Peter Aldea, MD, FACS
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Peter Aldea, MD, FACS
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Business Name: Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Memphis, PLLC
Website: www.TheBeautyDoctors.com
Location: 6401 Poplar Avenue, Suite 360
Memphis, TN 38119
United States
Telephone: (901) 752-1412
Languages Spoken: English

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Ask An Expert > Peter Aldea Message Board > I recently signed up for Lipodissolve. Have you seen good results from this?

Plastic surgeon
Southlake, TX
United States
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Heck NO!  June 7, 2009 7:55 PM

I have seen horrible results. Problem is that it is not predictable. It is not approved by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it is expensive, and bad results may not be correctable.

I saw no results from Lipodissolve in 2007.  June 15, 2009 4:46 PM

I had such high hopes for Lipodissolve to help with my stomach, arms, and thighs. I saw virtually no improvement after 4-5 treatments in each area at a cost of $2000 in 2007.

However, each doctor mixes up his own concoction (which is scary), so your results may be different. Some things to keep in mind:

1) It HURTS for the first 30-60 minutes after the injection. It's difficult to drive or even move initially. Make sure your doctor includes an anesthetic in his mix. Mine took it out to save money (his). He added it back in later and it helped a lot.

2) The area will swell like a balloon the first week. I had to wear long sleeves and loose clothing.

3) There can be significant bruising if you don't stop all blood thinners a week before. The same list of supplements/foods to stop prior to surgery will help minimize bruising.

The thought of non-surgical spot reduction is so appealing I'm still on the lookout for improvements in this area or to hear of a doctor who has better results than mine. So, I'm interested to hear how yours turned out!

Plastic surgeon
Memphis, TN
United States
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  June 25, 2009 9:40 PM

TOTALLY agree. Save your money and do not do it.

Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  October 30, 2009 12:02 PM

The results are typically marginal to none. You are better off getting a refund and puttig it toward a smartlipo/liposuction procedure. The results are immediate and only improve with time. Pick a plastic surgeon that performs it under local anesthesia in order to minimize your downtime.

Not for broad based areas  May 17, 2010 6:34 PM

It won't work to well for something like your whole ab area or whole thigh area. It could come out lumpy. Works better for small isolated areas like under the chin but not as good as surgically removing the fat.

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  August 4, 2010 3:26 AM

A pure waste of time and monies. It has a failure rate of over 85%. It is very painful, and the results if any are unpredictable. From MIAMI

  August 4, 2010 8:37 PM

I did my own lipodissolve-type treatment to my (very lean at the time) abs (trying to get more definition; doc said I did not have enough fat to do liposuction), using insulin syringes. Gave myself about 50 injections once a week for a month. Uses up a lot of needles, is painful, and had no noticable results.



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