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The Use of Phosphatidylcholine for Correction of Localized Fat Deposits

Abstract

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.

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Guedes Rittes, P. The Use of Phosphatidylcholine for Correction of Localized Fat Deposits . Aesth. Plast. Surg. 27, 315–318 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-003-3033-y

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Keywords

  • Lipostabil
  • Phosphatidylcholine
  • Fat deposits