What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy involves injecting medication into the subcutaneous fat (usually the fat under the chin) to reduce the amount of fat by permanently destroying some of fat cells in the treatment area. Used since the 1970s, predominantly in Europe, mesotherapy usually takes two or three treatments at 6 to 8 week intervals. The larger the treatment area, the greater the amount of medication required due to the number of treatment cycles.

Is mesotherapy right for me?

Always talk to your surgeon before deciding whether mesotherapy is right for you. Mesotherapy may be a good option if you are concerned about the amount of fullness under your chin or you think you may be developing a double chin. Mesotherapy generally won’t correct large deposits of chin fat. Additional procedures, such as a liposuction or even a neck lift, may be necessary. During the consultation your surgeon will perform a complete examination and listen to your concerns before discussing which options are best for you.

Potential complications

All medical procedures come with some degree of risk. Fortunately, significant complications after mesotherapy are usually uncommon. Following treatment, swelling will usually be most apparent in the first 24 to 48 hours. Some swelling may persist for a few weeks and there may be a degree of firmness for six to eight weeks. But don’t worry, your surgeon will fully explain possible complications during the consultation process and commit to supporting your recovery.


During surgery

Your time in surgery may vary according to your needs and the specifics of the procedures being performed. Your surgeon will explain everything to you during consultation.


One of the most important reasons for choosing a reputable surgeon is that they will be by your side throughout the recovery process, ready to reassure and support you at every stage. Ask your surgeon what recovery will involve for you.