Mesotherapy (Lipodissolve) for Fat Reduction

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What is mesotherapy? 

Currently, there is a dearth of rigorous scientific studies to prove the safety and efficacy of Mesotherapy as a treatment for fat reduction. Mesotherapy, in fact, is used for a host of other issues, such as hair loss and pain management, among others.

Mesotherapy involves injecting microscopic quantities of a variety of pharmaceutical agents, extracts of plants, homeopathic agents, and vitamins into the mesoderm, which is the layer of fat and tissue beneath your skin.

Based on your specific requirement, the physician may select a custom formula to treat you.

There is also a no-needle mesotherapy procedure, which is totally non-invasive and uses ultrasound technology to push the ingredients under your skin.

There is no anesthesia involved, though it is provided on request on the areas to be treated.

The injected medicines break down the fatty cells, which the body naturally flushes out later as waste.

Mesotherapy can treat unwanted fat on the face, chin, neck, arms, waist, buttocks, thighs, and legs. It is also claimed that mesotherapy can treat wrinkles.

Are there any side effects of mesotherapy for fat reduction?

You may experience soreness, redness, bruising, and swelling on the treated areas after a mesotherapy session. These usually subside within a few days.

On rare occasions, there is also the risk of allergic reaction to the injected ingredients, which may be severe.

Are there any post-treatment guidelines after undergoing mesotherapy for fat reduction? 

This treatment has no strict guidelines whatsoever.

How many sessions of mesotherapy will I need for fat reduction? 

The number of treatments required varies from patient to patient, as it depends on the patient’s body. Some patients may see the results after one treatment session, for others it may take four to five sessions.

How long will it take to recover from a session of mesotherapy for fat reduction? 

This procedure takes around 30 minutes and requires no preparation or recovery time.
You can rejoin work immediately after a session.

Am I an ideal candidate for mesotherapy for fat reduction?

You are an ideal candidate for mesotherapy if you are otherwise healthy and have pockets of bulging fat, which do not respond to exercise and proper diet.

Mesotherapy is not advisable for you if you: 

  • are obese
  • have a history of cancer, thyroid problems, diabetes, heart disease, immune and circulatory system disorder
  • have active implants such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear implant, or diabetic pump.


Non-needle mesotherapy is not advisable for epileptic patients and patients with active implants. It is also not effective for treating loose or hanging skin.

What is the price/cost of mesotherapy for fat reduction in India? 

The price of mesotherapy for fat reduction in India is Rs.3000 to Rs.8000 per session.

Are the results of mesotherapy for fat reduction permanent? 

Results are considered to be permanent in the areas that have been treated. However, if you do not maintain your weight, chances are the fat will start accumulating in other areas which might not be very appealing.

A reasonable diet coupled with a consistent level of physical activity which includes exercising will guarantee permanent optimal results.

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References

1. Mahmud K, Crutchfield CE, Lipodissolve for Body Sculpting Safety, Effectiveness, and Patient Satisfaction 2018. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3486781/. Accessed March 1, 2018.

2. Wanitphakdeedecha R. Mycobacterium Abscessus Skin Infection Following Mesotherapy for Fat Reduction: A Case Report | Siriraj Medical Journal. Tci-thaijoorg. 2018. Available at: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/64491. Accessed March 1, 2018. 

3. Sivagnanam G. Mesotherapy - The French connection. 2018. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3142757/. Accessed March 1, 2018.

4. 12. DUNCAN D, HASENGSCHWANDTNER F. Lipodissolve for subcutaneous fat reduction and skin retraction. 2018. Available at: https://academic.oup.com/asj/article/25/5/530/196438. Accessed March 1, 2018.

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Questions answered by trusted doctors

