Liposonix Goes After the Fat without the Surgery
- Posted on: Aug 15 2017
Unwanted fat is just that, unwanted. But it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of, especially around the abdomen and the flanks. Of course, liposuction will vacuum away the unwanted fat, but many people are hesitant to have surgery even though liposuction is far less invasive today than when first introduced 35 years ago.
For those patients, Naples Cosmetic Surgery offers Liposonix. Liposonix is a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses high-intensity ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells around the abdomen and flank areas.
How does Liposonix work?
A Liposonix session at Naples Cosmetic Surgery usually takes around one hour. The Liposonix system uses the same energy as diagnostic ultrasounds, but it is targeted precisely to deliver high energy into specific areas with excess fat cells. The system focuses the energy at 1-2 cm below the surface of the skin to avoid any burns or trauma to the skin surface. The key is that the ultrasound energy is high intensity and it destroys the targeted subcutaneous fat.
Who is right for Liposonix?
Liposonix is NOT a weight loss procedure. At Naples Cosmetic Surgery, we want our Liposonix patients to be close to their ideal weight, but maybe have an inch or so around the waste that just won’t go away. We also advise Liposonix patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow some sort of exercise regimen.
What are the Liposonix results?
Results from Liposonix are not immediate. It takes time for the body to flush the destroyed fat from the body through the lymphatic system. Results begin to show gradually, peaking from 8 to 12 weeks after your treatment. Liposonix research has shown the average waistline reduction after just a single one-hour treatment to be about one inch. This equates to a decrease of roughly one dress or pant size!
Is Liposonix painful?
Liposonix treatments are not painful. You’ll feel slightly uncomfortable sensations such as prickling, coldness, tingling, and warmth. While we can provide topical numbing, most patients don’t feel that it is necessary. Afterwards, you can have some slight swelling, but it passes very quickly. Otherwise, you can get right back to your normal activities.
Want to lose that last inch around your tummy and your love handles? Call us at Naples Cosmetic Surgery, 239-348-4357, and ask about Liposonix.
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