The Liposonix treatment is a noninvasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses high-intensity ultrasound energy (HIFU) to permanently destroy fat cells around the abdomen and flanks areas. This device uses the same energy source as diagnostic ultrasound, but it is designed to precisely target high energy into specific areas to destroy fat cells with minimal side effects and downtime. Liposonix focuses the ultrasound energy at 1-2 cm below the surface of the skin to avoid any burns or trauma to the skin, making the treatment relatively comfortable.
During treatment, when the fat cells are destroyed by the HIFU it attracts the body’s inflammatory and healing responses, whereby specific cells, called macrophages, engulf the fat and cellular debris and transport it through the lymphatic and venous system, and then ultimately through the liver. The liver metabolizes the fat cells as it normally would do to the fat you’ve consumed and therefore releases it back out to other fat cells in the body. The entire process takes 2 to 4 weeks to complete, a steady course that does not disrupt triglycerides or any other body chemistries. Since the targeted fat cells were destroyed by the Liposonix treatment, the fat cannot return to the treatment area; however, studies have shown no measurable distribution of the fat post treatment.
It is important to note that Liposonix is not a weight loss treatment. Liposonix permanently disrupts fat cells but does not destroy or eliminate fat, so you cannot use Liposonix for weight loss, only inches loss.
Liposonix treatment is ideal for those who are healthy and active and have at least 1 inch to lose in their abdomen or flanks areas. Optimal candidates are fairly close to their ideal body weight and are seeking minor spot reduction. Those seeking a weight loss treatment or have a BMI that is above average (30+) should opt for an alternative procedure such as liposuction.
There is minor discomfort associated with Liposonix treatment. During treatment you may feel slight pain, and mildly uncomfortable sensations that include prickling, coldness, tingling, warmth, and swelling. Due to the nature of this treatment, pain management options may be presented to you by your doctor.
Liposonix treatment takes approximately 1 hour.
Expect to pay approximately $1,500 per area.
Liposonix side effects are typically minimal, and include minor discomfort, redness, swelling, and bruising at the treatment site that last for up to several days. Compression garments or Spanx can be worn to help reduce the swelling and make the first few days post treatment more comfortable.
A one-hour Liposonix treatment results in an average of 4-5 cm (1.5-2 inches) reduction in waist size, which usually translates to 1 pant size. Improvements may appear 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, but it will take 3 to 6 months for results to be fully realized.
The targeted fat cells are permanently destroyed in just a Liposonix single treatment.
Only aboard-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specializes in Liposonix treatment should administer this treatment. Board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Society Of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), or the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) ensures that the doctor meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to safely and effectively administer this treatment.
Liposonix treatment is a great way to go down one pant size…mostly noticeable to only you…but who else matters?
Talk to your doctor if you’ve had liposuction and now wish to try Liposonix…in most cases, it’s a big no-no.
Liposonix may not be right for you if you’ve have had surgery or have scars in the treatment area.
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