Can Fat Be Dissolved?
A quick Google search for “can fat be dissolved?” leads to a number of possible options, including special diets that are designed to supposedly dissolve fat quickly, the steadfast “eat less and exercise more” advice, and other things that sound almost too good to be true.
This treatment exists, and it can actually dissolve the stubborn fat deposits in your body. If you really want them to seemingly “disappear” then this is the best option.
What is Lipodissolve?
Some fat just will not go away no matter the amount of cardio or diet. Phosphatidylcholine “Lipodissolve” is highly effective against fat pockets such as the classic “double chin” or the “belly pouch” as it burns the fat from the inside. Your body’s lymphatic system then drains out the fat!
This procedure doesn’t work overnight, and it may take a bit of time before you see the results, but once you do, you’ll be happy. Since Lipodissolve allows you to target the areas where you want the fat to essentially disappear, you won’t have the “wait, see, and hope” type of results that you’ll get with the other methods. This is a great alternative treatment for those patients who have small deposits of stubborn adipose tissue and do not want to have liposuction to have it removed!
Who is a good candidate for Lipodissolve?
Most patients who have a moderate amount of excess fat but are at or near a healthy and stable weight are good candidates for Lipodissolve. However, some patients are not suitable for the treatment due to health concerns. You should not have Lipodissolve if you are:
- Pregnant or nursing
- Taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medication
- Allergic to soy
- Suffering a condition such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or thyroid disorders
During your consultation, Dr. Mercado will review your health history to determine whether Lipodissolve is an appropriate treatment option for you.
What Happens During the Lipodissolve Procedure?
No anesthesia or topical anesthetics are required to complete the Lipodissolve procedure, but you may receive ice on the treatment area to maintain your comfort. Lipodissolve can then be administered to the treatment area through a series of injections. This process is completed quickly, and you can return home immediately after the procedure. Most patients have between 4-10 treatments to reach their goal results, which should be scheduled at least 6-8 weeks apart.
What is the Lipodissolve Recovery Process Like?
There is no downtime required after Lipodissolve injections. Some redness, swelling, and bruising are normal, but should quickly subside with all side effects resolved within 10 days after the procedure.
How Many Sessions are Needed for the Best Results?
Most patients have 4-10 sessions of Lipodissolve treatment to reach their best possible results. The number of sessions you will require depends on which area of the body you wish to treat, your goal results, and the amount of fat you wish to reduce. Dr. Mercado will advise a specific treatment plan for you during a consultation.