Fat Dissolving & Double Chin Injections in our Bicester clinic

Fat Dissolving Injections

A double chin, also referred to as submental fat, does not just affect individuals who may be overweight, as may be a common belief, but can be a problem for anyone, regardless of gender.

Fat-dissolving injections are a simple and effective procedure which helps shrink double chins and improves the definition of the jawline. These injections contain a form of deoxycholic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in our bodies and helps us break down fat in our diet. The fat is broken down in a controlled way, using your body's natural function, so your body can safely remove it through its lymphatic system. When injected into fatty tissue, it disrupts the membrane of fat cells, leading to cell breakdown. There’s also an inflammatory response and some tissue contraction together with a formation of new collagen and skin tightening procedures are not necessary afterwards.

Fat reduction is permanent

Fat reduction is permanent as the fat cells are destroyed and they don’t come back. However, if more weight is gained, then the fatty appearance will return, but in proportion with the new shape gained. At REclinic we are using a Scandinavian product Celluform+ containing deoxycholic acid and Arnica montana, which helps to reduce post-operative swelling and downtime significantly.

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Please note that you are paying for the treatment only and no guarantee is made of any outcome. Refunds cannot be given under any circumstances, as the product has been used and the service has been delivered.

frequently asked questions

What are the causes of developing double chin?

    • A genetic predisposition

-fat distribution can be hereditary, this dermines where your body carries fat

  • Age

-collagen and elastin synthesis in the skin naturally reduces, which leads to laxity and sagging

  • Increase in body weight

-this is the most common factor for developing a double chin

-unhealthy diet also leads to the breakdown of collagen in the skin and causes laxity

  • Posture

-when muscles in the neck and chin area become weak over time, the surrounding skin loses its elasticity and can sag or droop

How does it work?

Celluform+ fat-dissolving injections contain a form of deoxycholic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in our bodies and helps us break down fat in our diet. When injected into the skin deoxycholic acid disrupts cell membrane in order to destroy fat cells. The fat is broken down in a controlled way, so your body can safely remove it through its lymphatic system. Celluform+ system also contains Arnica which soothes the skin and decreases redness, bruising and swelling.

What does the treatment involve?

The treatment involves a few injections into the fatty tissue and some massage is than applied. If you’re prone to bruising, you may wish to use arnica or bromelain. Swelling is going to occur, so please be prepared for this.

Does it hurt?

You will feel a series of very sharp scratches and we use various tricks to minimise the pain. For example, using extremely fine needles and topical anaesthetic if necessary. Most patients tell us that they feel only moderate discomfort and some pressure.

How much downtime do I need to expect?

The treatment begins to work immediately. However, there is a lot of swelling for the first week or so (it looks very swollen like a bullfrog for about a week). Some people report that their swelling does not completely disappear for four to six weeks post treatment. This is all part of the process, and is to be anticipated. There is no way to speed up this process, and in fact this inflammation helps to give the best results, by causing tissue contraction.

Although the fat doesn't come back, fat-dissolving injections should only be used as a supplement to a healthy lifestyle and not a weight loss solution. This treatment normally leads to a degree of skin contraction, so you are less likely to end up with loose skin around the chin area.

You’d probably not want to return to work after this treatment, due to the swelling. Many patients have this procedure performed just before the weekend, so they have a couple of days’ downtime before returning to work. You might not feel like exercising for a week after the procedure if the neck has been treated.

What is the aftercare?

  • Massage the treated area 2-3 times a day
  • Avoid ice packs or heat
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours
  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink enough water

How many sessions do I need?

For double chin treatment we can see results after the 1st or 2nd session, maximum 3 sessions are very rarely required. This is individual and depends on body type and lifestyle.

How often is the treatment done?

It is better to wait until any swelling is completely gone between your Celluform+ appointments. This usually takes around 6 weeks to completely go.