There is good news for those of us who have extra tummy fat, saddlebags or love handles. We don’t need to be burdened by these problems anymore because there is now a non-surgical liposuction procedure that can remove the excess poundage without surgery. Normal liposuction requires anaesthesia, a longer recovery time and there is always the risk of complications. LipoSonix is an ultrasonic treatment that reshapes the body by sending short bursts of ultrasonic energy to the targeted areas where their function is to disturb the fat cells.

There are no incisions because the ultrasound energy is transmitted through the skin’s surface, thus avoiding the administration of a general anaesthetic and removal of stitches. At The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia, LipoSonix is an in-office procedure, which allows the patient to go home immediately after treatment. The inner and outer thighs, as well as the abdomen, are very popular areas to treat.

The procedure begins with the surgeon marking the target areas where the hand-held device will be moved, distributing short pulses of ultrasonic energy where needed. The treatment usually takes approximately one hour, and surrounding nerves and connective tissues are left untouched. The fat cells become fluid cells which are called triglycerides. These shed fat cells are easily cleared by the liver.

Recovery time after LipoSonix is short. Some soreness might occur for a week or two, and sometimes swelling, bruising and/or redness might also be noticeable for a couple of weeks. Most patients are able to return to their usual duties the next day.  The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is known for its successful record of LipoSonix procedures. For further information about LipoSonix or any other procedures at The Choe Center, please call 757.389.5850.