Lipodissolve Is an Easier Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Fat

A fat reducing and body contouring treatment seems like a magical combination that is too good to be true, but it's not. Lipodissolve can provide both improvements. If you have been losing weight but are struggling to get rid of those last few stubborn areas of flab, or you want a more toned appearance on certain areas of your body, we can help.

What is it?

This treatment uses a series of medicated micro-injections that include a combination of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate, two chemicals that naturally occur in the body, as well as alpha lipid acid and enzymes. This combination of chemicals provides a breakdown effect of fat that can be compared to the way stomach bile breaks down substances.

How does Lipodissolve work?

When the medication is injected into a localized area of fat, it breaks down the fat until it is easily absorbed or excreted by the body. The injections actually dissolve these small areas of fat essentially. While the treatment is incredibly effective at spot reducing fat, it cannot be used on large areas of the body and is better suited for getting rid of trouble spots and contouring. As an additional benefit, the treatment may slightly reduce the risk for heart disease by ridding the body of bad fats associated with medical conditions.

What part of the body does it treat?

The face, including under the chin (double chin), the arms (bat wings), inner and upper thighs, knees and even the upper and lower back (love handles) can be treated. Many patients also use the treatment to get rid of unsightly areas of cellulite.

Do the injections hurt?

Most patients do not experience any discomfort and do not need anesthetics. Some patients report a minor burning sensation that fades quickly. 

How many treatments are needed?

Depending on the size of the area of fat treated, several treatments may be needed. Injections will be given every four to six weeks, and up to six consecutive treatments can be administered until the desired results are achieved.

How long is the recovery period?

There is no period of recovery required following a Lipodissolve treatment. Patients can return to work or everyday activities as desired immediately following an injection. Exercise should be limited for the first 24-48 hours following a treatment to ensure the chemical reaction created by the injections is not disrupted.

Who is a candidate?

The best candidates for this treatment are in good health, non-smokers and use alcohol sparingly. Candidates should have a BMI of less than 30, as this treatment reduces localized fat but does not result in significant weight loss. People who undergo this treatment should have realistic expectations and should try exercise and healthy eating first. If healthy habits do not improve the appearance of areas of fat accumulation, Lipodissolve will help. A quick visit to our office will determine whether a patient is a good fit for the treatment.

This procedure can help you

If you are unhappy with unsightly areas of bulge and want to look trimmer and more contoured, we can help. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about the benefits of Lipodissolve and other fat spot reduction techniques.

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