It goes by so many names, it might be easy to be confused into thinking there are hundreds of different sciences designed to help people in their quest to lose weight and shape their bodies. Indeed, the list of these arts is vast, but many use the same basic science and philosophy in their practice. By changing a single basic component of the procedure, scientists are able to offer trademarked names.
Lipodissolve, mesotherapy, lipolysis and lipostabil are just a few of the names you might hear to describe this particular weight loss aid. Everyone of these uses the same basic operation: a cocktail of numerous ingredients is created by a licensed physician and is administered through a series of injections to a specific zone. The needle used is inserted into the flesh slightly deeper than a tattoo needle would be, thus determining that these procedures feel very similar to the process of being tattooed. The cocktail is designed to help a patient achieve weight loss and body sculpting goals by making fat deposits weak and malleable.
It is important for anyone who is considering these procedures to be fully aware that they are not designed to be a replacement for healthy living, which includes a balanced diet plan and lots of exercise. These injections are designed to help the process of burning away fat and sculpting the zones where deposits have found homes.
Potential patients of Lipodissolve or any of its cousins should also be aware that this process has not been FDA approved. This means that the method nor the ingredients used in the injections have been tested nor approved by United States government officials for the uses outlined above. While no adverse side effects have been noted, this is an important factor to consider.
When it comes to any elective procedure, ensuring you know as much as possible about the science and philosophy of that particular procedure is vital. It can arm you with knowledge that could prevent future health problems, allergic reactions, and it can also help you figure out what you want to know from your surgeon. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and expect thorough answers. A good surgeon will be confident in the information he gives you and will be armed with answers to your questions.continue reading
We’ve all heard the old saying that what ain’t broke shouldn’t be fixed, right? Well, what if the thing that isn’t broken is still dangerous at times…should it be fixed then? Many doctors and surgeons would probably agree that choosing modern medicine techniques and applications over outdated and unsafe practices is a great choice, and a necessary one. Sometimes, what isn’t broke but ain’t safe should still get a makeover.
A prime example of this theory is liposuction. It has long been considered one of the ways to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time, normally without the need of diet or exercise to crowd an already busy schedule. However, the old techniques carried such weighty risks that only the rich could afford to take the gamble, or those who could beg, borrow, and/or steal the money for the procedure.
Back in our grandparents’ days, doctors were forced to use old, outdated techniques that required a large amount of blood loss to be successful. As medicine progressed, so lessened the amount of blood lost during each procedure. The archaic methods were not necessarily bad; they were simply replaced by something better. Improving medicine is the goal of many scientists, and reducing risks is one of the best improvements available.
New methods are being introduced every few years now, and the advent of laser technology and ultrasound-assisted liposuction is revitalizing an industry once reserved for the famous or physically deformed. Now, everyone with the right amount of money can find a plastic surgeon that will offer the world on a string, but be wary. There are reasons that some can perform the surgery so much cheaper than others.
Do not misunderstand this information; some surgeons who do not charge a fortune are very capable of performing this procedure in a very effective and efficient manner. Some who do charge an arm and a leg do not deliver on the results promised or implied. It all depends on the surgeon, and their individual scruples and/or morals. Start by finding someone who is board-certified, and then schedule a consultation to start learning the rest.
Liposuction does not have to be the terrifying prospect that it was many years ago, but neither should it be entered into lightly. Do a lot of research, put some careful thought into the decision, and weigh all alternatives before searching for a suitable surgeon. Even the most experienced surgeon using the most innovative techniques makes mistakes on occasion, and sometimes equipment fails despite rigorous and thorough testing.
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Few websites mention all of the dangers, side effects, and risks associated with “safe” treatment methods. During the next few minutes, take some time to read over some common problems associated with these procedures, and learn whether they are really right for you.
It is important to note that most of these apply to more than one procedure, since they are so similar. We will briefly touch on each, and mention how they apply to Lipodissolve and/or mesotherapy in particular.
Swelling, redness, burning, and tenderness are the most common result of Lipodissolve or mesotherapy. For most people, they do not last long, and tend to go away completely within just a week or two. Bruising is also common, although less so than the other possible side effects.
Inflammation can also happen, but this is very rare in either case. Warm/cold compresses usually work wonders, especially when combined with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If the problem persists or is coupled with a fever over 101, you should contact your healthcare provider right away, because this can be a sign of infection. Infections happen very rarely, and can usually be treated with antibiotics.
In the smallest minority possible, death or very serious complications can be a result of mesotherapy and/or Lipodissolve. This is why it is so important to talk to your doctor before choosing this type of procedure. A doctor will be able to tell you whether you are a good candidate for these treatments, and will know what complications (if any) you are most likely to experience.
Not everyone is a good match for even less invasive treatment options such as these. While running to plastic surgery is not necessarily the best alternative, it can be more suitable for some people, since mesotherapy and Lipodissolve involve injecting substances into the body. For most, at-home remedies and natural solutions are best.continue reading