In the past, body contouring meant invasive surgical procedures that involved a degree of risk, discomfort and downtime. Today, non-invasive procedures using innovative technologies are taking the place of surgical contouring for many patients, giving them excellent results without pain or an extended recovery period. At New Visage, we are ready to accommodate those patients looking for simpler ways to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat with the latest in body contouring technology, Liposonix.
The Technology behind Liposonix
Liposonix uses focused ultrasound energy to target fat cells and effectively eliminate them. The energy can penetrate skin layers to get right to the source of the fat deposit, without harming surrounding skin and tissue. Ultrasound is a proven technology used for a wide range of diagnostic and treatment purposes today, so its safety and effectiveness has been well documented. Because the energy can be focused into a single high-intensity delivery, we can achieve positive, predictable results with just a single treatment session.
Results that Last
Like other methods of body contouring, Liposonix effectively eliminates fat cells from the body. This means permanent results for you – as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle after treatment. Since not all the fat cells in the area are destroyed, weight gain after the procedure can make remaining cells enlarge so the fat deposit reforms. Most patients will see a circumferential reduction of about one inch within 8-12 weeks after their first Liposonix treatment, which equates to approximately one pants size.
Benefits of Liposonix over Surgical Body Contouring
There are a number of reasons why patients may choose Liposonix treatments over more surgical methods of body contouring:
- Elimination of fat pockets without incisions, anesthesia or discomfort
- Patients can return to regular activities immediately following treatment
- Procedure offers consistent, predictable results of up to one inch per treatment
- Less risk of lumpiness or uneven contour than surgical treatments
- Ability to customize the procedure to the unique concerns of each patient
Is it Right for You?
While Liposonix is an effective method of body contouring for many patients, it does have its limits. This procedure works best on patients that are already a healthy weight, with relatively small deposits of fat to eliminate. It will not produce the more dramatic results offered by surgery.
Liposonix is appropriate for any skin tone and has been FDA-approved to treat the midsection and “love handles.” It can also be effectively used to reduce contours of the arms and thighs. The procedure takes approximately one hour to complete and patients are back to regular activities right away. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, contact our team at New Visage at 252-808-2NEW.