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Lipodissolve™ is a non-surgical, medical procedure that involves the injection of a compound called Phosphatidylcholine into small and localized fat deposits. Phosphatidylcholine (PPC) is a naturally occurring enzyme and the main component of soy lecithin. Lecithin has been medically proven to break down fat bodies and reduce cholesterol. Lipodissolve™ physicians have used PPC for several years as a non-invasive alternative to other surgical procedures such as liposuction. The treatment is meant to remove and shrink fat cells. The desired result is precise body contouring in localized areas.
DESCRIPTION OF TREATMENT
Medications are injected directly to fat deposits, which cause the fat deposits to dissolve and emulsify. The fat is then naturally excreted out of the body. Lipodissolve™ is not to be confused with mesotherapy. Mesotherapy uses a mixture of substances including vitamins, herbs, and other medications injected either into the skin, or subcutaneous tissues to treat a variety of conditions.
A typical Lipodissolve™ treatment lasts 30-60 minutes, which depends on the areas being treated. Multiple microinjections are administered over 1-3 sessions that are generally spaced 6 weeks apart. Patients report relatively painless treatments, and no anesthesia is required. Bruising and swelling usually occurs after the treatment for a period of 2-3 days. Most patients return to normal activities within a few days after a Lipodissolve™ treatment.
Side effects associated with Lipodissolve™ include minimal bruising and swelling, which occurs immediately after treatment, and typically reduces within 2-3 days. Nodules, a collection of knots in the skin that appear as bumps at the surface, may be apparent at the treatment site and typically dissolve during the skin's healing process. Infection and allergic reaction are always a risk when utilizing injectable solutions, and these risks should be discussed with a qualified provider to avoid unnecessary complications. The long-term effects of Lipodissolve™ have not been established.
Lipodissolve™ is not FDA approved. Since different doctors use different ingredients for the procedure, it is difficult to give a meaningful prediction of results from past statistics. There are no significant studies demonstrating where the medication travels, how it may affect organs, what the proper dosage is or what the ingredient requirement is. It is important to discuss these safety isues with a well-reputable and experienced provider.
The average cost of Lipodissolve™ can range from $375-$1,500 per individual treatment. Up to 6 treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results.