Lipodissolve
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve is a series of micro-injections developed to dissolve fat deposits of the face and body.  Lipodissolve was originally discovered in Italy in the early 1980’s and modified and improved in Europe in 2002 as a more effective treatment option for localized fat reduction.

How do I know if Lipodissolve is right for me?

Lipodissolve may be a suitable therapy for you if you have small areas of fat deposits that need reduction, or you are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery.

What happens during Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve micro injections target the fat deposits.  When injections are done to the fat area you wish to have reduced the medications in the injections initiate the fat too gradually loosen, liquefy, and finally dissolve and eliminate through the natural process.

Will the fat return after Lipodissolve treatment?

The fat will return if you gain a substantial weight in the future, but observations in Lipodissolve have shown that the fat often stay off quite well in the treated area even after some overall weight gain

Which part of the body can be treated with Lipodissolve?

Thighs, hips, double chin/neck, fat deposits of the lower eye fat pads, upper arms, lower arms, abdomen, love handles, back fat, legs, knees, gynecomastia, cellulite, xanthelasma, lipomas, and fat of the pubic/genital area.

What are the side-effects?

Common side effects are burning in the area injected, bruising, and swelling. Women should avoid treatment before and during their period, as this created a much greater experience of discomfort and pain. Your doctor will explain during your consultation what reactions are common and rare with Lipodissolve, and what degree of side effects you should expect and possible long term effects.

Is Lipodissolve supported by research?

Yes, Lipodissolve is supported by clinical studies and monitoring of effects in Europe and the USA. Your doctor can provide you the details of these studies on request. 

How long is the down time or recovery?

Depending on body area treated, patients often return to normal activity immediately after treatment. Patients having facial treatments for double chin or facial fat will have extensive and unattractive swelling and may wish to stay off from work 2-3 days although this is not necessary. The normal time for swelling and soreness to disappear can be a couple of weeks. Each day the area will feel better. Even though the swelling will go down the area may remain painful to the touch for a month.

Is Lipodissolve safe?

Lipodissolve has shown a very promising safety report and compared with many popular cosmetic procedures, it can be viewed as very safe. Lipodissolve lacks clinical data to confirm long-term safety and if allergies against the medications occur, or the procedure is used wrong, patients can have adverse reactions.

How many treatments will I need?

It varies from patient to patient case and body areas targeted. It is normal that results are seen in 1-6 sessions although your case can be different.

How fast will I see results?

Treatments are repeated every 4-6 weeks apart. If you address large body areas, like the abdomen and require several sessions you may notice minimal results between the first and second session which improves with additional sessions. Many smaller areas, like double chin, often give satisfactory results two months after a single session.