means dissolving fat. Fat is to be dissolved biochemically. In contrast, in classical liposuction the fat is loosened from its anchorage and removed mechanically or physically (by hand, with ultrasound, laser or similar). For biochemical lipolysis, a drug called Lipostabil is generally used. Lipostabil is extracted from soybeans and contains so-called phospholipids (more precisely: 93% 3-sn-phosphatidyl-choline). Lipostabil is approved as a drug in Germany in tablet form for lowering blood lipids and, when administered intravenously, for the prevention and treatment of fat embolisms.