Lipodissolve called unsafe by FDA

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Afraid of surgery but want to get rid of that fat around your arms? Well, forget about lipodissolve, a procedure touted as the nonsurgical answer to liposuction. The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that drugs used in spas across the U.S. to "melt" the fat are unsafe and the procedure is unproven.

"We are concerned that these companies are misleading consumers," said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "It is important for anyone who is considering this voluntary procedure to understand that the products used to perform lipodissolve procedures are not approved by the FDA for fat removal."