An increasing number of non-surgical options promise to get rid of unwanted fat. They all sound very tempting: who doesn’t want to have more attractive and slimmer contours? But in a sea of impressive sounding technologies, ranging from fat-freezing and laser to radiofrequency, how do you know which one is right for you? The treatments can be very costly and the reviews are mixed. So how do you choose?
When it comes to body contouring you want a treatment that’s effective and has years of clinical data behind it. One such procedure is Lipodissolve. It’s a scientifically proven, minimally-invasive modality that’s performed by a doctor to quickly and precisely eradicate areas of stubborn fat.
Lipodissolve involves localised and superficial injections of phosphatidylcholine (PF) and deoxycholate (DC) into unwanted fat tissue. These two substances are powerful bio-detergents with a mechanism of action similar to that of bile. In other words, these chemicals break down the bonds that bind fat membranes together, causing the fat cells to rupture and die. Are you ready for the best part? The results are permanent, meaning the fat cells will not regenerate or return.
Lipodissolve, a Type of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy describes any treatment that stimulates the mesoderm, or middle layer of the skin. It was developed in 1952 by a French physician Dr. Michel Pistor. Since that time it has become a well-known and accepted therapeutic practice all over the world. It has been backed by years of solid science and follows rigorous standards to ensure comfort and efficacy for patients.
Normally Mesotherapy is performed using homeopathic preparations that contain vitamins, amino acids, nucleoproteins and other beneficial micro-nutrients. It’s administered under the skin with special micro-needles and the solution gets absorbed slowly by the tissue being treated. In addition to treating cellulite, stretch marks, pigmentation and scars, Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation is very popular.
Lipodissolve is Mesotherapy that specifically targets adipose tissue. It’s the oldest non-surgical method for dissolving stubborn fat, having been performed for over 20 years with excellent success. The biggest advantage of lipodissolve is that the two substances (PC and DC) occur naturally in your body. In fact, they’re so non-toxic that hospitals use them to treat acute internal health conditions.
Mesotherapy has remained in the spotlight all these years because patients are very happy with their outcomes. One clinical trial involving 1616 subjects “produced satisfactory and smooth results in 74.5 to 86.5 percent of the patients.”  Only minor side-effects were reported and most patients found the procedure to be very comfortable and relatively painless. That’s because PC assists the breakdown and drainage of released fat while protecting the neighbouring tissue from the corrosive action of DC, according to the study.
Does Lipodissolve Work for Cellulite?
An astounding 90% of women claim that they have some degree of cellulite. Men can be affected by it too, although the incidence is much lower. Cellulite commonly appears between the ages of 25 and 35 and progressively gets worse over time. Mesotherapy can effectively break down cellulite on the legs, buttocks and other areas of the body if it’s in the early stages. Once it has progressed to more severe form (stage 3) then the treatment may not be as effective or may require a larger number of sessions.
Is Lipodissolve Right for Me?
The great news is that Lipodissolve is suitable for most people with stubborn fat. As long as you’re within 15kg of your ideal body weight, regardless of your shape and size, this treatment can help you look and feel better about yourself. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure is to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced physician.
What Do I Need to Know About the Procedure?
Lipodissolve treatment generally takes 15-20 minutes to complete. You may experience some redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness at the injection site. You’ll be advised to abstain from sun exposure, vigorous exercise and hot tub/sauna for 48 hours post procedure. You’ll be able to shower 6-8 hours after treatment. Lipodissolve treatments are quick and require zero downtime so you can resume your normal activities almost immediately.
It can take several weeks for results to become visible after the swelling and inflammation has subsided. You’ll notice fewer lumps and bumps and improved smoothening of the skin and treatment area. Another secondary and lesser-known benefit of Lipodissolve is skin tightening. It turns out that the inflammation caused by the Lipodissolve solution sets into motion a cascade of healing reactions that stimulate collagen production. This means that in addition to melting away adipose tissue this treatment can firm up mild skin laxity.
Is Lipodissolve Better than Liposuction?
The choice whether to have Lipodissolve over Liposuction really depends on a number of factors. Are you more than 15kg above your ideal body weight? Do you have a large amount of loose skin following weight loss? If so then liposuction followed by removal of excess skin may be a better option for you.
For most people, however, Lipodissolve is an excellent non-surgical alternative to Liposuction. Since it’s not surgery, there’s much less risk to your health or developing an adverse reaction. The treatment also requires no cutting or anaesthetic. In fact, most patients find that it’s far less painful than any other fat removal procedure they’ve undergone. If you have the treatment in the morning, you’ll be able to resume your normal activities right away or even go back to work.
Could Restoration Clinic work for you? Contact our practice today to find out more about Lipodissolve and whether you are a candidate: (08) 9025 3218