Myths about Aqualyx Fat Removal Treatments


If you’ve tried improving your diet and exercising tirelessly but can’t seem to shed that stubborn fat, you might have thought about non-surgical fat removal UK. While liposuction remains popular, advancements in non-surgical fat removal techniques can help reshape your body with minimal discomfort and recovery time.

Liposuction and procedures like a tummy tuck eliminate excess fat and skin to contour the body, if necessary. In some cases, our doctors may recommend surgery, but several minimally invasive methods offer similar results.

Aqualyx treatment in London

One popular option is Aqualyx, a non-surgical fat removal UK treatment that dissolves fat cells when injected under the skin. This approach has gained popularity due to its minimally invasive nature and impressive results. Also known as injection lipolysis, Aqualyx fat removal is one of the most sought-after treatments at our London clinic.

Aqualyx procedure involves injecting a solution that breaks down fat cells in specific areas that are naturally excreted by the lymphatic system. Aqualyx targets fat in precise areas, offering excellent results for both women and men. Although Aqualyx injections have proven to be safe, effective, and popular, several myths have clouded the benefits of this treatment.

If you’re interested in fat removal procedures or have questions about different aesthetic treatment options, schedule a free consultation with our friendly aesthetic specialists at our London clinic or call us at +44 77 8433 6868.

Myth #1 — Fat Removal Treatments Are Dangerous

Many of us are naturally sceptical about the unknown and may worry that fat removal treatments like Aqualyx could harm our bodies. However, this is not the case. Aqualyx, approved by the CE, has undergone extensive studies to confirm the safety of its active ingredients, including deoxycholic acid solution and plant-based compounds.

Since Aqualyx fat reduction injection approval in December 2012, thousands have undergone this treatment. Ongoing research confirms it’s a well-tolerated, effective, and safe fat removal treatment.

Myth #2 — Aqualyx Is Painful

A common misconception about Aqualyx is that it’s a painful procedure. In reality, Aqualyx injections are generally painless. The treatment employs fine needles. Most people describe the sensation as a slight pinch or sting.

For added comfort, a local anesthetic cream can be applied to the treated area before the procedure. Following the injections, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area for a few days. However, these side effects typically subside within a week, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.

Myth #3 — Aqualyx Causes Skin Sagging

Another myth suggests that Aqualyx can lead to skin sagging. It is not genuine. Aqualyx injections specifically target fat cells while leaving the surrounding skin and tissue unaffected. These areas include the stomach, hips, chest, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, knees, ankles, and under the chin (the jowls).

Aqualyx can even help improve skin elasticity and firmness by stimulating collagen production in the treated area.

Myth #4 — Results Aren’t Permanent

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, and Aqualyx achieves the same result but in a unique way. Instead of “sucking” out fat cells, Aqualyx destroys them inside the body. And they’re then excreted in your urine. Once destroyed, fat cells are eliminated permanently. You must lead a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise to maintain the results.

It’s not advisable to remove all fat cells in a specific body area, as this can lead to the remaining fat cells growing in size. This phenomenon also occurs after liposuction, which is why cosmetic surgery or non-surgical fat removal treatments aren’t recommended for weight loss.

Myth #5 — Fat Reduction Treatments Are Quick 

Aqualyx fat removal typically takes under an hour. But it doesn’t provide instant results. However, proper planning can be effective if you want to shed a few pounds before a significant event.

Most patients notice visible results within four to six weeks after the first treatment session. The number of sessions required for optimal results varies based on the amount of fat to be removed and your individual goals.

Myth #6 — Aqualyx Fat Removal Will Not Work Effectively for Larger Areas

While Aqualyx injections aren’t designed for weight loss, they can still remove fat from larger areas like the stomach. Larger areas may require multiple sessions, depending on the size and desired outcome.

You can receive up to eight treatments, three to five weeks apart, allowing your lymphatic system to naturally excrete dissolved fat cells in your urine. Results typically show within four to six weeks after each treatment, with an average of two to five Aqualyx fat removal sessions needed.

Myth #7 — Fat Removal Treatment Can Help with Weight Loss

Aqualyx targets small, stubborn fat areas resistant to diet and exercise. It isn’t a weight loss solution and cannot remove large volumes of fat. Instead, it is a body contouring treatment that enhances the shape and definition of isolated body areas.

For those aiming to lose a substantial amount of weight all over their body, non-surgical fat removal UK treatments may not be suitable. However, if you are at a healthy weight and want to address stubborn fat in specific areas, Aqualyx injections could be the perfect solution.

My Final Verdict

Are you wondering if Aqualyx fat removal treatment is an ideal choice for you? Aqualyx offers a safe, non-surgical approach to tackle stubborn fat with minimal pain and recovery time. If you’re struggling with your weight and want to reduce overall body fat, our medical weight loss injections might be a better fit for your weight loss journey.

If you’re interested in fat reduction treatments or Aqualyx injections, contact our private aesthetic clinic in London today to schedule a consultation. Our qualified doctors will discuss your needs and recommend the best fat removal treatment.

Dr. Vivek Nama

I completed my medical education in India and was drawn to Gynaecology due to its unique blend of medical and surgical aspects, particularly laparoscopic and complex pelvic surgery. My UK training included extensive experience in District General and Teaching Hospitals. Recognising the importance of evidence-based medicine, I was awarded a grant by the British Heart Foundation to pursue a research-focused Master's degree at the University of London. During this time, I collaborated with prominent figures in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, published research papers, contributed to journal chapters, and presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Conference in Chicago, where I received the Best Oral Presentation award in 2010. My career is marked by a dedication to advancing women's healthcare through evidence-based practices and surgical expertise.