Lipodissolve, also known as mesotherapy, became popular in the mid-2000s. It was marketed as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. It involves the use of a solution that is injected into areas affected by fat and cellulite. Lipodissolve is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment which removes fat from small areas. It does this by breaking down the bonds that maintain the solid form of body fat. Once the fat is converted to liquid form, the body is able to remove the fat naturally at a much more rapid pace than your normal metabolism is able to accomplish. The body’s fat removal process will take from several weeks to a few months to complete, depending upon the patient. For larger treatment areas such as the entire lower body, liposuction may still be necessary to achieve dramatic improvement.
Lipodissolve can be used on a variety of areas of the body including the arms, chin, belly, and legs. Lipodissolve functions as both a method for removing fat deposits that remain unaffected by diet and exercise and as an effective technique for treating cellulite. While liposuction treatments generally result in significant post-treatment swelling, healthy skin actually tightens around the site of lipodissolve injection, creating a firmer, more toned appearance without the need for lift or tuck surgery. Unlike traditional liposuction, in which fat cells are suctioned out of the body, lipodissolve can be used on flabby arms, belly fat, and a double chin as injections that break down the walls of fatty cells and let the body flush out the fat as waste.
Lipodissolve on the Arms
For some people, there are certain parts of the body that stubbornly refuse to slim down, resisting even the most stringent diet and exercise regimens. The upper and lower arms often fall into that category. Those who have tried unsuccessfully to tone their arms can undergo the simple lipodissolve treatment to get rid of excess fat on the arms.
Lipodissolve on the Chin
Even on a body that is otherwise fit, a double chin can contribute to an overall appearance of heaviness. Because excess weight in the chin area tends to resist all attempts at body toning, lipodissolve on a double chin, administered through injections, is a good, safe choice for achieving a more proportionate and toned appearance.
Lipodissolve on the Belly
People who carry excess weight around their midsections know that it can be extremely challenging to get rid of that “spare tire” – even with the most diligent regimen of sit-ups and dieting. For this reason, lipodissolve is a popular option for eliminating belly fat.
Lipodissolve on the Legs
The inner and outer thighs are highly susceptible to cellulite, that bumpy accumulation of fat under the skin. Eliminating cellulite from this part of the body can be particularly difficult. Lipodissolve injections can be administered directly into this area. The solution effectively breaks down the walls of the fat cells so that the body can simply flush away the waste naturally.
Lipodissolve for Cellulite
Lipodissolve treatment has an impressive track record for smoothing and removing cellulite, the dimpled “orange peel” skin that often affects the buttocks and legs. Skin actually tightens over the area injected with the Lipodissolve solution, which can noticeably diminish the appearance of cellulite.
The Lipodissolve Procedure
Lipodissolve treatment involves the removal of fat using chemical injections. The lipodissolve formula consists of a mixture of deocycholate and phosphatidylcholine. The needle used in the lipodissolve treatment is very fine, about the size of an acupuncture needle. You will likely experience a slight stinging sensation, but most patients report that it is bearable.
Once the lipodissolve treatment is injected into the targeted fat deposit, the molecular bonds between the fat molecules are dissolved, causing the fat to change its phase from solid to liquid. The procedure itself only takes about 15 to 30 minutes. The body uses its natural waste-filtration organs such as the liver and the intestines to gradually issue the fat out of the body over the next few weeks to months. Most patients observe improvement in their treated areas after about four weeks. The most successful course of lipodissolve therapy is a series of treatment sessions carefully calibrated to build off of the positive results you are already exhibiting.