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Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Ayad Harb, we pride ourselves on the standard of care, quality and safety of our treatments.

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SRGN has three state of the art clinic locations in Central London, Bicester & Ascot.

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Fat Dissolving Injections

What are Fat Dissolving Injections?

Fat Dissolving Injections represent a modern and effective method for addressing localized fat deposits, sculpting areas of the body without the need for surgical intervention. This treatment has revolutionized the way we approach body contouring, and its popularity continues to grow, owing to its convenience, minimal discomfort, and lasting results.

Comprising a specialized compound that includes naturally occurring substances like deoxycholic acid, the injections work by breaking down fat cells in the targeted area. Once the cells are destroyed, they are absorbed into the body and naturally eliminated through the lymphatic system. This results in a reduction of the fat layer, creating a more contoured and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

The treatment is highly versatile and can be tailored to various body areas such as the thighs, abdomen, chin, and flanks. Moreover, it can be customized to meet individual needs and goals, ensuring that each patient receives the most appropriate care.

The procedure itself is relatively quick, taking 30-60 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated. Although patients may feel a mild tingling sensation, topical anesthetics are often used to maximize comfort. Unlike traditional liposuction, Fat Dissolving Injections do not require incisions or general anesthesia, significantly reducing both risks and recovery time.

Post-treatment, patients may notice slight swelling or redness in the treated area. These effects are normal and typically subside within a few days. With minimal to no downtime, many patients return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure. The convenience and efficiency of Fat Dissolving Injections make it an attractive option for those with busy lifestyles.

Results are gradual, as the body takes time to process and eliminate the treated fat cells. Most patients will see noticeable improvements within a few weeks, with full results emerging after the completion of the entire treatment series. Results are typically long-lasting, provided that a healthy diet and regular exercise are maintained.

Fat Dissolving Injections offer a unique solution to a common problem, bridging the gap between non-invasive cosmetic treatments and traditional surgical procedures. It is an innovative approach to body contouring, providing an opportunity to enhance one's appearance with minimal interruption to daily life. By offering a safe, effective, and convenient option, Fat 

Dissolving Injections continue to be a sought-after treatment for those seeking to achieve their aesthetic goals without surgery.

At a glance

Treatment Time

30-60 minutes



Hospital Stay

Not required

Full Recovery

24-48 hours

Time off work

24 hours or less




48 hours



Benefits of the treatment

Fat Dissolving Injections are celebrated for their non-surgical approach, providing an opportunity to sculpt the body without surgical intervention. This non-invasive procedure minimizes the risks and complications that might be associated with surgery, making it an appealing option for those looking to enhance their appearance without undergoing a more invasive procedure.

Another key benefit lies in the treatment's targeted nature. The medical professional can precisely control where the injections are applied, allowing for the addressing of specific areas of concern such as the thighs, abdomen, chin, or other localized fat deposits. Furthermore, the treatment can be customized to suit the unique needs and goals of the individual, ensuring that each patient receives the most appropriate care for their particular situation.

The treatment's minimal downtime is also a significant advantage. Many patients return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure, a convenience that is particularly attractive to those with busy lifestyles. The minimal to no downtime required makes it a practical option for many.

The results of Fat Dissolving Injections, though gradual, offer a natural and subtle transformation. This approach allows for discreet enhancement, avoiding the sudden and often drastic changes that might be associated with other types of body contouring. The long-lasting outcomes, provided that a healthy lifestyle is maintained, add to the attractiveness of this procedure.

Additionally, Fat Dissolving Injections are often seen as a more affordable alternative to traditional surgical methods. This cost-effective option allows a broader range of individuals to access body sculpting treatments, making aesthetic enhancements more accessible.

Safety is a paramount consideration, and when administered by trained and experienced medical professionals, Fat Dissolving Injections are considered both safe and effective. The use of proper protocols and individualized treatment plans ensures that the patient's safety is prioritized and that optimal outcomes are achieved.

The convenience, quick treatment time, minimal side effects, and environmentally friendly nature of the procedure further enhance its appeal. By offering aesthetics, practicality, safety, and affordability, Fat Dissolving Injections present a comprehensive solution for those seeking to reduce localized fat deposits. It's a treatment that resonates with a wide array of patients and continues to grow in popularity as a top choice for non-surgical body contouring. Whether seeking aesthetic enhancement or a boost in self-confidence, these injections provide an innovative and multifaceted approach to body sculpting.

How Many Sessions Are Needed For Fat Dissolving Injections?

The number of sessions required for Fat Dissolving Injections varies based on individual needs, goals, and the area being treated. Generally, 2-4 sessions are recommended, spaced several weeks apart. Each session targets a specific portion of the fat, allowing for a gradual reduction without overwhelming the body's natural elimination process. This phased approach ensures a smoother, more natural appearance. The exact number of sessions will be determined during an initial consultation, where a tailored treatment plan is crafted to meet the unique characteristics and desired outcomes of each patient.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Temporary side effects with Fat Dissolving Injections are typically mild and include swelling, redness, and mild discomfort at the injection sites. These effects usually subside within a day or two and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary. Bruising might also occur but fades with time. Since the procedure is non-surgical, there are no risks associated with incisions or general anesthesia. It is crucial to have this procedure performed by a trained and experienced medical professional to minimize potential risks and ensure an effective treatment.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Fat Dissolving Injections?

Ideal candidates for Fat Dissolving Injections are those who are near their ideal weight but struggle with localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. This treatment is not intended for significant weight loss but rather for contouring specific areas. Individuals should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about what the treatment can achieve. A thorough consultation with a qualified medical professional will determine candidacy, taking into consideration medical history, specific goals, and any potential contraindications.

When Will I See Results From Fat Dissolving Injections?

Initial results from Fat Dissolving Injections can be seen within a few weeks, with full results apparent after the completion of the entire treatment series. The body naturally processes and eliminates the treated fat cells, leading to a gradual reduction in the fat layer. This time frame ensures a natural and subtle transformation, avoiding a sudden or drastic change in appearance. Individual results may vary, and following post-treatment care instructions will optimize outcomes. Regular follow-up appointments will help monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan if needed.

Are Fat Dissolving Injections Safe?

When performed by a trained and experienced medical professional, Fat Dissolving Injections are considered a safe and effective treatment for reducing localized fat. The procedure involves injecting a specially formulated compound into the fat layer, where it breaks down fat cells without harming surrounding tissues. Proper technique, adherence to protocols, and careful patient selection contribute to the safety of this procedure. During the initial consultation, potential risks and contraindications will be assessed, and a personalized treatment plan will be devised to ensure both safety and efficacy.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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