Will Lipodissolve Fat Injections Help My Baby Belly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in fat injections (Lipodissolve) for my lower abdomen. I am done having children and have gained an excessive amount of weight during my pregnancies. I have lost the weight, but the aftermath is stretch marks, loose skin and a “pudge.” My upper abdomen has no stretch marks and is ok. I am trying to find an affordable procedure, that I can handle with minimal downtime, as I have 2 small children.

A: What you need, without even seeing a picture of you and based purely on your rather classic description, is not going to be achieved by an injectable fat reduction technique. Lipodissolve is intended for very small fat collections (like the neck) in which the overlying skin is of good quality. It is completely ineffective for the post pregnancy belly that you are describing. What you need is some form of a tummy tuck which can more effectively deal with the excess/loose skin and fat. With this type of abdominal problem, you either hold out for a tummy tuck one day or do nothing…as nothing will offer any acceptable level of improvement.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana