MY surgeon recommended Lipodissolve as alternative to lipo on inner thighs. is this method effective?
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Lipodissolve is not FDA Approved and has not been established as safe
The ingredients used in lipodissolve vary depending on the physician and the area being treated. Common ingredients include a chemical cocktail of phosphatidylcholine | deoxycholate (PCDC), multivitamins, alpha lipoic acid (ALA), plant extracts and other enzymes.
There are potential problems:
- Lipodissolve is not FDA approved.
- The benefits and safety profile are not established.
Presently, neither the ASAPS nor the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends the use of lipodissolve or mesotherapy.
ANVISA, the Brazilian equivalent of the FDA, has banned the use of phosphatidylcholine-based injectable products because they have never been approved for cosmetic use.
Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the FDA, has ordered physicians to stop marketing and stop administering these types of products to patients.
For all these reasons, we do not recommend lipodissolve at this time.
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