Liposonix: Q&AAsk a Question
6 Doctor Answers | Asked by quebec3188 in quebec
Mesotherapy/injection lipolysis is not FDA approved in the US and is not regulated. Results are reported to be variable and unpredictable. Injections are painful as is the aftermath (swelling and inflammation). It is not to say that with more study, quality control and refinement that it could not be a good procedure. On the other hand Liposonix is FDA approved, has a great track record in Canada and elsewhere in the world and is safe and effective. I...
As of Dec. 2011, I'm one of the first U.S. centers to offer the Liposonix, the first FDA approved fat melting device (approved Nov 2011 for fat reduction of the abdomen and flanks--it can be used off-label to treat other body parts). It uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to cause lysis or destruction of the fat cells. There is no other device that can make this claim in the U.S. It is nonsurgical liposuction, a revolutionary technologic breakthrough. ...
Liposonix is now FDA approved and will be available widely in early 2012 (a few centers including mine have it now.) Liposonix is completely noninvasive, involves no injections, no down time, and no compression garment. Injection lipolysis is not FDA approved and involves multiple injections.
Liposonix, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet recieved FDA approval in the USA but uses ultrasonic energy to destroy fat whereas injection lipolysis has been described with a variety of different products, namely phosphatidylcholine, which acts to destroy fat. The latter has not recieved widespread acceptance among plastic surgeons as to recommended techniques or protocols and is essentially practiced in the community by a variety of specialties. I remain somewhat...
Liposonix is now available in my practice in Los Angeles and works as an excellent modality for fat reduction in the mid torso and abdomen. Patients can benefit from the non-invasive alternative to liposuction as Liposonix requires no incisions or scarring. Liposonix has a high safety record that is FDA approved. I would advise patients to undergo Liposonix treatment as it provides a high level of reproducibility and predictability in its approach to fat reduction.
If you reside in the United States and you are considering mesotherapy or "injection lipolysis", I recommend that you google the FDA website on this topic. Liposonix, however, is FDA-approved.