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Lipodissolve complaints

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  • 7 years ago

got a complaint about lipodissolve? let me hear them!

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It is virtually impossible that most of the comments on this forum about Lipodissolve are genuine and by real patients. I am sure a few are, but most of them cannot be. Even some descriptions the "patients" give are medically inaccurate. They contradict FDA studies as well as many private clinical studies. I used to work for a doc that provided Lipodissolve (I moved and changed jobs in 2009) and had to attend many scientific presentations on this subject with the doctor. I also had a lot of communications with FDA researchers at the time since we were concerned about patient safety and wanted as much information as possible. Everyone knew that there was commercial interests in the complaint of this procedure by some pharmacies and competitive companies, and these complaints did not fit with what his patients reported. Some patients had phenomenal results, others less. But most were very happy with the treatments. There was many, many studies made on Lipodissolve and they all showed very good results for a simple procedure like this, high safety and very high patient satisfaction. In the future I am sure it will improve more but it was revolutionary and a unique concept. Out of nearly 5,000 patient reports in a summary I remember being discussed, only SIX (6) had minor reactions and only about 15% were not satisfied with their treatment. ONE (1) had a bad reaction and it turned out to be an infection from unclean treatment rather than the actual procedure. About 8% had pain. That is MINISCULE for a medical treatment. Try Fraxel, or even tattoo removal and feel how that feels! Surgery we should not even mention while discussing pain. And you should see the unhappy patients after liposuction. It's a higher percentage than this treatment. Fact is that most cosmetic treatments have a fairly high level of dissatisfaction. I know this medical treatment ran into vicious attacks by a competitive research group who wanted to take over the market with their own product, which may be the reason for such volume of negative complaints. In our clinic, we had very very few complaints. Let's not forget there was the exact same scare mongering and attacks when Botox was first introduced. And look at Botox today. A more recent study by an FDA researcher from 2013 concludes: "Patient satisfaction with the treatment protocol was high. All participants reported that they were glad they had the treatments." - Metabolic and Structural Effects of Phosphatidylcholine and Deoxyeholate Injections, Feb 25, 2013.
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I had injections in summer of 2006 and had major medical problems since literally one month after my last series. I KNOW there is a relation but am having trouble connecting the dots. Has anyone else had GI related issues since having their injections?
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It's virtually impossible and is probably related to something else. The substance has already been long out of your body prior. Unless your doctor injected you with something else. They've had over fifty years of studies behind the substance and it would basically make you the first person in the world to have a major medical problem after injections of phosphatidylcholine.
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DON'T DO IT!!!!! I had lipodissolve done at a South Beach Lipodissolve center in Plantation, FL 2years ago (they went out of business before I even finished treatment). Those bumps and discoloration that are supposed to be temporary aren't going away. And I had an infection that I needed additional treatment for by my primary care doctor. And of course, I didn't lose 1 centimeter. Please don't allow anyone to inject this compound into your body.
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lipodissolve was the biggest waste of money. I went to monarch spa in phila. it costed 2300$. Im fatter then ive ever been. I also got my inner thighs done. the worst pain ever. I have lumps now on my inner thighs and cant get a refund. They suck dont do it
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I had mesotherapy about four years ago. I was told that it would be a pain-free way to melt the 5 excess inches around my abdomen. When the RN was injecting me, I started feeling intense pain. I told her to stop and she replied that it would be over in a few seconds. On the way back to my house, I had to stop the car because my abdomen was hurting so much I could barely breathe. When I got home, my stomach was already purple in color and twice its normal size. I called the medi-spa and told them of my condition. The RN said it was a normal side effect and would go away within 24 hours. I could not sleep that night because I felt like I had been in a terrible car accident. The pain was so intense. After 24 hours, I called and left a message and the RN never called me back. It took about three weeks for the bruising to subside and the pain to go away. A few years later, I had liposuction and my surgeon told me that having the mesotherapy made my fat "dense" and very difficult to suck out with the cannula. He had the most difficult time around my bellybutton. I had to wait 6 months to get a revision liposuction by him to correct all the mesotherapy damage. Already mesotherapy has been banned in two states and I am hoping eventually it will be banned everywhere!
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Yesterday I had lipodissolve on my double chin and my left love handle (I have more fat on this side). The treated regions are swollen and ache like a bee sting. My double chin got big and sagging after the injections. I went to one of the best injectable doctors in the Netherlands. I already had restylane injections with her.
