For most, having lots of fat really sucks. What sucks even more is having the fat sucked out of you. In an effort to avoid the suck, but still overachieve and over-look-fabulous, men and women are not only picking up the dry cleaning and buying stamps on their lunch break, they're also throwing in a stop at the beauty spa to receive a cosmetic procedure called lipolysis - an injectable treatment that supposedly melts fat with no surgery or downtime involved.
That's right. This non-FDA-approved procedure offers you the ability to scarf down a cheeseburger, fries and malt and then head over to a spa and have an aesthetician 'melt away the fat' with a PCDC injection derived from soybean chemicals and cattle bile.
If this doesn't sound too good to be true, you just may be skimming this blog too fast, and should probably slow down for this next paragraph:
"The doctors doing this are driving ahead of their headlights," said Los Angeles plastic surgeon Brian Kinney, immediate past president of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the United States and clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at USC. "They are practicing way outside the bounds of science, which is why some of us are uncomfortable. There's a lot we don't know about these chemicals, including how they affect nerves, tissue and blood vessels. We don't know what happens to the fat once it's dissolved, whether it enters the bloodstream or the lymphatic system."
Experts say a non-surgical alternative to fat removal may very well be possible in the next few years. If being injected with cattle bile is not the biggest selling point for you, perhaps it's worth the wait.
Dr. Brian M. Kinney is a reputable and skilled board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Kinney has appeared on major national news networks like ABC’s “Nightline” and CNN. However, television is not the only medium Dr. Kinney has worked in. He has been featured on radio and in numerous newspapers including the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Kinney has also been featured in television, radio and print in Europe and Central America. During the Bosnian war, Dr. Kinney led surgical relief missions. Dr. Kinney has authored countless articles for journals, magazines and textbooks, and his work in the fields of plastic surgery and technology has garnered him many awards and distinguished him as one of the world’s top plastic surgeons. He practices in Los Angeles, California.