A fairly new procedure that is gaining popularity in the weight loss world, known as lipodissolve, is being touted as a better procedure than liposuction. Lipodissolve consists of a variety of chemicals and other ingredients mixed together and administered as a series of injections. This mixture is designed to dissolve the fat where the injection is given. But how safe is lipodissolve?
Although the main ingredient, phosphatidylcholine, has been approved by the FDA for other uses, it has not been approved for cosmetic reasons. An added concern is that the ingredients in each injection may vary. Each doctor determines the chemical make-up of the injections making the mixture inconsistent, and possibly filled with chemicals that have not been approved.
The procedure itself consists of 4 or more injections given over the course of 1-2 months. With lipodissolve, fat is not actually removed from the body but the cells are broken down and dissolved into the body. Because of the nature of lipodissolve, this only works on targeted areas. The procedure can be repeated after six weeks if desired. Patients can expect to pay as much as $1500 for each session.
Because of the heavy price tag associated with liopdissolve, you would think that it is a highly effective treatment. Aside from the reports from the doctors and professionals that administer the lipodissolve procedure, no positive reports can be found from any of the recipients of the treatment. However, there are countless stories of patients that have experienced no difference in their appearance after undergoing several sessions of lipodissolve. In fact, companies are being forced to close their doors because of all the lawsuits that have been filed against them.
Safety is also an issue. Because the ingredients in lipodissolve vary between each maker of the product, it is hard to determine what ingredients are causing some of the problems associated with lipodissolve. Customers complain of a variety of problems from being allergic to some of the components to experiencing a great amount of severe pain in Liposuction helps women and men operation which slows downs the extra growth of fat in body. Other problems arise from improper administration of the lipodissolve which causes the skin tissue to die or infections to set in. These are just a few of the side effects.
The lasting effects of lipodissolve have not been studied which leaves a list of questions that have not yet been answered. Where does the body fat go after it has been dissolved and how long does it take for the body to dispose of these fats? Does the fat get absorbed into the arteries causing other heart-related complications? What about liver damage? These are all questions that need to be answered before we can determine how safe lipodissolve is to use.
With many countries, states and organizations banning the use of lipodissolve, it is important to do the research and gather all of the necessary facts before making a decision on whether or not to have this procedure.