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What is the recovery time after having a procedure done with lipodissolve? I am looking at all of my options for getting cellulite removed from my thighs. Does lipodissolve have a faster recovery time than liposuction? Are there any other benefits to it a

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Dr. Kenneth Stein
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Lipodissolve

Lipodissolve does nothing to improve cellulite.
The best treatment for cellulite is cellulaze. If you are just looking for minor fat reduction, lipodissolve can be effective and the recovery time is minimal. Liposuction is much more effective but the recovery time is longer.

In brief: Lipodissolve

Lipodissolve does nothing to improve cellulite.
The best treatment for cellulite is cellulaze. If you are just looking for minor fat reduction, lipodissolve can be effective and the recovery time is minimal. Liposuction is much more effective but the recovery time is longer.
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Dr. Kenneth Stein
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Lipodissolve can be dangerous

Lipodissolve is unpredictable and does not help cellulite.
Cellulite at 18 for a procedure that would help reduce cellulite, there is a laser treatment called cellulaze that was recently approved by the fda last year. This procedure is proven to show better results after just one session. The outcome lasts one year or longer, but you may need follow up sessions depending on the results. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/body/liposuction/.

In brief: Lipodissolve can be dangerous

Lipodissolve is unpredictable and does not help cellulite.
Cellulite at 18 for a procedure that would help reduce cellulite, there is a laser treatment called cellulaze that was recently approved by the fda last year. This procedure is proven to show better results after just one session. The outcome lasts one year or longer, but you may need follow up sessions depending on the results. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/body/liposuction/.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Ask your doctor

Each patient and each procedure of this type is individualized.
Your surgeon is the best source of this infrmation.

In brief: Ask your doctor

Each patient and each procedure of this type is individualized.
Your surgeon is the best source of this infrmation.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes,

Yes, lipodissove has a shorter recovery time than liposuction.
Liposdissolve entails the injection of chemicals into fatty body areas so that body fat is dissolved and (over a a series of treatments) can reduce the appearance and improve contour of fatty areas on the body. Most patients can return to regular activities right away, following the procedure. Swelling and redness is a common side effect, but do not typically cause restriction on a patient's daily activities. The benefits of lipodissolve, as compared to liposuction, is that it is a minimally invasive option, does not require anesthesia and has a much shorter recovery period.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, lipodissove has a shorter recovery time than liposuction.
Liposdissolve entails the injection of chemicals into fatty body areas so that body fat is dissolved and (over a a series of treatments) can reduce the appearance and improve contour of fatty areas on the body. Most patients can return to regular activities right away, following the procedure. Swelling and redness is a common side effect, but do not typically cause restriction on a patient's daily activities. The benefits of lipodissolve, as compared to liposuction, is that it is a minimally invasive option, does not require anesthesia and has a much shorter recovery period.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Lipodissolve (mesotherapy) is not FDA approved, not standardized, and can cause areas of fat necrosis and fibrous calcification in some patients (I have seen this), leaving hard nodules that cannot be removed or treated by any means. Liposuction is not "perfect" either, but since lipodissolve is performed by physicians of various specialties with some to no training in plastic surgery, it should be considered investigational at best, and avoided to prevent the worst problems.
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