How does it work?
This treatment works by injecting fat cells with a chemical solution designed to dissolve them. The solution used is a compound made up of enzymes that specifically target fatty acids without damaging the tissue surrounding the fat – pretty clever if you ask us.
After treatment, the excess fatty material is not removed by the practitioner. Instead, it is broken down by the body and discarded naturally by urination – so that’s one less procedure to worry about.
A lipodissolve session lasts about 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being targeted. Practitioners recommend that patients undergo 4-6 sessions of treatment in order to achieve the desired results.
Is it for me?
As lipodissolve is minimally invasive in comparison with surgery, it avoids many negative side effects such as excessive bruising and swelling or infection – always good to hear.
Only a small area of the body can be treated using lipodissolve at any one time, so this treatment is more appropriate for sculpting areas of the body than for extreme weight loss.
Women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or hoping to conceive in the next six months should avoid having this treatment. It is also unsuitable for those with certain medical conditions – discuss the treatment with a specialist if you think this may apply to you.
Good to know
The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is phosphatidyclcholine, which was originally designed to treat cardiac disease.