What is Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve is a series of micro-injections developed to dissolve fat deposits of the face and body.
Lipodissolve 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.
How do I know if Lipodissolve is right for me?
You may be a candidate for Lipodissolve if you have small areas of fat deposits that need reduction, or you are unable to undergo sugerical lipoplasty. During your consultation the physician will evaluate your condition and profile, and whether Lipodissolve is the right solution for you.
What happens during Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve micro-injections target the fat deposits. When injections are done to the fat area you wish to have reduced, the medications in the injections initiate the fat to gradually loosen, liquify and finally dissolve and eliminate through the natural process
How much weight can I expect to lose?
Lipodissolve is not a weight loss program, and although some patients have dramatic reduction in circumferal measurement, the actual weight loss may be insignificant. This is common even with liposuction surgery of fat removal.
Will the fat return after Lipodissolve treatment?
The fat will return if you gain more weight in the future, but observations in Lipodissolve have shown that the fat often stay off quite well in the treated area even after some overall weight gain and retains a natural look without pockets of unevenness.
Can results become uneven?
The different injection techniques can be used either for skin retraction or fat reduction. In procedures for fat reduction there has been no reports until date where unevenness in areas injected have been observed from the injections. Often Lipodissolve has been used to correct uneven effects from other procedures, such as surgical lipoplasty and cellulite.
Which part of the body can be treated with Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve can be used to address fat deposits of the following areas:
- Double chin/neck
- Fat of the cheeks and midface
- Fat deposits of the lower eye pads
- Upper arms
- Lower arms
- Upper abdomen
- Lower abdomen
- Love handles
- Fat deposits of the back
- Knees and legs
Lipodissolve can also help to treat the following conditions:
- Fat of the pubic/genital area
- Skin retraction
- Scar reduction
- Surgical deformities or ‘ripples’ from surgical liposuction
Some areas of use may require surgeon use to ascertain safety.
Lipodissolve is sometimes used by plastic surgeons to mobilize fat during liposuction, or after liposuction to correct surgical deformities such as increased cellulite from liposuction of thighs, dogears and ‘ripple’ effect from surgery.
Is Lipodissolve supported by research?
Yes, Lipodissolve is supported by clinical studies and monitoring of effects in Europe and the USA . Your doctor can provide you the details of these studies on request.
Is Lipodissolve safe?
Lipodissolve has shown a very promising safety report and compared with many popular cosmetic procedures, it can be viewed as very safe. Pharmaceutcial agents used in Lipodissolve contain a combination of enzymes, vitamins and low dosage of medications. Lipodissolve still lack clinical data to confirm long-term safety. Allergic reactions against the medications is possible as in any treatment and patients must inform the physician if they have any known allergies against medications or other or whether they are on medications or suffer from metabolic disorders.
If you have any concerns of Lipodissolve safety, make sure your physician has answered all your questions to satisfaction during consultation before accepting treatment.
What are the side-effects?
Common side-effects are some light burning in the area injected, bruising, swelling and aching. Women should avoid treatment before and during their period, as this created a much greater experience of discomfort and pain. Cellulite treatment generally contain more discomfort than other treatments with Lipodissolve but can be reduced with topical anesthetics or ice.
Your doctor will explain during your consultation what reactions are common and rare with Lipodissolve, and what degree of side-effects you should expect.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is seldom very painful, with exception to some body areas and body types which may cause a bit more ache after therapy. Women should avoid Lipodissolve right before and during their period as this will increase the sensation of discomfort dramatically. Cellulite treatment can contain a little more discomfort which can be reduced by ice or local anesthetics (creams).
How long is the downtime or recovery?
Depending on body area treated, patients often return to normal activity immediately after treatment. Patients having facial treatments for double chin or facial fat will have extensive and unattractive swelling and may wish to stay off from work 3-4 days although this is not necessary.
The normal time for swelling and soreness to disappear is one week. Some minor swelling may persist longer.
How many treatments will I need?
It varies from patient to patient case and body areas targeted. It is normal that results are seen in 1-4 sessions although your case can differ.
How fast will I see results?
Treatments are repeated every 4-6 weeks apart. If you address large body areas, like the abdomen, and require several sessions you may notice minimal results between the first and second session which generally improve with additional sessions. Many smaller areas, like double chin, often give satisfactory results two months after a single session.
Results vary from patient to patient and can be very dramatic in some patients with excellent cosmetic results, while minor in others depending on their metabolic profile, body type and other factors.
Where are the doctors trained in Lipodissolve?
Our physicians are trained by the American Society of Aesthetic Lipodissolve (ASAL), the developer of the Lipodissolve therapy.
How does Lipodissolve differ from mesotherapy?
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 have 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 the right candidate.