Navigation Links
Will Lipodissolve Continue to Remain Popular?

Leading Dermatologist Doing His Part to Warn Consumers

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipodissolve, a treatment for unwanted fat, has been in the news for the past several years with significant controversy about its effectiveness and safety. Now, Fig, the parent company for up to 18 facilities around the country that offer this treatment and defender of this procedure, has closed its stores and is considering declaring bankruptcy. This is in addition to a longtime 'unsatisfactory' rating by the St. Louis Better Business Bureau, with 102 complaints over a year's period.

Despite the closure of this company, there are many companies still selling the non FDA approved substance, PC/DC, which is used for this procedure. Joel Schlessinger, M.D., Board-Certified Dermatologist and Board-Certified General Cosmetic Surgeon and immediate past-president of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS), has been involved in spotlighting the dangers of treatment. He is also involved in efforts to stop this treatment from being performed in his state, Nebraska. Just Monday, December 10th, Kansas enacted stricter restrictions on this procedure.

"It doesn't surprise me that Fig closed down -- the handwriting was on the wall when they received the unsatisfactory rating from the BBB. While I've been working on the Lipodissolve issue, many people have sustained harm from this unapproved procedure. Now, countless people have lost their money without any recourse due to the financial uncertainty of this company," says Schlessinger.

"Patient safety shouldn't be put in jeopardy for the sake of making a profit," said Joel Schlessinger M.D., founder of "I've seen half a dozen cases of patients who received treatments and then had pain, swelling, bruising, bloating in the treatment areas, irregular dimpling and divots in the skin. Hopefully, this closure will stop some of this from happening."

Dr. Schlessinger is available for comment on Lipodissolve and its lack of safety. Interviews with Dr. Schlessinger are available and interested media may contact the company at 772-633-8337.

About Dr. Schlessinger

Joel Schlessinger M.D., board-certified dermatologist and general cosmetic surgeon, is the immediate past-president of ASCDAS and the Nebraska Dermatology Society. He continues to work with the FDA and the Nebraska State Board of Healing Arts to regulate Lipodissolve.
Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Joel Schlessinger, MD

SOURCE Joel Schlessinger M.D.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lipodissolve - Is it Safe???
2. Battle Continues Over Vietnam PTSD Numbers
3. Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes
4. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
5. Therap Services Continues to Hire Experienced Developmental Disability Industry Clinicians for its Customer Support Team
6. Securians Minnesota Life Continues to Climb Group Life Rankings
7. USA TODAY Continues Spirit of the USA Charity Program as Part of Newspapers 25th Anniversary Celebration
8. Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott for Continued Leadership in Business, Environmental and Social Performance
9. United States continues to have highest level of health spending
10. LehmanMillet Continues Expansion with Strategic Hires
11. Pink Ribbon Bagels Continue the Fight for a Cure
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The ... centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong ... Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. ... to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and ... enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial ... of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial ... of 2016, and to report top line data ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a ... second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  Experian Health, the healthcare ... the patient payment and care experience, today ... products and services that will enhance the ... offerings. These award-winning solutions will enable healthcare ... compliant in an ever-changing environment and redefine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: