Liposonix®What is the Liposonix® Treatment?
The Liposonix® treatment is a FDA-cleared non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (HIFU) to help reduce fat cells in a single treatment.
Who is a good candidate for treatment?
The ideal candidate is active and healthy with at least an “inch to pinch” around their abdomen or flanks. Both men and women can benefit from Lipsonix® treatment and it is safe for all skin types.
What areas can be treated with Liposonix®?
Liposonix® can effectively treat the abdomen, flanks (love handles) and in some cases upper arms and thighs.
How many treatments will I need?
The fat is reduced for most patients after 1 treatment however, this should be discussed with your doctor.
How long is the treatment?
This treatment generally takes around 1 hour, but this may vary depending on the size of the treatment area.
What is the treatment like?
During the treatment, your clinician will mark the treatment area and hold the Liposonix® handpiece on your skin; you may feel cold, prickling, tingling or warmth. As with most aesthetic treatments, some patients may experience mild discomfort or pain. Treatment does not require anesthetic and your doctor will assess and determine what pain management, if any, is necessary for you.
Since the treatment is non-invasive, there is little to no downtime, allowing you to resume regular activities right away. After treatment, you may have temporary redness, bruising, discomfort, and swelling.
What kind of results will the Liposonix® treatment produce?
According to the manufacturer, Solta Medical™, clinical studies have shown an average waistline reduction of about one dress or pant size (1 inch or 2.5 centimeters reduction).
A recent clinical trial performed at our Center showed that most patients begin seeing maximum results seen 8 to 12 weeks after treatment. Although the targeted fat cells are reduced surrounding fat cells can still grow – the best way to maintain your results is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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NYU UPN Dermatologists
- Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
- Robert T. Anolik, M.D.
- Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D.
- Bradley S. Bloom, M.D.
- Daniel A. Belkin, M.D.
- Roy Seidenberg, M.D.
- Leonard J. Bernstein, M.D.
- Paul M. Friedman, M.D.
- Michelle F. Henry, M.D.
- Jessica J. Krant, M.D.
- Ronald Shelton, M.D.
- Dana Stern, M.D.
- Elliot T. Weiss, M.D.