Why the fat-away injection? (injection lipolysis)

The distribution of subcutaneous fatty tissue varies according to gender and is characteristically different. In women, fat deposits are usually found on the stomach, hips, thighs and riding breeches, whereas in men, fat deposits tend to be arranged in a belt shape on the torso, especially on the stomach and hips. This distribution cannot usually be influenced by dieting or increased physical activity and can be easily eliminated by injection lipolysis.

How the fat-away injection works

In injection lipolysis, a drug mixture with the main active ingredient phosphatidylcholine is injected directly into the unwanted fat deposits. The active ingredient is a natural preparation and is obtained from soybeans. It is also found in the human body, where it fulfills a variety of tasks. The medical-scientific term is "injection lipolysis" or "lipolysis". In common parlance, however, the term "fat-away injection" has become established.

Application area of the fat-away syringe

  • Double chin
  • Sagging cheeks (if caused by fat pads)
  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Lower back (love handles)
  • Hips (muffin edges)
  • Buttocks
  • Back fat bulges (e.g. below the bra line)
  • Correction of dents and bulges after liposuction

The advantages of injection lipolysis

  • Minimally invasive
  • Versatile in use
  • Short treatment duration
  • No downtime
  • Lasting effect

Duration of treatment

40 minutes

Number of treatments


Resumption of physical activities

1 - 2 days

Cost of treatment

From CHF 600


Frequently asked questions

The therapy is not suitable for general weight reduction, but for melting away localized fat deposits.

The areas with soft body fat on the abdomen, face, inner thighs and hips can be treated particularly well. As the skin contracts elastically when the fat cells are melted and a smooth, homogeneous surface is created, good results can also be achieved with some forms of cellulite. After liposuction, injection lipolysis supports the follow-up treatment of remaining fat deposits and contour irregularities, such as dimples. Typical female problem areas can be found in the waist or upper/lower abdomen, hips (love handles), thighs, back of the upper arms, double chin and around the buttocks.

"Riding breeches" are fat deposits that are difficult to mobilize in the normal way, as these fat deposits are only broken down by the body at a late stage, even through sporting activities or as part of a diet. In most men, the fat deposits (problem areas) are found around the waist or on the upper/lower abdomen (the so-called "life belt"), on the hips (love handles), on the double chin and in the chest area.

Once dissolved, fat cells do not form again according to the current state of knowledge. This makes it possible to permanently reduce fat deposits. If your weight does not change, the results remain constant. However, excessive weight gain can cause fat cells remaining in the treated area to fill up and enlarge again.

Injection lipolysis enables a permanent reduction of fat deposits, especially in areas that cannot be reduced by dieting or exercise. The treatment is gentle, associated with only minor pain, low-risk and quick to perform. No complex pre- and post-treatments are necessary. As a rule, there are no restrictions on the ability to work.

For a long time, liposuction was the only way to specifically remove fat deposits. This is still the preferred method for larger fat deposits. With the help of injection lipolysis, however, it is now possible to gently remove smaller fat deposits with minimal effort. The main difference is that injection lipolysis is a non-surgical treatment method, whereas liposuction requires a surgical procedure. With liposuction, the fat disappears in a very short time. Injection lipolysis enables a slower change in body contour and thus in your own self-image within a few months. Injection lipolysis is also an ideal complementary treatment method after liposuction. Contour irregularities and residual fat deposits (dimples) not detected during liposuction can be removed and the surrounding skin tightened.

As a rule, 2-4 treatments at intervals of 8 weeks are sufficient.

The injections are relatively painless. The puncture is only felt briefly and then a slight itching and burning sensation is felt, which is quickly relieved after treatment with a "cold pack".

Aesthetic medical treatments are not covered by health insurance and must be paid for by the patient.

Swelling with tenderness and a feeling of warmth, small bruises and redness may occur immediately after the treatment. These can last for several days. Massage, sauna, solarium and sport should be avoided for the first 3 days. In rare cases, hardening may occur, but this disappears by itself after 2-6 weeks. Overall, this procedure can be classified as having few side effects.

Treatment with injection lipolysis is not suitable for minors, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, or for some rare, serious illnesses. You will receive more detailed information on whether the treatment is suitable for you in a personal consultation.