Mesotherapy is a very popular alternative to liposuction in many societies and there are many benefits to these treatments. It is a fine science that has been in practice as a weight loss aid since the mid 1900’s in Europe, South America and the United States. It is now estimated that 18,000 doctors around the world are active practitioners in mesotherapy.
As a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, many people are very eager to consider mesotherapy. It costs far less than surgery, has minimal to no recovery time and side effects are more rare and generally less severe. Mesotherapy treats the same afflictions, including cellulite, as liposuction but is most effective when combined with a healthy diet and frequent exercise.
How Mesotherapy Works
Using a series of injections that are administered in the subcutaneous fat layer, which is the layer of fat tissue directly beneath the skin, mesotherapy targets fat cells directly. The needle used in inserted slightly deeper than the needle of a tattoo gun would be, making the process a relatively painless one – a good thing, since treatments usually occur in a series of sessions.
Why Mesotherapy is practical
With minimal recovery time mesotherapy becomes far more practical in the daily lives of many people, involving only a short interruption in one’s day every few weeks as opposed to liposuction which could involve several days or weeks away from one’s daily activities and responsibilities. Severe side effects are far more common among liposuction patients, involving internal bleeding or organ damage. In some cases, shock has occurred during or after the procedure, causing the patient’s death. The most severe side effect of mesotherapy is an allergic reaction, which makes it very important to discuss any allergies or sensitivities with the practicing physician before receiving injections. In many cases, the doctor will be able to tailor the mixture that will be used to exclude any known or suspected allergens.
Economics of Mesotherapy
In a time where the world is in a state of economical instability, mesotherapy offers a more affordable cosmetic procedure than liposuction as well. Depending upon the region and the practitioner, patients can expect to pay an average of $300 USD for a series of five sessions, plus an additional amount (average $150 USD) for the initial consultation. This cost will change depending on the physician, the procedure, the patient and the area to be treated.
It is important to remember that mesotherapy alone will not solve weight loss woes. It will help make fat tissue easier to burn off by eating healthy and ensuring that a reasonable amount of exercise occurs every day.