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Lipodissolve FAQ

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about Lipodissolve treatments.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.  Please call us at 732-641-3350

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We have treated a wide variety of patients. Lipodissolve has a very minimal affect on athletic performance. For the first 36-48 hours after a treatment, we do not recommend you engage in vigorous physical activity or exercise. After that time, playing sports or exercising is OK.

In Europe, LipoDissolve has been popularized since 1995 and mesotherapy has been used since the 1950's. Thousands and thousands of injections have been done.

Medical literature show generally only minor expected adverse reactions. 

Presently, it is estimated that over 15,000 medical practitioners provide injections throughout Europe, Great Britain and South America. 

It is estimated that there are 500 to 1000 doctors or clinics in the USA doing this therapy.

Phosphatidyl Choline PPC has been used in various medical applications for close to 50 years and has been used for cosmetic purposes for the last 10 years.

More than 50,000

No.  However, your age may have an effect on your skin's ability to shrink as the fat melts away.

Phosphatidyl Choline PPC micro-injections are always administered by Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants under supervision by a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, who are specifically trained in Lipodissolve treatments. 

We thrive to maintains the highest standards and had implemented specific treatment protocols to provide the best results for all our patients.

Several different types of financing and payment plans are offered for your convenience. Please see our financing page.

To make lipodissolve treatment affordable to everyone, we now offer guaranteed through a variety of lenders. 

Our patient consultant will be available during your consultation to answer any questions you might have regarding pricing and payments.

Insurance providers generally cover costs for reconstructive surgery but not for cosmetic surgery or procedures. 

Like most cosmetic procedures, the treatments at LipoDissolve Center are not covered by health insurance plans. However, some people are able to utilize their flexible spending accounts for the procedure.

Just like with any other medical treatment, we cannot guarantee the result 100%.

However, if you follow our treatment protocols and do not respond to the treatments, we will refund your money.  Overall, statistics shows that only 4% of patients are non-responders.

Our Patient representative will be able to discuss this program with you during your personal consultation.

Due to a high demand for the procedure, we kindly ask you to make a deposit of $50.00 for your initial consultation.  If you keep your appointment, and decide not to proceed for any reason, we will refund the amount in full, no questions asked.  If you do not show up, you will be charged for the time scheduled for you.

Also, if you decide to proceed with the treatments, it will be fully applied to your treatment. 

If you are not a candidate for Lipodissolve Treatment, we will also refund your money or you can apply them toward any other service available in our office.

Call 775-841-9090 to schedule your consultation today.

No. Patients with medical conditions listed below cannot have lipodissolve treatments at our center:

Active cancer, Less than six weeks after surgery, Anyone with HIV or Hepatitis C, Active or end-stage liver or kidney disease, Bleeding disorders, Pregnancy, Nursing Auto-immune Disorders, like Scleroderma

No, it is not recommended to receive Lipodissolve Treatments while pregnant or breast feeding.

Yes. You may be tender or sore after an injection procedure.  However, there is no requirement for bed rest or decreased activity and most will resume their routine immediately. We do not suggest strenuous excercise for 36-48 hours after injection.  

The main reason most patients find lipodissolve so attractive is because of minimal disruption of their lifestyle. 

Lipodissolve works just as well on men as on women. Men have better success in the chin, chest, upper and lower abs, and love handles.

Yes it does, and no it is not.  This treatment does produce great results.  You cannot use it as a weight loss measure, but the results in body shape are superb.  And the best part is ... no surgery.

A lot of our patients come in to treat their abs - because this works!

The benefit of lipodissolve is that it is for loosing inches not pounds.


Mesotherapy are injections composed of a mixture of different pharmaceutical agents including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other medications.

Lipo dissolve uses a pharmaceutical compound called phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate (PPC) administered through a series of micro-injections to permanently dissolve fat.

Mesotherapy injections are placeded at the hypodermic level (barely underneath the skin). 

Lipo dissolve injections are placed in the central layer of subcutaneous fat.

Depending on the amount and type of fat the various concentrations of phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate, or PPC, administered through a series of micro-injections to permanently dissolve the localized deposits.

The fat cells absorb the Phosphatidylcholine and become slightly inflamed.

Then they harden. The hardened fat cells break down within a few weeks resulting in measurable inch loss.

Lipo dissolve is an injection and not a surgical procedure. Unlike plastic surgery, there is no anesthesia, no surgery, and minimal to no downtime.

The treatments are administered at least two weeks apart to allow your body respond to it.

Depending on your body type and physiology and responce rate, we may recommend spacing your treatments further apart.

Results vary with each person's body type and physiology and responce rate. Some people start to see results after as few as two treatments, others not until the last one.

Each person's body is different.

Most people fall into a four to six treatment range. Others require as many as nine. 

We will be happy to design a customize a program for you at the time of your private consultation.

You must be 18 years of age.

There may be limited localized discomfort upon injection, and a slight burning sensation immediately following the treatment.

Swelling will occur in the treated area, and soreness and inflammation will be experienced for several days after treatment.  It means that medications work.

In some cases, localized bruising may occur.

Phosphatidylcholine dioxycholate is not FDA approved. It is a combination of several ingredients prepared for each patient by a state licensed compounding pharmacy.

The ingredients have been used for a variety of medical purposes in the US and around the world.

Both patients and physicians continue to be pleased with the results when Lipodissolve is appropriately used.

At the time of birth each person has a certain number of fat cells and after adolescence they will not develop any more (some medical conditions and morbid obesity are exceptions).

Lipo dissolve will dissolve fat permanently in the areas of treatment.  It will leave only a thin layer of fat cells at the surface.

If an individual gains weight, the fat cells in the untreated areas will naturally get larger.

Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by watching diet and maintaining regular exercising not only to avoid excess weight gain but also for your overall health.

We treat the face, chin and jowls, neck, the back of the arms, upper and lower abdomen,  knees, upper and lower back, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, love handles, and the male chest. 

We do not treat female breasts.

There is minimal or no downtime after Lipo dissolve.That's the beauty of it.

Normally, patients can resume their routine schedule immediately after injections. Some people experience swelling, tenderness or minimal bruising which may require them to rest a little bit after their treatment.

The minimal disruption of normal activity is the reason that most patients find this treatment so attractive.

No. However, we recommend you maintain healthy diet to achieve best results.

Lipo dissolve is not designed for weight loss. While the procedure will dissolve fat in main trouble areas, the overall amount of weight lost is not significant.

For those patients who want or need to lose weight, we suggest losing it before lipo dissolve procedure.

Lipo dissolve is a gradual dissolution of fat. Your friends will not necessarily know you had something done.

Lipodissolve treatments are done over several months.  The skin starts shrinking right away as your fat is melting.  Sagging is more common after a more drastic change, like liposuction. 

The chin area improves greatly when treated with lipo dissolve.

Yes. Double chin responds very well to Lipodissolve treatments.

Yes, of course.

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