Desobody, the latest in fat dissolving injections

Dr. Harry Singh introduces Desobody, injection lipolysis for reducing or melting fat in the thighs, buttocks and tummy

Okay, hands up, we’ve all got a little bit of wobbly fat, here and there, which will just not go, haven’t we? I know I have!

No matter how good our best intentions are to eat well and exercise, spending hours and hard-earned money on kale smoothies and gym visits, stubborn pockets of fat remain in areas such as love handles or bra rolls, muffin tops around the tummy, saddle bags on the outer thighs and other areas around the male and female abdomen. It can be very disheartening, for both men and women, when they just won’t shift!

Well the good news is that at my clinic, Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, we have a solution for dissolving these fat pockets, which are resistant to diet and exercise, called Desobody.

Let me tell you more…

Desobody is a product used for a treatment called injection lipolysis. Lipolysis literally means fat-dissolving and that is what the injection of Desobody into targeted areas will do over a course of treatments. The active ingredient is called sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid) which is a special medical detergent which breaks down fat cells. It has a concentration of 1.25% sodium deoxycholate in Desobody.

We also have another product called Desoface which is a lower concentration of sodium deoxycholate (0.5%) for treating double chins, which I will tell you all about in another blog.

Treatment with Desobody uses a thin cannula (non-sharp needle) which is placed under the skin through a single insertion point. This means that we can evenly deliver the active ingredient in a fan-like pattern across the whole area where we are wanting to dissolve the fat cells. The amount of Desobody needed will depend on the size of the area(s) being treated. Each session will take around 45 minutes, with only mild discomfort as a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. Following treatment, you can expect some redness and swelling as the product gets to work on disrupting the fat cells, so they release their contents. There may also be some bruising and mild to moderate pain in the first 24-72 hours, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications like paracetamol. Over the coming weeks your body will slowly metabolise and expel the released lipids from the fat cells. Repeat treatment is required, and depending on the area being treated, we recommend 2-4 sessions, spaced 4-8 weeks apart, for optimum results and fat reduction.

It’s important to remember that this is not a weight-loss solution or slimming aid. The best candidates for treatment are those who have a medium body weight (BMI), who may be just slightly overweight, and have localised fat deposits, i.e. small, specific areas of fat around their back, stomach, hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs or knees.

Following completion of the treatment, you can expect the area of fat targeted to be reduced and the firmness of the overlying skin to also be improved.

If you are concerned about stubborn pockets of fat and want to discuss if Desobody is right for you, please call 01438 300111 to book an appointment to see Dr. Harry Singh at Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.