If you can't seem to lose those last few pounds of unwanted fat with exercise and diets, lipo-dissolve treatment may be for you.
Lipo-dissolve treatment can remove unwanted superficial fat on the belly, arms, thighs, and jowls and give your body a finely sculpted appearance.
It's better than liposuction for fat removal from small areas, as it can eliminate the need for surgery and the downtime that goes along with it.
Injections consisting of two components – phosphatidylcholine (PC) and deoxycholate (DC) – are used in the procedure. This solution destroys adipose tissue and dissolves fat cells, making you slimmer.
Why Choose Lipo-Dissolve for Fat Reduction?
Lipo-dissolve can be a lifesaver for people looking for non-surgical methods of fat reduction. Recovery from the treatment is not as painful as the recovery from liposuction.
Anesthesia is not necessary for the treatment, and you can remain awake throughout the procedure.
The results of lipo-dissolve are permanent. If you maintain a good diet and workout regularly, you can keep your body in shape. New fat cells start generating after about a year, so if you don't want to relapse, take good care of your body. Consult a dietician or nutritionist to get help with planning a diet that regulates your caloric intake.
The side effects of lipo-dissolve go away within a week or so. This is less time than the recovery period for liposuction, where discomfort can last for over a month.
The effect of lipo-dissolve treatment on 1,616 patients was studied in 2012. The patients were divided into two groups. One group received a total of 3 injections, while the other group received four injections per area.
Both groups reported satisfaction of 86.6% and 74.4% respectively. Only 1% of patients complained of significant pain after the treatment.
The abdominal fat reduction was measured in 95 patients. It varied from 0.125 inches to 3 inches, 1.1 inches being the average.
This study shows that lipo-dissolve can be an effective treatment for slightly overweight people.
What Areas are Treated?
Lipo-dissolve can treat superficial and unwanted fat deposits around:
- The area above the knees
- Inner and outer thighs
- Double chins
Lipo-dissolve can also make the skin smoother by treating cellulite.
Limitations of Lipo-Dissolve
Lipo-dissolve can't replace the need for liposuction in areas where the amount of fat to be removed is significant. Lipo-dissolve will not be a satisfactory treatment for an obese person. People with saggy skin might have to deal with loose skin after the treatment and body-lift surgery might be required to address loose skin. A great non-surgical saggy skin option is an Ogden PDO Body Thread Lift Treatment.
Another limitation of lipo-dissolve is that the patient (or the practitioner) can't decide the exact amount of fat removal. However, the percentage of fat to be removed can be decided in advance, and a suitable amount of PCDC is injected into the treatment area. On average, 3-4 treatments within one year may be recommended.
Lipo-dissolve is not recommended for patients who:
- Are diabetic
- Are pregnant
- Have autoimmune diseases
- Have vascular complications
- Have infections
- Have heart or kidney disease
- Have a soy allergy
What to Expect
You’ll be asked to stop using blood thinners two weeks before the treatment. If you’ve been prescribed blood thinners for any ailment, you must consult a doctor.
Lipo-dissolve doesn't require the use of an anesthetic. The treatment area can simply be iced for 5 minutes before the injection is administered.
You may experience stinging and some discomfort for about 2 hours after the treatment. Expect bruising, swelling, and redness for the next 3-10 days. The swelling can make the real results of the treatment less apparent.
Between 4-10 treatments spaced 1-2 months apart will be needed, depending on the area being treated. Generally, arms and cheeks hold less fat and require fewer treatments. Belly fat treatment might last the longest.
It might take about six months to a year to see the desired results but you can resume your routine during treatment, as lipo-dissolve has minimal to no downtime.
You will have to perform aftercare to ensure a speedy recovery. Your doctor can prescribe painkillers and cream to mitigate the side effects. You'll have to avoid certain activities like strenuous exercise, taking anti-inflammatories, drinking alcohol, etc.
You can consult our Ogden lipo-dissolve specialist to get aftercare tips.
Potential Side Effects of Lipo-Dissolve
Lipo-dissolve has some side effects that subside within ten days or so. If they become excessively uncomfortable, you should consult a doctor.
You may experience the following side effects:
- Tender nodules
- Significant pain (rare)
- Significant dizziness (rare)
Consult your doctor before applying any cream to reduce the chances of infection. The treatment of the jowls or face can produce noticeable swelling. If that's a problem for you, try to get an appointment on a day before a long weekend or holiday.
Compared to liposuction, lipo-dissolve has very moderate side effects, so it is preferred in cases where mild body sculpting is required.
Get Rid of Stubborn Fat with Lipo-dissolve
If exercise and dieting for fat loss have bought little results for you, lipo-dissolve can help you non-surgically remove the fat.
The study referred to above has shown that lipo-dissolve is an effective treatment for fat loss, and about 80% of people were satisfied with their results. With lipo-dissolve and regular exercise, you can get that sharp jawline, slim belly, and toned arms and legs. This treatment can help people who are fighting against their genes to get in shape.
Transcend Rejuvenation offers lipo-dissolve treatment just outside Ogden. We can evaluate your goals and help you decide whether lipo-dissolve is right for you. Book a consultation with our specialists today!