Lipodissolve involves injecting a cocktail of substances into subcutaneous fat deposits. This treatment utilizes injections of a natural substance found in a soybean and also many areas of the body, to help shift stubborn pockets of fat, not easily removed by diet or exercise. It is not a weight loss procedure but more correctly described as a shaping or body sculpting technique.
When it is injected in its concentrated form into the fatty deposits, it breaks down and melts your fat cells, allowing them to be released in the tissue. It is then your body’s natural processes that will do the rest of the work. Your ‘scavenger cells’ will clean up the area and then the melted fat is flushed out over the next two months.
Areas suitable for treatment are double chin, thighs, love handles, hips, abdomen and upper arms.The number of treatments differs from person to person, depending upon body type and body area. Generally, three to five treatments in intervals of six to eight weeks apart are necessary to successfully complete the treatment, however patients achieve satisfactory results in just 3-4 sessions. Lipodissolve has lasting results, especially when combined with exercise and proper nutrition. However the natural ageing process cannot be stopped, hence maintenance treatments are recommended.
There is no downtime. You can return to work after the procedure and resume your normal daily schedule. Immediately after the treatment, swelling, redness, bruising, sensitivity to pressure and itch may occur. This usually subsides within 24 – 48 hours.