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Hi doctor, will drinking lemon juice (lemon with warm water and little salt) in empty stomach will reduce fat in our body?? Also drinking radish juice in a day time will reduce fat in body?? Pls advice..
Dr. Swathi S Aithal
General Physician, Bangalore
Hello, They both surely are very effective in reducing the body weight but along with those you need to cut the carbohydrates from other side like reducing the amount of rice you are taking in, taking boiled veggies as salads and also taking fruits will help you reducing the carbohydrate intake. Avoid junk food and taking alcohol. Thank you
Verified User
Is it good to get fat reduced through surgery? What are the consequence? What are the usual charges for this surgery? What are other methods other than exercises and diet?
Dr. Chethan R S
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi....., fat reduction surgery will have lot of side effects..... Following these steps will help- Choose a low-carb diet.. Eat when hungry.. Eat real food.. Measure your progress wisely.. Be persistent Avoid artificial sweeteners.. Review any medications.. Stress less, sleep more.. Eat less dairy products and nuts.. Supplement vitamins and minerals.. Use intermittent fasting.. Exercise smart.. Achieve optimal ketosis.. Get your hormones checked.. Add green tea.. Consult Dietitian for diet chart...  
Verified User
Want to reduce my extra fat from belly, arms and legs. There is nothing specific problem. I just want to some fast way to reduce fat.
Dr. Sagar KS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi, to reduce weight you can try these measures. 1)Dietary changes Reducing calories and practicing healthier eating habits are vital to overcoming obesity. Although you may lose weight quickly at first, slow and steady weight loss over the long term is considered the safest way to lose weight and the best way to keep it off permanently. Avoid drastic and unrealistic diet changes, such as crash diets, because they're unlikely to help you keep excess weight off for the long term. Dietary changes to treat obesity include: Cutting calories. The key to weight loss is reducing how many calories you take in. You can review your typical eating and drinking habits to see how many calories you normally consume and where you can cut back. Some foods — such as desserts, candies, fats and processed foods are high in energy density. This means that a small volume of that food has a large number of calories. In contrast, other foods, such as fruits and vegetables, have lower energy density. These foods provide a larger portion size with a fewer number of calories. By eating larger portions of foods that have fewer calories, you reduce hunger pangs, take in fewer calories and feel better about your meal, which contributes to how satisfied you feel overall. Making healthier choices. To make your overall diet healthier, eat more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole-grain carbohydrates. Also emphasize lean sources of protein — such as beans, lentils and soy — and lean meats. If you like fish, try to include fish twice a week. Limit salt and added sugar. Stick with low-fat dairy products. Eat small amounts of fats, and make sure they come from heart-healthy sources, such as olive, canola and nut oils. Restricting certain foods. Certain diets limit the amount of a particular food group, such as high-carbohydrate or full-fat foods. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is a sure way to consume more calories than you intended, and limiting these drinks or eliminating them altogether is a good place to start cutting calories. Meal replacements. These plans suggest that you replace one or two meals with their products — such as low-calorie shakes or meal bars — and eat healthy snacks and a healthy, balanced third meal that's low in fat and calories. In the short term, this type of diet can help you lose weight. Keep in mind that these diets likely won't teach you how to change your overall lifestyle, though, so you may have to keep this up if you want to keep your weight off. Be wary of quick fixes. You may be tempted by fad diets that promise fast and easy weight loss. The reality, however, is that there are no magic foods or quick fixes. Fad diets may help in the short term, but the long-term results don't appear to be any better than other diets. Similarly, you may lose weight on a crash diet, but you're likely to regain it when you stop the diet. To lose weight — and keep it off — you have to adopt healthy-eating habits that you can maintain over time. 2)Exercise and activity Increased physical activity or exercise is an essential part of obesity treatment. Most people who are able to maintain their weight loss for more than a year get regular exercise, even simply walking. To boost your activity level: Exercise. People who are overweight or obese need to get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity to prevent further weight gain or to maintain the loss of a modest amount of weight. To achieve more-significant weight loss, you may need to exercise 300 minutes or more a week. You probably will need to gradually increase the amount you exercise as your endurance and fitness improve. Keep moving. Even though regular aerobic exercise is the most efficient way to burn calories and shed excess weight, any extra movement helps burn calories. Making simple changes throughout your day can add up to big benefits. Park farther from store entrances, rev up your household chores, garden, get up and move around periodically, and wear a pedometer to track how many steps you actually take over the course of a day. 3)Behavior changes A behavior modification program can help you make lifestyle changes and lose weight and keep it off. Steps to take include examining your current habits to find out what factors, stresses or situations may have contributed to your obesity. Behavior modification, sometimes called behavior therapy, can include: Counseling. Therapy or interventions with trained mental health or other professionals can help you address emotional and behavioral issues related to eating. Therapy can help you understand why you overeat and learn healthy ways to cope with anxiety. You can also learn how to monitor your diet and activity, understand eating triggers, and cope with food cravings. Avoid taking weight reducing medications.consult dietician for furthur care.
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