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What is Lipodissolve?
LIPODISSOLVE is a revolutionary new procedure to melt fat.  It is the name of a treatment with microinjections to induce fat lysis of the face and body without surgery. Lipodissolve is a procedure that was developed by founders of the American Society of Aesthetic Lipodissolve (ASAL, LLC) since 2001.
Lipodissolve is otherwise know as lipolysis, lipid reduction, lipo-contouring, liposculpture, and has many names. The term "Lipodissolve" is a trademarked name that has gained popularity in the public and media and refers to an injection procedure of a mixture of phosphatidylcholine and sodium deoxycholate directly into the subcutaneous fat, to induce lipolysis (fat cell breakdown), thereby reducing specific areas of unwanted body fat.

Why should I choose Medispa Institute for my Lipodissolve procedure?
At the Medispa Institute, we give you great results with less treatments. We have supercharged our Lipodissolve results through a technique that utilizes ultrasound to enhance the simple Lipodissolve procedure. Ultrasound-assisted Lipodissolve is much more effective, requires less sessions, and is less painful than simple Lipodissolve. Ultrasound pre-procedure helps warm up the fat cells, which allows for better penetration and distribution of the Lipodissolve medicine.  Ultrasound post-procedure helps reduce post-treatment swelling and bruising.  With ultrasound-assisted Lipodissolve you can get the same results in 2-4 treatments that would normally take 6-8 sessions. Less pain, less treatments, but much better results!

What can I expect on the day of treatment?
On the day of treatment, we will conduct a thorough informed consent process whereby you are educated about the risks and benefits of the treatment prior to beginning the procedure. A thorough medical history will be taken and photographs will be taken. We ask that you bring a pair of tight pants, shorts, or bra that do not stretch. This piece of clothing will be used to photograph and measure you throughout the treatment process.After the pictures are taken, we will perform a five minute ultrasound treatment. Then, the treatment area will be marked up and the treatment will be performed. After the treatment, we will again perform another ultrasound.You will be given a bag of ice and post treatment instructions before leaving the facility.

How many treatments will I need?
We recommend two to four treatments per treatment area, with a maximum of six treatments per year.

How often do I need to come for treatments?
Each treatment is administered one month apart, so the total treatment time will be four to six months.

Is the treatment painful?
There is very little pain associated with this procedure. Most patients report a slight pinch or stinging sensation when the needle is injected, however, it is not painful, it is simply a bit uncomfortable.

When will I begin to see results?
Immediately after the treatment, you will begin to feel the treatment working. The treated area begins to swell and feel hot to the touch. This is a normal reaction, which indicates that the fat cells are breaking down. Over the next few days, you will experience some discomfort, swelling, bruising, and achiness. After this initial period of swelling, you may begin to see results, however, most people do not see results until after the second treatment session.

What kind of results will I see?
Lipodissolve helps you reduce local fat and helps you lose inches. Most people report that their clothes fit better, or their tight pants are no longer tight.Fat is an extremely light substance, so you will not see much change in weight.

How much downtime will I have? Can I go to work after the treatment?
This is a no-downtime procedure and you should be able to resume your normal activities after the treatment.However, people who have to lift heavy objects, or who work jobs that require a lot of physical activity may feel some soreness and have limited range of movement for 1-2 days depending on the treated area.

What do I need to do to prepare for the procedure?
To prepare for the procedure, dont take any aspirin or ibuprofen (motrin, exedrin, advil, etc) for at least one week prior to the procedure. Apply lotion and/or stretch mark cream to the area to be treated. This helps maintain the skins elasticity when the skin swells.Begin taking Arnica a few days prior to treatment and for a week after treatment to minimize swelling and bruising. If you have hair in the treatment area, please shave it prior to arriving for your treatment.

Does this work for everyone?
Lipodissolve works for approximately 8 out of 10 individuals, which is an extremely high success rate.Some people simply do not respond to Lipodissolve and it is impossible to predict who will not respond. If you do not respond, we will know after the second session and we will recommend that you stop treatment at that time.

What areas can be treated successfully with Lipodissolve?
There are many areas can be treated with Lipodissolve, but some areas respond better than others. At the Medispa Institute, we can perform Lipodissolve on the following areas:

      Upper abdomen/belly

      Lower abdomen/belly

      Inner thighs

      Outer thighs

      Love handles

      Lower Buttocks

      Banana rolls (area below buttock)

      Back rolls (area below bra)

      Front/back area around armpits

      Double Chin (below the chin)



How many areas can be treated per session?
For safety and efficacy, we recommend treating from 1-3 areas per session.

How long will it last?
Lipodissolve is similar to liposuction in that it will help get rid of unwanted fat. How long it lasts depends on how well you take care of yourself after the procedure. If you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, it will not last long. If you eat healthy, diet, and exercise, you should be able to maintain the results much longer.

What are the limitations with Lipodissolve?
LIPODISSOLVE is an excellent procedure for healthy people with who are slightly above their normal body weight, for healthy adults that have problem fatty areas such as the lower abdomen, or people with areas of fat that can be easily pinched between the thumb and forefinger.  However, it is not a procedure for people with obesity or for people with health conditions such as diabetes.  Lipodissolve is not a substitute for diet and exercise, and should not be considered as a weight loss alternative.  

Is the procedure safe?
Although LIPODISSOLVE is a fairly new procedure, there have been more than 50,000 procedures completed to date with no major complications. As with any medical procedure, complications can arise, however, and are usually associated with allergic reactions or medical complications associated with other diseases and health problems.

How much does the treatment cost?
Lipodissolve is extremely affordable compared to liposuction.It costs a fraction of the cost of liposuction, without the risk of surgery and with virtually no down time.Please contact our office at 832-300-5593 for a complimentary consultation.Medispa Institute offers zero interest financing programs for 6 to 12 months for qualified individuals.

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