When we work out, we don’t get to choose which fat to burn and which to keep. Exercise can help us lose weight, but it doesn’t allow us to target specific areas of the body. That is determined by our genes and other biological factors outside of our control. Some fat doesn’t respond to exercise at all, and there are certain regions that are harder to slim than others. They have what is known as stubborn fat. It’s a type of fatty tissue that contains all of the wrong ingredients, and it’s notoriously difficult to remove. That’s why Liposonix was created. It’s a non-invasive fat loss solution that works on problem areas.

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What is Liposonix?

Liposonix is a cosmetic fat removal machine manufactured by Solta. It was first approved by the FDA in 2011. It uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to remove fat cells. The results are comparable to traditional liposuction, but it’s categorized as non-surgical, and it’s completely non-invasive, which means it doesn’t require the insertion of foreign objects, such as scalpels, cannulas, and needles. The skin is never broken, and it can be used on most regions of the body, including the thighs, flanks, back, buttocks, and arms. The machine works by targeting subcutaneous fat, also known as superficial fat, which resides beneath the dermal layer of skin. It heats the cells to a temperature above 56 degrees Fahrenheit, rupturing the cellular membranes. This essentially kills the cells off, causing them to be disposed of through the body’s natural processes. Results do take time to manifest, but the machine has been proven effective. Like other forms of fat removal, though, it is not capable of removing deep fat, which is known to wrap itself around vital organs and tissue, especially in the gut region. So it is not considered a weight loss procedure or a viable solution to obesity. It’s mostly suitable for treating patients who are close to their ideal body weight. 

Most traditional cosmetic weight loss procedures leave behind fatty pockets of loose skin that can only be removed surgically. This requires lengthy operations, long recovery periods, and a certain degree of pain. It also significantly raises the risk of complications, and it usually results in scarring. Liposonix, on the other hand, tightens the skin, creating a seamless aesthetic without scalpels or needles. It does this by heating the dermis, which is the middle layer of skin. This causes the body to react by creating new collagen proteins, which are known to give the skin strength and elasticity. Many of the characteristic signs of aging are a result of collagen depletion, so patients will often leave the office looking younger than they did before. Liposonix is also known for its ability to target only specific layers and types of tissue without forcing the provider to take extra care during a more hands-on operation. It’s more convenient than the alternatives because it can be performed in an outpatient setting as opposed to a hospital. It typically lasts somewhere around 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the target region. It doesn’t require the use of anesthesia, and it usually comes in conjunction with some type of numbing cream or a weak, oral sedative, such as a benzodiazepine or opioid. 

Why Liposonix treatment?

Stubborn fat is known to crop up in awkward, highly noticeable places. It can make patients seem overweight, even when they’re not; and it can stick out, destroying an otherwise toned physique by throwing the aesthetic off-balance. Imagine having skinny legs and a small waist with pockets of fat hanging off the sides of the torso, or a stick thin abdomen and giant thighs. It doesn’t look right, and it’s the kind of thing that can turn heads and get people talking. Patients know that. They’re probably aware of the problem better than anyone. They see where people’s eyes land. They know that there are certain parts of their body that can’t be hidden, and it destroys their self confidence. It hurts their social life, their love life, or their marriages. It makes them feel like they're worthless or at fault somehow. In our culture we tend to believe that fat is about accountability. It’s seen as proof that someone is lazy or disgusting, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. But that is what people think, and the consequences of that mindset are very real, which is why many patients feel like they need to take action to improve the way they look. Here is a list of reasons why patients choose Liposonix:

  • Avoid Taking Time Off Work
  • Avoid Complications from Anesthesia
  • Remove Awkward Fat Pockets
  • Trim Lovehandles
  • Tone Thighs

What are Concerns for Liposonix?

Liposonix is not for everyone. Some patients may have pre-existing conditions or medication regimens that could prohibit them from safely undergoing treatment. Understanding this problem will involve research in conjunction with advice from a well-meaning, communicative provider. Know what the consequences are, even before undergoing an initial consultation. Patients should also be aware of the risk of complications and side effects. Liposonix is generally safe, and it’s certainly safer than many of the alternatives on the market, largely due to the fact that it doesn’t require the use of general anesthesia, but accidents do happen. Some patients react poorly to the treatment. Know what to expect. Also know that there is a way to prepare for each session. Providers will hand out a list of pre-operative instructions to follow. Going against them could potentially result in serious complications. It’s the same for the period immediately following treatment. Patients should learn how to take care of themselves when they are recovering. This could mean the difference between a botched result and a satisfactory outcome. When researching these things, always take into account the reliability of online resources. It’s not uncommon for practitioners and manufacturers to misrepresent the facts in an effort to lure in patients. Try to avoid any website with a profit motive, and always take studies with a grain of salt.

  • Candidacy

    Sometimes it can be difficult for patients to find information on candidacy. Turning people away before they come into the office is bad for business, so it might take some time to get to the facts. Liposonix is not intended for patients who have large amounts of fatty tissue. They should be close to their ideal weight. They should also be free of any bleeding disorders, anti-coagulants, and medications that may cause bleeding. The treatment is not recommended for patients with implants, including pacemakers as these could interfere with the device. Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait before undergoing their first session.
  • Pre-operative Care

    Before undergoing treatment, patients should provide their doctor with their complete medical history, including a list of medications, substances, or illicit substances they may be taking, prescription or otherwise. Failure to do so could result in serious complications. Certain medications including vitamins and OTC pain pills could pose a serious risk. Patients are advised to avoid nicotine products and alcohol leading up to treatment. They should also try to prepare themselves mentally and physically. Incorporate a healthy sleep routine. Try to decrease stress and relax whenever possible. This can have a dramatic effect on the results of the procedure. Hydration is also a concern. Ensure that you are drinking enough water throughout the day.
  • Post-operative Care and Recovery

    One of the reasons why patients prefer Liposonix is because of the quick recovery time. It’s often said they can receive treatment during their lunch hour and return to work immediately when they’re finished. There will be some soreness, swelling, bruising, and redness. This is the case any time a foreign energy source is applied beneath the skin. The bruising and swelling may take a few days to go down. Patients are often given an ointment or a prescription for pain medication to mitigate the problem, and they are required to wear a compression garment during this period. The redness should go away within a few hours.

Steps to getting your procedure


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Matching with a doctor

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Getting financing

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Booking a consultation

Why Yes Doctor for Liposonix

Just like all forms of cosmetic treatment, the results of Liposonix depend on the skills of the person administering it. If a provider is skilled, and they understand the nuances behind the device, they can work miracles. If not, patients could walk away dissatisfied with the results. Yes Doctor was created because we understand the importance of screening individual providers. That is why we offer a comprehensive look into their background as well as their qualifications. We also work to make cosmetic surgery accessible to everyone. Patients have the option of choosing affordable payment plans, some with 0% APR. Apply today without impacting your credit. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The efficacy of Liposonix treatment depends largely on the biology of the patient undergoing the procedure. There are several factors at work. The device only targets superficial fat. It can’t dig deep, which is often required to remove some of the most essential fatty tissue. That means that it’s better for patients hoping to remove an inch or two, rarely more. The patient’s metabolism, their hormones, and genes also come into play. They determine how difficult it is to remove dead fat cells and whether or not fat cells are resistant to treatment. In general, Liposonix is effective. It performs the job it was made to do. But not everyone is happy with the results.
It can be very difficult to find accurate information on just how much pain patients experience during treatment. Providers know that if they are honest, patients are much less likely to pay to undergo the procedure. Most online sources declare that it is completely pain-free. They might add that there is a small amount of discomfort, but it’s more than that, and patients deserve to know what they are getting into. Liposonix is not unbearable. Most of the pain can be dulled with topical ointments and oral sedatives, but there will be a prickling sensation, an overwhelming feeling of warmth, and some soreness after the session is over.
The amount of sessions required to achieve the desired results varies from person to person. Genetics, hormones, and other individual biological factors will affect how much fat is disposed of and how many cells are affected. Usually the standard line is that Liposonix is a one-time treatment that delivers visible results in as little as 8-12 weeks, but that’s deceptive. The device has a low satisfaction rate. People who are treated with it get impatient waiting to see the effects. When they do finally notice a reduction in fat, it’s usually not as drastic as they were hoping. Patients often come back for 2-3, maybe even 4 extra sessions to compensate.
A lot of the material used to promote Liposonix claims that it is better than liposuction. In many ways that is true, but “better” is relative. