Top 4 Myths About Fat Removal Aqualyx and Lipolysis Injection Treatments

a woman in a towel after fat disolving injections

Summer is around the corner and you may be thinking about fat removal treatments like lipolysis injections and Aqualyx to get your bod ready. These treatments are some of the most popular in our London clinic this time of year. There’s a lot of information out there about fat removal treatments, but how can you sort the truth from the myths? When considering treatments to dissolve fat from the body, regardless of where you are, it is important to understand the facts about the procedure and its benefits before completely ruling it out. 

If you’ve tried every diet on the shelves and are exercising till you’re blue in the face, yet you can’t seem to shift that stubborn double chin or small pocket of unwanted fat, you’re in luck. Surgery isn’t your final and only option now that non-surgical treatments can be just as effective with less pain and downtime. One of the most popular options is Aqualyx — a non-surgical treatment that dissolves fat cells when injected into tissue under the skin. However, the benefits of these at fat removal methods have been clouded with a number of ridiculous myths. Today, we will bust the top four myths about fat dissolving treatments. Don’t be fooled!

Myth #1 — Fat Removal Treatments Are Harmful

Much like we’re naturally sceptical of the unknown, many people fear that fat removal treatments like Aqualyx will cause permanent damage to their bodies. The truth is that the Aqualyx treatment is made of naturally occurring ingredients — deoxycholic acid (DC) solution, which is a secondary bile acid, and several plant-based compounds. Aqualyx is a safe and effective fat-dissolving injection designed to work with your body to get rid of excess fat cells. After it is injected and the fat cells are destroyed, the remains are excreted by the lymphatic system naturally. 

Myth #2 — Results Aren’t Permanent

Although weight loss injections do not require surgery, this does not mean that the procedure won’t be as effective (i.e. with permanent effects). It remains true that if a patient who has had fat dissolving treatments (and, therefore, has fewer fat cells in a particular area) doesn’t lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle that includes regular exercise, the fat cells that were not dissolved by the Aqualyx injections will begin to grow. The removal of specific fat cells will be permanent, however; it is the maintenance of the reduced fat in these areas that are affected by diet and exercise. This is not exclusive to Aqualyx treatments, as the same can be said for any weight-loss surgery or treatment. 

Myth #3 — Fat Removal Is a Quick Fix

Yes, the procedure itself can be done before your lunch hour ends, but results aren’t immediate. An Aqualyx fat removal treatment will not deliver instant results, so if you are trying to drop a few pounds right before a big event, this might not be the best solution. But it will work well if you give yourself time to see results. All results will vary depending on the size and region of the fatty deposit you wish to deplete, with larger areas requiring more treatments. Patients can receive up to eight treatments (each three to five weeks apart), and results will generally show between four to six weeks after your final treatment.

Myth #4 — Fat Removal Treatment Is for Weight Loss

It’s true that treatments including Aqualyx are used to remove stubborn pockets of fat, but they are only used to remove fat cells in smaller, more isolated areas of the body that are resistant to exercise and dieting. These areas include the stomach, hip, chest, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, knees, ankles and under the chin (the jowls). If you are looking to remove larger amounts of fat, or are looking to lose a significant amount of weight all over the body, non-surgical fat removal treatments are not the best choice. But if you are at a healthy weight and want to address a stubborn area of fat that just won’t shift, then fat loss injections could be the perfect solution.  

Get in touch with our weight loss clinic in London today to set up your free no-obligation consultation. Visit Harley Street MD and we will discuss your needs and recommend the fat removal treatment best for you.

Dr. Chia Tan
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