Medical glossary


Microlipolysis is a procedure for the targeted removal of localised fat deposits, for example on the abdomen, hips or thighs. Microlipolysis reproduces the body's natural lipolysis process: the cell membrane of the adipocytes dissolves and the fat contained in the cells is broken down into monoglycerides and eliminated through the liver and lymphatic system. While with exercise or a low-calorie diet weight loss is distributed throughout the body, microlipolysis enables specific areas of concern to be treated and localised fat deposits to be reduced.