"There are many safe, and very effective cosmetic injectable treatments available to consumers with aging concerns, but fat melting or dissolving injections are presently not among them," added Dr. Few. "At present liposuction is the only approved, safe and proven method of reducing localized fat."
The Coalition offers consumers these very simple questions to ask before considering any cosmetic injectable procedure:
-- Doctor: Is the procedure recommended by a qualified doctor who
regularly treats similar conditions, in an appropriately licensed
and equipped medical facility?
-- Brand: Is the injectable recommended approved by the U.S. FDA for
cosmetic indications and is it appropriately labeled and packaged
to reflect it authenticity and approval?
-- Safety: Has the proper process been followed? Has the physician
evaluated conditions, recommended treatment, offered alternatives
and clearly defined the potential outcomes including any
To learn specifically the FDA approved brands of cosmetic injectables and their benefits, and to see video of live, appropriately administered injectables, visit http://www.injectablesafety.org.
The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety is an alliance of
specialty physician organizations including the American Society for
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery. The
|SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery|
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