- avg. recovery
About the Procedure
Lipodissolve, like mesotherapy, is a form of injection lipolysis that reduces the amount of fat in the treated areas. Unlike mesotherapy, Lipodissolve has defined components, phosphatidylcholine (PC) and deoxycholate (DC). The DC component of Lipodissolve is a bile salt which breaks down fat whereas PC helps in the digestion and drainage of the broken down fats. During a Lipodissolve treatment no topical anesthetic is needed, however, icing the treatment area for 4-5 minutes prior to injection can reduce patient discomfort. The treatment area will then be injected in various locations for even coverage. Depending on the size, as little as 3-6cc may be injected whereas a larger area such as the stomach may receive 40-60cc. Once injection is complete, most patients are able to resume all normal activities. For optimal results, 4-10 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart will be needed. Lipodissolve is not FDA approved for fat reduction and is banned in certain countries with prudent restrictions in others. While the components of Lipodissolve are standardized, the manufacturing of the injectable is not, leading to unknown or unpredictable percentages of the PCDC combination. Lipodissolve is still undergoing clinical trials to determine all possible short and long term side effects.
The goal of Lipodissolve is to reduce the amount of unwanted fat in areas around the body including the abdomen, hips, and thighs as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What to Expect
Lipodissolve is an injected form of fat reduction. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Lipodissolve treatment.
- Avoid blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- Treatment area iced for 4-5 minutes
- Lipodissolve solution injected into various locations around treatment area
There is no downtime or recovery period associated with Lipodissolve injections. Patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, and bruising which subsides after 10 days.
The ideal candidate for Lipodissolve has localized areas of unwanted, soft fat tissue.
Not Recommended For
Lipodissolve is not FDA for fat reduction. Pregnant women and those with soy allergies should not receive a Lipodissolve injections. Firm or fibrous fat deposits tend to not respond well to Lipodissolve treatments.
Side effects from Lipodissolve are typically minor and temporary but may include lightheadedness, pain, prolonged tender nodules, swelling, and bruising. Serious side effects can include allergic reaction and skin necrosis.