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47 year old woman with a soft lump on her forehead that had slowly developed over the past 4 years.  She had 2 similar lesions removed from her forearm and abdomen about 6 years ago.  Her medical history includes mild hypertension controlled on HCTZ and pre-diabetes which is managed with diet and exercise.  She is premenopausal.

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She developed significant keloids at the site of the removal of the other 2 lipomas, previously mentioned and was very concerned about a surgical approach with possible keloid formation on her forehead.  We decided to try Lipodissolve.  We did monthly injections of Phosphatidyl Choline (25mg/cc), Deoxycholic Acid (2.1%), of 0.5cc’s of this mixture  directly into the lipoma.  We did 3 injections, 4-6 weeks apart.  We massaged the area with ultrasound for 5 minutes before and after each treatment.  The after picture represents 9 months after the initial treatment.  She did experience some mild post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of the area months 2-6 that faded acceptably by month 9 with TriLuma.

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Lipodissolve treatments for unwanted adipose tissue have received much attention over the past few years. For additional information and discussion please see:

Lipodissolve for body sculpting: Safety, effectiveness and patient satisfaction.  Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.
Vo. 5, #10, pages 27-30, October, 2012.


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