What is LipoSonix Arizona?
LipoSonix Arizona permanently gets rid of fat cells without surgery. LipoSonix in Scottsdale uses focused ultrasound waves to permanently, and non-surgically, gets rid of fat cells selectively in your problem areas. LipoSonix gets rid of these fat cells without surgery and with minimal side effects or downtime. For decades people have been trying to selectively remove fat from problem areas, using belts, injections, exercise and many other techniques.
How does LipoSonix work?
LipoSonix uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to destroy fat cells. Focusing the ultrasound energy of LipoSonix at 1-2 cm below the surface of the skin avoids any burns or trauma to the skin and makes the treatment more comfortable. The fat cells are disrupted by the HIFU resulting in an average 4-5 cm (1.5-2 inches) reduction in waist size for a one hour treatment.
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What happens to the fat after LipoSonix?
Your body removes the treated fat cells naturally as it would any other cellular waste. The treated fat cells are then transferred through the lymphatic and venous system to the liver. This process takes 2-4 weeks, so there are no changes in the cholesterol or triglyceride levels in the blood. Your liver metabolizes fat the same whether it is from LipoSonix or from food.
Who is a good candidate for LipoSonix?
LipoSonix is not for every patient but the screening process is straight forward. A patient should be able to pinch at least an inch of fat in the area of concern. A layer of fat less than one inch is usually not treated with this method. With a few exceptions, patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 30 are the best candidates. If your BMI is above 30, you are probably better off with liposuction in Arizona than with LipoSonix. Find your BMI here. Currently LipoSonix has been approved for use on the abdomen and love handles. At North Valley Plastic Surgery we believe that the advantage of LipoSonix is that it can be used for spot area treatment essentially anywhere on the body.
What kind of results can I expect from LipoSonix?
LipoSonix Phoenix permanently disrupts the fat cells in the specific area treated. A typical treatment takes about an hour but if multiple areas are done, your treatment can take longer. Studies show an average decrease in waist size of 1.8 inches after 3 months. It can take 3-6 month for the final results to be realized.
What are the side effects of LipoSonix?
LipoSonix in Phoenix or Scottsdale Arizona has only mild side effects. Patients using the second generation LipoSonix machines have experienced only mild to medium discomfort. Since each person has a different pain tolerance, we recommend medications for anxiety and/or pain control for all patients. If a patient takes medications he or she will need someone to drive them home. Some patients have skin redness, swelling and bruising after treatment. Redness usually resolves after a few hours. The swelling from LipoSonix usually resolves in a few days. Compression garments or “Spanx” help reduce the swelling and often make the first day or two more comfortable. Patients must constantly wear compression garments for the first 2-3 days after the LipoSonix procedure. Some patients’ bruising from LipoSonix can take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Arnica supplements taken for three days prior to LipoSonix treatments and two days after LipoSonix help reduce the bruising and swelling. Tell your provider if you bruise easily.
Will LipoSonix help me lose weight?
LipoSonix Arizona and liposuction in Arizona are NOT weight loss procedures. LipoSonix Phoenix removes inches to treated areas but should not be used exclusively in place of a weight loss regime.
How can I learn more about LipoSonix Arizona?
To learn more about LipoSonix in Arizona or to schedule a complimentary consultation to find out if you are a candidate call (480) 991-6877. Also find LipoSonix in Paradise Valley, LipoSonix in Chandler, LipoSonix in Tempe, LipoSonix in Glendale here.