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Lipodissolve Injection — Deoxycholic Acid  And Phosphatidylcholine

Lipodissolve is a non-invasive, non-surgical option for the elimination of fat; it is an alternative to surgery and surgical liposuction in the appropriate patient. It is composed of deoxycholic acid and phosphatidylcholine, naturally occurring substances found in the body. Upon proper injection, Lipodissolve starts to selectively break down and dissolve or liquify the fat cells. This makes it much easier for the body to pass through and eliminate the fat.

Lipodissolve can also be used to fine tune body contouring after CoolSculpting® procedures are completed as CoolSculpting may leave uneven areas.

Treatment Areas

  • Axillary bra fat
  • Buccal fat
  • Knee fat
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Banana roll
  • Chin
  • Lipomas

Who Is A Good Candidate For Lipodissolve?

The best way to determine is to have a consultation with our board-certified cosmetic dermatologists. Generally, we do recommend that you do not look at this procedure as a weight loss solution. It works best in those patients who exercise regularly and have been eating well, but despite this have pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. If you can pinch it, we can shrink it.

What To Expect

We will prep your skin to ensure proper placement of the injections. When the treatment begins, we will draw a grid on the treatment area. Injections are done with a very fine insulin needle to ensure your comfort. Generally the pain experienced is very minimal. You will start to notice tingling and a mild itch in the area within minutes of the treatment.

There will likely be bruising and swelling after treatment. The swelling may last 2-3 days and it is best to wear loose clothing during this time. The bruising may last for up to 2 weeks after the treatment.

You will start noticing improvements after about 4 weeks post treatment. You may notice small nodules that are generally felt rather than seen. These tend to resolve on their own after several months, though in some cases they may persist.

Number Of Treatments Needed

Results will vary from person-to-person, but there are things you can do to help enhance the effects. You can enhance the effects by exercising, drinking lots of water and continuing to eat right.  As your body expels the fat, you will notice gradual slimming of the treated area over the next 6-12 weeks.

The amount of treatment sessions needed is dependent on your goals and the volume of fat present. Generally, most patients will need 2-4 sessions to get to their desired goal, though in some patients more treatments may be needed.


Minimize exercise and wear tight clothing for the first 3 days or until feeling better. Thereafter, do activities as tolerated.

Combination Of Treatments

Many treatments can be used to enhance and or to help maintain your desired results. We will work with you to come up with a suitable treatment and maintenance protocol to help keep you looking your best.

Some complimentary treatments we suggest include:

Schedule A Consultation

Women and men interested in Lipodissolve treatments in Kitchener, Cambridge, and surrounding areas in Southwestern Ontario choose deRMA Skin Institute for their treatments. Request a consultation using the online form or call us at (888) 803-3762 to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists.

Best Board Certified Dermatologist Dusan Sajic, MD, PhD

Dusan Sajic, MD, PhD

Famous Board Certified Dermatologist Richard Backstein, MD

Richard Backstein, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist near me Sonja Sajic, CCPA

Sonja Sajic, CCPA

Board Certified Dermatologist near me Daniel Wong, MD, FRCPC

Daniel Wong, MD, FRCPC

Board Certified Dermatologist near me Tiffany Chen, MD, FRCPC, DABD

Tiffany Chen, MD, FRCPC, DABD

Canadian Certified Physician Assistant, Toni Alberto, CCPA

Toni Alberto, CCPA

With more than 20 years of experience, deRMA Skin Institute strive to offer patients the most advanced treatments available to keep their skin healthy and looking its best. Board Certified Dermatologist, Dusan Sajic, MD, PhD, board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Richard Backstein, MD, FRCSC, Sonja Sajic, CCPA, Toni Alberto CCPA, Tiffany Chen MD PRCPC and Daniel Wong MD FRCPC are committed to providing state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients in Guelph, Burlington, Cambridge, Kitchener, Hamilton, Milton, and surrounding areas.


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