Lipodissolve is a non-surgical office procedure that can reduce areas of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. It has been used for more than two decades in Europe for reduction of fat in the neck, abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms, back and neck. It can also be used to reduce lipomas, which are the soft, fatty lumps that appear under the skin in some people.
The treatment consists of micro-injections of small amounts of a solution under the skin. This solution causes the breakdown of excess fat, which is then absorbed and eliminated by the body. The treatment involves slight discomfort, and there may be some swelling and inflammation afterwards for a day or two. A series of treatments are done a month apart, with fat loss slowly occurring over a few months.
Liposdissolve is not for weight loss, but it can be used for spot reduction of stubborn fat deposits. It does not involve surgery, is minimally uncomfortable, requires minimal down time, and is safe. Dr. Laufer is the first physician in the area to offer Lipodissolve.