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What are the important differences between Lipotherapy and Liposuction?

 

Lipotherapy  

Liposuction

Safe, no general anesthetic required

General anesthetic required

Effective control of pain during & after  Extra analgesia required
More even pleasing contour achieved No ability of adjustments during the procedure
Able to make final adjustments later Considerable bruising and sometimes bleeding
Minimal bleeding and bruising Prolonged down time after procedure
No downtime after procedure            Usually requires time off from work
Return to work & normal activities Large puncture points, sometimes stitches
Tiny puncture points, no stitches Outpatient Facility or Hospital admission required
No hospital admission Much more expensive

Substantially lower cost

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1)  Liposuction can cause permanent damage to fat cells and nerve damage. This has not been reported in any Lipotherapy procedures.
 
  2)  Liposuction can cause infection and bleeding, leading to death. Lipotherapy has extremely rare cases of infection and no reports of death or bleeding.
 
  3)  Future weight gain after liposuction can appear disproportionate while future weight gain with Lipotherapy is distributed evenly without bumps or waves.
 
  4)  Permanent damage from liposuction can cause structural damage to the mesoderm that appears as cellulite, skin irregularity or waviness of the skin surface. No structural damage or irregularities have been reported with Lipotherapy.
 
  5)  Some reports claim that liposuction causes more deaths per percentage than car accidents and not one single death has been reported from Lipotherapy in any country from thousands of cases.


 

Can Lipotherapy replace Liposuction?

No, but can compliment it. The main reasons to prefer Lipotherapy to surgical procedures are patient safety and better long-term results. Some things to consider:

What is the downside to Lipotherapy?

Compared to surgical procedures, the effect is gradual and the process takes several weeks to show final results. Lipotherapy on somebody-types may give lesser results, although this is a very small percentage of patients.

When is Lipotherapy effective?

Lipotherapy should not be considered a new miracle drug for weight reduction. However, in the case of fat deposits (cellulite) that will not go away with diet or exercise Lipotherapy can be effective. Lipotherapy is for those who think that liposuction is not for them or for someone who has already had liposuction and now find fat deposits in other areas. Non-invasive liposuction, for fat loss and body contouring is the perfect answer.

How does the treatment work?

Phosphatidylcholine breaks down the bonds in fat cells. This fat dissolves into liquid and is eliminated from the body in urine and feces. Treatments can be done every two weeks depending on the area being treated.

At the end of 4 weeks, an inch should be lost in the treated area. Follow up sessions are carried out for areas with larger fatty deposits in order to achieve the desired size, since the allowable amount of Lipotherapy per treatment is limited.

The enzyme found in bile in the gall bladder is what is responsible for breaking down fats in our body. This is what is created by Phosphatidylcholine. This is the reason the treatment has no side effects because it is actually what happens inside the body. Since this is injected directly into the fatty area it speeds up the process of killing the fat cells.

What can I expect to experience after the treatments?

Fine needles are used to help keep pain at a minimum. Possible side effects are itching and burning, small (dime size) bruises, swelling, and redness. These will typically resolve in 5-7 days. After the first session these side effects may be lessened. 

People who take daily doses of aspirin, ibuprofen, high doses of vitamin E, or garlic supplements, and herbal supplements that have anticoagulant properties, and patient who have always bruised easily will show the most bruising. 

You may take Tylenol for pain or discomfort. DO NOT take NSAIDS or anti-inflammatories.  You may take anti-histamine such as benadryl for itching and burning. Swelling and redness will subside soon. Swelling is a positive side effect for this treatment because it will cause the skin to tighten.

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