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Be wary of getting any injectables. Ask questions and do your research. Don't be a guinea pig! Lipodissolve in particular has been so controversial that Canada and Brazil have banned it. Just read some of the comments from people regarding the pain and suffering they went through to feel more "beautiful". It seems very misleading by the doctors who perform these injectables that this is a easy thing, non-invasive, etc. In my opinion, anytime you stick a needle in someone is invasive. Add a "cocktail" mixture of various chemicals and you have got a recipe for trouble. I know several people personally who had horrific experiences with injectables and a few who have had the Lipodissolve procedure done. They regret ever doing it. Not worth the money or the pain. Ask questions before getting any procedure done. It makes little sense to not fully explore other ways to burn fat and re-shape your body- naturally. The internet can give you so many other options regarding body modification programs and alternatives to injectables. Do your research!
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I have read many of the posted comments and realize NOBODY seems to know how much PPC-based solution they are having INJECTED? My understanding is that 2500mg per day is maximum, however I have read that some Doctors maybe using 4000mgs per day. Does anybody know what is being INJECTED? PPC-based solution or Lipostabil: PCDC? If matters GREATLY if the bad, painful, awful experiences as in swelling, bruising, are a result of MEGA dosages. I know some instructions are to administer 250mg per session / per week. The experience would seem to be different if 2500 to 4000mg of solution was injeted per session? Anyone know how much per session is being administered? dR
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Former fig patient(Duluth, GA)...does anybody know how one can obtain their medical records. Please help me...fig left me dry after 3 treatments and 23 pound weight gain. I am looking to have a surgery and my insurance requires patient to have gone through a 3month supervised weight treatment/management proof. Fig is all I did...please help if you know how I can get my records.
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I had my second ab treatment yesterday. I had the first almost a year ago and kept procrastinating on getting more because of the severe swelling & bruising i had. The first treatment was very painful immediately after treatment; i'd say a 7 on a scale of 1-10 (ten being highest) for about 30-40 minutes. So intense i planned on having a driver the next time... The swelling was much more than i had expected and i hated how it was all giggly--loose and wobbly when you walk. (spanx help a lot) The swelling continued for up to 72 hours-- then it seemed mostly gone to me... The soreness is what i would imagine it would feel like if you have had a C-section-- much worse than doing a lot of sit ups. What disturbed me the most was that i seemed to temporarily loose control of my stomach muscles also... i ALWAYS suck in my gut... constantly, and i could not do that for at least 3 days. The second treatment has been a little better... the nurse gave me ice packs to hold to the area immediately and this helped the sharp pains A LOT. However, i'm not sure you should apply ice as the swelling is what makes this procedure work... the cells swell up so large they burst, etc. So, i'm not sure this might not compromise my results? The first time the swelling was immediate and large.. the second, i got home 40 minutes later and was barely swollen due to the ice... however, it did swell more as the afternoon and night came on.... then i woke up to use the restroom in the middle of the night and almost fainted... cold sweat, nausea, and had to lay on the floor for a few minutes... drank some water and continued to lie down and it passed.... I am fine today... swollen and sore but much less so.... really only one really bad day/night... the results the first time were great... after a month i saw a noticible difference in my lower abs.. it is like a whole 1-2 inches of my lower abs are flat now... and my pooch starts up higher... So i guess if i have as good of results this time perhaps the three days of discomfort will be worth it... not sure... i procrastinated almost a whole year for my second treatment....think liposuction might be better... one time to go through the swelling and all that...instead of multiple.... also, itching continued for weeks for me...
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How do I get a class action lawsuit claim form against FIG? It is poision, Thank you!
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I know this was several years ago but did you ever get a class action lawsuit together? I had mine done at Aeterna (in 2006) which eventually sold out to Fig. I've had major medical problems since right after I had my injections.
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I'm considering lipodissolve because, when I lose weight, almost nothing comes off my stomach area. When I gain some of it back, all the fat goes to the stomach area. Over time, I get skinnier, but look like I swallowed a beach ball. Here's my question about lipodissolve: Where does the fat go? My guess would be the blood stream. This is a matter of concern, because that may mean fatty deposits in the arteries. If the fat is excreted, wouldn't that put a dangerous burden on the kidneys? Thanks,
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the fat is metabolized and passes in your urine and feces.
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I'm 28 years old male , and I just done my lipo dissolve ppc injections on my face (cheeks, jowl ) 3 days ago (2 vial = 1 vial ppc on every cheek ). And today I found this forum and after read all these horros stories bout lipo dissolve, I become deadly afraid if something unwanted happen to my face. I still got a really HUGE swelling on my face (3 days post op)without any bruish . it still makes me look like a pumkin. What makes me worry now is, how long the swelling would start going down? Its still ok for me if I should get 0 result BUT I got SO NERVOUES thinking IF the swelling won't ever gone or its ppc makes my face even bulkier or fatter. Also I'm still doing exercises everyday. Please anyone whos ever had these injections on FACE, Help me!!! Its all the stories really freaking me out...really appreciate for any feedback!!
