Aqualyx – Fat Reducing Injections
Aqualyx is an injectable solution that works by breaking up fat deposits. Aqualyx injections can help to reshape and remodel fatty areas and is a safe non-surgical way to remove stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise .It can be used to treat areas such as the neck, arms, cheeks, inner thighs, buttocks and outer thighs. The treated fat cells are permanently eliminated from the body.
The procedure is performed as a day case. The injections are not painful but you may experience some discomfort. The treatment itself takes between fifteen and forty five minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Special very fine needles are used. Usually each area only requires one or two injection sites. More than one treatment may be required to achieve the best result.
After the treatment you may feel quite tender and the treated area will look swollen. The swelling will increase within the first one or two days but will go down after about a week. You may also experience some warmth, redness and skin irritation for a couple of days. We recommend wearing a pressure garment to help reduce the swelling. Anti-inflammatory medication should be avoided as this can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. Exposure to extremes of temperature should be avoided for a week after treatment. Massaging the treated area can improve the results. You will start to notice an improvement after three to six weeks and continued improvement for up to six months.
Aqualyx is injected directly into the fat using a fine, flexible cannula. Aqualyx contains local anaesthetic so the treatment is virtually painless. After the injection the area may redden and swell slightly. You may also develop a minor haematoma. These are both expected side effects that resolve within a couple of days.
What happens at my first consultation?
During your consultation it is very important that you fully discuss the the pros and cons of your procedure. Your surgeon will discuss the procedure in full including any risks involved and the potential outcome. Your surgeon will also discuss whether or not you are suitable for Aqualyx or if there is a treatment that may be more suitable.
What should I look for when choosing a surgeon?
You should ensure that the surgeon has all the relevant qualifications and accreditations. It is also important to establish just how many procedures the surgeon has carried out. Our Lead Surgeon is UK accredited and is a fully-qualified GMC registered Consultant Plastic, Cosmetic Surgeon. He is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) in addition to being a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). Our Lead Surgeon is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO). Our Lead Surgeon has also been awarded prestigious fellowships including Royal College of Surgeons of England FRCS (Eng), Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCSEd) and a specialist fellowship in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. In addition our Lead Surgeon holds a substantive Consultant Plastic Surgeon Post in the NHS. As well as the accreditation and qualifications it is also important that you develop a good rapport with your surgeon and that they understand what you hope to achieve from the procedure.
What support can I expect when making the decision to have surgery?
You can expect ongoing support and access to our surgical team if you wish. Our partners The Wright Initiative can also offer psychological support.
What does the procedure involve?
Using thin, flexible cannulas, Aqualyx is injected directly into the fat . Aqualyx contains a local anaesthetic so the treatment is virtually pain free. After the injection the area may become red and swollen also you may develop a minor haematoma. These are expected side effects that resolve within a couple of days.
How long does the surgery take?
The procedure takes between 15 and 45 minutes.
What recovery should I expect?
Cosmetics should not be used on the treated area for twelve hours after the procedure. Avoid direct sources of heat and light. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for one week. It is also important that you maintain a healthy diet, otherwise your body will simply store the fat in another area.
What happens after the surgery?
If you have any questions or concerns after the procedure please do not hesitate to contact us.
What results can I expect?
Check out our before and after photos in this section.
The cost of Aqualyx is from £595 (per syringe/per session).
The procedure is usually performed as a day case at any of our clinics around the UK.
This cost is subject to consultation and how many sessions are needed. A consultation fee of £50 is required to have a personal meeting with the surgeon for assessment.
For a consultation please complete our contact form or telephone 0800 001 6688