Liposolve – Removing Fat Through Injections
Liposolve is a fabulous word, much nicer than FatMelter. But that’s exactly what this relatively new cosmetic procedure does: it melts and then burns away excess fat in your body, so you don’t have to.
Liposolve has the potential to take the non-invasive cosmetic surgery world by storm, overtaking liposuction in the fat-busting stakes. How? In a nutshell, it works by injecting a potion of fat dissolving medications into the body, which makes the fat melt and eventually disappear completely.
How it can accomplish this feat, however, is under discussion. Its makers say it evolved from a recipe made in the 1950s of largely homeopathic ingredients that are completely safe. Skeptics say it is made largely from a fat-dissolving substance called phosphatidylcholine, along with other ingredients not mentioned on the label.
Whatever the case, some say it’s a new miracle cure, others say it’s dangerous. It has not yet been approved by the FDA, although plastic surgeons who use Liposolve have complained that’s simply because the FDA approves only products, not procedures. While some Liposolve veterans have a fantastic experience with it, others say there are complications – including lumpiness that never goes away – and persistent pain in the area.
“I had injection to my love handles and abdomen a year ago, and in both area I’m flabbier then ever before,” wrote “franny 318” recently on a cosmetic surgery site. “Also, I have hard nodules in my stomach and lower back that simply will not dissolve. It was a big mistake and I wish I never did it.”
In fact, some medical professionals say that the term Liposolve is used to describe any one of a number of fat-busting cocktails, including a naturally produced “human compound”, that are injected into the skin to melt fat away, and that as a result, it is completely unregulated. So tread carefully – or you may step in something you wish you hadn’t!
A Liposolve Journey
Having Liposolve injections isn’t all that fun. Here are the steps involved:
1. After an initial consultation with the practitioner, you will be taken to the clinical area where the site will be numbed.
2. The practitioner or physician will inject you with Liposolve, angling the needle under the skin to distribute the contents. Fat is then released into the body’s bloodstream, where eventually the body burns it away.
3. Once you have the injections the area becomes red, swollen and hard – supposedly that means it’s working.
4. Massage the swollen areas on a daily basis to break up the nodules and have them empty out.
5. After a few days, these side effects will disappear. However, you may experience diarrhea – especially if you had injections in the abdominal area. And some people throw up after every treatment, while others experience flu-like symptoms, feeling as if they had been “run over by a truck”.
6. You will need at least four and up to eight treatments for it to work to maximum effect. Treatments must be at least several weeks apart, preferably at least four weeks.
Please note that some people have experienced an allergic reaction to Liposolve. You should have an allergy patch test at least 48 hours in advance – insist on one!
Areas that can be treated with Liposolve include:
* love handles
* face (including double chin)
Be aware that Liposolve is intended to treat stubborn, smaller areas of fat that will not disappear through other means. If you have large areas of fat that you want to go away, try liposuction – or perhaps a spot of diet and exercise!
Reported Advantages of Lipsolve
* Sessions are much shorter than liposuction, taking on average about 15 minutes
* The result is much sleeker than results with liposuction, which can leave skin lumpy and bumpy.
* Liposolve is non-invasive, and the downtime is much shorter
* Compared to liposuction, Liposolve is much cheaper, costing anywhere from $300-$500 on average per treatment
* Reported Disadvantages of Liposolve
* Compared to dieting, Liposolve is more expensive
* Is not FDA-approved, and can be dangerous as you don’t really know what you’re getting inside those tiny syringes
* Can result in persistent pain in area
* Area treated can become – and remain – lumpy and bumpy
* There is always an infection risk when you break the skin open
Many people who visit medical spas to take away excess fat and cellulite have considered having liposuction as a way to melt away those stubborn fatty areas. Liposolve promises an alternative to liposuction that appears less-invasive, cheaper and with a shorted down time.
In a nutshell, Liposolve is a type of mesotherapy – or specialty that targets stubborn, problem areas with micro-injections of various concoctions. But does it really live up to its promise? Do the research yourself, find a clinic you like and decide – never have a treatment where something is injected into your body without doing all your homework first!
You might save a lot of time – and money and even physical and mental distress – by investing in a proper diet and exercise program. And if there are still areas of stubborn fat that cling no matter what – learn to live with them! Now there’s a novel idea…
The information in the article is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate medical professional.