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I was going to have Lipo Dissolve done BUT, after doing research on the web I found out that PCDC is BILE SALT, which is URINE, ( they are using sheeps unrine) yes I have urine in my body, but it is contained and is not introduced into my blood stream, which is why these women are having their eyes swell up and their hair fall out, and body parts swelling, its called UREMIC POISONING. I am not a medical professional but I can read and make summations!!!! This stuff is not FDA APPROVED and SHOULD NOT BE INTRODUCED INTO THE HUMAN BODY!!!! Years ago they used Pregnant Horse Urine injections to loose weight with a combination of diuretics, I was one of them, had no reactions, BUT MY Room Mate did have reactions and was very sick for a long time. This stuff is not FDA Approved. These gals either were deceived or willingly went ahead with the process. If I had went ahead with the program and had these side effects I would be getting an attorney like right now. I would RUN not WALK. AND I would go to the nearest TRAUMA CENTER Emergency room and tell them everything that's wrong and that they had PCDC Injections. I cannot believe that Licensed Doctors and Nurses are doing this.
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If this stuff worked fig wouldn't be going out of business. My wife had the treatments and they didn't work; they made her very ill. Fig stalled repeatedly regarding a refund and then went out of business. Contact the attorney at figattorney.com, he's trying to get refunds. Good luck
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addendum to my october 5, 7:10 am post, I still have the abdominal bloating (mentioned in an earlier post) but I am currently eliminating certains foods, etc before I can (unquestionably)attribute the bloating to the lipodissolve. I will post results in a couple of weeks.
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well said mkuechel! I work in a research lab and an oncology clinic where clinical trials (2) are currently being conducted. I am involved both in the leg work (research lab) and the actual clinical outcome. The research scientist (also an MD) that I work for has 197 articles in scientific journals published to date. It is no small task to get FDA approval, NIH funding, and IRB protocol approval, etc. so I did not go into this uninformed. With that being said, I decided to be a ginuea pig and get the lipo dissolve and 13 weeks later....have not seen results (but I was prepared for the coin to flip either way). I have not experienced any adverse reactions thus far (though some people have). my advice to those still willing to try lipodissolve (as I suspect many people will), please get ONE injection at a time, do not fall for the so called package deal. Please be aware of the risks involved (whatever they may be) short term or long term. Do not take this lightly and do not allow yourselves to be convinced by the lipodissolve clinicians that have very limited knowledge of the drug that they are pushing. Again, it is not FDA approved (The FDA is there to protect the public) so keep this in mind.
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Hey Lisa, How many treatments have you had? If you provide the fig. clinic with documentation about your pregnancy then they can talk to you about getting a refund. I work for fig. and just spoke to some professionals here at the office, they informed me that there have been no known complications with prenancy associated with lipodissolve. They also said that the it usually takes about a month for your body to get the drug out of your system. I hope this settles some of your worries. Best of luck. If you have any other questions, concerns or need any other help with anything, feel free to contact me directly.
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Apsie, What scientific documentation do you have that it takes about a month to get the lipodissolve solution out of your system?...especially when different clinics use different combinations of drugs. You, along with all of the other lipodissolve pushers have very limited knowledge of the side effects and efficacy of this procedure as clinical studies have not been proven. And yes, I work in the medical field, research, as a matter of fact.
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There have been dozens of studies conducted on the topic. One reference which should help answer your questions is [Evidence Based Practice: Phosphatidylcholine: A Review of Evidence for the Mode of Action in Injection Lypolysis. By Ninian Peckitt FRCS FFD RCS FDS RCS].
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Qualified studies are those in appropriate peer-reviewed journals. Predicting outcomes requires qualified double-blind placebo studies, which to date don't exist. Consumers are not well versed in what is qualified research and what is clinical hype. The study referenced by Aspie at fig. is a study by a British oral and maxillofaical surgeon. It has no correlation to body contouring nor does it present valid data to define how long lipodissolve or any phosphatidylcholine mixture remains in the body.
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I recently had the procedure done at a fig location. Suprisingly, enough I had little to no side effects. The area stung for a few hours, but after that I was fine. I wasn't in a lot of pain, nor did I have any downtime. However, now I am concerned. I just found out I am (unexpectantly) pregnant and I am extremely worried about the side effects it may have on my unborn. I've been trying to locate the side effects to see how long the medication stays in your system. I have one child that is disable and I do not want to put myself knowingly in the same situation. Does anyone know how long it takes to get out your system? I called the fig office, and I am just not to confident with what they told me. Afterall, they are in the business to sell.
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