Are you looking for ways to get those unwanted fats removed? The lipolytic injection can be the solution! This treatment lowers the number of fat cells near the injection site through a chemical process.
It is currently FDA-approved to treat the area beneath the chin to eliminate a double chin! If you’d like to know more about how lipolytic injection can help you achieve your goals, Eastside Aesthetics by Lena is here to help and guide you.
What is Lipolytic Injection?
Lipolytic injection here at Eastside Aesthetics by Lena is an FDA-approved injectable procedure that permanently eliminates fat cells in the submental region. Once destroyed, these cells can never store or build fat. Therefore more treatment is not anticipated once the desired cosmetic result has been achieved.
It can also sculpt and contour other body parts with extra fat, including the abdomen, elbows, jowls, inner thighs, saddlebags, and bra fat rolls.
For instance, LipoDissolve is the injection of two naturally occurring enzymes known as Phosphatidylcholine & Deoxycholate Acid, or PC/DC, to remove undesirable fat deposits from the face & body.
Benefits of Lipolytic Injection
- Kybella received FDA approval in 2015
- Loss of undesirable fat deposits in specific locations
- In a few weeks, results become apparent.
- Minimally invasive operation
- No surgery involved
Lipolytic vs. Other Fat Reduction Process
Lasers are used in lipolysis to separate fat cells, lowering the volume of fatty tissue. According to reports, this technique also tightens the skin in the treated area. You may discover that your skin is now more supple and tighter than before.
Overall, lipolysis and other fat removal techniques show comparable benefits. The lasers employed in this technique are clinically safe and do not represent a significant risk of skin burns. Though, the treated area has a limited chance of infection and minimal scarring.
Still, it has some advantages over cosmetic procedures such as liposuction. The good thing about lipolysis is that it can be performed in a physician’s office. Typically, you can return to your daily activities within a few days. In contrast, the average recuperation time for liposuction is several weeks.
Preparing for the treatment
Before going through the process, doctors usually give detailed instructions on preparing for your treatment. Here are those:
- Stop using blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medicines. These drugs may hinder your body’s ability to heal.
- A week previous to the procedure, refrain from engaging in any activity that may irritate the area that will be treated. Included in this are tanning and shaving.
Also, advise your provider if you have any prior diseases and prescription medications as much as possible. In that sense, any doctors and staff can advise you on any further precautions necessary.
After the treatment, you will have a list of instructions to facilitate your recovery. Follow these guidelines and monitor the lipolysis site to ensure routine skin healing.
How the treatment runs
This treatment typically lasts less than an hour, and you will be awake. Usually, just one session is required. Occasionally, lipolysis is performed in conjunction with conventional liposuction.
This can lengthen the period of treatment and recovery. Consult your physician about what to expect. But if you are solely receiving laser lipolysis, your appointment will proceed as follows:
- You are given sterile scrubs or a gown to wear in a clean environment, most likely your doctor’s office, as part of the preparation process.
- A local anesthetic is then delivered into the region where lipolysis is performed.
- Doctors will create a tiny incision in the area where you have excess fat.
- Through the incision, the doctor puts the laser beneath the outermost layer of your skin. They will move it under your skin from a variety of angles.
- During this period, you may experience either heat or cold. Due to the anesthetic, you should not experience much discomfort.
Depending on how much-melted fat there is to remove, the laser-disintegrated fat deposits are either massaged out of the area or sucked away.
As soon as you’re ready to leave, you’ll be able to get up, walk around, and resume most of your activities after the fat has been removed.
Possible adverse effects and dangers
After the operation, you may likely suffer bruising and discomfort for several days. Infection and scarring may occur if the laser part is not adequately cared for after the surgery.
In extreme circumstances, blood clots may form. Consult your physician if you have unusual swelling, pain, or discharge.
Due to the newness of this technique, nothing is known regarding its potential long-term dangers.
You may need to take an antibiotic three to five days after lipolysis to prevent infections. Your doctor will also discuss how to optimize the outcomes of your procedure, whether through a specific workout regimen or dietary modification.
Although recovery times vary, you must also plan to take at least eight leaves from exercise and other vigorous activities. Observe the affected area, and consult your physician if you notice any changes in pain or drainage.
Consider a follow-up appointment with us approximately one week after the surgery to ensure proper healing.
Depending on your specific objectives, the consequences of lipolysis will vary considerably. Many individuals are unhappy with the results of their lipolysis.
Yet, diet and exercise will influence whether lipolysis results are permanent. If you notice apparent benefits from lipolysis, they should be lasting if you do not gain weight. If you gain weight, the effects of lipolysis may likely fade.
Again, the best results will mainly come from the discipline you instill yourself. So, ensure to follow every recommendation for long-lasting results!
Schedule an appointment with us today
Start your lipolytic injection journey with us here at Eastside Aesthetics by Lena. Our doctors will help you evaluate your problem and create an effective plan to eliminate those unwanted fats!