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Fat Injections: Truth Or Myth?

Fat injections are a common liposuction treatment we perform here at Skin Doctor Clinics in Manchester. At our skin clinic, we use Aqualyx, one of the leading fat-dissolving brands, which is both biocompatible and biodegradable (translation: it’s made of a compound that’s also found in the body, and after treatment, will be passed through the body naturally).


Many of our clients considering liposuction treatments want something a bit less invasive, with better downtime – which is where Aqualyx fat injections come in. But, what we find here at Skin Doctor Clinics Manchester is that when it comes to the treatment itself, our clients can’t always tell what’s a myth and what’s truth. So, in this post, we’ll go through some myths and truths behind this key treatment.

Truth: it works on multiple areas

One of the huge benefits to this type of liposuction treatment is the variety and amount of areas it can help transform. These include:

  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Bottom
  • Hips
  • Stomach
  • Face/neck
  • Back

Truth: the treatment takes several sessions

As the injections treat pockets of fat, you’ll need between 2-8 sessions to shift the fat, 3-4 weeks apart. Results might be seen after your first treatment, or might take a few sessions to show – either way, this type of liposuction is an effective solution to treat areas where fat couldn’t be shifted from diet and exercise alone.


Myth: the effects aren’t permanent


Fat injections are a permanent liposuction treatment, as they destroy (dissolve) fat cells. But, this does depend on your general lifestyle – if you don’t eat and exercise well, you may find new pockets of fat forming.

Myth: the treatment is long and intensive

Two key benefits of this type of liposuction treatment are that average treatment time is only 30 minutes, while with downtime minimal – usually, just some swelling and redness is seen. However, you will need a few sessions to achieve optimum results.

Truth: Aqualyx has been around for years

Available since 2009, reportedly over 2 million vials of the injectable have been used in over 49 countries, a testament to the safety of this liposuction procedure.

Truth: it’s easy to book your treatment


At Skin Doctor Clinics, we want to make things simple for you – whatever treatment you choose. To find out if Aqualyx is the best liposuction treatment for you, we recommend booking in for a consultation, where we can assess your skin and get to the bottom of your concerns. We can then advise you on what’s best for you and your skin. To book in with our Manchester skin clinic, visit our contact page and either complete the form or give us a call.