Fat Dissolving Injections




Who are fat dissolving injections for?

This is intended for patients with pockets of localised fat not responding to diet or increased physical exercise. It is not intended for weight loss but rather to improve and alter the contour of the body by removing stubborn areas of fat.

Commonly treated areas include double chin, jowls, upper arms, waist, abdomen, saddle bags, buttocks, banana rolls, thighs and cellulitic skin.


Who is an Ideal candidate?

The ideal candidate for the fat dissolving injection treatment is someone who is not interested in a surgical procedure and who has a stubborn area of fat which is relatively non-responsive to dieting and exercise.

There is a spectrum of efficacy with treatments for fat removal with surgical liposuction still remaining the gold standard for removal of fat, however many people are not interested in the downtime, expense or the surgical nature of this procedure.


Which areas can be treated?

Lipolysis achieves good results in the following body zones:

Chin (double chin)

Cheeks (sagging)



Hips (love handles)


Thighs (saddlebags)


Upper arms (arm toning)

Pseudo gynecomastia (male breasts)

Back (bra fat or muffin top)

Corrective measures after liposuction

Cellulitic areas


How is the treatment delivered?

The doctor will take a thorough medical history and examine you to make sure that you are a suitable candidate and that there are no contraindications to treatment.

You should be fully informed about the benefits and all common and important side effects.

Best practice is to then give you a few days or weeks to consider the treatment before it is carried out.


Is the treatment painful?

The treatment itself is relatively simple. It is delivered through injection points using a long thin needle to access the subcutaneous fat.

The procedure is generally not uncomfortable and most patients report discomfort levels of 1–3 on a scale of 1–10 (10 being severe).


Does it work?

While results can’t be compared to surgical liposuction, where large amounts of fat are permanently removed from the body, the results of fat dissolving injections are still permanent. The treatment takes time to reach its full effect but patients that have undergone follow-up examinations seven years after therapy still show reduction in fat tissue in the treated areas. An added benefit is that the skin tightens naturally during the healing process and it is not normally necessary to treat lax skin separately. If required, this can be done later with energy based devices (ultrasound or radiofrequency) or a thread-lift after treatment.


Is there a guarantee?

As with all medical therapies there is no guarantee of fully successful treatment. Some patients get good results from 3-4 treatments, but many require more treatments. In larger areas more sessions will be required. Up to 8 sessions are required for difficult areas in some cases. The recommended interval between repeat treatments is 2-4 weeks.


Is it safe?

It is only sold and delivered by medical professionals in the UK.

No major untreatable side effects have occurred in over 2 million treatments world wide so far.

Not one single incidence of overdose or toxic effects has been recorded.

In fact the dissolving ingredients gradually work over a period of 2 weeks after the injection. This helps to improve safety and minimise side effects.


Is it costly?

The charges are per injection area per session. Prices start from £800 per session.  It can be costly if large areas persist. Whilst in some patients results maybe visible after just one session in some further sessions are required with the added costs.


What happens after treatment?

You will have swelling and redness in the area where we dissolve the fat for a few weeks. This starts to settle after a few days and is normally gone in 3–4 weeks.

You may have some discomfort but this is not usually severe.

A little bruising is expected, especially if blood thinning agents such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (Nurofen or Advil), fish or krill oil, flaxseed oil or multivitamins have been ingested in the previous two weeks.

About 1 in 5 patients get a numb sensation in the treated area, which settles after a few weeks or months in all cases.

As with any injections, an allergic reaction can occur. Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to any substance.

Rarely, ulceration and subsequent scarring can occur and tender persistent lumps in the area injected have been reported.

The result can also occasionally be uneven, and if this is the case, further injections may be required.


Post Injection care

You should not exercise for 5 days and some patients find mild compression clothing (e.g. Spandex) helps for non-facial treatment areas.

A low calorie diet can help to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Complete the recommended course of therapy. Remember that good results will require at least three treatments, ideally two to four weeks apart.

Massage the treated area 5 minutes a day, 5 times a day for 5 days.

Tender lumps may be palpable for up to a month after treatment which is indicative of fat necrosis or fat cell death. It is normal for this to sometimes occur.

Moderate alcohol consumption post treatment is acceptable.

Some people experience some palpable lumps or unevenness after injectable Lipolysis/Mesotherapy. Massage (manual or a hand held massager) is helpful to increase circulation and smooth out any unevenness. This “lumping” will improve naturally over time.

Extended bruising or brown discoloration in the area treated can occur. This will settle with time.

Some itching similar to that experienced with hives can occur and is not a reason for concern. This usually lasts two to three days and can be treated with an antihistamine and a topical hydrocortisone cream, both available over the counter at your pharmacy if required.

Cosmetic improvement takes approximately three months to begin in majority of cases and final results in a selected few may not be seen for up to one year after treatment.

Fat dissolving injection treatment does not work on about 5% of patients.

Long-term benefit is possible with a healthy lifestyle.

The doctor will see you again after 2-4 weeks for review and to consider further treatments.

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Jennifer Lopez’s beauty secrets revealed!

J-Lo recently celebrated her 50th birthday, but the pop icon looks barely a day over 30. Here we take a guess at the secrets behind what’s keeping this diva looking so divine. To help you understand the behind-the-scenes beauty of achieving such a miraculously youth look, we’ve done some expert analysis for you and produced a cheat sheet for everyone looking to age so gracefully.

What’s down to simply good genes? And what can only be achieved with a nip, tuck and a tweak? Here’s our opinion, from brow to toe.  

Looking at before and after images of Jennifer Lopez, it is obvious she has certainly had a number of cosmetic treatments done. And by cosmetic treatments, we don’t necessarily mean cosmetic surgery, per se. 

Forehead – She is certainly using muscle relaxing treatments to the forehead to relax her forehead lines with botulinum toxin, and around the eyes, too, to prevent any crow feet wrinkles forming around this delicate region. 

Brows – Her eyebrows have maintained their position likely due to an eyebrow lift, which has the added effect of keeping her eyes looking more open, creating a youthful appearance. She doesn’t have the tired appearance look that one gets with the aging process. 

Eyes – Her under eyes look like they have filler in the tear trough region or usage of PDO thread. This has the added benefit of not just lifting the skin, stimulating collagen production, tightening the pores, promoting new blood vessel formation and orbital rejuvenation.

Nose  – She has almost certainly had a rhinoplasty, alarplasty and tip refinement to her nose. The nasal bridge appears narrower and straighter and her alas, (the nostril area of the nose) have been reduced in size because they are in line with her inter-canthal distance (the distance between her medial part of the eyes). Mind you, most of these outcomes can also be achieved with PDO threads in specific regions of the nose, so this also may have been used.

Cheeks – Her cheeks look filled with cheek filler. They appear well defined and contoured, enabling her to use less makeup to achieve the effect of high cheekbones.

Naso-labial area – She doesn’t appear to have deep smile lines or nasolabial folds, which might be attributed to the usage of dermal fillers or a thread lift in that area.

Lips- Her lips look augmented both in definition (around the lips) and volume (within the lips) with the help of fillers.

Jaw – Her jaw angle and jawline looks cosmetically tweaked, which may be due to using fillers to contour the jaw. The margins of the jaw are more protruded, broader, and more angular, which is the case when jawline augmentation and refinement is done. It could also be the case that she has had toxin injected into the masseters to give her a more v-shaped jawline. 

Chin – Her chin looks augmented to put it in proportion to her facial dimensions. This aides the perception of a refined jawline, as the skin is tight around that region. She also doesn’t have visible marionette lines (the lines from the angle of the mouth to the chin), which implies that they have been filled with filler or PDO threaded.

Skin – Her skin looks radiant and could be due to laser therapy to the skin. Laser therapy revitalises the skin whilst reducing discolouration of the skin and evening out of her skin tone. No doubt she has a team of Hollywood facialists and make-up artists taking great care of her skin.

Good genes – Of course, everyone’s looks are dictated by their genes; and it would seem she has a very good set of genes that make her more predisposed towards aging gracefully. It has also helped that she has physically maintained herself and kept herself healthy. However, it would be hard to fathom a 50 year old woman looking this youthful without the help of cosmetic interventions and tweakments!

