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What is Lipodissolve Body Sculpting?

Lipodissolve is a non-invasive procedure that “dissolves” unwanted fat in precise areas of the body, by injections of Phosphatidylcholine (PC). For those who find liposuction “too invasive”, “too costly”, or those who have already had liposuction and now find fat depositing in other areas, non-invasive Lipodissolve for body contouring is the perfect answer!

Seventy years ago, a French Cosmetic Dermatologist discovered that if you inject Phosphatidylcholine (PC) into an area of fat, the fat will dissolve. Larger areas may need multiple injections and sessions to achieve their desired results.

Phosphatidylcholine has been used and currently is still being used extensively all over the world for its cholesterol lowering effect and its action as a liver protectant. It requires artistic talent to “dissolve” unwanted fat and “sculpt” a patient’s figure. The great news about PC is that the fat is permanently removed!

Dr. Roger Murray has successfully used PC for over 20 years.

What is Phosphatidylcholine (PC)?

Phosphatidylcholine is the chief component of soy lecithin. Lecithin is a natural phospholipid that breaks down fat. Phosphatidylcholine is the most abundant phospholipid in animals and the building block of cellular membrane bi-layers. It also is the principal phospholipid circulating in plasma. Phosphatidylcholine represents about 40% of the membrane phospholipid. On the other hand, Choline (in small amounts) can be made from the amino acids – serine and methionine, but it is so small and insignificant that it is still considered an essential nutrient – which means that in order to get enough of it, it has to be obtained from a dietary source. PC increases the solubility of cholesterol, thereby decreasing its ability to form Atherosclerosis. The average daily requirement from women is 425mg/day and for men 500mg/day. The main dietary sources are cauliflower, lettuce, whole grains, liver, and soy.

What are the other uses of PC?

Other therapeutic uses for PC include the treatment of acute and chronic viral hepatitis. Here it has been shown to decrease liver enzymes, serum lipids, reverse fatty acid degeneration, inflammation, jaundice, and liver fibrosis (1) (2). It has also been used for dissolving fat emboli, dyslipidemias (elevated cholesterol), and alcoholic liver cirrhosis. PC was developed as an injection into the blood stream for the reduction of fat deposits in blood vessels.

What’s involved with treatment?

There is always a possibility of discomfort as with any type of injection, so we will apply a topical numbing solution prior to the procedure. It appears that most patients experience a slight burning or tingling sensation right after the injections into the affected area(s) which last for about 15-30 minutes. Redness or swelling may occur at the site for about 72 hours with some associated temporary bruising. Patients can expect to start seeing results usually within 4-6 weeks after treatment. Once the fat has been “dissolved” the effect is permanent, however it is up to the patient to ensure that new fat deposits are not allowed to build up through poor diet and insufficient exercise.

Injections can be applied to the face for facial contouring, eye bags, chin area, and neck. Equally, larger areas can be treated such as the thighs, hips, upper abdomen and lower abdomen, upper arms, anterior auxiliary fat pads, buttocks, knees, etc.

Fat deposits slowly fade away!

Lipodissolve injections should not be regarded as a new miracle drug for weight reduction. However, in the case of fat deposits which are more difficult to remove through diet and exercise and sometimes cannot be removed at all, then Lipodissolve injections are very effective, helping the natural metabolic process during which fat is melted away and then eliminated from the body. For those who find liposuction “too invasive”, “too costly”, or those who previously had liposuction and now find fat depositing in other areas, non-invasive Lipodissolve for body contouring is the perfect answer.

How does the treatment work?

An entirely nonsurgical method, the Phosphatidylcholine is directly injected into parts of the body with considerable fat deposits. PC then breaks down the bonds in fat cells, which are released through sweat, urine or feces. 

Follow up sessions are carried out for areas with larger fatty deposits in order to achieve the desired result.

Is Phosphatidylcholine (PC) safe?

Phosphatidylcholine is made from a natural phospholipid. However, in rare instances, side effects may occur. These side effects may include local pain, temporary bruising, itching, and soreness for several days. Long term side effects are currently unknown. Lipodissolve injections should only be used under Doctor’s supervision.

Toxicology

In therapeutic doses there is no acute or chronic toxicity from Phosphatidylcholine. There has been no mutagenicity and no teratogenicity as well.

Is PC approved by the FDA for injection Lipolysis (dissolution of fat)?
  • Anyone under 18 years of age.

  • Pregnant women or those who are thinking of getting pregnant in the near future.

  • Anyone with an autoimmune disease or those who have a strong family history of autoimmune diseases.

  • Anyone with a current infection anywhere in or on their body.

  • Anyone with active gallbladder disease.

  • Anyone with high cholesterol, which can be a promoter of autoimmune disease, should be excluded.

  • Anyone with cancer.

References:

1. Hirayama, C; Okamura, M Tanikawa, Ket al. The Clinical Effect of Polyene Phosphatidylcholine in Chronic Hepatitis in a Double Blind Test. Rinsho to Kenkkyu 1978, 55, 194-198

2. Yano, M., Koga, M. Shirahama, S et al. Blind Assessment of Liver Biopsy Findings in Chronic Hepatitis: Drug Efficacy Trial of Polyenyl Phosphatidylcholine. Shindan to chiryo 1978;9, 1783-1789

3. Phosphatidylcholine – http://www.woodmed.com/Phos%20Choline.htm

4. Hassengschwandtner, F Lipodissolve Members Circular 15, 2005 1st International Congress Injection Lipolysis, Frankfurt, 13 November 2004

References:

  1. Hirayama, C; Okamura, M Tanikawa, Ket al. The Clinical Effect of Polyene Phosphatidylcholine in Chronic Hepatitis in a Double Blind Test. Rinsho to Kenkkyu 1978, 55, 194-198
  2. Yano, M., Koga, M. Shirahama, S et al. Blind Assessment of Liver Biopsy Findings in Chronic Hepatitis: Drug Efficacy Trial of Polyenyl Phosphatidylcholine. Shindan to chiryo 1978;9, 1783-1789
  3. Phosphatidylcholine – http://www.woodmed.com/Phos%20Choline.htm
  4. Hassengschwandtner, F Lipodissolve Members Circular 15, 2005 1st International Congress Injection Lipolysis, Frankfurt, 13 November 2004

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