Mesotherapy vs. Liposuction

Mesotherapy is an ancient and holistic treatment for cosmetic purposes. This medical practice has been around since the first century BC and was utilized for treating a variety of ailments. In Mesotherapy, needles are used to inject a blend of homeopathic and prescription treatments into the skin.

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical procedure that employs homeopathic and pharmaceutical preparations, plant derivatives, vitamins, amino acids, and other substances to treat fat, cellulite, and skin problems. Mesotherapy is said to target fat, cellulite, as well as subcutaneous tissue, by causing cellular breakdown and rupture among subcellular adipose tissues. Mesotherapy’s goal is to increase circulation, stimulate cell growth, and increase metabolic activity in the affected area.

In the injection site, the body will then use stored fat cells as energy sources. The treatment may take from five to eight hours, depending on the complexity of the problem being treated. The injections are generally done in a single session. Each session can last from one to three days, or in some cases, more than one month. The injections are usually done on the upper arms and buttocks.

It is important to note that Mesotherapy is not a type of surgery, nor is it a type of cosmetic. Injection sites should not be irritated or inflamed. The injection site should not be red, swollen, scaly, or sore and it should not be overly painful.

Injections to the face require a slightly different approach. In this procedure, a physician injects the patient with a solution that contains a specific mixture of substances, including substances found in milk, herbs, and various fruits. Once injected, these substances stimulate fat tissue metabolism and break down stored fat to produce energy and promote circulation.

In face injections, the patient will experience the same level of stimulation. The needles may be placed in the center of the face or on the cheekbones. Some patients are encouraged to move their faces during the treatment to increase circulation. Patients who experience dry skin will also undergo injections to the armpits and/or cheeks. This is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Liposuction requires very little preparation and a large incision to remove unwanted skin and fat from the chest, abdominal or pelvic areas. The incisions may be made inside of the body, or outside of the body. Liposuction involves removing fat through small incisions under the skin, often using local or general anesthesia.

Liposuction procedures are typically performed on the patient’s thighs, hips, and stomach. There are many advantages to liposuction and many disadvantages. Liposuction is used for cosmetic purposes, although in some cases, it is also used to correct deformities. Liposuction may cause scarring or bruising, but the procedure is relatively painless.

If you have questions about your health, consult with your physician before undergoing any form of cosmetic procedure. Your doctor can help you determine which procedure is right for you, especially if you have questions about what to expect after the procedure.

While Mesotherapy involves injecting a solution into the body to encourage fat breakdown, Liposuction has to do with removing excess fat from certain areas of the body. As with Mesotherapy, there are risks and benefits to both procedures.

Injections to the face and legs can be painful. For some people, injections to the face and legs may cause scarring or bruising.

Because injections to the face and legs often have to be done on an outpatient basis, there may be an increased risk for complications. If your injection site pain increases following the first injection, contact your doctor immediately, because this could indicate that you need another injection.