Will Lipodissolve Injections Work To Reduce My Fatty Inner Thighs?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I have a fatty area on my very upper inner thighs that is always rubbing even though the rest of my legs are fairly muscular. I also have an area of fat between my breasts and armpits that I cannot stand. I exercise daily and these problem areas are never resolved. Do you think Lipodissolve would be beneficial? Thank you.

A:  Thank you for your inquiry. In answer to your question, I do not think that Lipodissolve would be the way to go for all of those fatty areas. Lipodissolve requires a series of injections, which cause swelling and discsomfort for a week afterwards. It would take three or four injection sessions spaced four to six weeks apart to see results. With multiple fat areas you would find that process slow and mildly unpleasant, in essence an inefficient fat reduction method whose results are uncertain. While it is a non-surgical treatment, it just won’t work well for what you want to achieve. It would be far better, achieving more efficient and effective fat reduction, to undergo a one hour Smartlipo procedure under anesthesia. This may be exactly what you want to avoid but you would also want whatever treatment is chosen to work as well. Interestingly, a one hour liposuction procedure will actually cost less and have a quicker recovery than a series of Lipodissolve injection sessions.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana