While the cost of an Injection Lipolysis varies according to the amount of fat that the patient would like to remove, in general, pricing starts at $999 per zone.
However, please note that SpaMedica specializes in combining treatments with fat reduction technologies such as CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Evolve Trim, Vanquish, Liposonix, UltraShape, and BodyFX. As such, patients can opt to undergo a complete Injection Lipolysis treatment program for less than $2,000 per zone, which represents one-third of the price of a traditional liposuction procedure.
Unlike a traditional liposuction procedure, an Injection Lipolysis boasts a very quick recovery process. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients who undergo an Injection Lipolysis to return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
The length of an Injection Lipolysis depends upon the thickness of fat being treated. However, on average, an Injection Lipolysis takes approximately 1 hour to perform per area.
An Injection Lipolysis is a non-surgical treatment that destroys fat cells and reduces the thickness of the adipose tissue at the site of the injection. In essence, the treatment involves injecting a chemical substance, called Deoxycholate, that eliminates unwanted collections of localized fat. Common treatment zones include the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
At SpaMedica, most Injection Lipolysis treatments are combined with fat reduction technologies such as CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Evolve Trim, Vanquish, Liposonix, UltraShape, and BodyFX. By combining these procedures, patients can optimize the number of fat cells that are destroyed with the Injection Lipolysis treatment.
In truth, there is no particular age restriction for an Injection Lipolysis, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who want to improve their self-worth and confidence by removing unwanted fat in a non-invasive way.
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, there are certain conditions that can make the process more seamless. For example, good health and a lack of serious medical conditions are vital for a proper recovery following an Injection Lipolysis. For patients who are looking for more extensive work regarding their fat deposits, SpaMedica recommends selecting a more thorough liposuction procedure. In addition, as is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good Injection Lipolysis candidates have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the surgery.
Finally, please note that the procedure is not recommended for patients who may be pregnant, or who have any localized areas of infection, inflammation, or skin cancer.
Unlike traditional liposuction, an Injection Lipolysis boasts a relatively quick recovery process.
The state-of-the-art technology involved in an Injection Lipolysis makes it easy to predict the results of the procedure.
As the fat deposits are broken down using a specific injection formula, the procedure merely requires a very minor incision.
If your weight does not fluctuate much following the procedure, the results of an Injection Lipolysis can last for the rest of your life.
Like all procedures, an Injection Lipolysis comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland has been performing Injection Lipolysis for over 20 years and, after this many procedures, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these Injection Lipolysis complications have been reported:
You may experience a low level of discomfort following Injection Lipolysis. This discomfort is often compared to a mild sunburn and should subside in the hours or days after the treatment.
In some cases, the procedure can result in swelling. However, this swelling should subside in the days following the procedure.
In rare cases, the procedure may result in bruising that can last several days.
Like these other potential risks, any redness should diminish not long after the procedure.
Dr. Mulholland and the other physicians at SpaMedica have been pioneers in the development of nonsurgical liposuction technology, including Injection Lipolysis, CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Evolve Trim, Vanquish, Liposonix, UltraShape, and BodyFX, Vela Smooth, VelaShape, Venus Freeze, SmoothShapes, and many others. By seeking treatment at SpaMedica, you’ll get more than just a world-class individualized approach; you’ll also receive the best fat reduction technology on the market, which will, in turn, produce the best possible body contouring results.
At SpaMedica, an Injection Lipolysis is performed by mixing local anesthesia with the injection formula, thereby eliminating any pain and discomfort. During the procedure, Dr. Mulholland will inject a lipolytic agent, deoxycholate directly into the fat. This agent is a specially-compounded chemical that will liquefy the fat cells. The lipolytic agent will destroy the adipose tissue and fat cells, resulting in significant fat reduction. Should patients also wish to achieve body contour improvement, they can combine their Injection Lipolysis with technologies such as CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Evolve Trim, Vanquish, Liposonix, UltraShape, and BodyFX.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the surgery, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the surgery. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquids before your surgery.
Following your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team in Toronto will recommend a comprehensive postoperative care regime. This regime will include instructions about the importance of avoiding physical activity, abstaining from alcohol and smoking, and minimizing exposure to the sun.
In general, patients notice the results of their focal fat reduction after a single Injection Lipolysis treatment. Indeed, after just one treatment, patients can expect to achieve a reduction of 0.5 centimetres in the thickness of their local fat.
Please note that the results of an Injection Lipolysis are intended to be permanent. Indeed, the fat cells that have been destroyed are not expected to return. However, just like those who undergo a liposuction procedure, Injection Lipolysis patients must monitor their weight very carefully after their treatment. If patients monitor and control their post-treatment weight, the results of the Injection Lipolysis will truly be permanent.
Combining Injection Lipolysis with treatments such as CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Evolve Trim, Vanquish, Liposonix, UltraShape, and BodyFX can help patients enhance the fat reduction results achieved with Injection Lipolysis.
At SpaMedica, the actual Injection Lipolysis treatment will not be felt due to the anesthesia that will be placed into the fat prior to the procedure. While there may be swelling and discomfort afterward, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. In fact, any redness or bruising can easily be treated with simple oral medication. Interestingly, Injection Lipolysis has been proven to cause far less discomfort than traditional liposuction procedures.
In essence, both Lipolysis and Liposuction utilize completely different approaches to achieve the same results. Indeed, while both procedures conclude with the reduction of unwanted fat, they both attain their destination in different ways. Whereas an Injection Lipolysis utilizes a non-invasive approach, a Liposuction procedure involves the surgical removal of localized fat collections via gentle aspiration through small, hidden access ports.
Ultimately, the results depend upon the thickness of fat that the patient would like to treat. Most patients require a series of 1 to 3 treatments, with each treatment being separated by approximately 6 weeks.
The process is very safe and has been used for years. The cells that are broken down and their components are eliminated by the body’s efficient metabolism without an effect on your blood lipid profile, cholesterol or your health.