Despite the negative reviews and risks associated with LipoDissolve injections, the mesotherapy-type injectables that promise to dissolve body fat with a concoction of herbs and chemicals, hundreds of celebrities and individuals looking for a quick way to get rid of bulges and fatty deposits are choosing LipoDissolve over liposuction surgery.
Dr. Dave E. David, a LipoDissolve expert in Boston, Massachusetts says that celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Britney Spears and Demi Moore have used LipoDissolve to get rid of excess body fat and that the noninvasive procedure may help many people achieve their ideal figure. LipoDissolve is administered without anesthesia, and involves injecting a compound called PPC directly into the fat. After a few weeks, the fat begins to disintegrate and is excreted through the body's natural elimination system.
LipoDissolve can be used on almost any area of the body, and is performed within a few minutes; it is most commonly used to get rid of body fat on the thighs, buttocks, love handles and abdomen, but may also be used on small areas such as the chin, upper arms and under the jawline.
While the procedure promises little discomfort and has been deemed 'safe' by many doctors, it is not without its risks. Hyperpigmentation, blotchy skin and excessive swelling may occur if the practitioner does not administer the right concentration of the substance or performs the procedure incorrectly. The drug has not been approved by the FDA, although some marketers promote the fact that the ingredients are FDA-approved. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is still studying the safety, effectiveness and potential of this procedure, and it has not officially been deemed as the ideal solution for non-surgical liposuction.
Still, many celebrities are receiving LipoDissolve treatments with continued success; the procedure costs between $400 to $1,500 per treatment, and patients may require between 6-8 treatments to achieve results.
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