Injection Lipolysis ( Slow liposuction)
A younger face is oval in shape with a smooth tight jawline and full, high cheeks due to the fullness of the fatty layer under the skin. As part of the aging process, we lose fat from the upper cheeks, which then become hollower and instead deposit the fat in the lower part of the face – above the nasal labial folds, along the jawline and in the upper neck. This spoils the smooth contour of the jawline and results in a much squarer and heavier appearance to the lower part of the face which considerably ages our appearance.
There are several effective surgical techniques to effectively reduce localized pockets of subcutaneous fat on the face, including facelift, liposuction and Lipodissolve (slow liposuction). Lipodissolve is a non-surgical option that can easily be done in the office with only injections using the very smallest needle available. This method can dissolve some of the fat slowly. Over the next 6 weeks after injection, your body will flush the fat out, yielding dercrease in the size of the fat protuberances. This is particularly useful along the jawline and neck (turkey neck) improving the profile and the heavier lower face look that comes with age. Though this treatment is not as effective as a facelift, it provides a more youthful looking face at a much lower cost and avoids complications and the cost of a facelift ofr liposuction.
The first day of your treatment you will feel sore and start to SWELL! This means it is working. You must swell for it to work. Apply ice for 2 hours if needed though not required. All usual activities including wearing makeup and exercise.can be maintained while healing. Swelling lasts 7-10 days. The decrease in fat and mild tightening will start in 4 weeks. The next treatment is done 6-8 weeks later. Three or more treatment sessions may be required. Avoid aspirin 10 days prior, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Alleve 2 days prior. If you think you are allergic and swell from soy products, I can skin test you first. Usually at least 3 treatments are needed with men requiring more treatments then women. The injections are less painful then Botox injections.
Consent for Injection Lipolysis (LipoDissolve)
Are you pregnant?______Are you breastfeeding?_________Are you allergic to soy products______________, Are you allergic to local anesthetics_______________.
____I hereby consent to the Injection Lipolysis treatment of which I understand that more than one (1) treatment is required, usually at least 3 treatments every 6-8 weeks for visible results.
____I understand that the results of injection lipolysis will vary but may include a decrease of fat and an increase of skin tone and tightening. Results will vary with each patient.
____I understand that there are some risks with this or any procedure. Complications are rare but include the following: Discomfort, soreness, bruising, swelling lasting up to 10 days, scarring, allergic reaction (to soy products), infection, and discoloration.
Costs: 1st treatment-$299, 2nd and later treatments-$199. Payment is due at the time of service. Checks are not accepted and no refunds will be given.