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Injection Lipolysis (better known by the brand names of Lipodissolve and Lipostabil) has slowly been gaining popularity over the past few decades. This procedure uses a serious of medicated injections to break down pockets of body fat. Many people have started to use this as an alternative to liposuction surgery, but some experts are concerned that it may be an unsafe alternative to diet and exercise.
Lipolysis doesn’t have a set list of ingredients, but it generally contains a mixture of lipid acids, enzymes, plant extracts and other chemicals. The injections are said to be relatively painless and do not call for anesthetic. This is then injected into specific sites on the body (arms, waist, chin, etc.) to dissolve localized fatty tissue. It usually takes several treatments at 4 week intervals to get the desired effect.
The Risks of UK Lipolysis Procedures
There are no medical or surgical weight loss methods that are considered 100% safe. Liposuction carries a risk of organ damage, infections and death. Tummy tuck patients often experience adverse reactions to anesthesia, disfiguring scars and blood clots. One of the biggest problems with Injection Lipolysis is that it is a relatively new procedure that has not been fully embraced by groups like the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency or the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Several medical associations in the States, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), have even issued warnings against use of the product.
The lightest criticisms of injection lipolysis are along the lines of the ASAPS’s statement that the drug is “scientifically unproven, lacking any objective data on safety and efficacy.” Some of its stronger opponents question how the human body disposes of the liquefied fat. Hypotheses include that it is filtered through the liver (which could lead to liver failure) or that it could get caught in blood vessels and cause heart problems. The ASPAS’s warning also states that there have been cases of bacterial infections and tissue death caused by the injections.
Liposuction and tummy tucks are viewed by many as risky weight loss methods, but these methods have at least been practiced to the point where they are accepted medical procedures. Injection Lipolysis, on the other hand, is still in its experimental phases and has not been approved by most significant medical and scientific associations. It is inadvisable that anyone undergo this treatment, as there are still many questions about its effects on the body. Lipolysis is currently undergoing tests in several countries, but early opinions and the fact that it has been banned in several places throughout the world casts a pessimistic shadow over the future of the drug.continue reading