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Liposuction verses Lipo Dissolving Procedures – This Truth Could Save You Money and Your Life

April 24, 2008 |

Naples, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2008 — William O. Murtagh, M.D., a board-certified Naples Cosmetic Surgeon educates patients about dangerous non-surgical alternatives to liposuction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction was the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery by ASPS member surgeons in 2004. Those numbers have continued to increase every year, making it evident that the huge demand for body contouring is not likely to go away. Unfortunately, this growing trend has opened the door for companies that are intent on capturing part of this huge market share – companies who target and exploit unsuspecting consumers for profit and put them in harms way.

Who Benefits From Body Contouring Procedures…

Candidates for body contouring procedures are those who have local areas of fat in their upper and lower body which do not respond to diet and exercise. For women, the hip and thigh areas or “saddlebags” and the upper abdomen are the most common problem areas. For men, it is generally the midsection or “love handles,” breasts and upper abdominal region. These procedures are not for the clinically obese. When effective, body contouring procedures can improve appearance, self-confidence and self-esteem for the men and women choosing this treatment.

Why Lipo Dissolving Procedures are NOT a Safe or Effective Alternative to Liposuction…

Lipo Dissolving procedures are non-surgical body contouring alternatives to Liposuction. With these procedures, chemical agents are injected directly into fat deposits which are supposed to eliminate fat cells – all with minimal downtime and discomfort and at a fraction of the cost of liposuction. None of this, including the hefty price tag, is even close to the truth. Not only is its effectiveness in serious question, the treatments can produce fatty tissue necrosis at the injection sites producing tissue death or skin loss. Other not so nice side effects may be the formation of permanent hard rock calcifications in the fatty tissue detected under the skin. Other hazards are potentially life-threatening allergic reactions to the injected chemicals.

Patients can pay thousands of dollars for all of this misery and suffering and not even get a good result. Some patients refer to Lipo Dissolving procedures as a “painful, expensive and dangerous scam.” Others report being “swollen, lumpy, in severe pain and just as large after treatment.” Read more patient experiences at forum. Coincidentally, the overwhelming majority of physicians performing this aesthetic plastic surgery procedure are not board-certified plastic surgeons. This is probably because a credentialed cosmetic surgeon has legitimate concerns about the safety and effectiveness of lipo dissolving procedures. For the time being and until more patients suffer irrefutable harm, they will be lured to lipo dissolving treatments by ads plastered on billboards, in magazines, on television and on the Internet.

Liposuction – the Better Choice for Body Contouring

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted excess body fat. Liposuction can be used for removing fat from men and women in such areas as the upper and lower body, arms, legs and on the face and neck. Liposuction is normally an out-patient procedure performed under local anesthesia and usually in a single visit. Surprisingly, the fees for liposuction may not be much different from fees charged for lipo dissolving treatments. And instead of the 6-7 painful injection sessions, patients are beautifully contoured with one or two procedures which are safe and associated with minimal post-operative pain.

About William O. Murtagh, M.D., Board-Certified Naples Plastic Surgeon

William O. Murtagh, M.D., Naples plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, is committed to the safe and effective practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is known for achieving beautiful and natural looking results in facial, breast, body and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Murtagh is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is fully licensed in the states of Ohio and Florida. Dr. Murtagh is a graduate from Yale University and received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. Post-graduate training included residency at the University of Cincinnati and the Medical College of Ohio.

William Murtagh, M.D. is regarded for his excellent compassionate care while affording privacy, respect and comfort to his patients. He performs most of his cosmetic surgical procedures in his state-of-the-art office located in beautiful North Naples Florida. More extensive procedures are performed in a day surgical center close to his office.

More information about William Murtagh, M.D. including video and before and after cosmetic surgery pictures is available at Receive a complimentary subscription to Plastic Surgery Secrets Ezine along with a free plastic surgery teleseminar bonus. Call (239) 596-6606 to request a complimentary consultation.


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