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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2005 Dec;4(4):308-13.

Phosphatidylcholine treatment to induce lipolysis.

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Therapy-Clinic Center, Bad Leonfelden, Austria.


The medicine Lipostabil N has been in widespread use in Europe since 2002 by doctors working in the field of esthetics to achieve a reduction in the volume of smaller fat deposits by means of injections into the subcutaneous fatty tissue. The lipases released from the adipocytes by means of phosphatidylcholine produce a local breakdown of fat that is then discharged over the liver and metabolized via beta-oxidation. The medicine has been authorized for intravenous use in the prophylaxis and therapy of fat embolisms and liver diseases.

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