In a procedure that lasts an hour, you can lose an inch of your waistline. Eating healthy and exercise are vital parts of maintaining good health. Even though you may be close to your ideal body weight, there are many parts of the body where you may struggle to shed that stubborn inch. Often, areas of the body like the abdomen or thighs simply do not respond to dieting and exercise. A revolutionary technology called Liposonix can help you lose an inch with just an hour treatment that causes your body to shed fat cells naturally.
Liposonix is a convenient, non-invasive approach to trimming stubborn deposits of fat by using ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells. During the procedure, a handheld device is used to focus ultrasound waves to targeted areas below the skin. The energy carefully raises the temperature of fat cells to 56 degrees celsius. The energy creates a continuous lesion in the target area of fat without harming the skin. Skin cells are more resilient to extreme temperatures compared to fat cells. Over the following eight to twelve weeks, the body naturally removes these destroyed fat cells through the lymphatic system.
Generally, the procedure is recommended for patients who can “pinch an inch” of fat. Liposonix is not designed to be a substitute for liposuction, which is more appropriate for removing larger quantities of fat. Most patients report a minor picking or pinching sensation during the procedure, but pain medication is also available.
Since the procedure is non-invasive, there are no special garments, dressings, or antibiotics that need to be taken before the procedure. In order to maintain your results, it is important to stick to a proper diet and exercise.
To determine if Liposonix is right for you, consult with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery.
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1 TREATMENT…1 HOUR…1 SIZE
Dr. Sundin now offers Liposonix for Richmond, VA patients. The Liposonix treatment is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that can get rid of targeted fat around your waistline. The treatment is completed in just one office visit and lasts about one hour. With little to no downtime or aftercare, you can resume your active lifestyle right away.
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Targeted, Effective, Custom Contouring™
Delivering real results with Liposonix is simple, but the technology that powers Liposonix is highly advanced. The Liposonix system focuses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy at a depth of 1.3 cm, causing a rapid local temperature rise, permanently destroying targeted adipose tissue just beneath the skin in the abdomen and flanks. Targeted fat is destroyed, while surrounding tissue is left undamaged. Because Liposonix focuses high-intensity, high-frequency energy below the surface, it works differently than other “sculpting” devices, offering true Custom Contouring™ that other treatments just can’t deliver.
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The Liposonix HIFU Thermal Effect
- Liposonix creates a temperature rise above 56°C effectively destroying the targeted adipose tissue without damaging tissue outside of the intended focal zone.
- Macrophages are attracted to treated adipose tissue, engulfing free lipids and cellular debris.
- Destroyed cells are naturally processed by the body and excreted gradually over 8-12 weeks.
How Liposonix Works?
Is Liposonix Right For You?
Liposonix is not for everyone. But if you are close to your ideal size and have stubborn, unwanted fat around your waistline you just can’t seem to get rid of with diet and exercise, then yes, Liposonix may be for you. The best way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with a physician. There are also some general factors that can help you determine if you are an appropriate candidate.
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- Be able to “pinch-an-inch” (2.5 cm) of fat in the treatment area
- Have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or less than 30
- Have good overall health
- Have realistic expectations about the results
Upon completion of a post-study survey “. . . 91.3% of Liposonix patient subjects responded that the flatness of their abdomen had improved after just one treatment1…” On average, one hour-long treatment resulted in a waistline reduction of one inch (2.5 cm) – about one dress or pant size. Results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks, which is how long the body takes to remove the destroyed fat tissue through its natural process.
What kind of results can I expect?
On average, you can expect to lose one clothing size. Studies show an average waistline reduction of at least one inch.
How long does the procedure take?
Typically a Liposonix treatment is completed in about one hour. You should consult your doctor to discuss treatment areas and time.
How fast can I see results?
Most patients see maximum results in 8 to 12 weeks. This is the time it takes for the body to naturally remove the fat cells that were destroyed during treatment.
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.
Are there any side effects?
Since the Liposonix treatment is non-invasive, there is little to no downtime. Many people go back to work or resume normal activities the next day. During treatment, you may experience discomfort, pain, cold, prickling, tingling or warmth. After treatment, you may experience temporary redness, bruising, discomfort, and swelling.
Will I need to do anything after the Liposonix treatment?
You don’t need to do anything out of the ordinary. There is no special post-care required, but we recommend that you maintain the same diet and active lifestyle before treatment – if not better!