is there a safe way to get lipo dissolve treatments?
How Can I Get Safe Lipodissolve?
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In the next few years we may have a nonsurgical method of fat removal, but we're not there yet.
LipoDissolve is still unproven at best
LipoDissolve is still an unproven technology which effectively involves injection of detergent into areas of fatty deposits. While on paper this may seem to be effective, there is relatively no science behind this overmarketed procedure to justify the cost.
Instead of focusing on results and clear cut before/afters, the corporation behind LipoDissolve has instead focused their efforts on heavy marketing and billboards which suggest that results of this technology are equivalent to conventional liposuction. Unfortunately, the number of dissatisfied customers is rising and more and more questions are growing around this very speculative tehnology.
Any time one is eating a healthy diet and exercising on...
- Any time one is eating a healthy diet and exercising on a regular basis, that will certainly increase the results with LipoDissolve.
- Additionally, I have several plastic surgeons who perform liposuction who will send patients to me for additional touchups at the end. For example, patients say they love the results of liposuction and they can fit into smaller clothing; however, sometimes the cannula can leave little track marks, dimples, and grooves. This is a great job for LipoDissolve to smooth these out.
- I tell patients that with LipoDissolve treatments, specifically LipoDissolve Ultra in our clinic, it usually takes two to four treatments. I tell patients to count on four treatments, so if it takes four, that is exactly what they counted on, and if it takes fewer than four, then that is a bonus. I also tell patients if they do not see any changes after two treatments, they should probably stop.
- In my clinic, we have a success rate of approximately 80%, so four out of five patients get very nice results with LipoDissolve. Unfortunately, one out of five doesn't and I do not know how to predict who these patients will be. In fact, I wish I could, because I would tell those one in five patients not to do it, and I would tell everybody else to go ahead and then all my patients would be thrilled. Nevertheless, I tell patients if they don't see any movement after two treatments, to please stop from moving forward, but if they do see results, absolutely, keep going and treat other areas.
- That brings me to the other point, I tell patients to start out with one area to make sure they are a good responder, and if they are, then we can certainly expand our treatment plans to include all areas that bother them.
- Because it involves multiple injections, bruising can be significant. I tell patients to use homeopathic arnica pills starting five days before their treatment and to use arnica gel post treatment. I think this makes a big difference in minimizing any bruising.
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The Safe Answer to Lipodissolve
Currently, the injection of material to dissolve fat tissue (commonly called LipoDissolve) is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The Coalition for Injectable Safety as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is very interested in evaluating this product for safety and effectiveness; it is our hope that there is a role for this product in the treatment of unwanted fat.
Given the interest and concern for the use of such products, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is supporting the trial investigation for lipo dissolve. This study will take place in St. Louis, under the guidance of Dr. Leroy Young.
It would be my recommendation that you contact Dr. Young, consult the Coalition for Injectable Safety or consult ASAPS for details on how to get involved with the study. However, we cannot support the use of a LipoDissolve outside an approved clinical trial, without U.S. FDA approval.
Please remember that this treatment is currently NOT...
Please remember that this treatment is currently NOT approved as safe by the FDA. While it has great appeal and if all the issues are worked out will be a great addition to our treatment options, it would be wise to wait until proper studies have been done to determine exactly what the composition of the material should be and how it should be used safely. These studies are currently underway so either participate in a proper clinical trial or wait until the answers come in.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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