Lipodissolve – NonSurgical removal of Lipoma’s
A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that’s most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It’s doughy to touch and usually not tender.
Note: Our clinic only use “Lipodissolve” for the removal of fat Lipoma’s and not for general body & face fat removal. Please see Liposuction.
What is Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve® refers to a nonsurgical method of removing unwanted stubborn fat pockets such as Lipoms’a. Lipodissolve® Injections are based on a mixture of four standard medications that are administered directly into the fat to initiate the breakdown of fat accumulation. This process happens over a period of weeks as the body works to break down the fat and eliminate by natural means. We do not use Lipodissolve as a way to reduce major fat deposits in the body, Liposuction is a better method for this issue.
Lipodissolve® originates from Europe and was developed further in the United States and Latin America. Dr Peterson one of the few pioneering surgeons to use this technique in his practice in Honolulu, Hawaii.
What is the substance used in Lipodissolve?
The main component of Lipodissolve® is Phosphatidylcholine, which is a natural compound produced from the Soya bean. The body uses the same substance in a number of chemical pathways, including fat metabolism.
To ensure a smooth reduction of the fat deposit, it is important to achieve the adequate and necessary concentration of Phosphatidylcholine in every part of the treated area, thus requiring a specific multi- injection technique. At the time of consultation Dr Peterson will calculate the required dosage per area.
The amounts of Phosphatidylcholine injected into one fat deposit range between 4 ml and 80 ml per application according to your individual needs.
The day of treatment
Prior to the treatment Dr Peterson will explain the procedure plan, which will include where the injections will be made as well as how many injections you will need before he commences. If you have not already done so, you will need to sign the consent form prior to treatment. Your treatment will be performed in the surgery by Dr Peterson. No additional medication is required after surgery.
Because of individual factors, not everyone will achieve the same results from Lipodissolve. Dr Peterson will select the estimated amount of Phosphatidylcholine he feels will obtain the best outcome for you. There will be no marks left at the injection points and there will be no visible signs of the treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
The Lipodissolve procedure takes between 15min to 1 hour, depending on how many areas you are having treated per session.
How many treatments will I require?
The number of treatments differs from person to person, depending upon body region and body size. As a rule, 2-4 treatments in intervals of 6-8 weeks apart are necessary to successfully complete the treatment and produce the best results.
How long before I see results?
The effect of the treatment session becomes apparent after about 6-8 weeks as the active ingredients works on breaking down the fat cells in the injected area.
When can I resume my normal activities?
You can resume normal activity as usually and there are no special requirements after this procedure. You may continue to experience some mild discomfort and swelling during this time, but such feelings are normal for 1-3 days.
What should I avoid after treatment?
Avoid heat, sauna, sunbathing after therapy for one week.
Long term results
The treatment has proven to be effective, with over 95% success rate with very few risks or side effects. Over dosage or intoxications have not become known to occur. Long-term follow-up of patients treated with Phosphatidylcholine injections to reduce local fat deposits indicate that the reduction of fat deposits is permanent, provided weight gain is low or none.
Risks and possible complications of treatment
Fortunately, significant complications from Lipodissolve are infrequent. There is only slight discomfort and swelling and this will subside after 1-3 days. You can help to minimize these symptoms by using ice packs.
Dr Peterson is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Lipodissolve.