Guide to Lipolysis
For patients considering both non-surgical and surgical fat reduction treatments like liposuction, it’s important to take the time to learn about each option, what it entails, and the benefits and other considerations which should be taken into account. Lipolysis is a non-surgical procedure designed to target and remove fatty cells and tissue. In this guide, you will learn all about this treatment so that you can eventually make an informed decision.
Injection Lipolysis, also known as Lipodissolve (Liquid Liposuction, or alternatively as a variety of different names, including other specific brands and products) utilises injections of a variety of vitamins and other homeopathic ingredients to target the cellular walls of fatty cells.
The ingredients actually cause these cell walls to burst, killing and destroying the cells. The contents of the cell, the fat itself, is naturally transported to the liver, where it is processed, metabolised, and safely excreted.
With Lipodissolve, the main ingredient is known as PPC, or Phosphatidylcholine. This is a natural ingredient which has been safely used in Europe for intravenous procedures for over 30 years, and with Lipolysis itself in Europe since 2002. It is combined with a variety of B vitamins to support the liver in breaking down the fat compounds, and is mixed with saline for injection and distribution into the targeted areas.
While lipolysis is very similar to mesotherapy, it’s essentially a more advanced form of the treatment. With lipolysis, the injections are placed deeper into the actual fatty tissues, producing superior results and more effectively targeting fatty deposits.
Benefits of Lipolysis
Lipolysis is an effective treatment for destroying and removing troublesome fatty buildup in specific areas such as around the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Often patients include:
- Those who have undergone dramatic weight loss and are now seeking the final touch to be at their best and really enjoy the results of their weight loss;
- Women who have given birth and are no longer planning on becoming pregnant; and,
- Others who simply have been unable to enjoy success despite their best efforts at diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
One of the chief benefits of Lipolysis is the very fact that it is a non-surgical treatment. That means that you don’t have to deal with the downsides of surgeries, which include lengthy and painful recovery times, overnight hospital stays and time off work. This also means it is more affordable than a surgical treatment such as liposuction. You don’t need to pay for the same type of medical testing, facility fees, anaesthesia, and so forth.
Non-surgical treatments of course are also safer than surgeries, without the inherent chance of severe risk or complication due to the usage of anaesthesia and complexity of surgery.
Lipolysis has only minimal side effects including bruising, swelling and soreness. Recovery time is minimal, and you really won’t have to spend anytime resting.
On average, patients undergo between two and three Lipolysis procedures over the course of their entire treatment schedule.
Results are seen at between four and eight weeks after the procedures have been completed, although it may take as long as 12 weeks. Lipolysis permanently destroys and removes the targeted fatty tissue, but it is not a permanent treatment for sustained weight loss. Continuing improper nutrition, a lack of exercise and other unhealthy habits will still lead to weight loss in the future.
Lipolysis is best utilised by patients who are healthy and already at a fairly stable weight, and are not severely overweight or obese. It is designed to target specific, localised deposits of fat; those trouble areas which patients have been otherwise unsuccessful in removing on their own.
There are many great options for non-surgical fat reduction treatments today. So is Lipolysis right for you? Be sure to consult with a trusted medical clinic to learn more about the procedure and how you can get started, and whether or not you’re a good candidate to have it performed. Contact Advanced Dermatology, Bondi Junction, Sydney for more information at 1300 788 800.