What is Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve has become accepted as a safe, minimally invasive injectable alternative to surgical Liposuction through out the world. It was introduced to the United States several years ago and is gaining in popularity among American Physicians.

The treatment involves a series of small injections used to sculpt areas where fat is stubborn and will not easily respond to exercise and diet alone. It is made from the chemical Phosphatidylcoline, which increases the rate of cellular fat metabolism, breaking down fat cell membranes and allowing the fat to be emptied from the tissue then later released from the body through the kidneys and the digestive tract.

Areas may include fat pads under the eyes, the jaw line, back of arms, midsection and parts of the thighs, including inner thighs, saddlebags, and around the knees.

Both women and men can benefit from the treatment. The treatment is contraindicated if a patient is pregnant or nursing. The optimal patient is active, with small areas of fat, rather than overall weight to lose. However, people who are overweight may benefit as well. On average, patients begin to see results after 2-3- treatments, usually spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart, and see their desired effects after 4 to 10 treatments, depending on their sensitivity to the Phosphatidylcholine.

There are no known long-term systemic effects of Phosphatidlycholine, but some patients do experience short-term tachycardia (rapid heart rate), dizziness, diaphoresis (increased perspiration), or nausea, particularly if they have had the treatment preformed on an empty stomach. Chemically, Phosphatidylcholine is the chief component of soy lecithin and is considered safe as an injectable. Some bruising may occur, as well as inflammation to the area being treated. This is not only normal, but also necessary to see positive results. Anti-inflamatories are not recommended, as they may decrease the effectiveness of the treatment. A balanced diet as well as cardiovascular activity is recommended to expedite fat metabolism.

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