Liposonix® for Non-Invasive Fat Removal

Dr. Fechner is proud to offer Liposonix® – a truly innovative non-surgical treatment for reduction of unwanted fat.

We all face the realities of fat: it is lost where we need it and we gain it where we hate it. Many of us can exercise as much as we want – there are still pockets of fat remaining that just don’t want to budge.

There are Various Approaches to Eliminating Problematic Body Fat

Liposuction… SmartLipo®VaserLipo®… These surgical procedures certainly work but many people just don’t want to go the route of surgery. Luckily, now there are non-invasive alternatives available – and they work! Liposonix as an office-based outpatient treatment is well tolerated by our patients and it avoids surgery. Associated with an extremely favorable risk profile, Liposonix is effective without the recovery associated with liposuction.

Liposonix Uses Targeted High-Intensity Ultrasound

Meet Liposonix and the power of ultrasound! The Liposonix treatment takes advantage of revolutionary “smart technology”: the gentle ultrasound waves travel through the superficial skin without any noticeable interference on the surface. But deep within the fatty tissue layers, the ultrasound is bundled to a powerful beam that melts and effectively destroys these unwanted fat cells. Just like a lens that focusses normal sun light to a burning point, Liposonix will target precisely the fat layer that we want to have reduced.

Tailored Body Sculpting with Liposonix

Did you try dieting only to find that even if you lost weight, certain problem areas still persist rather stubbornly? Liposonix has been successfully performed on almost every body region including outer and inner thighs, backs, and upper arms. But the waist line continues to be the most common concern in both women and men. At the office of plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Fechner, the Liposonix procedure is offered as part of a highly effective, non-invasive body contouring program. Avoiding surgery, the belly and love handles are most commonly treated – a procedure that is routinely completed within 1 hour. During the Liposonix treatment, fat cells are dissolved; the cell remnants are absorbed through the body’s natural metabolic pathways within the subsequent weeks. Because adults do not produce new fat cells, what has been removed cannot come back.

Planning Your Liposonix Session

In order to make your waist line slimmer, the planning process for the Liposonix treatment is of utmost importance. Because people are well aware of their bodies, we plan and mark the targets for fat elimination with the input of our patients. For an overall nice improvement, the abdomen and love handles are usually included in this treatment. If done in this proven manner, the waistline commonly loses 1 inch after a single treatment.

How Is the Process of the Liposonix Treatment?

After the markings are completed, the Liposonix treatment head is applied to the skin. The focused high-intensity ultrasound dissolves the fat cells right there, a process that most patients can feel as prickling, tingling or warmth. Treatment depth is about 1 cm (just short of ½ inch). The fat cell residues will be removed by the healing process of the body leading ultimately to a thinner waistline. Most patients have to wait approximately 2 months before the more contoured waist line is truly appreciated.

How about the Results – Does Liposonix Work?

After studying the efficacy of Liposonix, a reduction of the waistline by about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in average was observed after just one treatment (1 inch is equal to one dress or pant size). After the 2 to 3 months, a more pleasing waistline can be observed. The exact outcome will depend on the specific treatment program and the individual’s body and can be more or less of the average one inch.
According to a clinical study that relied on the patient’s own observations, more than 90% of patients noted a leaner abdomen after one single Liposonix treatment.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Liposonix?

Good candidates for the Liposonix treatment are people who wish a modest fat reduction in problem areas such as the belly and love handle regions. You should not be obese and you should have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30. In addition, the suitable candidate should anticipate satisfaction associated with the removal of smaller amounts of fat. If you are looking for significant and dramatic changes, surgical liposuction would be the preferable approach. As with any cosmetic procedure, having realistic expectations is very important: Liposonix is not a miracle cure; it is simply an effective non-surgical treatment for improving unwanted bulges of fat. In order to be eligible, you have to be able to “pinch an inch” of fat; if you are leaner than that the treatment may miss its target.

Risks Associated with Liposonix Treatment

Liposonix is a non-invasive ultrasound based treatment for fat reduction that poses very little risk to our patients. Normal observations after the treatment include skin pinkness, minor swelling, skin prickliness or sensitivity of the treated body region.

In order to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Fechner or to find out more, please call (508) 754-4000

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