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Phosphatidylcholine Injections for Localized Weight Loss

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If you can’t lose the weight on the belly and thigh area, many studies show localized weight loss from injections of phosphatidylcholine, which is NOT the same as mesotherapy.

Mesotherapy is essentially a delivery mechanism for a ‘cocktail’ of substances. There is little or no scientific data supporting mesotherapy (in fact, I could not find a single study supporting it).  What typically goes into the mesotherapy cocktail is aminophylline, isoporotrenol, ephedrine, pyruvate, carnitine, T3 and Caffeine.

There are 8 well known studies regarding Phosphatidylcholine injections for localized weight loss or fat reduction. All of these studies show positive results. To quote some of the outcomes they range from “vast majority of patients had reduction in fat thickness” (Hexcel),  “Improvement occurs in all subject…no recurrence in treated areas unless weight gain by patients” (Rittes)  “clinically apparent fat reduction on multiple sites (Duncan and Hasengschwandt).  Here is what you need to know about localized weight loss from phosphatidylcholine injections.

Phosphatidylcholine is the primary fat molecule the outer cell wall of every cell in your body is made of.  Inject able phosphatidylcholine is made in Europe under the name Lipostabil. Treatments with phosphatidylcholine go under names like Lipotherapy, Thinjection, phospholipon and Lipolight. This is a fuzzy area with the FDA. Physicians usually make their own mix by combining phosphatidylcholine with deoxycholate, a bile salt.

This localized weight loss technique was first presented in 1988 at the Congress of Mesotherapy in Paris. Initially it was used mainly to treat fat pads under the eyes, most often with very good results.

When you get injected with phosphatidylcholine for localized weight loss there is an immediate burning sensation that subsides in about 30 minutes. There may be some edema or mild swelling that can last several weeks. The typical dose is 2.5grams. It’s possible to experience some nausea or stomach pain.

Safety concerns:
Before you rush out looking for an MD who advertises Thinjection or Lipolight, you need to understand the safety of phosphatidylcholine injections for localized weight loss or fat reduction are not totally understood.  Recently, at the Brazilian Congress of Dermatologic Surgery, a study was presented on six pigs treated for 10 weeks.  One pig developed a version of hepatitis. The others showed things like hematomas and mucousal bleeding. While this should not be taken as definitive since animals can produce specific antibodies to phospholipids that people do not, it does raise a caution flag.

More recently, clinical evidence has been building that deoxycholate is really the active ingredient that does the actual fat reduction, but further studies are needed to be definitive.