In Beverly Hills, the capital of plastic surgery, Mesotherapy is performed by numerous doctors in attempt to get rid of stubborn fat deposits such as cellulite. Diet and exercise alone is not always the complete solution for eliminating the unwanted dimples usually located in the thigh and abdominal area. Some of us need a little extra help in reshaping our bodies.
A person in search of body contouring options that are available may be confronted with the decision to choose between a standard liposculting (liposuction) procedure which requires a minimally invasive technique; or a new trend of noninvasive Mesotherapy which requires the use of Lipo-dissolve injections. It is very crucial that safety proven methods and potential health risks are researched and considered before making a final decision.
Mesotherapy Lipo-dissolve injections are claimed to use FDA approved substances, but they are not being used according to FDA “labeled” approval, therefore increasing risks of unknown side effects and damage to the organs of those being injected.
The technique of Mesotherapy carries high expectations of quick results, low down time, and effectiveness; but the fact still remains that there is not enough evidence to validate the safety of it’s use.
Liposculpting, on the other hand is a minimally invasive procedure that gives optimal results when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon. It is truly the only safe technique approved by medical societies in this country.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery along with other medical societies, issued warnings against the use of Lipo-dissolve injections and offers patients suffering from such treatments medical advice and refferals for further assistance. Updated patient safety tips are an excellent resource and can be found at www.surgery.org/public/safety.