What is Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve is an innovative alternative to liposuction that involves a series of micro-injections that dissolve unwanted areas of fat. A formula of naturally occurring chemicals mixture of phosphatidylcholine (PPC) and deoxcholate (DC), which are substances that occur naturally in the human body. The PPC used in most injectable fat reducing formulas is derived from the soybean lecithin. Deoxycholate, produced in the body as sodium deoxycholate, is a bile salt that functions to make PPC soluble in water. It acts as a detergent and aids in the breakdown of fat consumed in our diet.
How does it work?
Once the lipodissolve treatment is injected into the targeted fat deposit, the molecular bonds between the fat molecules are dissolved, causing the fat to change its phase from solid to liquid. The procedure itself only takes about 15 to 30 minutes. The body uses its natural waste-filtration organs such as the liver and the intestines to gradually issue the fat out of the body over the next few weeks to months. Most patients observe improvement in their treated areas after about four weeks.
What body parts can be treated and how often?
Lipodissolve can be used on a variety of areas of the body including the arms, chin, belly, and legs. Lipodissolve functions as both a method for removing fat deposits that remain unaffected by diet and exercise and as an effective technique for treating cellulite. Healthy skin actually tightens around the site of lipodissolve injection, creating a firmer, more toned appearance without the need for lift or tuck surgery. Lipodissolve can be used on flabby arms, belly fat, and a double chin as injections that break down the walls of fatty cells and let the body flush out the fat as waste.
Is it painful? What are the side effects?
Upon injection, there will be some mild discomfort and a minor burning sensation immediately following the treatment. Swelling will occur in the treated area, and soreness and inflammation may be experienced for several days after treatment. It is important to bear in mind that these inflammatory side effects produce a tighter and smoother overlying skin. Around the treated area will be some bruising and tenderness. Your body naturally metabolizes and as your body break down fats, you will experience a firming sensation.
Are there any restrictions after treatment?
After a treatment between 24-48 hours, avoid vigorous physical activity or exercise.
When will I see results?
On the average, patients begin to see noticeable improvement after the first session, some individual depends between 2-4 sessions. For the first several weeks while the body’s inflammatory response is important, you may feel a little tenderness and soreness in the treated area. This is expected and only temporary. Once the body begins metabolizing the fat, body contour improvement occurs.
Is it permanent?
Lipodissolve will permanently remove fat cells in the area of treatment, leaving only a thin layer of cells, unless a large amount of weight is gained, because the fat dissolving formula actually destroys fat cells. If a person gains weight, the treated area can become larger because some fat cells still remain. However, the treated area should remain proportionate with the surrounding areas. This treatment does produce great results. You cannot use it as a weight loss measure, but the results in body shape are significant.
Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates for Lipodissolve have a body mass index (BMI) no more than 30%.
Candidates with the following conditions should NOT be treated with Lipodissolve:
• Patient with cardiac problems
• HIV/Hepatitis C
• Renal disease
• Active cancer
• Patient with bleeding disorders (Hemophiliacs)
• Patients on blood-thinning medications
• Allergic to Soy/eggs
• Gross Obesity (50 lbs. or more overweight)
• Debilitated Individuals
• Liver or kidney problems
• Dermal Lesions
Consult with a physician to see if Lipodissolve is the right treatment for you.