Skip Nav
Ulta Beauty
Bumble and Bumble Is Coming to Ulta — Here's What You Need to Buy!
Beauty News
Super-'90s Power Ranger Peel-Off Face Masks Are Coming Soon From GlamGlow
Beauty Trends
This Nail Artist Put LED Disco Lights on Her Nails, Because Why Not?

Lipodissolve: The Shot Heard Around the Girth

When you blast past the PR and buzz, you'll discover that most scientists say cellulite creams don't work. But what about a shot? Lipodissolve is a treatment that injects a drug that targets fat compounds, and FitSugar has a bit more about how it works (or, uh, doesn't).

The problem, as this story points out, is that there's little proof that Lipodissolve actually works. On top of that, the drugs aren't approved by the F.D.A., and the method of treatment isn't standardized. Last month, the Kansas board of medicine moved to ban Lipodissolve after consumer complaints, but a judge overturned it (thanks to a petition drive by Lipodissolve providers). In the midst of the controversy, a plastic surgeon and his assistant decided to try it and see what it did:

Dr. Boswell said that his stomach became so enlarged that he looked six months pregnant. Ms. Foelsch said that her thighs became so swollen with liquid that she wore panty hose to keep them from jiggling. ... The side effects dissipated after two weeks but none of them experienced any cosmetic benefit. “Missouri is the show-me state,” Dr. Boswell said. “But no one has shown me that this stuff works.”

At about $2,000 per treatment, Lipodissolve sounds like yet another expensive cosmetic procedure that may or may not produce results. And since we don't know what the long-term effects might be, I'd advise sitting this one out—even if that means you're sitting on jiggly thighs.


Join The Conversation
sja23 sja23 9 years
Hey guys. I work at fig. and thought i could shed some light on the topic. ALSW - you are completely right that the extra pounds obviously make up the extra inches. Healthy eatiing and exercise is priority one for weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Lipodissolve is not a weight loss supplement. You can't go eat whatever you want, have a few shots and hope it goes away. However, saying that, there are areas on our body (you know which ones they are) that don't respond to diet and exercising like we wish they would. Love handles, abs, thighs and banana rolls are just an example. We all have experienced or know of someone who despite extreme diets and hardcore exercise they just can't get a flat tummy etc. Advanced Lipodissolve is designed to shape those areas and permanently eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. Of course the treatment isn't for everyone but those who wish to get rid of those tough areas once and for all, lipodissolve is an option worth looking into.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
of fitness i read that excercise has nothing to do with getting rid od cellulite, here you say that cream and serums don't work... but how come after 2 weeks of working out and applying my pretty cheap anti-cellulite serum it's almost gone? really. but just when i give working out and regular shower-masages and creams it comes back... like in a week. so everything works, if you try hard enough.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
love the title! not a fan of the shot!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I've been hearing about this for months on the radio. About how you can loose "inches" but not pounds. Excuse me, where do the inches come from? I think I'll skip it until it has some proven results.
rosyrose rosyrose 9 years
I think I would love to be a test subject.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
I have a friend that works at Fig which is a Lipdissolve/Smartdissolve and nutritional counseling clinic and she swears by it. Every time I visit her she wants me to come in and try it, but I'm skeptical of quick fixes. I'm seen before-and-afters on the website but I dunno. I guess I'm on the fence.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
At $2,000 is that any cheaper than *actual* lipo? I'm not understanding why anyone would try this...? :?
Huda Kattan Cosmopolitan Interview | December 2016
Cold Beauty Products and Treatments 2017
How to Diminish Cellulite
How to Get Rid of Belly Cellulite
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds