Publications of the Ruhr University Bochum
As we have been informed in advance , the Aesthetic Department of the Dermatology Clinic of Ruhr University, Bochum, has already completed 2 studies on injection lipolysis.
Dr. Falk G. Bechara and other members of the work group of Dr. K. Hoffmann have worked jointly on the following topics:
“Lipolysis of lipomas in patients with familial multiple lipomatosis: An ultrasound-controlled trial”
will be published in one of the next issues of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.
A first publication will appear on the treatment of lipomas (benign fatty tumours). The physicians treated patients suffering from familial multiple lipomatosis. In the past, patients with this condition could only be treated by surgery, which resulted in much scarring. In this ultrasound-controlled study, a total of 30 lipomas in 10 patients were treated. In 90% of cases, a reduction in size was found.
Summary: Injection lipolysis is a therapy option for patients with multiple lipomatosis. It is a safe therapy with a low rate of side-effects. A further improvement in the treatment results is desirable as complete elimination of the lipomas was not achieved.
“Fat tissue after lipolysis of lipomas: A histopathological and immunohistochemical study”
will appear in one of the next issues of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.
The second study by the Bochum clinicians is concerned with the histological processes that take place in fat tissue on the injection of PPC (as contained in the product Lipostabil N). The histological and immunohistochemical data suggests that when administered in its therapeutic form, phosphatidylcholine causes suppurative inflammation of the fat tissue, followed by the destruction of adipocytes and subsequent fibrosis of fatty tissue septa and the capsule of lipomas. The histological data, which was collected chronologically after injection, correlates well with the clinical observations of redness and swelling during the first 3 days and with the tautening effect after several weeks, which may be the result of induced fibrosis. The histopathological changes show a marked similarity with the familiar phenomenon of artificial panniculitis.
Pictures Congress 2006
First scientific theory on injection lipolysis:
Evidenced Based Practice: Phosphatidylcholine
A Review of Evidence for the Mode of Action in Injection Lipolysis
Ninian Peckitt, M.D.
Injection Lipolysis is a popular cosmetic procedure involving the subcutaneous injection of phosphatidylcholine (PC) - Lipostabil N ®. This publication is an independent review of applied phospholipid biochemistry, plasma membranes, cell lysis and apoptosis.
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