What are Lipolytic/Fat-Dissolving Treatments and Their Benefits?

What are LipolyticFat-Dissolving Treatments and Their Benefits

Intralipotherapy, often known as injection lipolysis, is a less invasive fat reduction method. Intralipotherapy, often known as lipolytic/fat-dissolving injections, is one of the nonsurgical techniques for reducing body fat. In this post, we will go in-depth into what lipolytic/fat-dissolving treatments are.

What are Lipolytic/Fat-Dissolving Treatments?

Intralipotherapy, sometimes known as “lipolytic/fat-dissolving injections,” refers to removing fat tissue by injecting an acid into areas of resistant fat. Intralipotherapy is an injection method to reduce specific areas of unappealing fat on the body and face.

There is usually little downtime associated with the procedure itself, which is not uncomfortable.

How Do Lipolytic/Fat Dissolving Treatments Work?

Deoxycholic acid is the ingredient employed; it is a synthetic compound that aids in fat absorption and is naturally present in your body. It is a biliary acid that the liver produces and secretes into the gut to break down dietary lipids. Adipocytolysis, or the pathological destruction of adipocyte (fat cell), happens when deoxycholic acid is administered directly into adipose (fatty) tissue.

The fatty tissues become necrotic as the adipocytes get emulsified. Specialized immune cells then clear the lymphatic and vascular systems of the permanently damaged cells, which become cellular trash. This process happens gradually, usually spanning weeks.

The deoxycholic acid follows the same route. It is metabolized, broken down, and finally eliminated as waste.

The results of lipolytic/fat-dissolving treatments are particularly pronounced under the chin, often known as a “double chin,” because the acid acts by obliterating the fat cells in the body locations where it has been injected. In addition to tightening the skin, the procedure uses a series of injections to target the fat cells in the area being treated.

Benefits of Lipolytic/Fat-Dissolving Treatments?

There are several benefits attributed to lipolytic/fat-dissolving treatments. Those benefits include the following:

  • Can treat several areas of concern
  • More convenient than liposuction surgery
  • Quick and easy procedure
  • Manageable aftercare
  • Permanent results
  • Minimal downtime and recovery

Let’s look at these benefits in detail.

Treats Several Areas of Concern

Practically anywhere on the body where persistent pockets of fat, intralipotherapy can be employed. These include fat on the lower face, double chin, bingo wings, upper arm, bra, gynecomastia, abdominal area, love handles, inner thighs, knees, and ankles.

This procedure is perfect for burning stubborn fat deposits that defy patients’ best attempts at diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss treatment; it is not supposed to substitute for maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and a regular exercise routine.

More Convenient than Liposuction Surgery

Both liposuction and intralipotherapy aim to get rid of extra body fat. Liposuction is an invasive procedure performed under general anesthesia to eliminate stubborn fat deposits, but it’s more frequently utilized to contour someone’s body. Without the need for general anesthesia and with little to no downtime, intralipotherapy is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

Intralipotherapy is already well established and has been used for more than 15 years among potential non-surgical treatments for removing localized fat. It is a rapidly growing non-surgical alternative for treating a double chin and other common areas of fat concentration. Around 80% of patients believe it to be preferable to liposuction for several hard-to-treat areas.

Each therapy has advantages, but a cosmetic surgeon will often choose liposuction since it is a one-time operation that produces excellent results, even though it can be expensive for the average individual.

Since liposuction carries more significant dangers and is more expensive for most individuals, intralipotherapy is a more sensible option.

Quick and Easy Procedure

The procedure generally has three stages: preparation, the actual treatment, and the cleanup.

Preparation: To plan the treatment, we will mark the treatment locations on the skin while standing. Based on the amount of subcutaneous fat in the treatment area and the manufacturer’s recommendations, the nurse will calculate your dosage to achieve the best effects.

Treatment: Using a long intralipotherapy needle, deoxycholic acid is injected into subcutaneous fat after being combined with lidocaine, a numbing agent. The treatment area does not require extra anesthesia because it is comfortable and only mildly unpleasant. 

Injections in the face are made using a cannula, which is a better tool for treating a smaller area. A local anesthetic is injected under the skin to make the patient more comfortable before creating the cannula’s entrance point.

The skin and muscle are not touched as the long needle is driven into the subcutaneous fat parallel to the skin. A fan technique makes several passes, releasing a small amount of product with each one. The needle advances and retracts during the fan procedure, similar to liposuction.

Cleanup: After cleansing the skin, the proper dressings will be placed. You can wear a compression garment at this point.

Manageable Aftercare

It is advised to wear compression socks for the first 72 hours to lessen the acute discomfort that is common in the first 12 to 24 hours and reduce postoperative edema. Additionally, lymphatic massage helps decrease swelling and hasten a quick recovery.

After therapy, it’s critical to maintain a balanced diet; otherwise, your body will start storing more fat. You should consume the required amount of water each day. After the first 24 or 48 hours, we also advise continuing your workout regimen.

Permanent Results

Intralipotherapy produces permanent and lifelong benefits. After the procedure, the fat cells in that area would have been eliminated, negating the possibility of new fat cells developing there as long as the customer leads a healthy lifestyle for the rest of their life.

Minimal Downtime and Recovery

Bruising and swelling are common and inevitable adverse effects. Since the treatment impacts the fatty tissue, hard lumps and nodules are typically felt for a few weeks after treatment.

Easily Accessible

It’s easy to get lipolytic/fat-dissolving treatments. You can easily schedule a consultation with professionals, such as the Bella Rose Aesthetics staff, who do intralipotherapy. You can reach us by phone at 317-349-3050, by email at info@bellaroseaesthetics.com, or through our online contact us form.


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