Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 315–318

The Use of Phosphatidylcholine for Correction of Localized Fat Deposits


DOI: 10.1007/s00266-003-3033-y

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Guedes Rittes, P. Aesth. Plast. Surg. (2003) 27: 315. doi:10.1007/s00266-003-3033-y


Subjects with localized fat deposits commonly receive suction lipectomy as a cosmetic procedure. A new office procedure for correction of those superficial fat deposits was applied in 50 patients by injection of phosphatidylcholine. The method itself consists of using a 3OG1/2 insulin needle to inject about 5 ml (250 mg/5 ml) of phosphatidylcholine into the fat, distributing it evenly in an 80-cm2 area. Pre- and posttreatment photographs were taken for technical planning and analysis of the results over the long term. A clear improvement occurred in all, with a marked reduction of the fat deposits without recurrence over a 2-year follow-up period and no weight gain. The injection of phosphatidylcholine into the fat deposits is a simple office procedure that can sometimes postpone or even replace surgery and liposuction.


Lipostabil Phosphatidylcholine Fat deposits 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clínica Patrícia Guedes Rittes, São PauloBrazil

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