Hamilton Skin Clinic

Fat Reduction

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Treatment Time

Each Lipodissolve session typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area and the amount of fat being targeted.

Recovery Time

Recovery time is minimal, with most patients resuming normal activities within 1-2 days, experiencing mild swelling or bruising.


Ideal for individuals seeking non-surgical fat reduction in specific areas, recommended after consultation with our qualified professional.


Results become visible within 4-6 weeks, with optimal results achieved after multiple sessions, showing reduced fat and improved contour.


Lipodissolve is highly effective for small, targeted fat reduction, providing noticeable improvement in body contour and skin tightness.

Resculpt, Reshape & Restore

A new treatment to our cosmetic menu, Lipodissolve is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction to remove localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is phosphatidylcholine (PPC) PPC is a natural product found in our body and its main role is to emulsify and breakdown fat and cholesterol which is then removed by the liver, kidneys and bowels. The PPC that is used is derived from soybeans. It has been used for reducing fat deposits for about 10 years. In the medical setting, it is used to dissolve cholesterol plaques in heart disease and to dissolve fat embolism.

Lipodissolve is absolutely incredible for reducing fat and cellulite. The treatment breaks down the fat cells which the body then absorbs and excretes via normal processes.

Fat Reduction Lipodissolve® is Suitable for Treating

  • Jawline Shaping
  • Double Chin Reduction
  • Love Handles
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Cellulite
  • Body Contouring
  • Abominable Bulges
  • Back Fat
  • Thighs (Inner & Outer)
  • Cheeks
  • Jowls

What is Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve is a fat dissolving substance that breaks down the fat cell membrane. It is non-surgical alternative to liposuction to remove localised fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not used for weight loss but rather for body sculpting. The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is phosphatidylcholine (PPC) PPC is a natural product found in our body and its main role is to emulsify and breakdown fat and cholesterol which is then removed by the body’s normal processes. The PPC that is used is derived from soybeans. It has been used for reducing fat deposits in the medical setting for many years with an extremely high safety and efficiency record.

Fat Reduction Treatments

Fat Reduction Treatment


Lipodissolve treatments for abdominal fat focus on breaking down excess fat deposits in the stomach area. This non-surgical procedure targets the subcutaneous fat, resulting in a slimmer, more contoured midsection. Ideal for those struggling with stubborn belly fat that resists diet and exercise, it helps achieve a more toned and defined abdomen with minimal downtime.


Reduces abdominal fat, enhances contour, and improves overall body shape. Minimal downtime and non-surgical.

Recommended for

Individuals seeking to reduce belly fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.

Fat Reduction Treatment

Above the Knee

Targeting the fat pockets above the knee, lipodissolve treatments help in creating a smoother and more streamlined appearance. This procedure is perfect for individuals looking to reduce the bulges that disrupt the natural contour of their legs, resulting in a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing leg shape.


Smooths and contours the knee area, improving leg aesthetics and boosting confidence.

Recommended for

Those with fat accumulation above the knee that affects the leg’s appearance.

Fat Reduction Treatment


Lipodissolve treatments for the buttocks aim to reduce excess fat, enhancing the overall shape and firmness of this area. This procedure helps in achieving a more lifted and toned buttock contour, improving the fit of clothing and boosting confidence with a more sculpted rear view.


Creates a more defined and lifted buttock appearance, with minimal recovery time.

Recommended for

Individuals seeking a non-surgical option to reduce buttock fat and enhance shape.

Fat Reduction Treatment

Double Chin

Lipodissolve treatments effectively address the issue of a double chin by targeting the fat deposits under the chin. This non-surgical approach helps in reducing the fullness, resulting in a more defined and contoured jawline. The outcome is a more youthful and balanced facial profile, with minimal recovery time.


Non-surgical reduction of double chin, enhancing jawline definition and overall facial contour.

Recommended for

Those with a noticeable double chin wanting a minimally invasive fat reduction method.

Fat Reduction Treatment


For those dealing with love handles or excess fat on the flanks, lipodissolve treatments provide a solution for a more streamlined waistline. This procedure targets the fatty deposits on the sides of the torso, enhancing the body’s natural curves and contributing to a more defined and slender silhouette.


Reduces love handles, enhances waist contour, and improves body proportions with minimal downtime.

Recommended for

Individuals seeking to reduce stubborn fat on the sides of their waist.

