Aesthetic Treatments
 
Liposonix Fat Reduction

1. WHAT IS LIPOSONIC HIFU TREATMENT?

Liposonix HIFU treatment is a non-invasive procedure that is FDA cleared to effectively reduce fat in problem areas of the body. It utilizes non-invasive, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to permanently destroy fat usually in the anterior abdomen and flanks (love handles) without surgery. This results in a thinner and more contoured waistline

2. HOW DOES LIPOSONIC HIFU TREATMENT WORK?

During the Liposonix treatment, high-intensity ultrasound energy is focused on the targeted fat, creating a rapid rise in local temperature at the targeted area. HIFU relies on the fact that, above a threshold of 56 degree C (for > 1 second), irreversible cell death occurs. The heat from the ultrasound produces a dual tissue response within the treatment area. There is permanent destruction of targeted fat cells and contraction of surrounding collagen (that may help prevent post treatment tissue laxity).

The Liposonix treatment offers precisely focused delivery of energy that does not harm surrounding skin, tissue or organs. The body naturally removes the destroyed fat from the treatment area, which may leave you with a thinner, more contoured waistline.

3. WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?

During the procedure, the ultrasound transducer is placed on the area to be treated. High intensity ultrasound energy focuses on the targeted fat, destroying fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. The ultrasound transducer is moved across the treatment area till the treatment is completed. The transducer creates continuous lines of disrupted tissue at the focal depth within each treatment site and the skin layer is not harmed. The treated fat tissue is removed through the body’s natural healing and elimination process, leaving you with a thinner and more contoured waistline.

4. HOW DOES THE LIPOSONIX HIFU TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?

During treatment, you may feel discomfort, cold, prickling, pulling, tingling or warmth. Oral analgesic is given during the procedure

5. HOW LONG DOES THE LIPOSONIX HIFU TREATMENT PROCEDURE TAKE?

Liposonix treatment usually takes an hour. You can do the procedure during your lunch break

6. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE LIPOSONIX HIFU PROCEDURE?

The procedure is non –invasive and you can resume normal activities including exercises immediately. Some patients may experience some discomfort, redness, minor bruising, and swelling but this is temporary and generally mild.

7. WHO ARE THE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR LIPOSONIX HIFU TREATMENT?

Liposonix treatment is suitable for people who maintain a healthy weight yet struggles with localised fat (lumps, bumps and bulges) that they just cannot get rid of no matter how much they exercise or diet. Ideal candidates are those who are able to “pinch-an inch” (2.5cm) of fat in the treatment area and have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or less than 30. They are seeking a slimmer waistline and a reduction of one pant size but are not considering a surgical procedure. Liposonix treatment is not a weight loss solution and it is not a substitute for invasive methods such as liposuction.

8. WHICH AREAS OF THE BODY WILL RESPOND WELL TO LIPOSONIX HIFU TREATMENT?

Any areas with localised fat that can be “pinched an inch” (2.5cm) will respond to liposonix treatment. The common areas are the “muffin top”, post pregnancy pooch, love handles for men, back fat for women, saddle bags and fat on the arms and thighs

9. WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN TERMS OF FAT REDUCTION?

In one treatment that typically lasts one hour, there is an average circumferential reduction in waistline of one pant size or roughly 2.5cm. However, visible results can vary based on the patients' initial fat deposits in the area treated

10. WHAT HAPPEN TO THE FAT ONCE THEY DIE?

The dead fat cells are naturally processed by the liver which is an organ in the body designed to perform this very function.

11. WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AFTER THE LIPOSONIX HIFU TREATMENT?

You will start to see results in 8-12 weeks which is the time the body removes the destroyed fat tissue through its natural process.

12. ARE THE RESULTS FROM LIPOSONIX HIFU TREATMENT PERMANENT?

The Liposonix treatment results are lasting and cumulative. Once the fat cells are eliminated in a specific area they will not come back there. As long as you maintain your weight with diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.

13. WILL FAT FROM OTHER AREAS MOVE OVER TO COMPENSATE?

Once the fat cells are killed from the Liposonix treatment, they are gone and results are permanent. Fat will never deposit again in the same area that was treated. So there is no risk of fat from other areas moving over to the treated area to compensate

14. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING LIPOSONIX TREATMENT OVER OTHER FAT REDUCTION TREATMENTS?

Unlike some other fat reduction procedures that often require multiple treatments to see results, with the Liposonix treatment, you can reduce your waistline by an average of 2.5cm or about one dress or pant size, with a single one hour treatment. Results are typically seen in 8-12 weeks

It is a non surgical procedure to eliminate fat cells while the skin cells remain healthy. It is safe, comfortable and convenient. The results are natural and effective and clinically proven. Unlike liposuction there is no need for surgery, no scars, needles and downtime
 
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290 Orchard Road
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Singapore 238859
T : 6834 9159
Email: drjoyce@joycelim.com
 
...................................................
290 Orchard Road
#11-16/20, Paragon Medical Suites
Singapore 238859
T : 6834 9159
Email: drjoyce@joycelim.com