Going ‘fab’ to ‘flab’ is a challenging task, indeed! It becomes even tougher when the extra layers of fat in certain parts of your body become resistant to a healthy diet and a robust exercise schedule. No matter how much you try to shake off those additional inches and get into the perfect shape, you end up looking flabby only. Although there are surgical body contouring treatments like Liposuction, what if you are not ready to go under the knife? Well, there is Liposonix to give you a well-toned body without surgery! This technological innovation can align your shape with your style to look your best in your favorite dress again. Here is everything you need to know about Liposonix:
What Is Liposonix?
Liposonix is a revolutionary body sculpting treatment primarily used for waist circumference reduction (abdomen, flanks, love handles, etc.). It is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and safe procedure in which the innovative Liposonix system eliminates stubborn fat by disrupting subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in our body. This method uses advanced technology featuring high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to achieve a desired aesthetic effect. In addition, it is highly effective in localized fat reduction instead of an overall weight loss and is known to remove fat cells permanently from the problem areas. (1) (2)
The Science Behind Liposonix
As the highly focused ultrasound energy of strong intensity is used during the procedure, a continuous lesion is created in the unwanted fat present in the target area of the body. These damages disrupt and eventually destroy the fat tissues by keeping the surface layer of the skin intact. In addition, the procedure stimulates our body’s natural inflammatory and healing responses.
Therefore, the cellular debris of those adipose tissues is engulfed by macrophages (a certain kind of cells present in our blood) and removed from the treatment area naturally. Finally, they are transported to the liver, get metabolized there, and sent back to the fat cells throughout the body. As a result, you are left with a thinner and beautifully contoured waistline.
How Does Liposonix Work?
Even though Liposonix is a technologically advanced treatment, the procedure is straightforward. Here are the steps:
- It starts with a thorough consultation with the physician to determine whether the treatment is suitable for the person or not.
- The Liposonix system is prepared for the treatment by placing the head of the device right on the area to be treated.
- As the device delivers a high-intensity ultrasound beam, it is applied to that area by focusing at 1-2 cm underneath the skin’s surface. This ensures that only the unwanted fat is targeted and the skin is not damaged.
- The head of the device is moved around that part of the body until the entire area is covered and the treatment is complete.
Duration Of The Treatment
Liposonix treatment is a single, one-hour-long treatment.
Results Of The Treatment
The results are visible in as little time as 2-4 weeks only, and the average waistline reduction is almost 1 inch or 2.5 cm (equivalent to one standard size of a dress or a pant). The full results are typically seen over the next 8-12 weeks as the body keeps processing the treated fat tissues naturally and removes them gradually. The overall reduction in the targeted area of the body can be 1.5-2 inches or 4-5 cm. on average. However, the results of Liposonix vary from one individual to another, and you must follow the proper diet and a consistent workout regimen to experience the best outcomes.
Longevity Of The Results
The procedure removes the fat tissues from the troubled regions and lets the body process them naturally. Hence, the results are permanent and last for quite a long time.
Cost Of The Treatment
A single one-hour Liposonix treatment focusing on four different body parts can cost around $2,500.
Why Is Liposonix Unique?
Liposonix has a unique approach to body sculpting, which binds ‘sound science’, ‘custom contouring’, and ‘reliable results’ together. The three most important factors that make this procedure different from others are given below:
1. Non-Surgical And Non-Invasive
Be it Liposuction or other minimally invasive fat reduction procedures, they all are surgical. Therefore, they all come with certain surgical risks, adverse effects, and considerable recovery downtime. But Liposonix does not involve surgery, which means you can steer clear of needles, incisions, and stitches. Moreover, you can resume your normal activities right after the treatment as there is minimal to no downtime.
2. Advanced HIFU Technology
There are other non-invasive fat reduction techniques (lasers, radiofrequency, etc.) in which most of the energy applied is either absorbed or scattered across the skin’s surface. Unfortunately, this leads only to the temporary reduction of fat as the energy fails to penetrate enough into the subcutaneous fat tissue. But Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy, which offers two significant benefits. Firstly, the ultrasound energy reaches the targeted fat tissue by quickly penetrating the skin surface and destroying them without affecting the skin itself. Secondly, the ‘high-intensity’ and ‘focused’ energy delivers reliable results in a one-hour treatment.
3. Custom Contouring
When it comes to reducing body fat, the individual requirements are always unique. While all other non-invasive fat reduction technologies have limited abilities to address specific problem areas or need multiple sessions of several hours to treat fat efficiently, Liposonix offers a fully tailored treatment. It is a versatile technique that has precise control over the region and method of energy application, which helps target the unwanted fat tissues ideally, thereby eliminating them in just one treatment.
Who Are The Right Candidates?
Quite naturally, Liposonix is not the right procedure for just everyone. You must be close to your ideal shape and size but have stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise. An ideal Liposonix candidate is determined based on several factors, which include the following:
- A BMI (Body Mass Index) less than 30
- The amount of fat in the troubled area
- The overall health of the person
Is Liposonix Safe?
Liposonix is an entirely safe procedure that works only on the targeted cells and leaves the adjacent cells unaffected. However, you must not opt for it if you are trying to conceive, pregnant, or lactating. Also, stay away from the procedure if you have a hernia or bleeding disorder. You should also consult the doctor if you take any medication or have an implanted electrical device.
Possible Side Effects
You may experience mild side effects during and after the treatment, usually mild, which can go away in a few hours or a few days. These include: (3)
- During Treatment: Pain, discomfort, cold or warmth, prickling or tingling sensation,
- After Treatment: Pain, discomfort, redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising,