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Am I a Good Candidate for Fat-Dissolving Injections?

Am I a Good Candidate for Fat-Dissolving Injections?

You make wholesome eating choices, get plenty of exercise, and maintain a healthy body weight. So why do you have stubborn bulges, rolls, or pockets of “pinchable” fat that just won’t budge, despite your best efforts?

Whether you’re genetically prone to storing more fat in certain body areas, or age-driven hormonal changes and a slowing metabolism have simply made it harder for you to shed persistent fat, our skilled team at Smooth Body Contours can help. 

As noninvasive and minimally invasive body sculpting experts who specialize in helping people reveal their best bodies, we can “spot reduce” unwanted pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise — quickly, safely, painlessly, and without surgery.  

Let’s take a closer look at how fat-dissolving injections work to melt away unwanted bulges — and whether your body goals make you a good candidate for this innovative approach.  

How fat-dissolving injections work

Have you ever wished you could just inject a special solution into an unwanted bulge, roll, or pocket of fat and watch it magically shrink? That’s exactly what fat-dissolving injections are designed to do.

Fat-dissolving injections target an undesirable area of fat with a liquid medical compound that damages and disintegrates the area’s lipocytes (fat cells), leaving you with a smoother, more contoured shape. Our team uses Aqualyx® fat-dissolving injectables, which contain:  

When expertly injected into the treatment area, these modified deoxycholic acid molecules surround the local fat cells and painlessly dissolve them from the outside in. 

You can expect to see a smoother, more contoured appearance after one treatment, but most people need a few injection sessions (up to eight) to attain optimal spot-reducing results. 

Are fat-dissolving injections right for me?

With a range of potential applications, fat-dissolving injections are a safe, minimally invasive way to banish unwanted bulges and get the shape you want — but are they right for you? Let’s take a closer look:

Ideal candidates

Fat-dissolving injections are intended for people with good skin elasticity and localized areas of unwanted fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. It’s an easy and effective alternative for anyone who likes the idea of getting a leaner, more contoured shape without having to resort to an invasive surgical procedure like liposuction

Given that these injections aren’t a weight loss aid, however, the ideal candidate is already at or near a healthy weight, and simply interested in attaining a tighter contour through a highly targeted, nonsurgical spot-reduction treatment.   

Treatment areas

Fat-dissolving injections are a versatile body contouring treatment from the standpoint that we can use them to shape virtually any area you’d like to smooth and tighten, including:

We can also apply fat-dissolving injections to the male chest to treat a condition called pseudo-gynecomastia, which causes an abnormal accumulation of fat cells that have an appearance that’s more like small female breasts. 


You shouldn’t get fat-dissolving injections if you have poor skin laxity, as the treatment can leave loose skin looking overly saggy. You should also avoid the treatment if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have any skin diseases or infections.  

What to expect from your treatment 

After discussing your body shaping goals and determining that you’re a suitable candidate for fat-dissolving injections, we create a detailed treatment plan. While you’ll likely need multiple sessions, we evaluate your needs based on what’s typical for the treatment areas you’re addressing, as well as how your body responds to each treatment.    

The average fat-dissolving session takes 30-60 minutes, depending on your spot-reducing goals. We complete the process in four simple steps:  

About a month after your first fat-dissolving injection appointment, we assess your need for subsequent sessions; you may require up to eight treatments to attain the results you’re after. 

Ready to see how fat-dissolving injections can reshape your body? We can help. Call or click online today to schedule a visit at your nearest Smooth Body Contours office in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Sandy Springs, Georgia; or Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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