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All About Lipodissolve: Is It Safe for Me?

Do you have stubborn, unwanted fat in your body that you just want to get rid of? There are so many cosmetic surgery procedures and combinations that can help you, yet you are too scared to go under the knife for this. What can you do? Well, there is a well-known nonsurgical procedure called Lipodissolve that can help you. It is known that many people have used Lipodissolve to remove excess fat in different parts of their bodies. Let us help you understand what Lipodissolve is, what it can do for you, and what the reservations about this product are all about.

Lipodissolve: An Overview

Popularized in the early to mid-2000s, injection lipolysis or mesotherapy procedure more commonly known as Lipodissolve injections were introduced to the beauty market as a non-invasive way to perform body sculpting. Research stated that injection lipolysis has been practiced since the ’80s in Italy, but it is only in the 21st century that we truly embraced the idea of being able to dissolve fat deposits and achieve the body contour that we dream about. Here are some common questions that are being asked about Lipodissolve injections and their ability to safely and effectively perform body sculpting.

What are the main ingredients of Lipodissolve?lipodissolve for belly

Lipodissolve injections are made with a combination of substances called phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate (PC and DC).

This body sculpting injection also contains vitamins and enzymes that nourish, tighten, and smoothen the skin.

What areas of the body can benefit from Lipodissolve?

The most common areas that Lipodissolve can target include the arms, legs, belly, and chin. These areas are ideal for the lipolysis injections because they are where stubborn and unwanted fats usually get stored. Fat deposits that cause love handles, double chins, flabby arms, and legs full of cellulitis can now be addressed by undergoing sessions of Lipodissolve injections.

How do Lipodissolve injections work?

Lipodissolve, the most recent advancement when it comes to non-surgical fat-dissolving aesthetic treatments, has shown effects to remove unappealing fat deposits in several small areas all over the body. Lipodissolve injections break down the bond that keeps the solid appearance of your stubborn body fat. As the fat deposits convert to a liquid form, they are now easier for the body to excrete the fat or metabolize them so they can be removed. Using the injections make the fat conversion faster and the removal natural and safe.

What are the limitations of Lipodissolve?

lipodissolve on armsThough the procedure is nonsurgical, there will still be reported discomfort when using Lipodissolve because it is administered through injection. This mesotherapy procedure is not to be done on a one-time basis only. There will be cases that the doctors would recommend having several sessions per body area so that the breakdown and removal of fats would be effective.

Because the body’s fat removal nature is a very slow-paced process, having Lipodissolve will somehow quicken that. However, it may still take a couple of weeks to a few months for the patient to see the results of the procedure. It would all depend on the metabolism rate and the overall health of the patient. Those who have an active lifestyle can easily burn the ‘broken down’ fat and excrete it out of the body, so their procedure results may be revealed faster than expected.

As mentioned earlier, Lipodissolve injections may be considered safe and effective when used to remove fat deposits in small areas of the body. If your aim is to undergo body sculpting that would involve treatment of larger body areas,  cosmetic surgeons would not likely recommend these lipolysis injections. Instead, they may still recommend and explain to you the benefits that you can get with liposuction if you want to achieve shaving off larger quantities of fatty deposits in your lower body, for instance.

What are the side effects of Lipodissolve?

Because this procedure is nonsurgical, Lipodissolve has lesser and milder side effects than liposuction, its surgical counterpart. There are very minimal adverse effects that patients complain about after the procedure. They may report noticing that the areas where the injections were administered are swollen, bruised, itchy, and somehow sore for the first couple of days. The most alarming after-effect of the procedure is to have loose stools that contain fats. This is the body’s natural way of excreting the fat deposits, so the doctor should not forget to educate the patient on what she needs to anticipate after the procedure.

Why is Lipodissolve under scrutiny?

lipodissolve results on chinLipodissolve has been part of the controversial procedures in cosmetic medicine because although it is still undergoing tests and is waiting for FDA approval, many doctors and cosmetic specialists have been using the product to their patients. It is found out that the main ingredients of Lipodissolve, specifically phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate (PC and DC) do not present enough evidence to show its efficacy and safety of usage. As well all know, without the seal of approval from the FDA, a drug or procedure cannot be deemed safe and effective. In fact, in 2010, the FDA had issued warnings to several medical spas in the US and Brazil as they continue using the procedure in order to achieve body sculpting results.

Another reason why Lipodissolve has been freely criticized in the past is because there are so many beauty specialists and non-doctors who are able to administer the product to their clients. And somehow, these patients are the ones who experience moderate side effects and complaints. Those who critically choose the cosmetic surgeon or specialist that they want to get the injections from are usually happy with the results.


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