Lipodissolve is just one of the popular liposuction alternatives being practiced today. This fat-melting procedure promises a non-surgical liposuction treatment that helps people get rid of stubborn fat deposits. Lipodissolve is also referred to as lipolysis, mesotherapy and injection lipolysis.
What is Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve is fat removal method that is used to remove small pockets of fat. Unlike traditional liposuction, it is quite limited in the volume of fats it can remove in a single treatment. What makes liposuction different from other procedures is it uses injections during treatment. These injections are used to dissolve fat cells.
During treatment, the doctor injects chemicals into the fatty areas. The procedure is quite straightforward and does not require the use of anesthesia. The chemicals then react directly with the surrounding fat cells and dissolves it in the process.
Fat cells then enter the lymphatic system or excreted from the body naturally. No physical action or external action is required to remove dissolved fat cells. Unlike liposuction surgery which requires the use of vacuums to suction out fat cells.
What is injected?
Chemicals for fat melting are mainly composed of phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate (PC/DC), enzymes, multivitamins and plant extracts. People who wish to undergo lipodissolve would be happy to know that the chemicals used are approved by the FDA. Chemicals used might vary according to the doctor’s preference and area where fat is to be removed. Because of its fat melting properties, it is helpful in reducing a patients risk for heart disease due to large concentration of fats.
There is no standard formula used for lipodissolve treatments. And this is the problem when non-FDA chemicals are used. Some of the other ingredients used in lipodissolve includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, hormones and even antibiotics.
How long does it take?
Lipodissolve is usually performed in under an hour. There is no major preparation only that the patient is generally in good health. Actual results of treatment can also be visible after sometime taking weeks before visible changes are noticed.
Since lipodissolve is limited in terms of the fat deposits it can remove in a single treatment, multiple visits might be recommended. This depends on the total volume of fats that needs to be removed and the patient’s expectations.
How much is it going to cost?
Lipodissolve treatments usually run from $400 to a few thousand dollars. This depends on the area targeted and amount of fat deposits. Sensitive areas like the chin for example may be more expensive. The type of chemicals to be used will also play a role in determining the costs of lipodissolve.