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The revolutionary “surgery in a syringe” treatment by Allergan is now finally in Brisbane and Eleventh Heaven is one of the first few selected clinics in Queensland to be credentialed to offer this treatment.
The double chin dissolver* is formulated in the United States and has been under development for over a decade.
It has been used in the United States & other countries for a few years and has only just been released by TGA (Therapeutic Goods Australia) earlier this year.
So what is this treatment exactly?
This injectable treatment contains a naturally occurring acid that breaks down the fat cell walls at the injection sites.
If you like, think about it as poking multiple holes on a balloon so that the balloon is basically destroyed anymore as it cannot inflate anymore. Same applies to the fat cells.
Good news is that the amount of fat cells we can produce once we reach adulthood plateaus so once they are destroyed, it’s basically a long lasting outcome once full results are obtained.
What causes double chin?
Ever wonder why someone is slim yet has a double chin?
Ever wonder why someone exercises and eats wells, yet has a double chin?
These are the reasons why! So you think exercise & diet can fix everything? You might be wrong because the three main factors of double chin are:
- Diet/Weight Increase
So what are the advantages of fat dissolver?
Unlike previous treatments like compounded version of fat dissolving injections (where formula & results are unpredictable and inferior), this treatment gives better & more predictable responses.
It also replaces the need for liposuction or surgical removal for mild-moderate cases (of course, if it is a severe case, surgical option might still be the way to go).
There is no downtime and discomfort associated with liposuction & surgical removal.
I have heard that the treatment can be quite painful. Is this true?
With a lot of experience in performing fat dissolving treatments, we now pre-numbed the treatment area with local anaesthetic. As the treatment zone is then numbed, treatment discomfort is minimal or none.
What can I expect after treatment?
Swelling is to be expected due to the fat cell destruction process. It might feel a bit achy in the next 1-2 weeks.
You can also expect numbness at the treated area which may last up to 4 weeks - this is completely expected and normal.
How many treatments do I need?
The requirements will vary between individuals.
Typically, one may need between 2-6 treatment cycles depending on severity & surface area treated. Each cycle will be spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
Results: Long lasting/permanent
Can I use the fat dissolver elsewhere?
Whilst fat dissolver is licensed and indicated for double chin treatment, doctors worldwide have expanded their creativity and treat other fat pockets in the last few years safely & effectively.
Other potential areas include love handles, inner arms, tummy fat and butt rolls.