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Everything You Need To Know About Non Surgical Liposuction

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

Everything You Need To Know About Non-Surgical Liposuction

Do you struggle with excess weight in certain problem areas around your body? Many patients find themselves carrying stubborn fat around the stomach, outer thighs, back, buttocks, and upper arms.

While you may follow a healthy lifestyle, it can seem impossible to drop body fat from these various locations.  Fat reduction is not always a simple thing, even when you dedicate a lot of time and energy towards an exercise routine and maintaining a healthy diet.  

Galanis Plastic Surgery provides non surgical treatments of liposuction for patients who want to drop this fat without surgery. Unlike traditional liposuction, non-surgical fat reduction treatments use advanced technology for fat reduction without an invasive surgical procedure.

To learn more about these non surgical fat reduction treatments, please continue reading.

What Is Non Surgical Liposuction?

Most people are familiar with traditional 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 cosmetic surgery procedure, there are certain non-surgical alternatives that can produce similar fat reduction 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 surgical fat reduction treatment that uses innovative technology to rid the body of stubborn fat. This fat reduction 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.  This treatment can help show noticeable results with excess belly fat, love handles, or even a double chin.

LipoSonix, a nonsurgical fat reduction liposuction provides the following cosmetic procedure 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 from liposuction.

Who Is a Candidate for Non-Surgical Liposuction?

LipoSonix is recommended for patients who want fat reduction without surgical intervention or aren’t convinced on the safety of traditional liposuction. 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 reduction 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 liposuction 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. 

liposuction non surgicalHow 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 fat reduction 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 body contouring 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 session. 

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 avoiding unwanted weight gain 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 Beverly Hills serves patients from 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!



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