Controversial Fat Removal in Columbus, Ohio: Mesotherapy - Donaldson Plastic Surgery

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By Jeffrey Donaldson, MD |

Controversial Fat Removal in Columbus, Ohio: Mesotherapy

There are places that offer controversial fat removal treatments in Columbus, Ohio: mesotherapy. This is also called injection lipolysis – it is the injection of chemicals under the skin in an attempt to dissolve body fat.

Mesotherapy Lacks Support From Credentialed Organizations 

Dr. Donaldson does not offer or recommend mesotherapy because it is not regulated by the FDA, not endorsed by major American medical societies, and not proven to be safe in Level-I evidence medical literature. There is no standard formulation for which chemicals are used, how they are mixed, and what constitutes effective quantities. It is still unknown where the fat goes after it dissolves, how it affects the liver and kidneys over time, and what the side effects of the chemicals and dissolved fat might include.

On July 1st, 2008, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons published a policy statement with guiding principles on mesotherapy for physicians. This provides a good overview on the risks and controversies from the world’s largest plastic surgery organization.

Alternatives To Mesotherapy

For patients interested in mesotherapy, Columbus, Ohio, surgeon Dr. Donaldson recommends liposuction or other types of cosmetic surgery instead. These techniques are generally safer, more effective, better studied and more tightly regulated than injection lipolysis.

About The Author

Jeffrey Donaldson, MD has dedicated more than 20 years of his career to researching new aesthetic-enhancing technologies and advanced surgical techniques. As an esteemed board-certified plastic surgeon, he only adopts solutions that are endorsed by the top decision-makers in the industry. Dr. Donaldson has performed thousands of successful liposuction procedures with minimal risk – especially in comparison to treatments like mesotherapy. 

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