Is it possible to remove belly fat without surgery? Can you really get rid of belly fat in one treatment without going under the knife? The FDA seems to think so.
The FDA has finally cleared LipoSonix to remove belly fat without surgery. For many patients and physicians, this is a dream come true. There are all sorts of modalities available in the U.S. to remove belly fat and get rid of cellulite but none has the potential of LipoSonix.
Compared to other technologies on the market, LipoSonix presents the best potential of a true “lipo without surgery” treatment. You literally get rid of belly fat on a permanent basis (destroy the fat cells) without going under the knife.
With over a decade of experience in the cosmetic medicine field, I can tell you few technologies have intrigued me as much as this device.
What is LipoSonix?
LipoSonix is a cosmetic medical device that uses ultrasound technology to remove belly fat without surgery. It is the latest entry in the U.S. aesthetic industry and is proving to be the most effective in non-invasive lipo.
It is not surprising and no coincidence Ultrasound technologies have come this far. Ultrasound has been used for ages in medicine for multiple purposes. Every woman who’s ever experienced the joy of having a baby knows about ultrasound.
Ultrasound can be used to take a picture of organs inside the body for diagnostic purposes. It is used to treat certain diseases such as prostate cancer and to rupture kidney stones. Ultrasound is also being evaluated for many more treatments to include heart disease, clots and neurological conditions.
How does LipoSonix work?
The type of ultrasound used by LipoSonix is called “HIFU” short for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. LipoSonix takes the saying “feel the burn” to a whole new level. It increases temperature beneath the skin to 56° C and literally burns off the fat cells. The fat cells are gone permanently.
The broken down fat cells are naturally removed from the body over a period of 8 to 12 weeks.
What can I expect during treatment?
Treatment with the LipoSonix device is simple. First the area to be treated is marked with a surgical pen. Then you lay on the table while the technician operates the device. It takes about an hour to treat an area.
Is it safe?
Ultrasound is a safe modality used even in pregnant women. The effect of ultrasound on the body varies depending on the wavelength used. The LipoSonix uses a wavelength that destroys fat tissue under the skin.
Are there any side effects?
The main side effects of LipoSonix according the manufacturer and patients who have had the treatment are:
- Mild pain during and after treatment lasting up to a few days – due to the fat being ruptured at a high temperature
- Bruising – due to some broken blood vessels; last about one week
- Swelling – due to the body’s natural immune response
The pain varies based on the patient’s pain tolerance and the area being treated. Some people may require a mild sedative or pretreatment with pain medications before the treatment.
Does it really work?
If you think LipoSonix sounds too good to be true, think again. Clinical trials show the device to be effective at reducing belly fat by about 2.5cm (about one inch) with just one treatment.
If you’re thinking, “yeah right.” I understand your skepticism. The internet is littered with false claims including manipulated before and after pictures, falsified testimonials from clients and doctors, even bogus clinical trials.
As a patient you need to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. As of this writing, my research and my personal experience leads me to believe this device appears to work as advertised. Most patients are satisfied with their results and report more inch loss than expected.
Is it for me?
LipoSonix is not for everyone. The treatment will not work well for you if you have too much fat (BMI 29 or above). It is best for people with small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise (pocket obesity).
Interestingly enough, you cannot have the LipoSonix treatment if you have too little fat to lose. This is because of the way the device operates. You must have at least one inch of fat to lose. Think of it as “pinch an inch.” If you can pinch an inch of fat in the area you want treated, LipoSonix may work for you.
How does it compare to other treatments?
As an aesthetic medical device, LipoSonix stands alone in the non-invasive market. However, no fat removal treatment, surgical or nonsurgical, is complete without the MMF system.
Effective fat removal treatments must follow the body’s natural process of fat removal. they must include three basic steps:
- Melt – breakdown the fat
- Move – remove the fat
- Flush – flush the metabolism to get rid of broken down fat and toxins
Any treatment not following the body’s natural process of fat removal is doomed to fail. They may work in the short term but eventually the fat returns due to stimulation of the body’s fat storage mechanism.
Our LipoTranz treatment is a three step process where we use the latest medical technologies – including ultrasound (TriSonik) – to implement all of the above three steps.
Over the past decades, we have consistently achieved results similar or better than surgery. We know more about belly fat treatment than any expert. With the addition of ultrasound, our treatment has gotten even better results.
The aesthetic medical professionals at InfiniTrim of Orange Park are experts in their field and look forward to helping you achieve your best body without surgery.
Please contact us today for a FREE consultation and start living infinitely sexy, forever young.