LipoDissolve Promises to Zap the Fat
posted on 5/31/2012
If you thought zapping away unwanted fat cells sounded too good to be true, you may finally be able to melt away those love handles – without a pill, a new workout routine, or even a drastic diet. Thousands of Americans are already checking into their local doctor’s office over lunch break for a quick ‘lunchtime lipo’ session thanks to LipoDissolve, an increasingly popular alternative to liposuction.
LipoDissolve is one of the latest options for advanced liposuction, a nearly painless procedure that reduces the size of fat cells in the treatment area and also speeds up collagen production to improve skin texture. Instead of undergoing painful surgery, LipoDissolve patients are injected with a formula of alpha lipid acid, choline, and various plant extracts to literally zap away and dissolve the fat cells.
Is LipoDissolve simply too good to be true? Or is it the next opportunity for a better body image? If you’ve been considering liposuction or other cosmetic surgery to reduce or remove unwanted fat, LipoDissolve may offer some benefits and advantages over other treatments.
How LipoDissolve Works
LipoDissolve is a series of injections and not a surgical procedure. It is a form of mesotherapy that has been used in the United States since the 1950s; even though LipoDissolve has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it has been used in Europe for decades.
The LipoDissolve procedure is a variation of conventional liposuction treatments, and is designed to permanently remove fat cells in a localized area. According to Dr. Olding, the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the George Washington University and Director of Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in George Washington, the injections typically contain Sodium Deoxycholate and phosphatidylcholine (PPC) to ‘kill’ the fat cells completely (Source: Washington Post, June 2007). The most common targeted areas for fat loss include the upper arms, abdomen, inner thighs and lower back – these areas may that contain stubborn fatty deposits even after modifications in the diet and a consistent exercise routine.
LipoDissolve can help both men and women achieve a sleek figure and improve skin texture in the treated areas, all in one step.
Key Benefits of LipoDissolve
The American Society of Aesthetic LipoDissolve (ASAL) reports over 2,000 LipoDissolve successful procedures with average and above-average results in almost 90% of patients (Source: TheOpenPress.com). LipoDissolve is a very quick and painless procedure, and some cosmetic surgeons also provide antibiotics and other medication with each injection.
- Reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Improve skin elasticity Help with body contouring
- Reduce fatty deposits in most areas of the body
Drawbacks of LipoDissolve
LipoDissolve is still undergoing FDA review, and there are minor complications involved with first treatment. Common effects of the treatment include slight bruising, swelling, and allergic reactions to the chemicals. However, the treatment is still too new in the United States to determine its long-term effects, and results will vary by individual.
Costs and Other Information About LipoDissolve
LipoDissolve treatment is not covered by health insurance since it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, but the average price ranges from $1,000 - $1,500 per session. Patient financing is just one option for managing costs and some cosmetic surgeons may also offer convenient payment plans. LipoDissolve can be performed by a cosmetic surgeon or board certified plastic surgeon.
Finding a doctor in your area who can perform this procedure is a simple process, and most procedures can be completed in under an hour. If you’re looking for a new approach for losing the fat, LipoDissolve may be a valuable solution. Learn more about liposuction surgery and other options for fat loss in our Liposuction Surgery Information Guide.