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Permanent Fat Dissolving

What you need to know
Stubborn pockets of subcutaneous tissue (AKA fat) can be frustrating and resistant to diet and exercise. Fear not, we are here to help! Fat dissolving injections, or lipodissolve, is a safe and effective alternative to liposuction with less associated risks, downtime and cost. It can be used to permanently reduce excess fat below the chin, the lower abdomen and the flanks (love handles). The treatment is relatively pain free and takes around 30 minutes! Many patients see a noticeable reduction in fat after just one treatment, however up to three treatments may be needed.

Our lipodissolve uses phosphatidylcholine (PTC) as the primary substance that destroys fat cells in the targeted area. PTC is a naturally occurring substance found in the body, however the PTC used in lipodissolve is derived from soy beans, so you should not have the treatment if you have a soy allergy.

PTC is injected with very fine needles directly into the unwanted fat deposits. The fat is broken down into a soluble form and removed by normal liver and kidney function. The inflammatory process (swelling) that PTC triggers is also responsible for creating a tightening effect in addition to the fat loss.


Visible improvement to stubborn fat areas
Permanent results if diet and exercise are maintained
Improving the appearance and profile of patients, contouring the jawline
No incisions or scarring after treatment
No general anaesthetic or hospital stay and short recovery time
Significantly more affordable than surgical alternatives

Common Side Effects

  • Moderate swelling for up to 1 week
  • Tenderness of the treated area
  • Warmth and redness
  • Mild bruising
  • Firmness or nodules that will resolve
  • Temporary numbness of the treated area
  • What Happens In the Appointment

    Step 1:

    Your practitioner will assess the area of concern and complete a thorough consultation. Area to be treated is cleaned and marked.

    Step 2:

    The treatment area can be numbed on request with ice or topical anaesthetic. The PTC solution contains a local anaesthetic for minimal discomfort.

    Step 3:

    Depending on the size of the area, a number of injections (5-30) are made with a very fine needle. The injecting process only takes 15-30 minutes.

    Question: What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

    Answer: Patients typically see a noticeable reduction in stubborn fat after just one treatment, however the best results are seen after two to three treatments.

    Question: How Do Fat Dissolving Injections Work?

    Answer: Injections lipolysis (literally, 'fat destroying') use natural processes, similar to those found in your stomach bile, to destroy pockets of excess fat, when are then broken down and re-absorbed by your body.

    Question: Are Fat Dissolving Injections Safe?

    Answer: Fat dissolving injections are approved by the TGA & FDA. They carry a low risk of side-effects, and are generally considered very safe. You should expect to see some localised swelling around the injection site post treatment, as your body targets and breaks down the fat cells. This should go down within a few days, and results should be visible within 6-8 weeks.


    Submental / Chin Fat Dissolving

    Submental fat is the small pocket of fat under the chin. It's an effective way to slim the face and improve your profile.

    $350 per treatment

    Lower Abdomen

    Reduce lower abdominal (or 'belly fat') with targeted fat-dissolving injections.

    $990 per treatment

    Flanks/Love Handles

    Flanks, sometimes known as 'love handles' can be tricky to target with exercise. Fat dissolving are a targeted and effective way to treat these stubborn pockets

    $990 per treatment