Let’s face it; we’ve all wished we could drop a dress size or fit into that favorite pair of skinny jeans that no longer zip up without a struggle. While exercise and healthy diet are essential, sometimes no matter how hard you hit the gym that last few inches just refuses to budge. Before you throw up your hands in frustration and vow to live only on carrots and celery for the next three months, there is a faster, more effective option. Liposonix, a non-invasive fat removal procedure, may help you get the body you want — minus the crazy diet or feeling like you have to live on the treadmill.
The Skinny on Liposonix
“Liposonix is a non-invasive procedure known to be effective at destroying excess fat,” explains Dr. Lori A. Brightman. “This procedure is ideal for individuals who are nearing their target weight loss goals, but need an extra boost to cross the finish line.”
If you’re wondering exactly how the extra few pounds around your midsection is going to disappear, Liposonix uses ultrasound waves which target the fat tissues underneath the surface of the skin. These waves actually heat up the fat cells, which is designed to destroy them. They’re then removed through the body’s lymphatic system.
The high-intensity focused ultrasound permanently gets rid of targeted fat around your waistline — without surgery. What does this really mean? You may finally say goodbye to the dreaded muffin top. According to the maker of Liposonix, the average waistline reduction after just one treatment is about one inch — which typically means one dress or pant size. Sign us up.
Patients come in all shapes and sizes and so do their trouble spots. Luckily, the Liposonix system is highly versatile, which allows for more control over what areas are targeted for a truly customized fat reduction treatment.
Invasive fat reduction procedures, such as liposuction, also typically come with certain surgical risks (like infection) and are associated with significant recovery time (read: you won’t be going back to work for weeks). Newer, minimally-invasive techniques are still surgical procedures and come with their own set of risks. But unlike these types of surgical fat reduction procedures, Liposonix is non-invasive and patients typically resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.
What to Expect
When you go in for a treatment, your doctor moves the head of the Liposonix system around the area to be treated for 30 to 60 minutes. During treatment, you may feel some mild discomfort such as cold, prickling, tingling, or warmth, but there is no pain involved.
After a treatment, your body naturally processes and permanently removes the destroyed fat tissue, and results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks (which is the time needed for the body to naturally process the treated fat). With less fat, your body is slimmer, with more contouring wherever you needed it most.
Liposonix may help you fit into the jeans you thought you’d have to relegate to the back of the closet, but it’s not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and exercise (those are still important). Liposonix is however, a quick, easy way to help you slim down, possibly lose that last inch and finally get the body you want.