If you’re interested in how to achieve the JLO glow or you’re interested in any of the cosmetic treatments mentioned above, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form. 

Photo cred @Jlo

The best cure for a double-chin

A double-chin or sagging skin under the chin is one of the most frustrating aesthetic issues a woman can have. Diet and exercise can only get you so far once stubborn small pockets of fat are accumulating under your chin. Before you turn to turtlenecks to hide your aging chin, consider a chin lift for a permanent reversal to these unappealing changes.

Why do I have a double-chin?

As we age the muscles in the lower face start to lose tension and elasticity and start to become slack. The body can then start storing excess fat in this pouch, causing the skin to droop even further.

How does the PDO chin lift work?

PDO chin tightening is a non-invasive and safe surgery that doesn’t even require you to go under the knife. PDO threads are inserted into the year to tighten and lift the affected area. This stitching method has been used in medicine for over 30 years, and is now being applied in aesthetics.

Turning back this telltale sign of aging requires a professional with expertise in chin and neck procedures. Dr. Bhar is an expert in facial rejuvenation and has a leading understanding of how to transform the complicated chin and neck area. A Diplomate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, a Korean Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, and Board Certified from the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Bhar is qualified to handle your procedure with the utmost safety and help you achieve the tight chin and jawline results you desire.

The benefits of chin tightening

1. A tighter jawline – Collagen fibers contract and multiply which firms and improves laxity.
2. Improved skin texture – Connective tissue contracts to improve the skin’s contour, texture, and architecture.
3. A smoother and smaller neckline – Circulation improves and retained fluids drain from the subcutaneous adipose tissue to reduce edema (swelling), erythema (redness) and overall volume of the under-chin area.

How long do the results last?

The positive results of the chin lift can last up to two years and can be used in conjunction with Dr. Bhar’s other treatments for an integrated bespoke rejuvenation program.

Are you a candidate for chin tightening?

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate for the PDO Chin Tightening if, as well as being in good health, you have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Sagging skin on your jawline, resulting in jowls
  • Fat deposits underneath the chin which interfere with the contour of your neck
  • Excess fat under the jawline creating a double-chin or triple-chin
  • Horizontal banding underneath the chin
  • Difficulty in budging stubborn fat under the jawline
  • Desire to appear more youthful and boost self-confidence

To discuss your concerns and expectations about the PDO Chin Tightening, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.

The jawline contouring treatment you need to try 

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp… what do they all have in common? A well-defined, crisp jawline that frames the face and creates the coveted chiseled look.

Whilst botox, fillers and collagen are often the first stop for people looking to rejuvenate their visage, a jawline rejuvenation also be an ideal, quick and painless solution for people looking to remedy a weak or saggy jawline.  

What is PDO jaw contouring?

PDO jaw contouring is the process of inserting tiny absorbable threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin on and around the jawline.  They have a tightening, lifting effect on the skin; stimulating the production of collagen and causing the skin tissue to contract, resulting in a sculpted, contoured jawline. It can have a very positive effect upon a person’s silhouette and contribute to a smoother, more youthful jaw.  

Am I a candidate for a jawline rejuvenation? 

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate if, as well as being healthy, you want to improve any of the following symptoms:

-Saggy jawline 


-Drooping skin underneath the chin 

-Lack of jawline definition 

-Wrinkly, loose skin around the jaw 

-Jawline asymmetry

-A desire to have a more youthful, well-defined jawline

What are the benefits?

-Tightened, tauter jawline

-Overall skin condition and texture improves 

-Reduced or removed double-chin

-More youthful appearance 

-No painful surgery – it’s a quick and easy treatment – undertaken with local anaesthetic, in one hour 

-No recovery or downtime needed 

Why choose Dr. Bhar? 

Dr. Bhar is an expert in jawline rejuvenation. His procedures are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and well-defined jawlines. A specialised procedure such as this should always be handled by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bhar to ensure it meets your expectations and is safe.  

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve the perfectly defined jawline, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today.

Get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.