The Skinny on Injection Lipolysis
There are so may weight loss treatments, options, supplements and procedures available on the market today that it’s easy to be intimidated or confused when trying to figure out which one might be right for you. As a relatively new science, there are a few things about injection lipolysis, also referred to as mesotherapy, you should be aware of before considering treatment.
Injection Lipolysis can be used to remove small, unwanted deposits of fat all over the body. Specifically, treatment zones usually include the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, knees & elbows, chin, lower eyelids, neck, back, bra line, and on the sides. These areas are the most commonly treated zones, so if you are looking for injection lipolysis in another region of your body, you should be sure to discuss it at length with a qualified practitioner. Injection Lipolysis is designed to treat zones of the body where surgery may not be ideal, or to smooth out misshapen parts of the body, hence why it is commonly called “fine body contouring“.
Reportedly, six percent of patients who receive injection lipolysis have little success in their weight loss endeavor after receiving treatment. In the vast majority of cases, patients do report some form of progress due to the injections they received. It is important for those who might receive injection lipolysis to remember that they must incorporate a healthy diet and regular exercise into their lives in order to ensure positive results.
It takes more than one treatment in order to receive optimal results from injection lipolysis treatments. Physicians often recommend two to four treatments, at six to eight week intervals in order for the treatments to work the best they can. This frequency is dependent upon the amount of fat to be treated and what zone the treatments will occur in.
As a rule, health insurance will not cover injection lipolysis, since it is considered to be a purely cosmetic procedure. However, if excess fat deposits on your body are causing other health issues and your physician refers you for injection lipolysis treatment, your health insurance policy may cover a portion of the cost. Be sure to discuss this at length with your insurance agent to find out as much as you can before booking any appointments. Some insurance providers may cover these treatments, but only if they are performed by a specific doctor under specific circumstances.
So far, it seems that injection lipolysis is a relatively safe procedure for fat removal in comparison to liposuction or other surgical fat removal methods. However, there are still risks associated with this treatment, such as allergic reaction. It is important for patients to remember that injection lipolysis employs the method of forcing foreign substances into the superficial fat layers, and thus it is certainly possible for adverse effects to occur. A specialist in the field will cover any risks you may face during consultation.