Do you struggle with excess weight in certain problem areas around your body? Many patients find themselves carrying extra fat around the stomach, thighs, back, buttocks, and arms. While you may follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise, it can seem impossible to drop fat from these spots.
Galanis Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles provides non-surgical liposuction for patients who want to drop this unwanted fat without surgery. Non-surgical liposuction treatments use advanced technology to rid the body of excess fat without a more invasive procedure. To learn more about these treatments, continue reading.
What Is Non-Surgical Liposuction?
Most people are familiar with liposuction, as it is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Liposuction uses gentle suction to rid the body of unwanted fat through a thin cannula. While liposuction is a surgical procedure, there are certain non-surgical alternatives that can produce similar results.
Non-surgical liposuction refers to non-invasive cosmetic procedures that involve no anesthesia, incisions, sutures, or scarring. These outpatient procedures allow patients to return home and resume normal activity after their treatment. One type of non-surgical liposuction treatment is called LipoSonix.
LipoSonix is a non-invasive fat removal treatment that uses innovative technology to rid the body of excess fat. This procedure uses focused ultrasound waves to directly target and destroy fat cells.
During a LipoSonix session, high-intensity focused ultrasound waves delve about one or two centimeters beneath the skin’s surface, killing and destroying any fat cells in the area. This kickstarts the body’s inflammatory response, starting a process that removes the fat cells from your problem areas.
These fat cells are then transported to the liver and later drained from the body through the lymphatic drainage system.
LipoSonix non-surgical liposuction provides the following cosmetic benefits:
- Removes excess fat from problem areas
- Creates an overall slimmer appearance
- Promotes a healthy weight
- Tightens loose skin in treatment areas
- Enhances underlying muscle tone
Some of the biggest benefits of LipoSonix are in the procedure itself. LipoSonix is an outpatient procedure that is completely non-invasive, involving no anesthesia, incisions, sutures, or scarring.
Who Is a Candidate for Non-Surgical Liposuction?
LipoSonix is recommended for patients who want to drop unwanted fat without surgical intervention. Patients seeking non-surgical liposuction should be within range of their ideal body weight. This is not a weight-loss procedure but rather a fat removal treatment.
Ideal candidates will have a BMI of less than 30, meaning they are close to their optimal, healthy weight. Patients who are moderately to significantly overweight may benefit from other, more extensive procedures.
The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for LipoSonix is by scheduling a consultation with us. We can assess your current figure and determine whether LipoSonix would be the best course of treatment.
How Is Non-Surgical Liposuction Performed?
Before scheduling a LipoSonix session, it is important to understand what the complete process entails. Below is a breakdown of what this non-surgical liposuction treatment involves.
Before scheduling your first LipoSonix session, we’ll ask you to have a consultation with one of our cosmetic medicine professionals. We’ll help you decide whether LipoSonix is the best course of treatment to meet your needs.
If you are not within the ideal weight range or we do not feel that LipoSonix is the right fit for you, we will advise you on another cosmetic treatment.
If you are found to be a good candidate for Liposonix treatment, you will be able to schedule your first session. There is no preparation required before your procedure. We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing to your session, but this is not required.
During your LipoSonix session, you will be able to lie back comfortably while one of our cosmetic medical providers administers your treatment.
A handheld device will deliver high-intensity focused ultrasound waves deep into the tissues in your various problem areas. Most of our patients have LipoSonix treatment in the stomach, back, buttocks, thighs, or arms.
The ultrasound energy delivered into your skin and subcutaneous tissue will directly target the fat cells in that particular area. This energy effectively disrupts the fat cells and stimulates the body’s inflammatory response.
The fat cells are moved from your problem areas and processed through the liver, and later, they are drained through the lymphatic drainage system.
Once your LipoSonix session is complete, you will be able to return home and resume normal activity right away. There is no recovery or downtime involved. For optimal results, some patients may need to return for additional treatment sessions. This will be discussed and determined during your initial consultation.
The fat removal process will take about two to four weeks to begin after your first session. This process will continue over the next few weeks. It can take about three months to see the final results of your LipoSonix treatment.
Many patients notice their clothes fit better or that they have lost up to 1.8 inches off of their waistline. LipoSonix also tightens the skin, helping patients have an overall slimmer, more toned appearance.
LipoSonix at Galanis Plastic Surgery
If you’re interested in dropping unwanted weight without surgery, LipoSonix non-surgical liposuction could be the best treatment for you. LipoSonix uses intense ultrasound waves to directly target fat cells and remove them from the body, helping sculpt the figure you’ve been striving for.
Galanis Plastic Surgery is located in Los Angeles, CA, and serves patients from Beverly Hills and all over the greater LA region. We provide LipoSonix and other non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help patients achieve their best bodies. Call us today to schedule a consultation for non-surgical liposuction!