Benefits/How It Works
LipoSonix™, a reknown non-invasive alternative to liposuction for Victoria and Vancouver Island patients, provides body contouring without the inherent risks of surgery and anesthesia. Men and women store excess sugar as fat which can accumulate into stubborn, isolated areas like on the abdomen, flanks, hips and buttocks. LipoSonix™ is a powerful and effective modality for the removal of unwanted, localized fat that requires little to no downtime when a healthy diet and lifestyle need a little extra help.
If you would like to learn more about LipoSonix™ at our Victoria BC clinic, please send us an email or call us at (250) 598-3300 or toll-free at (877) 598-3380. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mark Lupin understands the significance of patient safety and comfort. His practice is dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic medical care for patients on Vancouver Island.
Using high intensity ultrasound energy, LipoSonix™ applies focused pulses to targeted fatty areas, selectively destroying fat cells while leaving surrounding tissues and structures unharmed. Destroyed fat cells are gradually cleared by the body's natural cleansing processes and transported to the liver where they will be used as energy.
LipoSonix™ is a unique body contouring technology - high energy output creates a thermal effect at a specific depth to target fat and simultaneously stimulate collagen production, effectively tightening skin. Liposonix® treats in a series of pulses until a grided treatment area has been thoroughly covered. Within 8-12 weeks of a single treatment, the average patient sees a circumferential reduction of approx. 1 inch (2.8 cm) as well as smoother skin.
Healthy individuals seeking to target an area of localized, stubborn fat. LipoSonix™ is not a weightloss solution but is an excellent alternative for those who do not wish for surgical liposuction and are realistic about results. The ideal candidate has a BMI of under 30 and can pinch an inch of fat in the area to be treated.
Treatment sensation is described as prickly heat, intermittent throughout each 60-second pulse. Most patients receive oral analgesics for maximum comfort and arrange a driver.
Little to no downtime is expected. Bruising and swelling may persist for up to 2 weeks. A compression garment can eliminate or reduce the duration of bruising and swelling. There is indication for time away from regular activities.
The average abdominal treatment will require approximately 1 hour: 15 minutes for treatment preparation and 45-60 minutes of dedicated treatment time.
LipoSonix™ is indicated as a single treatment. The desire for additional treatments is considered after a 3 month follow-up assessment.
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