Lipodissolve or mesotherapy is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction surgery. It became a popular weight loss treatment in the mid-2000s helping people get rid of stubborn fat deposits. Lipodissolve basically involves the injection of a solution to areas of fat deposits.
How is Lipodissolve Performed?
Lipodissolve or mesotherapy promotes weight loss by removing fats through the use of chemical injections. Solutions used for lipodissolve may consist of enzymes, vitamins, and soy derived substances from soya oil. This soy derived substance has been used by doctors for the treatment of high cholesterol.
Injections are made with a very find needle the size of an acupuncture needle. A local anesthetic can be used to desensitize the area or patients could opt to do away with the anesthesia. Most patients who do away with the use of a local anesthesia report a mild stinging sensation but report this as being bearable.
Upon injection of the lipodissolve solution, it immediately interacts with surrounding fat cells. This affects the molecular bonds in fat cells causing this to dissolve or liquefies solid fat. The procedure is fairly quick and could be done in under an hour. Liquefied fat is naturally removed and eliminated as body waste. Eliminating fat from the body can take weeks to months,
Visual changes are usually observed four weeks after the procedure. For optimum results, multiple treatments are advised. The number of treatments depend on the patient’s expected results or the amount of fats to be removed. Lipodissolve treatments are spaced between 6 to 2 months.
Lipodissolve or mesotherapy can be performed on almost any part of the body. This is because of its non-surgical nature which reduces risks and medical complications. Treatments are usually performed to remove small fat deposits such as double chins or under arm fat.
Lipodissolve is effective in eliminating small fat deposits. It can be used to trim inches from you waist or improve facial features.
Dangers of Lipodissolve or Mesotherapy
Lipodissolve and mesotherapy has its own share of risks but this pale in comparison to traditional liposuction. This has been performed for decades without any permanent or serious complications. However, serious problems may arise with patients suffering from cancer or diabetes being exposed to the solution or having allergic reactions.
Common side effects reported by lipodissolve patients include lumps, skin tenderness, redness and bruising in the area. Slight discomfort and pain are also reported but these are temporary and could be alleviated with pain medications.
Patients who undergo lipodissolve undergo a quick recovery period. Recovering from lipodissolve does not require long downtimes or off time from work or regular activities. However, for safety purposes it is best that you ask someone to drive you home.
Slight discomfort might be experienced after the procedure. Mild burning sensation around the treated area, tenderness and swelling is reported. Some even report bruising but this can be gone after a few days. To remedy this, your doctor may prescribe pain medications and post procedure instructions to alleviate this condition.
For those who would like to take a conservative route, taking a day off is advised. Adverse effects of lipodissolve includes nausea, dizziness and nausea. For those who experience this, avoiding strenuous activities or those that involve weight bearing activities. Non-pain medication treatments include wearing tight garments to compress the injection site. Fats removed during lipodissolve is eliminated naturally from the body as waste. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months.