Liposonix is a safe, non-surgical and non-invasive revolutionary treatment using high-intensity focused ultrasound to treat and eliminate stubborn fat. It is perfect for people close to their ideal size and shape but need help where diet and exercise just won’t work.
How does Liposonix work?
Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to create a powerful thermal effect that destroys fat in the targeted area. The treatment head of the Liposonix system is placed on the area to be treated. Continuous heated columns are created at specific depths in the fat without damaging surrounding tissue or non-targeted areas. Treatments can be customized to target specific trouble spots, or work across large treatment areas in a single session. Over 3-4 months, the treated fat tissue is removed through the body’s natural healing and elimination process (the lymphatic system), leaving you with a thinner, more contoured waistline.
What areas can be treated with Liposonix?
Currently Liposonix has been approved for use on the abdomen and love handles. Some patients may be appropriate for other body areas such as hips, thighs, knees, and ‘back/bra fat’.
How long do Liposonix treatments take and is there downtime?
Prior to the treatment, medications may be given to make you more comfortable. Photographs and measurements are then taken. Liposonix treatments are usually about one hour. Patients are usually at the office with us for a few hours. There is no downtime with Liposonix. There may be some mild discomfort the day of the treatment, however this subsides relatively quickly and you can resume normal activities the next day.
What does it feel like and what are the side effects?
During treatment, patients may feel discomfort, cold, prickling, tingling, or warmth. We can provide medications to make you more comfortable during the treatment. Depending on what medication we choose, you may need someone to drive you home. After the treatment, patients may experience some discomfort (pain), bruising for up to two weeks, and redness and swelling which may last for a few days. The side effects are generally described as mild.
What results can I expect?
In a clinical study, 91.3% of patient subjects responded that the flatness of their abdomen had improved after just one treatment. The average waistline reduction after a single treatment was about 1 inch (2.5 cm), which is usually equal to one dress or pant size. It typically takes 3 months to see desired results and results can vary between patients. We recommend 2 treatments spaced 3 months apart for best results.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Liposonix?
Both men and women are good candidates for Liposonix. It is safe for all skin types and colors. Ideal candidates must be able to “pinch-an-inch” (2.5 cm) of fat in the treatment area and are close to their ideal body weight. Patients should have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or less than 30. It is important for patients to be in good overall health with a balanced diet and a regular exercise routine. It is also important to have realistic expectations about the results. Liposonix is an ultrasound device that reduces the underlying fat layer, but should NOT be thought of as a weight loss tool. It is safe to repeat treatments if more improvement is desired.
Advantage of Liposonix over other fat reduction modalities?
Invasive fat reduction procedures, such as liposuction, typically carry certain surgical risks and are associated with significant post-treatment recovery downtime. Unlike surgical fat reduction procedures, Liposonix treatment is non-invasive and patients typically resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Liposonix is unique in its ability to contour. Patients come in all shapes and sizes, and so does their fat. Other non-invasive body contouring devices can be limited in their ability to treat certain areas of fat and may require several hours and/or multiple treatment sessions to adequately address problem areas. The Liposonix system is highly versatile, allowing control over precisely how and where energy is delivered, for a truly customized treatment.