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.

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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.

More Considerations

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 gain 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.

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5 replies
  1. Albert
    Albert says:

    I have spent some 15 years running, gym, walking, and swimming to reduce my thighs but no matter how thin I got (65 kg – 5 feet 7″) I still had saddle bags. I have tried diets, I have tried not eating. I have done everything but to no avail. I started a new job 4 yrs ago and they called me names like thunder thighs, and bulge amongst many others. But unfortunately the job I had required me to wear jeans or tights, and whilst from the waist up I was skinny, my thighs really stuck out and it was embarrassing. So I decided to turn to lipolysis procedure. I went to see Dr Hong in Sydney. He is one of the best plastic surgeons in Sydney. He told me that I may not be able to do anything as it appeared to be a saggy muscle and there was barely any fat despite it really sticking out. But he would try to reduce it a little. And non invasive fat reduction treatment worked for me. Thanks

  2. Camron
    Camron says:

    The honest opinion and options I was offered by Dr. Hodge during my first visit in his cosmetic surgery center in Sydney. After I explained my family life and discussed the upcoming holidays, he suggested me a less aggressive laser fat removal procedure at an affordable cost. Dr. Hodge thoroughly guided me about the risks and cost involved in the procedure. I had a couple of prior consultations before the procedure. He also mentioned that I might not need to want a tummy tuck if I stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine as a way of life. I had lipolysis in Sydney throughout my torso, stomach, underarms and thighs last week, my belly and waist is very sore to touch. Me and my fiancé were amazed by the results of this procedure. I suggest everyone that do you own research while selecting a surgeon and explain everything to your surgeon before you undergo any surgical procedure.

  3. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    I have several areas which got stubborn fat. We are twins and my sister has the same issues. Thanks to my mum! I am going to have laser lipo in Sydney to remove fats. I will be about 12 pounds lighter when I have it, so I will update my review of pre-op so you can view more accurate pre-op pictures. Please note that laser fat removal is a great tool for stubborn fat, but not a good fat reduction treatment option as you can research more on your own. You should do a good research to find a best surgeon for Lipolysis or liposuction. I am having my lower and upper abs, flanks, public mons and maybe a bit on my thighs. Please note that, when you read about my recovery experience, I will also be recovering from a boob job, so my pain and discomfort will be greater. I am also having a lot of areas lipoid so that will yield more pain. So don’t panic if you read my pain complaints.

  4. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    I am a 52 year old female and will have Lipolysis in about a week on my thighs, upper arms, knees and calves. These parts of my body have increasingly started to bother me due to access of fats. Due to stress I had lost weight, but then put it back over the time period of the last 18 months. The procedure for laser fat reduction attracted me, and I like to undergo this procedure soon. I was unsure at my first visit because I felt rushed and it did seem somewhat like a high pressure sales pitch. The person I met with was very nice, but I wasn’t going to make a decision of this magnitude without meeting the surgeon. I truly wanted to make sure I was a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Alex and the nurse were very helpful and informative. They have thoroughly guided me about the fat reduction treatment procedure at the medical facility of Dr. Alex in Sydney. Now I feel very comfortable and I have prepared my mind for the Lipolysis.

  5. Smantha Jones
    Smantha Jones says:

    I’m a 37 year old woman with 3 kids. I am an active woman who completes 1-3 half marathons a year and did a full marathon last year in Sydney, Australia. Even though I consider myself a non-physically fit person, I have been very unhappy with my looks and body shape since having kids. I discussed with my husband and we decided to consult with a doctor. I first went to my family doctor, Dr. Philip to discuss an implants and a tummy tuck. He suggested me to try laser fat removal treatment. He was very honest about the expectations with this surgical procedure.

    I am likely to have some loosed skin and would have to get a tummy tuck if I want a totally flat stomach. I also have some wrinkles. I decided that it’s most important to me to look good clothed, smart and beautiful. Laser liposuction treatment in Sydney seemed like the best option for me and I have opted for me. It seems like affordable to me and will bring good results as expected. I am still considering implants, but that would be something I would be considering in many months from now when I will be ready for it.


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