Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Big favor? Don't get shot up with weird stuff
…Natasha Singer (NYT, Sept 2007) talks about the latest get-thin-quick scheme, lipodissolve.
….This actually started in St Louis, not some celebrity-infested coastal city.
…This amounts to sticking long needles pretty far in the cottage-cheesy areas and injecting a drug that supposedly breaks down cells in the fatty layer.
…Then where do they go? That is the problem. The FDA has not approved this.
…But that isn’t stopping the good matrons of the Midwest—they can’t wait to get this.
You know those fig. commercials—fig. does this!
…The board of medicine in Kansas tried to ban the drug after complaints, but a judge stayed the order.
…The docs argue that each drug in the compound is approved and it’s OK to smash them together.
…Cosmetic medicine is frighteningly unregulated, one doc said.
…But, don’t forget, each body part requires $2,000 in treatments. “Fig”ure that!
…One doctor was considering offering it, had himself injected (gosh, HA wishes more would road-test these treatments) and half an hour later, saw his flank turn black and feel like it had been stung by 50 bees, according to this account.
…Another male doc in the group also tried it and looked six months pregnant.
…Come on, readers, when a drug is supposed to go body-wide, what do they do? They inject it!