Lipolysis is a method of dissolving small to medium unwanted localized areas of fat that are not affected by diet or exercise. Lipolysis treatments are the most cost effective, non-surgical, aesthetic, fat reducing treatments currently available. Small injections of a natural medicine are administered locally.
Through the injection of the active substance called Phosphatidylcholine (PPC) directly into the subcutaneous tissue, local fat deposits will be destroyed, allowing the fat that is being stored in the cell to get released, resulting in a reduction of the body circumference in the treated area.
Phosphatidylcholine is a natural product found in our body. Its main role in the body is to help emulsify and breakdown fat and cholesterol, which is then naturally absorbed by the body. It is a key constituent of our cell membranes and high density lipoproteins (the good cholesterol). Phosphatidylcholine is been used extensively all over the world for its cholesterol lowering effect and its characteristic as a 'Liver protective'.
You can expect results after about 2-3 treatment sessions. The number of sessions needed vary from person to person and by area. This variability is due to individual responses to the medications as well as the type of fat that is being treated. Soft fat works very well with Lipolysis, while fibrous fat is more difficult to treat with Lipolysis (as it is with liposuction) because more of the fat cells will weaken instead of completely bursting. During the consultation, the Doctor will inform you as to how many sessions he believes you may need to achieve your desired result. It's not a question of whether Lipolysis will work, but rather how many treatments it will take to attain a goal in reduction.
The procedure is mild compared to most cosmetic procedures today. There have been no reports to date of severe adverse complications. Usually patients experience soreness, bruising and a mild swelling on the areas treated lasting for about a week. Sometimes the presences of small lumps are felt in the area; these are painless, invisible and transient. Uncommon side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, infection (rare), and prolonged bruising.
Yes. Patients can resume normal daily activities after treatment, but this will depend on the amount of soreness you have, the area you have treated, and the type of work you do. Lipolysis treatment usually takes 45min to 1 hour to complete.
Slight burning sensation during the injection is expected. Should you have a low pain threshold, we can then apply an anesthetic cream to make you feel comfortable.
Lypolysis is injected into the treatment site with a fine needle after the area has been cleaned with chlorhexidine and alcohol disinfectant. Multiple injections will be made to cover the treatment area, with a spacing of about 1.5 cm per injection. You will usually be lying down during this process, and will need some time to recover before you will be able to drive yourself home. We prepare to provide about 2-5 treatments per area at monthly intervals, although most patients require just 2-3 treatments. The number of treatments varies from person to person depending on the region and the size of the area. Women usually respond better to the treatment than men due to the difference in the structure of connective tissue and fat cells.
* It is important to be hydrated prior to treatment and to drink plenty of fluids post treatment. The lipolysis treated area must be massaged every night for a period of two weeks.
The following types of patients cannot undergo Lipolysis treatment:
Lipolysis results are permanent if you keep a healthy diet and get regular exercise.
Dr. R. Mohan, director and founder of Nulook Medspa in Etobicoke, ON, is a renowned family physician and cosmetic laser physician. For more than 25 years he has pursued his goal of providing the finest and most honest care possible. This standard of excellence has made him a favourite among his clients and his peers. With his attention to detail he personally oversees all aspects of his Medical Spa operation.
His impressive accomplishments include being a member of The Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine (CAAM), The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and a surgical diploma in Orthopedics from India. After coming to Canada in 1982, Dr. Mohan did a clinical residency in Neurosurgery in Ottawa and an internship at University of Toronto.