The old adage holds that if something seems too good to be true, it probably shouldn’t be trusted. Never has this saying held truer than in the field of fat loss
techniques. Still, we get many questions from our patients about fat dissolving injections like Lipodissolve. Let’s take a moment to set the record straight and get the “skinny” on these so-called liposuction injections.
The medical term for Lipodissolve and similar treatments is “injection lipolysis.” During treatment, which is often administered in non-medical settings by unpracticed and untrained technicians, a combination of several available drug compounds is injected into treatment areas with the promise that they will dissolve fat cells away. Unfortunately, not only is there a lack of verifiable evidence as to these treatments’ efficacy rates, but the FDA has also issued a warning statement to consumers urging them to be vigilant about fat-dissolving injections. Additionally, positive anecdotal evidence from patients as to the ability of these injections to actually deliver the intended results is severely lacking.
A Trusted Approach
Though stubborn, localized fat can be incredibly frustrating—especially for patients with healthy lifestyles and diets—it’s important not to let frustration make you more willing to play fast and loose with your health. While fat dissolving injections are not FDA approved, liposuction has a proven track record for safety, and numerous examples of successful treatments are available for patients to peruse. When considering body contouring techniques to help achieve the figure you’ve worked so hard for, be careful not to take unnecessary risks with unregulated and unproven treatments like Lipodissolve.