Have you noticed those extra love handles or muffin top peeking out above your pants? it can be hard to maintain a fitness routine. Sometimes diet and exercise are just not enough to get the shape you want. Whether you exercise a little, a lot, or not at all, you want to look your best. When you just can’t get rid of that last little bit of fat, LipoSonix can help. It is designed to permanently get rid of fat cells in problem areas and reduce waist size. This procedure takes approximately one hour with no downtime; you can resume your activities right away.
How does LipoSonix work?
An average adult has 30 billion fat cells weighing about 30 lbs. If excess weight is gained, fat cells increase up to fourfold in size before multiplying. After weight loss the number of fat cells does not decrease, only the size of the cell decreases. Fat is not always evenly distributed in our bodies and losing weight doesn’t always help with the areas of “excess”. LipoSonix can help. By actually destroying and reducing the number of fat cells, LipoSonix effectively targets these stubborn “pockets of fat” that don’t respond to diet and exercise. LipoSonix uses a special technology called High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to destroy fat cells safely and effectively without surgery. Ultrasound energy is focused 1-2 cm below the surface; targeting fat without burning or damaging skin.
What happens to the fat after LipoSonix? The debris from the broken fat cells is cleaned up and taken away, via the lymphatic system, by the inflammatory response of scavenger cells called macrophages. This is why it takes 3-6 months to see the full effect of LipoSonix treatment.
Who is a good candidate for LipoSonix? LipoSonix is suitable for men and women who are close to their ideal body weight and who can pinch at least an inch of fat in the area of concern. The most commonly treated areas are the abdomen, love handles, thighs and buttocks.
What kind of results can I expect from LipoSonix? Current studies show an average decrease in waist size of 4.6 cm or 1.8 inches after 3 months. This is essentially one pant size. Although some results from LipoSonix are seen in 1-2 weeks, it takes 3-6 month for the final results to be realized.
What are the side effects of LipoSonix? LipoSonix has only mild side effects. Some patients experience redness, swelling and bruising after LipoSonix. Redness usually resolves after a few hours. The swelling from LipoSonix usually resolves in a few days. Compression garments can help reduce the swelling and often make the first day or two more comfortable. Bruising from LipoSonix may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Arnica supplements taken for 3 days prior to LipoSonix treatments and continued for 2 days after LipoSonix may help reduce the bruising and swelling. Since each person has a different pain tolerance, medications are available for anxiety or pain control. We recommend most patients take the medications about 30 minutes before starting the procedure. If you do take medications, you will require someone to drive you home.
Is the LipoSonix treatment safe? You can have confidence in the science behind the LipoSonix system. The treatment has been extensively studied, with more than a decade of research and testing behind its development.