Mesotherapy versus Liposuction

Mesotherapy versus Liposuction


What is Mesotherapy?

  • Mesotherapy involves the injection of medications into the skin and is used as an alternative to liposuction.

  • Currently, mesotherapy is NOT an effective alternative to liposuction when it comes to reduction of fat in the body.

  • Mesotherapy is NOT approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • In mesotherapy, a variety of medications are injected into the skin mesoderm, which is the layer of fat and connective tissue underneath the skin.

  • The most common medications injected utilized for lipolysis are phosphatidylcholine and isoproterenol.

  • Currently, there are no clinical reports demonstrating the effectiveness of mesotherapy in body contouring.


Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, PLLC

Houston Plastic Surgeon



Park et al.  Effectiveness of mesotherapy on body contouring. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 2008 April; 121(4):179e-185 e

US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
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