Lipotherapy is a non surgical fat reduction treatment that uses an injection to dissolve fat and can take inches off your body. It is best for small areas such as parts of the face and can reduce a double chin, tighten skin around the eyes, nose and mouth. Lipotherapy can also produce similar results to liposuction without surgery in areas around the stomach, waist hips and is an effective solution for fat in the arms, buttocks and love handles. Anyone in relative good health but want to eliminate small pockets of stubborn fat will benefit from this treatment. It costs less than liposuction and is safer than any surgical procedure.
Lipotherapy Fat Reduction without Surgery
This non surgical liposuction treatment uses a needle to inject a solution containing Phosphatidylcholine (PC) and sodium deoxycholate (DC) directly into the area where the fat reduction is desired. The two compounds work together to break up fat cells causing the fat to liquefy in the body. This fat is then picked up naturally by the body and eliminated through the urine as the body cleanses other waste and toxins. It can take up to a month for all the fat to be cleansed from the body.
The number of injection treatments depends on the amount of fat to be removed in any given area and how well the individual reacts to the injections. Multiple treatments are spaced two weeks apart with a maximum of five treatments for one area of the body. The injection will continue to break down body fat for up to six months and if the final results are not attained after six months it is possible to repeat another round of treatment. Most patients complete their Lipotherapy treatment in the first round of treatments and rarely require additional treatment after six months.
Side effects include itching or burning sensations in the treatment area which usually lasts around twenty minutes after the injection. These sensations are the immediate effects of the injection solution working against the fatty tissue. Some swelling has also been reported but is rare and usually very mild.
Who Is Eligible For Lipotherapy?
To be an eligible candidate for the non surgical Lipotherapy treatment the patient must be at least 18 years of age with a body mass index under 30. It is not a weight loss solution and the patient must be willing to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise to keep the weight off. It is not for someone with an ongoing medical condition such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart problems, severe hypertension or HIV. Anyone on medication should tell their physician before undergoing this liposuction alternative and it is not for patient currently taking blood thinning medication. It is also important for the patient to have realistic expectations from this and any other cosmetic enhancement procedures.
What Does Lipotherapy Cost?
The cost of Lipotherapy’s lipo injection will depend on the area of the body as well as the amount of fat to be treated. Other cost factors include the physician’s fee for their service and the geographical location of the clinic. Lipotherapy is a less expensive way to get similar results of liposuction without surgery and by eliminating the need for anesthesia and an operating room, the patient will not be billed for anesthesia administration or a facility charge. Small treatment areas such as those around the face and neck will range from $200 to $700 while larger areas around the body will range from $1,300 to $2,200. Anyone considering Lipotherapy non surgical liposuction should consult a certified physician for an individual evaluation and a price estimate.