A non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to permanently destroy fat cells with good long lasting results.
A comparison is often made with another procedure sometimes known as Fat Freezing or CoolSculpting. At SKN MediAesthetics, we have used both modalities and find that the long term results are still better with Liposonix compared with CoolSculpting. Furthurmore, there are technical difficulties getting smaller pockets of fat into the treatment hand-piece for Fat Freezing or CoolSculpting. Liposonix is able to more precisely treat these areas.
Liposonix is particularly good at targeting areas with stubborn, hard-to-get-rid-of fat. Some areas that Liposonix can treat include:
The Liposonix treatment uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (HIFU) to permanently destroy fat cells. After HIFU precisely targets the treatment area, fat cells in that area are disrupted and over 2-4 weeks are processed and metabolised naturally by the body. Few non-invasive body contouring treatments can compare with Liposonix in terms of efficacy.
The additional benefit of Liposonix is that the deep heating of the fat tissue also tightens the collagen fibres in the area and encourages the formation of new collagen. This has a tightening effect and there is no sagging or looseness of the treatment area after the procedure.
First off, you’ll need to undergo a consultation with Dr. Alvin Wong. This is essential in accurately understanding your concerns and also to explain to you where and how this non-surgical treatment can help remove fat for you.
The skin is cooled, numbing the area before HIFU focused ultrasound waves heat and melt the fat in your problem areas. You may experience a deep heating sensation during the session. Different options will be discussed with you so that the procedure will always be performed at a level where you do not experience any major discomfort.
The level of treatment most suitable for you is selected through a medical consultation with Dr. Alvin, and can continue to be tailored during the treatment itself.
Typically, a Liposonix treatment is completed in about one hour. The fat cells are destroyed in just a single treatment and will be passed out by the body naturally afterwards.
Liposonix treatment is safe. Liposonix has more than 10 years of research and testing behind its development. It has a well-defined safety profile during and after treatment, and has enjoyed very good patient satisfaction ratings. Treatments have been available in Europe, Japan and Canada for many years now with good reported results.
Liposonix is FDA approved for the removal of fat and is only available in selected medical clinics. Only certified doctors who have received training can perform the Liposonix treatment.
After treatment there may be mild redness and slight bruising. These symptoms will naturally recover after 2-3 days.
As the treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive, there is little to no downtime. You will be able to return to work and exercise the next day.
Results may vary from individual to individual, but all patients will notice size reduction and more favourable contouring of their targeted body parts.
Clinical studies have shown an average waistline reduction of one dress or pant size (1 inch or 2.5 cm reduction).