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Improved body contouring

up to 45 minutes

Minimal to none

6 to 12 months

Improved body contouring

up to 45 minutes

Minimal to none

6 to 12 months

Local anaesthetic

What are Fat Dissolving Injections?

For many men and women, leading a healthy lifestyle is successful for helping to keep the body in shape. However, when pinchable deposits of fatty tissue appear difficult to shift, fat dissolving injections can provide an effective solution. This treatment can be used on areas of the face and body, including: under the chin, around the jawline, upper and lower back, stomach, hips, upper arms and thighs, however they are not designed to be used as a method for losing significant amounts of weight.

The Experience

At House of Saab we use the brands Aqualyx and Kybella. The injections contain a modified  compound of deoxycholate acids that is administered to the area of fatty tissue, just beneath the skin. The acid then works to breakdown the fat cells, which can be naturally disposed of through the body’s own lymphatic system. Depending on the size of the area that is being treated, more than 1 injection may be required; which will be discussed during your consultation.

This procedure can also be effective for improving pseudo-gynaecomastia; a condition that can affect men and causes the growth of extra fatty tissue in the breast area – giving the appearance of ‘man boobs’.

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Aftercare & Results

The body may take around 6 or 8 weeks to fully breakdown and dispose of the unwanted fat cells, which is when you should expect to see the results. The removal of stubborn fat can help to reshape the body and create a more streamlined form. Not only does this create more aesthetically pleasing body contours, it can also help to boost confidence and self-esteem.

During your course of procedures you should make a conscious effort to ensure you move around; taking regular walks. Following the injections you should avoid strenuous exercise and drink plenty of water for up to 48 hours. Your practitioner will show you how to massage the treated area, which will need to be done for 15 minutes each day for 2 weeks.

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Our Expertise

House of Saab specialises in many different aesthetic treatments for a variety of conditions. We take pride in being one of the few medical aesthetic clinics that offer fat dissolving injections in London. We guarantee a skilled and experienced injector who has a good understanding of how the compound works, performs the treatment.

Our fat dissolving injection treatments are conducted by either a doctor, nurse, or aesthetic therapist. A practitioner will meet you when you arrive, explain the procedure, and guide you to one of the treatment rooms. Unlike other medical aesthetic clinics, you may have the choice in who performs the fat dissolving injection treatment.

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Fat dissolving injections will often produce more successful results for people who still have a fairly good amount of elasticity in the skin. However once the treatment is complete, if the skin appears a little loose or saggy, House of Saab may be able to recommend a suitable skin tightening procedure. You may be advised against these injections if you have an existing skin disease or infection, or if your body finds it difficult to produce fat (a condition known as lipodystrophy).

Determining your suitability for Aqualyx fat dissolving treatment involves a comprehensive assessment by our experienced team at House of Saab. Ideal candidates are often those who are close to their target weight but struggle with localised, stubborn fat deposits that resist traditional diet and exercise.

As an injectable procedure, you may feel some slight tenderness as the injection is being administered. If you would prefer, your practitioner can apply a local anaesthetic to the area which is to be addressed so you are more comfortable.

Our clients only usually experience very minor side effects after having fat dissolving injections, including: swelling, aching and sensitivity. Any slight bruising has usually disappeared within 7 – 10 days and other effects will often subside in a few hours.

There is no notable downtime expected with this treatment, however a little sensitivity may be felt. You should be able to continue with your day fairly quickly after leaving the clinic.

We provide a range of payment options to our customers across all treatments and products. We have “Buy Now Pay Later” schemes active via Paypal Credit and Klarna, where you’re also presented with the option to split payments. Alternatively, we offer the option to pay in 2 or 3 instalments for our treatment package bookings, depending on the cost of package and number of sessions involved. You can find out more about these options on our dedicated Payment Options page.

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