Navigation Links
Consumer Safety Alert on Fat Dissolving Injections
Date:10/8/2007

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety today issued a consumer warning that fat dissolving, fat melting, injection lipolysis or other injectable treatments touted to reduce localized body fat are unproven medical treatments. These should not be mistaken as an accepted medical or cosmetic treatment of localized fat reduction.

"Injections to unwanted fat, using compounded pharmaceuticals, or herbal agents, claim a medical result -- the degradation (breakdown) of adipose (body fat) and it's excretion from the body," said Julius Few, MD, associate professor of plastic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago and a member of the Coalition. "To date, the substances in these injections have not gone through FDA sanctioned clinical trials or the research necessary to document the medical results claimed or clearly identify the potential underlying complications."

The Coalition advises consumers of the importance of FDA approval for any pharmaceutical injected into the body. An injected substance that is not FDA approved should only be used as part of a formal clinical trial. "Clinical trials cannot be marketed, they can only be offered to patients who are already seeking some form of medical intervention for a condition, in this case, the reduction of localized fat," said coalition leader Roger A. Dailey, MD, FACS, of Portland, Oregon and professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University. "In addition, anyone who agrees to participate in a clinical trial is essentially agreeing to be a test subject."

"There is presently not valid research on fat-melting injections that demonstrate reproducible, safe outcomes. Consumers should not ignore the proliferation of blogs and media that are reporting the ineffectiveness and the complications experienced by fat-melting injections," added Dr. Dailey. "There is much more unknown and unproven about these injections than there is proven. This is not a beauty treatment. This is a medical treatment that involves hundreds of injections into the body of a compounded mixture of drugs. This mixture is not FDA approved nor has it been formally tested for predictable results or safety. That alone should steer consumers away from the marketing hype."

"There are many safe, and very effective cosmetic injectable treatments available to consumers with aging concerns, but fat melting or dissolving injections are presently not among them," added Dr. Few. "At present liposuction is the only approved, safe and proven method of reducing localized fat."

The Coalition offers consumers these very simple questions to ask before considering any cosmetic injectable procedure:

-- Doctor: Is the procedure recommended by a qualified doctor who

regularly treats similar conditions, in an appropriately licensed

and equipped medical facility?

-- Brand: Is the injectable recommended approved by the U.S. FDA for

cosmetic indications and is it appropriately labeled and packaged

to reflect it authenticity and approval?

-- Safety: Has the proper process been followed? Has the physician

evaluated conditions, recommended treatment, offered alternatives

and clearly defined the potential outcomes including any

complications?

To learn specifically the FDA approved brands of cosmetic injectables and their benefits, and to see video of live, appropriately administered injectables, visit http://www.injectablesafety.org.

About Us

The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety is an alliance of specialty physician organizations including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The mission of the Coalition is to provide the public with unbiased and necessary information on injectable cosmetic treatments, appropriate injectors and where to safely access cosmetic medical procedures. Our goal is to promote treatment supervised by properly qualified and trained, board-certified doctors and to promote only the use of U.S. FDA-approved, appropriately administered product. More information can be found at http://www.injectablesafety.org.

About ASAPS

The 2400-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With 2,100 members in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.

About AAFPRS

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world's largest specialty association that represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck.

About ASOPRS

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery represent surgeons qualified in plastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding facial structures. Fellows of the Society are board certified in ophthalmology, have completed fellowships in oculofacial plastic surgery (currently two years), and perform aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery of the face, orbits, eyelids, and lacrimal system.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre
2. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
3. Consumer group seeks Sibutramine ban
4. Identifying What Consumers Look For On Food Stuff Labels
5. Consumers Becoming More Health Conscious Than Calorie Conscious
6. With More Appearance Conscious Consumers The Need For Slimming Products Is Rapidly Rising
7. Consumers of soft drinks to be more alert
8. Consumers Worried About Trans-Fats The Most
9. New Plastic Surgery Unit Set Up In Kolkata To Meet Ever-Increasing Consumer Demand
10. Health care system “Consumer friendly” by 207
11. Chocolate makers to be health wise and urge consumers to be too!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and ... On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around the world will gather to recognize these ... National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... Hereditary Retinal Degeneration” for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Long Island Chapter on June ... to the public. , Dr. Maisel, founder of Retina Group of New ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Memorial Day Weekend marks ... Amica Insurance is sharing tips to make sure your family and vehicle are ... National Safety Council, there may be 439 deaths and an additional 50,500 serious injuries ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... Center (AHEC) to host a six-week smoking cessation class starting June 6 at their ... AHEC’s website, http://www.gnahec.org . , Additionally, the Lung Institute has created a free ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... American orthopedic ... medical officer of Blue Horizon International (BHI), Brian Mehling, M.D., spoke at an ... during May 5-6, 2016 in Chicago, IL, USA. Dr. Mehling’s presentation was focused ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... WASHINGTON , May 26, 2016 ... Microspheres, Associated With Both Cost Savings and ... BTG plc (LSE: BTG), an international specialist healthcare ... data at the 21st Annual Meeting of ISPOR ... that treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using yttrium-90 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 Since ... matured into an essential life science tool for conducting ... applications. BCC Research reveals in its new report that ... growth phase, one powered by a range of new ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) , ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 According to a ... (3D, 2D, 4D), by Therapeutic Area (Oncology, Cosmeceutical/Plastic Surgery), ... (Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals/ Clinics) - Forecast to 2021", ... Animation Market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Million by 2021 from USD 117.3 Million in 2016, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: