FAQ

How effective is Lipodissolve?

Multi-country trials performed by the pioneers of Lipodissolve ‘Network Lipolysis’ claimed the patient satisfaction rating to be 93%. This means that the majority of people will achieve their desired outcomes. It does not guarantee that everyone will achieve their desired outcomes, in that it needs to be combined a weight loss & exercise program to achieve the best results.

Who is suitable for Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve is a safe & affordable body shaping method, suitable for many, people – and helps people of all shapes and sizes. It is ideally suited to people who have problem fatty areas and would also like to lose weight. It is also ideally suited to those with lean figures desiring refinement of one or more problem areas. Lipodissolve provides satisfaction without having to undergo a more invasive liposuction procedure and is often used to improve post liposuction irregularities. Indeed, liposuction is not suitable for as many people because it tends to exacerbate skin laxity, whereas Lipodissolve tends to improve skin laxity. The only people who are not suitable for Lipodissolve are people suffering from anorexia nervosa and the extremely overweight who have a medical or psychological impediment to their weight loss.

Is Lipodissolve safe?

Lipodissolve has safely treated hundreds of thousands of people. Here is how it works. Lipodissolves major ingredient Phosphatidylcholine (PC), is a natural product derived from soy that is used orally for many medical reasons. PC has been used medically for many years. PC is already in your body and is found in abundance in your fat cell membranes. When injected into your fatty tissues the PC concentration destabilizes the PC membranes of some of your fat cell membranes, resulting in cell destruction and the release of their fatty contents into the fatty tissue. Another natural component within Lipodissolve, Deoxycholate (DC) dissolves the fatty contents into a “milky” emulsion. Your body’s scavenging cells slowly remove this milky emulsion over the next 2-3 months in the same way that they also remove a bruise. The removed fat is partly eliminated from your body via the intestines but it doesn’t cause any discomfort, nausea or diarrhoea. It is also partly used as preferential source of fuel for your body. In our experience the people who obtain the maximum treatment results are always those who simultaneously take advantage of this period and follow a weight loss diet. This appears to amplify the improvements.

How is Lipodissolve administered?

First we decide which of your fat we are going to treat, take photos and record the thickness of your fatty tissues. We then inject the Lipodissolve solution directly into the fatty tissues using microfine needles, similar to acupuncture needles. Injections take around 10 to 15 minutes and are easily tolerated. We have treated thousands of patients and have only had four patients who have not been able to tolerate the injections. There can be some mild injection discomfort, redness or itchiness, though these soon pass. Unlike liposuction – no special pressure garments need to be worn.

Treated areas can become slightly tender and swollen for a few days, as your body prepares to remove your dissolved fat. The amount of swelling varies between patients in the same way that people respond differently to a mosquito bite, but it is never serious. The swelling is only noticeable to others on exposed areas such as the face and upper arms. The treated area feels similar to mild sunburn and is easily controlled with simple analgesics.

Do I also have to diet to lose weight?

Patients often report to us that dieting is easier after their Lipodissolve. The mechanism behind this is not known but it is known that increased ketone bodies caused by dieting decreases hunger. Our patients have not reported nausea. The effects of Lipodissolve are greater for those who simultaneously improve their lifestyles during the 2 – 3 month fat dissolving period. The greater achievers are always those who conscientiously improve their diets. Apart from lean people who are simply using Lipodissolve to remove an annoying fatty lump or two, we encourage all patients to actively follow a weight loss diet. We feel so strongly about this that we urge patients to only consider Lipodissolve when they are at a stage in their lives when they can dedicate some time and effort towards themselves. It is also important to not think of Lipodissolve as a magic wand. The people who achieve the best results are always those who are ready to make a concerted effort to improve their lifestyles. The number of treatments required varies for each individual and the degree of improvement that is desired. Our experience has been that one-third of patients achieve their goals with one treatment, one third require two and one third require more. You will know if this treatment is effective for you after your first treatment.

When will I notice results?

Within 2 weeks the treated areas slowly begin to soften, any minor bruising resolves and the fatty tissue thickness gradually begins to reduce. At this point you might have noticed a loss in body weight if you have been decreasing your calorie consumption but your contours will not have improved at this stage. Most people begin to notice contour improvement around the 4th week. The maximum fat loss occurs between the 4th and 8th week, and this is when the maximum changes in contours are noted. As it takes your body up to 12 weeks to fully remove the dissolved fat, improvements continue to occur up to this time. Slight lumpiness due to the body preparing the fat cell contents for elimination can sometimes be felt (but not seen) in the treated areas during the first 10 weeks. Lipodissolve offers a very gentle and simple solution to permanently improve unwanted fatty deposits.

