Liposonix is an ideal treatment for stubborn fat areas around the abdomen and flanks for people wishing to have a reduced waistline non-surgically. The treatment is not a weight loss alternative, but a solution to reduce fat areas which have failed to respond to routine exercise and keen dieting. Liposonix is a device cleared by the FDA which can permanently destroy fat cells in treated areas. Fat treatment with the device does not involve any surgery but uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (HIFU) delivered through a head of the Liposonix system. This non-surgical fat treatment should be performed by a certified physician in a hospital or an accredited surgical centre. Skin Deep Medical Spa owned by Dr. Bloch, a Chicago board-certified plastic surgeon is among the best places to have the fat reduction procedure. Book a consultation at www.skindeepmedicalspa.com to know if you are a viable candidate for the procedure.
Following are some common reasons why you may want to consider nonsurgical fat reduction:
- You are in relatively good shape but have modest bulges of fat on your abdomen, flanks, back or thighs that you’d like removed.
- You have pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
- You wish to achieve a trimmer look without having to undergo an invasive surgical procedure.
Before Liposonix treatment begins, your aesthetician will mark out the areas that need fat reduction around your tummy and love handles. Photos and waist measurements are also taken. The physician then applies gel to the areas to be treated. An ultrasound is then performed and areas with fat can easily be viewed. More fat areas can be identified and marked for treatment. The machine’s handheld head which has controlled pulsated light is then moved to stubborn areas. You will feel mild sensations of cold, warmth, pricking or tingling as the device maneuvers fat areas. Destroyed fat cells are naturally metabolized by the body.
With many other non-invasive fat reduction technologies, such as radiofrequency and lasers, energy is highly absorbed or scattered near the skin surface, thereby limiting penetration into subcutaneous fat tissue and delivering only temporary results. Ultrasound energy, on the other hand, can be used to penetrate through the skin layers and into the targeted fat tissue without harming skin or surrounding tissues. Other ultrasound body contouring technologies often use low-intensity, low-frequency, or unfocused energy which can require multiple treatments and lead to unpredictable results. The Liposonix system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to non-invasively destroy targeted subcutaneous fat and deliver uniform, predictable results after a single one-hour treatment.
How are Liposonix results?
After treatment with Liposonix, you may have some slight bruising on areas that have been treated. This is however not permanent and will go away within two weeks. Early Liposonix results may be seen after 1 to 2 weeks following treatment. Full results will be more noticeable after 8 to 12 weeks. This is the most likely time to see the full-fat reduction outcome as the body takes that period to metabolize the disrupted fat. You may need another treatment session after 3 months following the initial one, but that will depend on your physician’s advice.