What is Lipolysis? How does it work?

What is Lipolysis

Nowadays, nearly every person’s routine includes proper diet and exercise. It is because staying healthy and looking attractive is everyone’s desire. Proper diet and exercise play an essential role in keeping the body slim and smart. However, even diet and exercise cannot do anything about small pockets of fat appearing in certain body areas. Even people trying weight-loss programs cannot get rid of these deposits, which significantly affect the body’s overall appearance. Some other methods are used to alleviate the body of these fat deposits, and Lipolysis is one of them.

This article will discuss this non-surgical yet beneficial method for eradicating the small fat bulges.

What is Lipolysis?

Lipolysis is a non-surgical and non-invasive method. It is an aesthetic treatment used to remove unneeded and excess fat tissue deposits from the body. Excess fats and lipids in the body are broken down and removed using extremely cold temperature. Apart from cold temperature, the following can also be used to break down fat deposits:

  1. Laser
  2. Radio Frequency
  3. Microinjections
  4. Ultrasound

Lipolysis usually removes fat from areas where exercise and diet do not have any effect. These may include; thighs, hips, buttocks, stomach, double chin, upper arms, lower abdomen, and waist. With the help of Lipolysis, the patient can achieve their desired body contour by losing excess fat deposits.

How is Lipolysis performed?

As mentioned above, there are several ways of performing Lipolysis. However, the most commonly used methods are discussed below.

Cold Temperature

The procedure goes as follows:

  • The tissue is drawn to the surface using a specialized cup and a moderate vacuum.
  • The particular area is then exposed to a cold temperature.
  • Special sensors are used to monitor the heat releasing from the tissue.
  • As a result of this exposure, lipids and fat cells start destructing.

Due to the extreme cold temperature used in this technique, the body may face an inflammatory reaction. This reaction is not abnormal or severe. It is just the body’s natural reaction to being subjected to extremely cold temperature. As a result of the reaction, it takes a few weeks for the treatment to become noticeable.

Mesotherapy Treatment

Lipolysis works on the principle of Mesotherapy treatment. The procedure goes as follows:

  • Some chemicals are injected in the fatty areas to liquefy the fat. 
  • The melted fat is then removed through the body’s drainage systems. 
  • The chemicals used in the procedure are Phosphatidylcholine and Deoxycholate. 
  • These chemicals are injected with the help of microinjections.

Although injecting chemicals is painless yet after nearly fifteen minutes, itching, redness, and swelling start. Redness and pain subside in a couple of hours, but swelling lasts for a couple of weeks.

What should be expected from Lipolysis treatment?

Lipolysis is quite an easy and brief treatment that requires only 20 to 30 minutes. However, multiple sessions may be needed until the patient gets the desired results. The results of the procedure are highly effective and permanent. No severe side effects or complications are associated with the treatment except minimum discomfort, bruising, and swelling.

While Lipolysis greatly helps remove unwanted fat deposits from the body, it is not an alternative to liposuction. Moreover, it cannot be used as a weight-loss treatment. It may improve the results of dieting and exercise, but it cannot help lose weight.

Lipolysis is best-suited for patients who need to get rid of small fat deposits in particular areas of their bodies. These unwanted fat deposits are also referred to as love handles, muffin tops, and bra bulges. To undergo this procedure, the patient needs to be otherwise healthy with some small fat deposits in particular parts.

Complications and Side Effects 

While there are no permanent side effects to Lipolysis, but most patients face some of the following after the procedure:

  • Stinging sensations
  • Bruising
  • Hypersensitive Skin
  • Erythema or superficial reddening
  • Hematoma
  • Hives
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Final Verdict

To make the treatment flawless, the patient needs to select an experienced plastic surgeon. Lipolysis is now available at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®. So, if you are searching for an experienced plastic surgeon for the treatment, book an appointment for Lipolysis in Dubai.