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Adipose Lipolysis Injection

Adipose Lipolysis Injection

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is one way of losing weight. But sometimes the diet and exercise does not work to address stubborn fat pockets in certain isolated areas of the body. Getting rid of this stubborn fat can become tiresome, especially for people who prefer not to do surgery or may be unable to undergo fat reduction surgery. Some of the reasons one may want to undergo targeted fat reduction include:

  • Presence of back rolls; isolated fat deposits
  • Having breast fat in men and anterior axilla in women
  • Having a double chin
  • Having excess fat in the thighs, hips, knees and arms.

To fix the above issues, Adipose lipolysis injections, commonly known as anti-fat injections or Lipolysis Injection in Dubai would be recommended. This is a non-surgical procedure performed on the face, chin and body to remove stubborn and unwanted subcutaneous fat deposits by dissolving them in order to improve the contours of that body area. In general, it is ideal in smaller areas and is FDA approved mainly for chin fat deposits.

Adipose Lipolysis Technique

Adipose Lipolysis or Injection Adipolysis technique is considered a substitute of lipoplasty and is used to sculpture patients with small to medium sized fat deposits who do not want to undergo surgery or are unable to go for surgery. The procedure is non-surgical and simply melts fat at the target area.
The term injection adipolysis refers to targeted injection of cytotoxic substances to areas of the body that contain fat pockets with the aim of breaking down and dissolving the fat. The active components used in the injection are present in both animal and plant cells and include;

  • Soybean-derived phosphatidylcholine (PPC)
  • Sodium deoxycholate (SDC) – a constituent of bile

Sodium deoxycholate, which is a formulation for subcutaneous injection, when administered, improves excess submental fat but when combined with phosphatidylcholine, the procedure results in a more appealing cosmetic result. This is because there are less severe reactions at the injection sites.

Our Commitment To You

Our highly trained and experienced staff will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire process of Adipose lipolysis injections in Dubai, which will allow you to make the best decision. At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, our experts have more than 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic procedures and have helped more than 10,000 patients safely achieve their dream of beauty and confidence. We will identify the most suitable expert for you, will listen to you, understand and identify your individual and detailed requirements in a tailor-made consultation, advise you on what you expect from the right treatment and ultimately develop the most suitable treatment plan with you.

The Liposuction Process

a) The Consultation

The first step of injection adipolysis is having a detailed consultation and examination in the clinic with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist, to determine a tailor-made plan for each candidate.

b) The Procedure

The second step is to schedule the procedure with the highly qualified and experienced expert in injection adipolysis /injection lipolysis and anti-aging procedures. The procedure, which takes 40 minutes to one hour depending on the size of the target area, is done under local anesthesia.

Prior to the injection lipolysis treatment, each patient is screened to ensure that it is safe to proceed with the procedure. This includes a pre-anesthetic consultation, blood testing, and to ensure the patient is a fit candidate for the procedure.

During the procedure, the location and size of the target area is examined and measured. The area is then marked in a grid pattern, and the local anesthetic cream is applied. An ultrathin needle syringe is filled with the lipolysis mixture and phosphatidylcholine in specific amounts, then it’s injected into the tissue where the fat deposits are. The treatment with PPC and SDC decreases subcutaneous fat by melting it, and then the dissolved fat is eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system.

The treatment, which is considered gentle and pain-free, is done in four sessions in an interval of four to eight weeks apart, depending on how the results satisfy the patient.

The expert Consultant accompanies the patient throughout the entire process of recovery and healing, through scheduled follow-ups.

c) The Recovery

After the injection lipolysis treatment, the patient is advised to avoid over-exposure to the sun, and instead to use a wide spectrum sun screen. Pain, numbness, bruising and swelling is normal, but it can take up to three weeks for all these side effects to disappear. The severe effects decrease with each session of the subsequent injections.

After each session of the injection lipolysis treatment, the patient can go back to his/her daily activities. There’s typically no downtime from the treatment.

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Before And After Results

At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery Dubai, we do our best to protect our patients’ confidentiality. That is why all the Before & After results are not available online, however, they will be shown during a consultation in The Clinic only.

Before And After Results

At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery Dubai, we do our best to protect our patients’ confidentiality. That is why all the Before & After results are not available online, however, they will be shown during a consultation in The Clinic only.

