What is LipoSonix?
For individuals who are looking to get rid of stubborn fat areas which diet and exercise have simply been ineffective in dealing with, there are a range of potential options. One of these is LipoSonix by Solta Medical, and this choice in particular is continuing to become more widely utilized for several reasons. First and foremost, it’s a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, and that appeals to many prospective patients and their families. Learn all about the LipoSonix procedure, what it is and how it works here.
The LipoSonix Procedure
LipoSonix is a non-surgical procedure utilising ultrasound technology. High-intensity ultrasound waves are focused on fat stores. These energy waves target and destroy fat cells located under the surface layers of the skin, while leaving the skin itself, and other tissues including muscle below or around the fat, unharmed.
As opposed to an ultrasound-assisted liposuction procedure, there’s no surgery involved to “suck” out the liquefied cells. In this case, the treated tissues which have been targeted will be eliminated by the body’s natural healing. The result is an improved physical appearance in the target area, eliminating specific fatty buildups and getting a more toned, contoured abdomen and waistline.
A LipoSonix treatment will typically last just one hour. One treatment is supposed to target approximately one inch from a person’s stomach or waistline, which equates to one dress or waist size. Full results will be seen in about 2 to 3 months after the procedure has been performed.
Pros and Cons of LipoSonix
The biggest advantage of LipoSonix is that it’s non-surgical and non-invasive. That eliminates all of the risks and complications of surgeries, going under anesthesia, etc. It also means that you won’t have to deal with the other side effects, including pain and bruising, lengthy recovery times, and so forth.
One of the major cons is that LipoSonix really isn’t a solution for individuals who still need to undergo a lot of weight loss. It’s really best utilized for those who are already close to their ideal, and need that one last step to get themselves where they’re going.
The procedure is best for eliminating fat around the waistline and abdomen, and not necessarily in other stubborn areas which people complain about including legs, arms, butt, etc., or for those who still need substantial weight loss and/or fatty tissue removal.
LipoSonix is not a replacement or alternative for procedures which produce more dramatic results, including liposuction and bariatric surgery. It’s more of an effective compliment and co-strategy to a healthy lifestyle, with proper nutrition and exercise.
The average cost of LipoSonix in 2012 was about $1,000 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. However, it is important to keep in mind several points. First, LipoSonix will likely require multiple treatments which will add to the cost of a single procedure. That’s why a “total” average cost for undergoing LipoSonix is closer to $2,500, which would relate to an average of 2.5 individual treatments per patient.
Additionally, this will be an out of pocket expense, and will not be covered by insurance. Most clinics though offer some form of payment plan or financing to assist their patients.
Altogether, it’s still seen as a more affordable treatment than actual liposuction surgeries. You also don’t have the added costs which an invasive surgery would produce, including anesthesia, higher levels of pre- and post-surgical care and testing, potential overnight hospital stays, etc.
As mentioned, LipoSonix is not an alternative to liposuction or bariatric surgery. It’s also not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, and it won’t assist in continued weight loss, or improving your health. It’s very important to consult with your doctor and/or clinic to find out which types of treatments you’re eligible for, and which would make the most sense given your own personal circumstances, needs and goals.
The benefit is aesthetic, and producing a slimmer, smoother, and more toned appearance, and to get you that final step towards success and your ultimate goals. Of course, once you look at your best, you’ll also feel at your best as well, and enjoy improved self-confidence and self-esteem, which are some of the biggest reasons why someone may elect to undergo LipoSonix.
Safe, non-invasive and non-surgical, LipoSonix is all about going that final step to help you reach your biggest goals.
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