Fat Reduction Treatment


Lipodissolve treatments for the thighs focus on reducing fat in both the inner and outer thigh areas. This non-invasive procedure helps in achieving a more toned and slender leg appearance, ideal for those seeking to improve the overall shape of their thighs and enhance their lower body contour.


Reduces thigh fat, smooths skin, and improves leg shape without the need for surgery.

Recommended for

Those looking to reduce thigh fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.

Fat Reduction Treatment

Upper Arm

Addressing excess fat in the upper arms, lipodissolve treatments help in achieving a more toned and defined arm shape. This procedure targets the subcutaneous fat, reducing the appearance of “bat wings” and resulting in a firmer, more contoured upper arm, enhancing confidence in sleeveless attire.


Slims and tones upper arms, providing a more defined and youthful appearance.

Recommended for

Individuals with excess upper arm fat seeking a non-surgical reduction method.

Fat Reduction Treatment


Lipodissolve treatments for the jawline work to create a more sculpted and defined lower face. By targeting the fat deposits along the jawline, this procedure enhances the facial contours, resulting in a sharper, more youthful appearance. It helps in achieving a well-defined jawline with minimal downtime.


Enhances jawline definition, improves facial contour, and reduces jowls with minimal recovery time.

Recommended for

Those seeking a more defined jawline and reduced lower facial fat.


Fat Reduction Treatment


Although less common, lipodissolve treatments can address fatty deposits on the forehead, smoothing out bulges and creating a more even contour. This procedure is beneficial for those seeking to enhance the overall symmetry and appearance of their facial features, resulting in a smoother and more balanced forehead.


Reduces forehead fat, smooths skin, and enhances overall facial aesthetics.

Recommended for

Individuals with noticeable fat deposits on the forehead affecting their facial appearance.

Fat Reduction Treatment

Back of Hand

Lipodissolve treatments for the back of the hand aim to reduce excess fat, resulting in a more youthful and slender appearance. This procedure helps in restoring the natural contours and veins visibility, which often diminish with age, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the hands with minimal recovery time.


Reduces hand fat, improves contour, and enhances the overall appearance of the hands.

Recommended for

Those seeking to reduce hand fat for a more youthful and defined appearance.

Nina L
Nina L
8 October 2023
I had my first ever cosmetic appointment with Nurse Jo 29/09 and I am so happy with the service. My results are still settling but I could see the difference within a week (really happy). I was really nervous but Nurse Jo provided so much information and options, I felt like I was being listened to. Thank you so much Nurse Jo!! Really appreciated the experience & support.
Libby Allen
Libby Allen
19 September 2023
I went to Jo feeling nervous and uncertain of what I wanted after being sent away by another clinic who had no idea! She immediately knew what to do to transform me. No messing around, careful, honest and kind. I’ve woken up a new woman so grateful to have been led by a lady with experience and skill.
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
30 June 2023
Jo is a superhero!! she done my lip filler 1ml and i feel like a changed woman - she listened to my needs and wants. she is so careful, compassionate and gentle. i also got a hydrodermabrasion and chemical peel - i walked out feeling brand spanking new. 10/10 recommend. thank you so much Jo.
Kirsten Burger
Kirsten Burger
7 March 2023
I booked an appointment for lip fillers and masseter Botox. My lips were severely asymmetrical so I went to Nurse Jo to have them corrected and could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Hamilton Skin Clinic and without a doubt attest to Nurse Jo being the top cosmetic injector in Brisbane. Could not be more grateful!
Mia Wilson
Mia Wilson
8 February 2023
Couldn’t recommend more! Jo is an exceptional Nurse. She has such an in depth knowledge of what she does and as someone who is new to cosmetic treatments, has always made me feel comfortable and empowered me to make informed decisions by taking the time to explain how everything works. Jo tailors what she does to suit my face and offers alternative approaches to achieving the outcome that I’m wanting. I’ve never felt pressured by her to adjust or get a treatment I wasn’t comfortable with and the results that she creates always exceed my expectations. If you’re looking somewhere to get your next cosmetic treatment that offers friendly and approachable customer service, expertise and will yield amazing results, then look no further than Hamilton Skin Clinic.
12 December 2022
Jo was absolutely amazing and professional. My experience was beyond what I imagined - you are in safe and expert hands with her!
Oriel Ganter
Oriel Ganter
16 November 2022
OMG I loved this experience so much I wanted to marry Jo…. from the moment I met Jo she was very friendly professional and caring. I’m 77 years old never had any treatments like this and what a difference when I looked in the mirror I loved the softness of my skin and the very slight lift Jo has achieved. Highly recommend Harbour medispa…..
Rhiannon Franzke
Rhiannon Franzke
11 August 2022
Jo is seriously unbelievable!! She is a miracle worker to say the least! She explains the products she is using any questions she answers with confidence because this beautiful lady knows what’s she’s doing!! She makes you feel so welcome and her personality makes you want to stay there and get more! Full Warning people you won’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror once Jo is finished with you! I’m In love ❤️
Natalie S
Natalie S
22 July 2022
# 1 Miracle Worker for Cosmetic Treatments ! Jo is amazing - her work has been perfected over many years of experience and up to date training. I’m in my late 40s and without fail always come out of my treatment so happy with the natural youthful look Jo gives me. Honestly you will not be disappointed- highly recommended - Nat S
Laura Laa
Laura Laa
22 July 2022
As a total novice I was terrified of looking.obviously done up. I was convinced subtlety couldn't really be achieved. I was so nervous about the results of my lip filler looking obvious against my soft features, but Jo worked genuine wonders. The result was believable, soft and subtle, a far cry from the protruding, stretched out lips I was desperate to avoid. I didn't think filler would be for me so I am particularly surprised by how confident I now feel, totally unafraid to see the people I know and love. Thank you, Jo!

What happens to the treated areas after Lipodissolve?

The skin over the treated areas tightens after fat reduction procedure. Once the fat has been removed, the appearance of cellulite improves. The fat cells are permanently removed and the results can be maintained for up to 4 years after treatment if the client maintains their ideal body weight. In a small percentage (5%) of patients, there is very little result from Lipodissolve treatment

Results are seen gradually over the next 3 – 4 weeks post treatment and maximum effect can take up to 12 weeks. The treated area(s) will look smaller, with less fat build-up. The treatment uses a special formula to break down fat cells in the treated area(s), and your body works to flush out the liquefied fat itself; therefore, depending on your own physiology, the process may take a short while, or a longer period of time.

Our Results

Frequently Asked Questions

LipoDissolve is developed to dissolve fat deposits of the face and body. It was originally discovered in Italy in the early 1980’s and modified and improved in 2002 as a more effective treatment option for treating localized fat reduction without surgery. Lipodissolve is a procedure primarily a mixture of two naturally occurring chemicals, phosphatidylcholline and deoxycholate, into the skin. Phosphatidylcholine is made out of two fatty acid tails connected to a choline molecule.

Phospatidylcholine, also known as lethicin, is one of the components of soybean oil. It is also a lipid or fat that constitutes 70% of cell membranes in humans. Deoxycholate is the most common occurring bile acid and its job is to help dissolve fats we consume. Normally, both are secreted by the gallbladder when we eat a high fat meal to aid digestion.

You may be a candidate for Lipodissolve if you have small areas of fat deposits that need reduction, or you are unable to undergo liposuction. During your consultation the Doctor will evaluate your condition and profile and decide whether Lipodissolve is the right solution for you.

When the Lipodissolve mixture is injected into fat tissue of the skin, the fatty tails of the phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate mix with the fatty tails of the lipids on the cell wall of the fat cell and the aqueous or electrically charged side of the phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate mix with water. The phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate are working as detergents causing the oily cell wall and other fats to be dissolved in the watery fluid around the fat cell. This causes the cells to burst and release their enzymes. The immune system, led by white blood cells migrating into the fat tissue, is then activated to clean up the debris from the dissolved cells. This inflammatory response of the body is responsible for some of the soreness felt after an injection. Soreness can last several weeks. The inflammatory response not only completes the destruction of the fat cells; it also causes some collagen and other proteins to be deposited in the area leading to the tightening and compacting of the subcutaneous tissue. Biopsies of sites show that the destruction of the fat cells is permanent. The fat and cellular debris that have been cleared are returned with the immune cells as waste into the normal metabolic pathways.

Results may vary depending on the site that is treated. Most patients can expect a reduction of two to six centimeters or one to two inches of circumference per treatment. :

Lower Belly (female) 6.2 centimeters
Upper Belly (female) 5.9 centimeters
Love Handles (male) 4.2 centimeters
Lower Belly (male) 4.1 centimeters
Saddle Bags (female) 3.5 centimeters
Upper Thigh (female) 3.0 centimeters
Knee (female) 2.6 centimeters

* Data from 127 female treatment sessions and 14 male treatment sessions

The fat will return if you gain more weight in the future. Follow up observations of Lipodissolve have shown that the fat deposits often stay off quite well in the treated area even if some overall weight gain is experienced.

Can results become uneven?
Different injection techniques can be used for either skin retraction or fat reduction. In procedures for fat reduction there have been no reports to date of unevenness in the injection areas. Often Lipodissolve® has been used to correct uneven effects from other procedures, such as liposuction, lipoplasty and coolsculpting.

Different injection techniques can be used for either skin retraction or fat reduction. In procedures for fat reduction there have been no reports to date of unevenness in the injection areas. Often Lipodissolve has been used to correct uneven effects from other procedures, such as liposuction, lipoplasty and coolsculpting.

Yes, Lipodissolve is supported by clinical studies and monitoring of effects in Europe and the USA . Your clinic can provide you the details of these studies on request.

The Use of Phosphatidylcholine for Correct of Localized Fat Deposits

Yes, it is considered very safe. It is a mixture of naturally occurring substances that we eat every day. The mixture that is injected is primarily a combination of phosphatidylcholine also known as soy lecithin and B vitamins. Dietary supplements of phosphatidylcholine or lecithin are advocated for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Thousand of treatments have been given and no serious adverse event has been reported. Some of the medically approved uses of phosphatidylcholine include

  • Phosphatidylcholine is given intravenously to treat liver diseases such as fatty liver, also known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
  • Phosphatidylcholine is also given intravenously dissolve plaques in artery walls as a treatment for heart disease in Europe. It is also given in the US and Europe intravenously to dissolve fat emboli after trauma. Subcutaneous injection of the mixture is considered an off label use of the mixture. Many medicines we take every day are not labeled for all of the purposes for which we use them. For example, aspirin is not labeled for use to treat headaches, however it is generally considered safe.

Common side-effects might include some light burning, bruising, swelling and aching in the area injected. Women should avoid treatment just before and during their menstrual period, as this may create a greater degree of discomfort and swelling. Cellulite treatment is generally is more uncomfortable but this can be reduced with topical anesthetics or ice.

Your clinic will explain during your consultation treatment reactions that are both common and rare and what side effects can be expected.

Most people experience very mild discomfort. The needle is very small the same size that is used to give an insulin injection. Some people report mild soreness after the shot is given. This soreness can last up to a week.

Depending on the body area treated, patients often return to normal activity immediately after treatment. Patients having facial treatments for a double chin or facial fat may have extensive and unattractive swelling and may wish to stay off work for 3-4 days, although this is not necessary. The normal time for swelling to resolve is one week. Some minor swelling or soreness may persist longer.

This varies from patient to patient and body areas targeted. It is normal that results are seen in 1-4 sessions, although your case can differ.

The treatments take about 30 minutes to perform. Initially there is some increased swelling for up to a week. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for the full body sculpting effect to occur and the inflammatory process to be complete.Treatments are repeated every 6 weeks. If you address large body areas, such as the abdomen, and require several sessions, you may notice minimal results between the first and second session. Many smaller areas, like double chin, often give satisfactory results two months after a single session.

Results vary from patient to patient. Sculpting can be very dramatic in some patients and have excellent cosmetic results, while minor in other depending on their body type and metabolic profile.

Injection technique and medications are unique for LipoDissolve. Mesotherapy is a slower imitation of LipoDissolve with stronger medications and may require as many as 20 sessions and can become very expensive.

Lipodissolve contain a standardized mixture of pharmaceutical agents that has been monitored and researched for safety. The general response time is 1-4 sessions for results, depending on body type and metabolism and whether the patient is an appropriate candidate.

If the proper technique is followed the solution injected should not have any contact or effect on the muscles underlying the skin.

If the treatment is spread out over a larger area or split between 2 or 3 areas it will be less effective

Sometimes dramatic results can occur after one treatment such as 2 or 3 inches lost in one area. This occurs in the minority of treatments. Most people see only small results in one treatment usually an inch or less. The majority of people respond after 2 or 3 treatment in one area. 95% of people respond with 2 or three inches of loss after 4 treatments. You must remember that the response also depends on the area treated and if there is any overall change in weight of the person treated. This is why we strongly recommend planning on treating each area 3 or 4 times to make sure you are in 95% who respond to the treatment.

An obvious change in body weight can have a significant result on the success of the outcome. We use our data including photos [without identifying makers as much as possible] and measurements for research. The results are gradual and may not be appreciated until before and after comparisons can be made.