Lipodissolve

September 20, 2007 at 3:47 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Via Big Fat Deal, I’ve learned that some are turning to a new and experimental chemical injection to get rid of fat…or, at least, to liquidate it.

Anti-fat injections are one of the most hotly debated procedures in cosmetic medicine because they are spreading faster than the science behind them. Unlike mesotherapy, a process that entails superficially injecting vitamins and other substances into the skin, lipodissolve involves deeper injections of a compound drug that is supposed to break down cells in the fatty layer under skin.

But the Food and Drug Administration has not approved any drug to be used cosmetically in anti-fat injections. Neither the drug formula used in lipodissolve nor the method of treatment is standardized. And researchers disagree whether the shots eliminate fat cells, or merely liquefy fat so that it shifts around in the body, raising the possibility of long-term consequences such as the aggravation of heart disease.

This process sounds so much (to me, almost infinitely) grosser and more risky health-wise than fat itself.

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2 Comments

  1. Santadelic said,

    asking a doctor to do the work for you isn’t the best way to get rid of fat. You will just give too much credit to this procedure and eat even more and gain more. It makes me think of the French “Eco-Tax” when you buy products. In the beginning it was meant to help developping waste recycling facilities. but in the end people just don’t sort the trash anymore because they already paid fo this service (or at least they beleive this is waht the Eco-Tax is for).

    So leave the fat to the Anit-fat injections and eat as much as you want? I don’t think it will do any good….

  2. Emily said,

    Santadelic, I share your concern as to the effectiveness, or effect of, this procedure. But, as an aside, keep in mind that weight and body configuration are not only the result of food consumption. Maybe you would be interested in this post:

    https://ourdescent.wordpress.com/2007/07/26/nyt-fatness-spreads-like-a-virus/

    Thanks for reading.

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