Lipodissolve is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction to remove localised fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not used for weight loss but rather for body sculpting. The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is phosphatidylcholine (PPC) PPC is a natural product found in our body, and its primary role is to emulsify and break down fat and cholesterol which is then removed by the liver, kidneys and bowels. The PPC that is used is derived from soybeans. It has been used for reducing fat deposits for about ten years. In the medical setting, it is used to dissolve cholesterol plaques in heart disease and to dissolve fat embolism.
Lipodissolve is great for:
Inner & outer thighs
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WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
Before your treatment, you will be assessed, measured and photographed. An anaesthetic cream can be applied to the areas to be treated if required. The area to be addressed is cleansed with a disinfectant and PPC is then injected into the problem areas. Generally, 3-4 treatments 2-4 weeks apart are needed to see results. After treatment, there is swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising and temporary lumps to the treated areas. You should drink plenty of fluids and massage the treated areas after your treatment. Other side effects are mild nausea, diarrhoea, fever, infection (rare) and allergic reaction to PPC (rare). There is no reported anaphylactic reaction to PPC
What happens to the treated areas after Lipodissolve?
The skin over the treated areas tightens after the fat has been removed (variable – providing there is no excess loose skin) and the appearance of cellulite improves. The fat cells are permanently removed, and the results can be maintained for two years after treatment if the client keeps their ideal body weight. In a small percentage (5%) of patients, there is a minimal result from Lipodissolve treatment.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LIPODISSOLVE?
Patients who have severe liver or kidney problems, auto-immune diseases, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have high blood pressure and who are allergic to any components in the treatment are not suitable for Lipodissolve treatments. If in doubt of your current health status it may be advisable to have some baseline blood tests performed by your GP before treatment. Lipodissolve is not for weight reduction but rather for body sculpting in patients with normal weight range and who undertakes regular exercise. Patients who have an unrealistic expectation are not a candidate for this procedure.