LipoDissolve is a relatively novel procedure which is postulated to dissolve the fat pockets in the body. LipoDissolve has been widely used in Europe for more than 3 decades but has only recently being introduced in North America.
The treatment involves injection of specific chemicals using fine needles into the localized fat pockets in the body.
LipoDissolve contains two naturally occurring chemicals, namely phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate. These two compounds act as chemical detergents and have the ability to dissolve fat
Both phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate are normally stored in the gall bladder and help in the normal digestion of fatty foods
Since these two chemicals have been known to dissolve fat in the gut, researchers have now devised formulations of these chemicals to dissolve fat in other parts of the body.
Before any individual can undergo LipoDissolve treatment, a consultation by a physician is required. The body is examined and all the fat pockets are marked and photographed.
LipoDissolve injections are not done on the entire body. A few large fat pockets are identified and are injected in one session. Unlike liposuction, only small pockets of fat are treated.
The one limiting factor to these injections is that swelling, and pain can occur. Over the years, just like Botox injections, Fake and diluted samples of LipoDissolve are frequently used as injections. This has severely compromised the effectiveness of the therapy and there is considerable doubt about the benefits of this treatment.
LipoDissolve can be used to treat fat deposits in:
• Thighs and hips
• Double chin
• Fat around the cheeks and midface
• Fat deposits of the lower eye pads
• Upper and lower arms
• Upper and lower abdomen
• Fat deposits of the back
• Knees and legs
Todate, LipoDissolve has been used to treat the following conditions:
- gynecomastia (male breast enlargement)
- cellulite deposits
- fat deposits around the eye (xanthelasma)
- fat mound in the pubis and genitals
- revision of scars
- unevenness that occurs after liposuction
- after weight loss surgery