Firm skin through minimal intervention


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Exercise and a balanced diet are part of everyday life. But some fat deposits just refuse to go away. Modern treatment options can be the solution to this problem. The fat removal injection (or injection lipolysis) lives up to its name. By injecting a special active ingredient, usually soya-based, it is possible to make stubborn fat deposits disappear once and for all. Dr Duve is an expert in the field of skin and fat deposit treatments. He was the first to use injection lipolysis more than 20 years ago. With his vast experience, he can offer an effective treatment with the lowest risk.



Upon request


Approx. 15–45 minutes


Anaesthetic cream


Approx. 1 week

Advantages of lipolysis

  • Tighten contours
  • Stubborn fat deposits disappear
  • Minimal risk

Treatment areas for lipolysis

Abdomen, thighs, upper arms, buttocks, chest

What is injection lipolysis?

The procedure of fat reduction with the fat removal injection is also known as injection lipolysis. The injection of a specific active ingredient causes fat cells to disappear – and with them the most stubborn fat deposits. The injection lipolysis administration is not complicated and only takes about 15 to 45 minutes. The exact time depends on the treatment area and its size. The injection lipolysis is used to treat extremely resistant fat deposits and larger problem areas.

For whom is the treatment suitable?

The injection lipolysis is aimed at people who want to lose weight as well as people who only want to get rid of stubborn fat deposits. The latter in particular often suffer psychologically from their problem zones because they have otherwise achieved a body they are proud of with a balanced diet and exercise. Yet the last piece of the puzzle to achieve the real dream body is missing since stubborn fat deposits just refuse to go away.

Which areas can be treated?

Injection lipolysis offers the chance to work on both larger and smaller areas until these areas are significantly flatter and smoother. Removing the fat will have a major impact on how the body feels overall. Areas that can be treated include:

  • Jowls,
  • Saddlebags,
  • Belly fat,
  • Double chin,
  • Hip fat,
  • Arm fat,
  • Thigh fat.

What should be considered before the treatment?

No special preparation needs to be followed before the procedure. However, the intake of blood thinners or cortisone should be stopped around two weeks beforehand (in consultation with the general practitioner) to avoid certain risks for the procedure. Patients undergoing injection lipolysis must also be physically healthy. Treatment during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended.

How does the treatment work?

Dr Duve will first invite you to a personal consultation. During this consultation, you will be advised in detail about the possibilities of injection lipolysis. Dr Duve will explain to you how the treatment works and what the expected result will be in your specific case. He will also inform you about the risks and side effects. You can take this opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and express your wishes. The injection lipolysis application only takes about 15 to 45 minutes on the treatment day. The exact time depends on the treatment area and its size. Dr Duve marks the area to be treated and then injects the active ingredient prepared for it. No anaesthetic is required as you will only feel a short prick. However, it is also possible to apply an anaesthetic cream to the skin.

What should I consider after the treatment?

Patients can go home right after the treatment. The next day, patients can already go back to work. However, sporting activities and visits to saunas and swimming pools should be avoided for about two to three days. Give your body a few days to recover so that you can fully enjoy the result after the recovery period.

When will the result be visible?

You may experience slight redness and swelling in the treated area during the first few hours and days. However, this is quite normal and will subside after a while. At that point, you can already see initial results. However, the final result is only visible about four to six weeks after the treatment.

How much does the treatment cost?

The costs vary and depend on the area to be treated. You will find out the exact price – without hidden costs – in your individual consultation, during which Dr Duve will assess your personal situation.

What are the risks?

The risks are low – in the trusting hands of Dr Stefan Duve. Nevertheless, the following side effects are to be expected:

  • Redness,
  • Swelling,
  • Bruising.

However, the side effects usually subside after a short time. If you are unsure whether everything is going as planned, you can contact Dr Duve. He is also your contact person after the treatment.

Frequently asked questions about injection lipolysis

Answers from the expert Dr Duve

How often should injection lipolysis be applied?

For smaller areas, one application is sufficient for the desired result. Otherwise, three to five treatments at intervals of about two to three weeks are recommended. –

How effective is injection lipolysis?

Injection lipolysis only achieves results on smaller areas of fat. Liposuction should be used for larger areas. –

Does injection lipolysis hurt?

The treatment is very painless. If the patient wishes, a pain cream can be administered. –

How much does injection lipolysis cost?

The costs depend on the size of the treatment area. We will inform you in detail during a personal consultation. –


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