Will Lipodissolve Injections Work For My Flanks?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to find out if I am an appropriate candidate for lipodissolve.  I had a tummy tuck about 7 years ago and do not wish to have another surgical procedure.  I have always had issues with my flanks.

A: While I obviously do not know what your flanks look like, I highly doubt they could be signficantly improved by Lipodissolve injections. That is a fat reduction technique that has largely faded from use due to limited effectiveness. I still use it occasionally for small revisions after liposuction surgery but it is too ineffective and inefficient to treat laregr fat areas. You may consider other non-surgical alternatives such as Exilis radiofrequency treatments which have been shown to be more effective than these old-style fat injections. But whether even this approach is appropriate would depend on the size of your current flanks. I would encourage you  to come in for a free consultation to find out the advantages and disadvantages of both flank liposuction and Exilis treatments to the flanks.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana