Lipolysis is a non-surgical method of reducing the layers of fat under the skin. It can access all areas of the body from the periorbital area to the abdomen, thighs, hips.
The best results are obtained in the "goiter” are, for treating "puffiness" under the eyes, waists and internal areas of the knee.
Lipolysis agents are used in combination with other helpful substances (vasodilators, resorption, humidifiers etc) . The commonly used product in lipolysis is called "phosphatidylcholine" (lecithin), and is obtained from soy extract.
Lipolysis is not a method of losing weight! This technique is very useful in body reshaping in limited areas, areas that can not be reduced by diet and exercise.
Immediately after the injection, the treated area becomes red, swollen, the local temperature increases and there is a slight feeling of pain, all signs of local inflammation will gradually make their appearance. These local events last about 3-4 days, then gradually reduce and disappear. Also, there may be bruising which will go away in about a week.
The longer the signs of local inflammation last, the better the results of the lipolysis will be.
The local inflammation is the external manifestation of the lysis (destruction of fat deposits) process. If we set up an anti-inflammatory treatment after the injection, it will counteract the lipolysis and we will get poor results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a session of lipolysis last?
Usually no more than 4-6 ampoules of phosphatidyl choline are injected, thus the lipolysis session lasts about 30 minutes.
Is the lipolysis treatment painful?
Very fine needles are used so the minimal stinging perceived should be well supported even by the most sensitive of patients.
What can I expect after the lipolysis treatment?
Injected area becomes red, warm and painful to the touch, these changes lasting from several hours to several days, depending on the genetic material and each of us. During this time it is not advisable to administer anti-inflammatory agents as they can counteract the lipolytic effect.
When can I see the first results of the lipolysis treatment?
The first results are measurable after an interval of 5 to 8 weeks. The treatment may be repeated only after 8 weeks.
What are the contraindications for lipolysis?
The only contraindication is a serious bleeding disorder or a serious disease of the skin. Hypercholesterolemia or severe cardiovascular or atherosclerotic diseases are relative contraindications.
Although these treatments are very effective, 1% of the patients do not achieve the desired results!