5/5/2008

LipoDissolve Horror Stories

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

ABC News has a video on their site about LipoDissolve:

Click Here To See The Video

ABC News: Lipodissolve: Too Good to Be True?

Here are some of the quotes from the video:

Annette Clark didn’t blink at the steep 2400 dollar bill for a series of multiple injections. “They gave me about six injections across my abdomen and by the time I got home, I looked like I was eight months pregnant.” The swelling was one of the MILDER side effects. “My whole body, just covered in hives, itching bad. I became very hot… I wake up in an ambulance.”

Gigi Hinton had a nearly perfect body simply hoped to trim her thighs and knees. After a second round of nearly twenty injections, her treatments turned nightmarish. “It really seemed like something started to eat away at the skin beneath.”

Next time you see one of those billboards that promise you that you’re fat will melt away with no effort, remember what Gigi’s leg looked like and steer clear of them.

I’ve talked about LipoDissolve before here:

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10 Responses to “LipoDissolve Horror Stories”

  1. Kristina Says:

    One of the reporter’s last comments was ‘it’s not regulated’. How can it not be regulated? How can no one know what is really in the drug? Where is the FDA?

  2. Laura Moncur Says:

    The FDA is seriously underfunded. As soon as LipoDissolve gets a bad name, these guys will start using something else to try to take our money. It’s up to us to watch out and stay away from claims that are too good to be true.

  3. iportion Says:

    It looks like a debetic ulcer have not seen the slip yet. Makes me not want to get LipoDissolve

  4. Beverly Says:

    Just how many of these pictures have you seen? Just because one idiot doesn’t know how to do the treatment doesn’t mean anything. My patients are happy and number in the hundreds. They recommend friends and come back themselves. Almost all of the “bad press” comes from threatened Plastic surgeons who have a vested interest in their lipoSUCTION.

  5. Bob Says:

    Lipodissolve has been around in Europe for decades, and has been used quite effectively. Unfortunately, there are doctors in the U.S who have not been trained properly in administering Lipodissolve injections effectively. 20 injections in a single area can be extensive, and cause necrosis where it was administered. It will heal, but it should never have happened if given properly.

  6. aj Says:

    Yes, it is regulated! Whoever said that was popping off at the mouth just yakking’s sake.

  7. beverly Says:

    I have had 2 procedures done by a qualified lipodissole doctor. I did not feel the shots. The needle is very fine and very short. I did swell and I did get red. I have had 1 treatment on my flanks, they are already smaller, and 1 treatment on my abs (2 days ago) The difference in pain and problems is that you need to go to a qualified doctor. Otherwise, forget it.

  8. Worst Idea ever Says:

    PAID 8500.00 FOR THE FULL BODY SWAN. NEVER LOST ANY INCHES, AND THE PAIN WAS BAD. IT’S BEEN SINCE 2006, STILL HAVE MARBLE SIZE ROCKS IN BELLY. AFTER STOMACH WASN’T WORKING TRIED TO GET MONEY BACK, TO MY SURPRISE SHOP CLOSED UP AND FILED BK 7.WAS LIPODISSOLVE THEN CHANGED NAME TO GO FIG.HOPE THIS SAVES ONE PERSON FROM PAIN AND FRAUD.

  9. marilyn lewis Says:

    I had lipo disolve for stubborn fat pockets in my cheek/jowel area, it scared me to start with as my cheeks swoll up so much i looked deformed for a few days but once the swellen when down (no redness or pain or itching) the results were fab and just what I hoped for. one session, £250 – worth every penny :-)

  10. Karin Weise Says:

    It appears that like any kind of “procedure” there are risk vs benefit ratio, possible problems can arise in any type of choice such as lipodissoolve. Still don’t know.

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