About Injection Lipolysis

Injection Lipolysis is indicated for men and women with localised fat who do not wish to have surgery.

Injection lipolysis is a technique for removal of troublesome areas of fat and is an alternative to liposuction.

Treatment usually involves the administration of a substance called phosphatidylcholine, which has been proven in studies to cause splitting of fat cells leading to natural clearance of the fat via the normal system in the liver.

Phosphatidylcholine (also known as PPC) is a natural component of all cell membranes in both the plant and animal kingdoms. The PPC used for medicinal purposes is usually obtained (extracted) from soy beans and other sources such as egg yolk. The PPC used by the SFMedica doctors is derived from soy beans and comes in sterile ampoules for injection.

PPC can be injected into areas containing stubborn fat deposits on the thighs, buttock, stomach, back, upper arms and underneath the chin.

Localized fat reduction with injection lipolysis (i.e. phosphatidylcholine +/- deoxycholate) is not Mesotherapy. For more information please read Dr Sotirios Foutsizoglou’s article on Mesotherapy.


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