More News About Questionable Procedures or Practitioners

Apr 8, 2010 @ 03:03 PM — by Dr. Sutton Graham

Now both National Public Radio (NPR) and the web company WebMD are alerting the public to concerns about a group of procedures called "injection lipolysis." Other names used in marketing are; lipodissolve, lipozap, mesotherapy, lipotherapy or fat melting. They use a variety of chemicals, but these lack FDA approval for that usage. Quality scientific studies have not been done to prove safety and effectiveness. Proponents have claimed liposuction-like results without surgery.

The FDA contacted several US companies promoting these treatments and warned them to cease. It also notified a Brazilian company about their web marketing.

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