrinkage and smoothing of overlying skin.

Fat Dissolve  - <i>Note: the treatment is the only change that has occurred between these images.</i>
Note: the treatment is the only change that has occurred between these images.

How effective is Fat Dissolve?

It is an effective method of reducing fat and cellulite in small localised deposits of the body.

How many treatments are needed?

Number of treatments vary from 38 sessions depending on the amount of fat and/or cellulite present. Most people notice improvement after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. Ideally treatments are performed once per month.How long is the recovery period?Fat Dissolve is a lunchtime procedure, so no recovery period is needed.

Fat Dissolve  - <i>Note: the treatment is the only change that has occurred between these images.</i>
Note: the treatment is the only change that has occurred between these images.

What happens to the destroyed fat?

The fat is broken down and removed by the body.

Is Fat Dissolve painful?

Fat Dissolve causes some discomfort. To minimize this, it is best to ice the area for 1/2 hour prior to injection.

Is time off work needed?

No, time off work is not needed. There may be some visible swelling and bruising for 710 days after treatment.

How long does Fat Dissolve take?

Fat Dissolve takes about 2030 minutes.

Is it possible to have a reaction to the vitamins and medicines?

Although uncommon, it is possible to have a reaction to one or more of the products used. It would be seen as localized area of redness. This is temporary and will usually disappear within 24 hours. It is usual to have some swelling for up to 710 days after treatment.

What are the side effects of Fat Dissolve?

Side effects are uncommon but include:

  • Localised redness
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Reaction to products
  • Ulceration (very rare)
  • Pigmentation

Is Fat Dissolve new or experimental?

Fat Dissolve was first introduced in 1950's, and has been practiced extensively in Europe for over 20 years. It is relatively new to Australia but is not experimental.

Can Fat Dissolve be used alone for treating fatty deposits and cellulite?

Fat Dissolve produces best results when combined with proper diet and exercise. Laser lipolysis is useful for small localised fat deposits.