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Introducing - Lipodissolve®

What is Lipodissolve®?

Lipodissolve is a series of micro-injections developed to dissolve fat deposits of the face and body. Lipodissolve was originally discovered in Italy in the early 1980’s and modified and improved in Europe in 2002 as a more effective treatment option for localized fat reduction.

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How do I know if Lipodissolve® is right for me?

Lipodissolve may be a suitable therapy for you if you have small areas of fat deposits that need reduction, or you are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery.

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What happens during Lipodissolve®?

Lipodissolve micro-injections target the fat deposits. When injections are done to the fat area you wish to have reduced the medications in the injections initiate the fat to gradually loosen, liquefy and finally dissolve and eliminate through the natural process.

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Will the fat return after Lipodissolve® treatment?

The fat will return if you gain more weight in the future, but observations in Lipodissolve have shown that the fat often stay off quite well in the treated area even after some overall weight gain.

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Which part of the body can be treated with Lipodissolve®?

Lipodissolve can be used to address fat deposits of:

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Double chin/neck
  • Fat of the cheeks and mid face
  • Fat deposits of the lower eye fat pads
  • Upper arms
  • Lower arms
  • Upper abdomen
  • Lower abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Knees and legs
  • Gynecomastia
  • Cellulite
  • Xanthelasma
  • Lipomas
  • Fat of the pubic/genital area

Some areas of use may require surgeon use to ascertain safety.

Lipodissolve is sometimes used by plastic surgeons to mobilize fat during liposuction, or after liposuction to correct surgical deformities such as increased cellulite from liposuction of thighs, dog ears and ‘ripple’ effect from surgery.

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Is Lipodissolve® supported by research?

Yes, Lipodissolve is supported by clinical studies and monitoring of effects in Europe and the USA . Your doctor can provide you the details of these studies on request.

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Is Lipodissolve® safe?

Lipodissolve has shown a very promising safety report and compared with many popular cosmetic procedures, it can be viewed as very safe. Lipodissolve still lack clinical data to confirm long-term safety and if allergies against the medications occur, or the procedure is used wrong, patients can have adverse reactions.

If you have any concerns of Lipodissolve safety, make sure your physician has answered all your questions to satisfaction during consultation.

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What are the side-effects?

Common side-effects are some light burning in the area injected, bruising, swelling and ache. Women should avoid treatment before and during their period, as this created a much greater experience of discomfort and pain. Your doctor will explain during your consultation what reactions are common and rare with Lipodissolve, and what degree of side-effects you should expect and possible long-term effects.

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Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is seldom very painful, with exception to some body areas and body types which may cause a bit more ache after therapy. Women should avoid Lipodissolve right before and during their period as this will increase the sensation of discomfort dramatically.

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How long is the down-time or recovery?

Depending on body area treated, patients often return to normal activity immediately after treatment. Patients having facial treatments for double chin or facial fat will have extensive and unattractive swelling and may wish to stay off from work 3-4 days although this is not necessary.
The normal time for swelling and soreness to disappear is one week. Some minor swelling may persist longer.

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How many treatments will I need?

It varies from patient to patient case and body areas targeted. It is normal that results are seen in 1-4 sessions although your case can differ.

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How fast will I see results?

Treatments are repeated every 4-6 weeks apart. If you address large body areas, like the abdomen, and require several sessions you may notice minimal results between the first and second session which improves with additional sessions. Many smaller areas, like double chin, often give satisfactory results two months after a single session.

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