A lot is being written in the lay press about Lipo Dissolve (Mesotherapy) for removal of unwanted fat in the hips, thighs, abdomen and elsewhere. Various agents are injected into these areas of unwanted fat and this is sometimes done by unlicensed practitioners. Injecting these solutions are designed to dissolve fat in the subcutaneous layer of the body, but to what degree and with what accompanying side effects, no one knows. Lipo Dissolve is not a substitute for weight loss or for the more effective procedure of liposuction of larger volumes of fat. Unfortunately, very little is known about the safety of the solutions and the technique is not endorsed by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is not FDA approved.
Aug 22 2008