Lipodissolve is a trademark name for a condensed injectable consisting of two enzymes: phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate. Lipotherapy is a term used interchangeably with Lipodissolve.
THIS SOLUTION HAS NOT BEEN “FDA APPROVED”. INSTEAD IT HAS BEEN GIVEN THE FDA LABEL OF “GRAS”, WHICH STANDS FOR GENERALY REGARDED AS SAFE. THIS APPEARS TO BE ALL THAT THE FEA SEES FIT TO DO WITH AT PRESENT. IT MEANS THAT IT HAS HAD A PRECURSORY ASSESSMENT, AND WAS FOUND TO BE, AS STATED, SAFE IN GENREAL.
The way liopdissolve works is by attacking the membrane of fat cells. Once the membrane is damaged, fat or oil leaks from the cell, and it is no longer detected as a component of the body. Instead, it is seen as a free-floating foreign body, and the white cells attack this fat, surrounding it, and directing it to the liver for metabolization and excretion.
There are a number of expected side effects with the injection of liopdissolve. They include bruising, redness, itching, tenderness, welts, swelling, hyperpigmentation, moodiness, breakthrough menstrual bleeding, fever, and fatty stools. These side effects are localized to the areas treated, and their severity depends on the dose administered. The greater the dose, the worse the side effects can be.
As with any cosmetic treatment, there can be no guarantee of satisfaction made. Our pricing is per syringe, and each syringe is administered in approximately 30 injections. Some people may experience lightheadedness, dizziness, sweating and possible fainting during injections, due to the high number of needle sticks.
When swelling is extreme, we recommend wearing a snug undergarment for the purpose of keeping the skin from “jiggling”, as this movement is uncomfortable. This may occur when the abdomen, hips, or thighs are injected.
Injection is usually done standing. If the patient knows ahead of time that they have a hard time with needle sticks, we can mark the treatment area, and allow them to lay on the examination table for treatment.
Two weeks is the average time that it takes for the body to expel fat cells damaged by lipodissolve. The first two to three days have the most swelling and tenderness. After that, these side effects are drastically reduced, and gradually disappear.