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American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons Offer Patient Advisory for those Affected by Fig LipoDissolve Closures
Date:12/14/2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to recent reports of the Fig LipoDissolve Centers going into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) offers the following advice to patients currently in treatment there or suffering from unwanted outcomes. Although neither Society recommends the use of injection lipolysis for fat reduction until appropriate research has documented the safety and efficacy of this non-FDA-approved treatment information is available for those patients needing help.

-- If you are in the middle of lipolysis treatment and have concerns:

Contact ASAPS at 1.888.272.7711 or http://www.surgery.org or ASPS at

http://www.plasticsurgery.org to find a board certified plastic surgeon in

your area who can provide you with safe options for continuing your

body contouring process.

-- If you are in pain, have a complication such as swelling or bleeding or

need immediate attention; please contact your nearest hospital

emergency room.

-- If you are seeking body contouring or are considering your various

options please remember the following:

All procedures involving injecting pharmaceutical or other agents into

the body are medical procedures and need to be conducted in an

appropriate medical setting by a physician. A Board Certified Plastic

Surgeon can help you weigh your options to achieve the optimal outcome

you desire.

The ASPS and ASAPS do not recommend that their patients undergo

injection lipolysis treatments.

All medical procedures have risks. If you decide a procedure is right

for you, make sure you have done your homework, that the procedure has

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