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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5 reasons why tweakments are the biggest beauty trend of 2019 

At Harley Street Surgery, we’ve noticed the trend for tweakments; non-surgical lifts, tweaks, freezes, fluffs, fills, peels and puffs – and they are soaring in popularity with our patients. Women and men are turning to tweakments as opposed to full-blown surgical interventions in the bid to age naturally and gradually. We’re digging into the trend here with five reasons why it’s happening, and why we’ll see it continuing into 2020.

It’s the new aesthetic trend

Consumers are shifting towards the natural, individualistic beauty look over a fake, homogenised, one-size-fits-all look. Liquid facelifts, PRP & PRF, non-surgical nose jobs and PDO contouring tap into this new mindset of people wanting to look like themselves, but a little more refined. Tweakments offer a boost to our confidence, ease the effects of aging, and aren’t obvious to our friends and family. 

You don’t look like you’ve had anything ‘done’ 

Severe facelifts or noses that look like they’ve been ‘done’ a few too many times have put people off traditional plastic surgery methods. Consumers are moving  ‘beyond botox’ and ‘Extreme Makeover’ style transformations to prefer more subtle, incremental courses of high-technology treatments that offer fluffs and puffs every other month to maintain their natural beauty. Staples and bandages are out, “I woke up like this” beauty is in.  

You can be in’n’out   

Tweakments can be done on a lunchtime break. Clients love the ease of being in’n’out on a break from work and it’s a more attractive choice than lengthy, time-consuming operations.

1 – Results are highly personalisable

If done with a qualified cosmetic doctor, the incredible results achieved with tweakments can sometimes far surpass those achieved with surgical interventions. Tweakments are super effective with clients suffering from early signs of aging – outcomes can be fine-tuned to achieve individualised goals.

2 – It’s quick and easy and you’ll look amazing 

Instead of the pain and lengthy recovery time needed when going under the knife, with tweakments, you can book, attend and recover on the same day. Minimal downtime or recovery is needed and treatments can be slotted easily into your daily routine. 

3 – Which tweakments are available at Harley Street Surgery? 

Dr. Bhar’s tweakments are always tailored to the individual needs and aesthetic taste of every patient, producing natural, youthful and beautiful looking results. Harley Street Surgery offers all state-of-the-art tweakments, including peels, fillers, PFP, PRP, medical facials, phenol peels, liquid facials, diamond microdermabrasion, PDO contouring and rejuvenation, eDermastamp, injectable moisturisers, botox, and lasers, to name but a few. 

To discuss your expectations and which tweakment is perfect for you, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today. Visit www.harleystreets.com, call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form. 

The quickest way to significantly improve your neck

The face is often the focus for anti-aging treatments, with women investing early on in botox and collagen to prevent premature formation of lines and sagging. But many of us forget how time can take its toll on the neck; a primary spot for telltale signs of aging. Turn back the clock and regain your youthful silhouette with a quick and easy, non-surgical PDO neck thread treatment.

How does a neck rejuvenation work? 

PDO thread lift is an effective cosmetic technique that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissues by inducing collagen production. A PDO neck lift will add tautness and tightness to sagging skin or wrinkles on the neck. Depending on the patient’s desired results, this can be performed in combination with a dermal filler or an autologous fat graft to achieve an even smoother and more youthful effect. 

Do you need to lift your neck?

Dr. Bhar will consider you a good candidate if you have one or more of the following concerns: 

  • An appearance popularly referred to as a ‘turkey neck’
  • Horizontal banding across the neck 
  • Sagging underneath the jawline creating difficult to remove jowls 
  • Excess fat under the chin which doesn’t budge with diet or exercise 
  • Sagging skin creating jowls along your jawline
  • A contrast in skin tone and quality between the neck and face 
  • A desire to feel more confident about your facial silhouette 


What are the benefits of a neck rejuvenation? 

  • Smoother neck contour 
  • Tauter and more well-defined jawline 
  • Lifts and tightens sagging skin 
  • More parity between quality of skin on the face and neck 
  • More youthful appearance
  • Removal of double-chin 
  • Straightforward “lunchtime procedure” with no recovery downtime needed 

How long do the results of a neck rejuvenation last? 

The results of the neck thread lift technique typically last between 18 and 24 months. We recommend repeating the treatment after 1-2 years to maintain optimum results. 

Why choose Dr. Bhar? 

To discuss your concerns and expectations about how to achieve perfectly toned neck, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bhar today. Call 020 7935 6554 or get in contact by expressing your interest via this form.