Who should not have Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve is not recommended for children, pregnancy, breast feeding or if you suffer from (active – cancer, HIV AIDS, Hepatitis B or C) or a severe end stage metabolic disease. We don’t treat people who in our opinion suffer from a body dysmorphic disorder or those with a psychological eating disorder.

What are the side effects?

Side effects include – mild bruising, itching, swelling and tenderness. Swelling is usually very minor but can rarely be of concern if your wardrobe only contains tight, figure hugging clothes. Any swelling that does occur usually resolves over the first few days, Aside from mild swelling and bruising there is virtually no ‘down time’ so you can return directly to your work and social life.

What areas can be treated?

Any area of the body from the knee up can be treated. The most common treated areas are – abdomen, thighs, hips, saddle bags, love handles, flanks, buttock, arms, neck, jowls and lower third of face. Post Lipodissolve local collagen production causes the skin and tissues to contract after treatment; unlike liposuction where they tend to sag. We also treat areas of cellulite.

How much does it cost?

Lipodissolve at Harbour Medispa is a fraction of the cost of liposuction. The cost of a Lipodissolve treatment is usually $450 per 10cm radius of the body fat, and $550 for treatment of the double chin.

Can I keep on exercising after having Lipodissolve?

You can exercise straight away after having your Lipodissolve treatment. Extreme sports that wobble or hits your treated fat will be uncomfortable as your treated fat will be tender for up to a few days. This can be lessened by wearing tight garments such as bike pants or skins. It is a good idea to swap high impact exercises with low impact exercises for a few days, until any treated fat tenderness subsides.

Can I still have Lipodissolve if I have fake tan or tattoos on my skin?

We cleanse the skin with an alcohol based cleanser before treatment. Our injections deliver the lipodissolve into the fatty layer and so it is irrelevant whether you have fake tan or tattoos. One slight complication is that when lipodissolve comes into contact with fake tan it removes it, so you will need to have your tan reapplied after your lipodissolve treatment.

Can I have Lipodissolve if I am taking medication?

Lipodissolve doesn’t react with medications. Please, however, tell us what medications you are taking as certain medications might interfere with some local anaesthetics.

Can I go back to work after the procedure?

Most people return to either their work or social life immediately after having Lipodissolve.

How does Lipodissolve differ from Mesotherapy?

Lipodissolve and Mesotherapy are often confused. The major difference is that Lipodissolve is the treatment of the body’s fat layer with PCDC to permanently dissolve away fat cells, whereas Mesotherapy is the treatment of the hypodermis with various, pharmaceuticals and vitamins, usually to improve the overlying skin.

Is Lipodissolve permanent? Will the fat ever come back?

Lipodissolve permanently destroys and removes some of your unwanted fat cells. Once they have been destroyed they don’t come back. And as we do not grow or develop new fat cells after puberty, the results are permanent.

If I put on weight will the fat go to other areas?

The aim of Lipodissolve is to permanently remove fat cells from areas of your body where you have excessive fat cells, compared to the rest of your body. The goal is to have a more even fatty layer, rather than a disproportional one. Once this is achieved, if you gain weight then you will gain it more evenly than you did previously.

Does it hurt?

Lipodissolve is injected through microfine injections in the skin, there can be mild pain or discomfort.

Where does Lipodissolve come from? How is it made?

Lipodissolve’s major active component is derived from soy. Local anaesthetic is added to decrease treatment discomfort and a small amount of adrenaline is added to minimise bruising. Our lipodissolve main active ingredient, phosphatidyl choline is prepared here in Australia under strictly sterile nitrogen chamber conditions by a registered compounding pharmacy. This way we are assured of the strength, quality and safety of our product.

Can I have Lipodissolve if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

Even though the Lipodissolve preparation is natural and safe, we don’t provide any cosmetic treatments to pregnant or breast feeding women. On the other hand, there is no problem if you fall pregnant any time after having Lipodissolve.

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before and after lipodissolve chin fat reduction