Meet Our Team

Our Board-Certified expert surgeons have over 20 years’ surgical experience and are trained at some of the world’s best medical schools with a proven track record in UAE, the USA and Brazil.

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Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Buthainah Al Shunnar is an Emirati American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in breast surgery, body contouring, aesthetic facial surgery, hand surgery, post-cancer reconstruction and microsurgery, as well as non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Dermal Fillers and PRP.

Dr. Buthainah Al-Shunnar

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Dr Kamal is an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in aesthetic facial surgery, breast surgery, reconstructive surgery, body contouring, fat transfer and non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Dermal Fillers and PRP.

Dr. Kamal Sawan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Claudia Machado is a Brazilian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in aesthetic facial surgery, breast surgery, body contouring, fat transfer and minimal and non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Dermal Fillers, PRP, Chemical peels, CO2 therapy and others.

Dr. Claudia Alves Silva Machado

Specialist Plastic Surgeon


Although an injection lipolysis procedure is straightforward, it is important that the right level of intervention or treatment is determined and that the procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical be performed by a qualified and expert plastic surgeon. A potential candidate has to fit into certain criteria to be eligible for the procedure and should have:

  • Elastic skin that’s able to snap back.
  • Be close to achieving their ideal weight.
  • Realistic expectations regarding the expected results.
  • Be in good health both physically and psychologically.

What To Expect From An Injection Adipolysis

The main benefit of an injection adipolysis is to treat small pockets of adipose fat pads that cannot be treated by other modalities. Since everyone is different, the expected results of an adipose injection treatment might vary from person to person, but benefits typically include:

  • Getting rid of small to medium fat pads.
  • The results are long-lasting as long as the patient doesn’t gain weight.
  • No long-term side effects.
  • Improves the appearance of the adipose tissues.
  • The treatment is minimally-invasive and fast,
  • Zero downtime.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do the adipose lipolysis injections work?

Adipose lipolysis injections, also known as lipolytic injections are based on a formulation containing deoxycholic acid, which is a secondary bile acid that is naturally produced by the body to liquefy fat in the gut.

Fat-dissolving injections diminish fat cells by destroying the fat cell membrane and liquefying the fat in the treatment area. The destroyed fat cells are broken down and naturally removed from the body through the lymphatic system. By tackling the stubborn fat pockets which are not responding to exercise and diet alone, the fat dissolving injections help in refining the body shape.

What are the target areas for the fat dissolving injections?

Adipose lipolysis injections in Dubai are meant to treat body areas that have stubborn fat cells which do not respond to exercise and diet alone. The target areas include:

  • Double chin
  • Jawline
  • Underarm bra fat
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Back rolls
  • Saddlebags
  • Inner thighs
  • knees

Who is a good candidate for the adipose lipolysis injection?

Fat dissolving injections are ideal for individuals who are close to their ideal weight with stubborn, localized fatty deposits which do not respond to exercise and/or diet. He/she should have between 1.5 cm to 10 cm pinchable fat on the treatment area as well as good skin elasticity.

However, not everyone can undergo fat dissolving injections. Those who are not good candidates for this treatment include those with severe allergies, anaphylaxis, autoimmune disease, severe physical illness, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women.

How long does the treatment take and what does it involve?

The duration of the treatment time depends on the number of treatment areas. Generally, each session takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour. The treatment involves a series of small injections of the fat dissolving products which are injected directly into the pockets of the unwanted fat.

What is the downtime and how soon will I see the results?

There is no downtime associated with adipose lipolysis injections and you can go back to your normal routine immediately after the treatment. It is however recommended to wear a compression garment on the treatment area for several days to reduce swelling and attain the best results.

The results take about 3-6 weeks to be visible and they continue to improve over the coming weeks and months. Several treatment sessions are required for optimal fat reduction results.

How many treatment sessions are required?

The number of treatments required depends on the size and number of the fatty deposits. The treatment sessions required should be between 4-6 weeks apart. Generally, a course of 1-3 treatment sessions is recommended for the face, and 3-5 treatment sessions for the body to attain the best results.

Are the results from the fat dissolving injections permanent?

Since the fat cells are destroyed and removed from the treatment area, the results are permanent. However, if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, fat cells will regenerate and put on weight in other areas of your body. Maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle inclusive of exercising will maintain the results for a long time.

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