Non-Surgical Liposuction – LipoSonix Ultrasonic Body Contouring
If you are bothered by love handles or a small pooch of belly fat that just won’t respond to diet and exercise, you’re not alone. Many of us have disproportionate fat cells in areas like the waist, hips and thighs. These stubborn areas of fat are often particularly resistant to attempts at weight loss. There have been many techniques designed over the years to address localized areas of excess fat deposits, including liposuction. While effective, particularly for removing large amounts of fat, techniques like liposuction often involve general anesthesia, significant recovery time, and potential risks and complications.
About Non-Surgical Liposuction
LipoSonix is a revolutionary ultrasonic body contouring technique which delivers targeted pulses of ultrasound energy in short bursts to the treatment area to disrupt the fat cells. Because the ultrasound energy is delivered through the skin’s surface, there are no incisions which need to be made, no stitches to be removed, and no need for general anesthesia. LipoSonix is an ideal alternative to traditional liposuction for men and women who are looking to address excess pockets of fat without surgery. Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, flanks (love handles), inner thighs, and outer thighs (saddle bags). During consultation, The Choe Center staff will carefully discuss your goals as well as your medical history to determine if LipoSonix is right for you.
The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia offers LipoSonix in the office setting, and patients are able to return home right away. The procedure typically takes one hour to complete and can be performed with oral pain medication. They will first mark the target zones for treatment, then move the handheld device over these areas, delivering short pulses of ultrasonic energy. The targeted fat cells absorb the energy while the surrounding nerves, connective tissues and overlying skin are left undamaged. The fat cells are converted into fluid-like cells called triglycerides which are safely cleared by the liver.
The recovery after LipoSonix treatment is minimal. Some patients may experience soreness in the area for one to two weeks and redness, bruising and swelling may also occur. However, many patients are able to return to work and other normal activities the very next day. It’s recommended that patients follow a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet for two weeks after their procedure and that they refrain from vigorous exercise for at least two to three days. LipoSonix is a very safe procedure with few side effects. In rare case skin blisters may occur but these generally resolve within two to three days. To learn more about LipoSonix or to schedule a consultation, contact the Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at (757) 389-5850.
What is LipoSonix?
LipoSonix is a non-surgical body contouring technique which utilizes targeted ultrasound energy to melt away unwanted fat cells.
What are the most common treatment areas for LipoSonix?
LipoSonix is commonly used on areas of the body where there are stubborn pockets of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. This may include the love handles, abdomen, inner thighs, and outer thighs (saddle bags) as well as other areas.
How is LipoSonix different from traditional liposuction?
LipoSonix is different from traditional liposuction in many ways. Whereas traditional liposuction requires incisions, sutures and general anesthesia, LipoSonix utilizes ultrasound energy which is delivered through the skin. There are no incisions, no scars and no need for general anesthesia. Other benefits include fewer risks and complications, less discomfort and a much shorter recovery.
What type of anesthesia is used for LipoSonix?
LipoSonix does not require general anesthesia and is performed with oral pain medication.
Where is the LipoSonix procedure performed?
LipoSonix treatment is performed in the office setting at the Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
How long will I be out of work after my LipoSonix treatment?
Depending on the type of work, many patients find that they can return to work the very next day after their LipoSonix treatment.