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Exercise and good nutrition aren't always enough to keep your body as toned as you'd like. Areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, and back resist efforts to maintain a slim figure. If you're like many others, however, you'd rather avoid surgical options such as liposuction. Our Las Vegas plastic surgery practice offers Liposonix® as a non-invasive alternative treatment for men and women who want to eliminate pockets of fat.
If you are interested in learning more about the laser therapy Liposonix, request a consultation at Las Vegas' premier plastic surgery practice, Anson, Edwards & Higgins. Or call our office at (702) 822-2100 to schedule an appointment.
Is Liposonix Right for Me?
If you can "pinch an inch" or more at your waist but are otherwise near your optimal weight, Liposonix is an excellent option for getting rid of unwanted fat. If your body mass index (BMI) is more than 30, liposuction is probably a better choice to get the results you want. Liposonix is designed for use on the abdomen and "love handles." Like liposuction and other body sculpting procedures, Liposonix isn't a weight-loss procedure. You should be in good overall health and not be prone to fluctuating weight gain.
It's also a good idea to discuss your expectations during your consultation. Because Liposonix is a non-invasive procedure with little to no recovery period needed, the results won't be as dramatic as surgical liposuction. It is also not designed to tighten or contour underlying muscles.
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How Are Liposonix Treatments Performed?
During your Liposonix treatment, which takes about an hour, the head of the device is moved around the treatment area. It transmits high-intensity, focused ultrasound energy to the layer of fat tissue. Your skin and surrounding tissue aren't damaged during the therapy.
The ultrasound energy heats the fat tissue, melting it. Over time, the treated tissue contracts and results in a thinner, more contoured waistline. The melted fat tissue is naturally absorbed through your body's healing and elimination processes.
Most patients report only mild discomfort during the procedure. You may feel alternately cold, prickly sensations and warmth. Some mild bruising, redness, and swelling may follow the treatment, but these effects resolve within a couple of days.
Speaking from Experience
"We continually evaluate the latest technologies and procedures to offer patients the most effective treatments. Liposonix is an effective tool for body contouring if you aren't surgical candidates for liposuction or if you can't afford to take the time needed to recover from liposuction." – Dr. Terrence Higgins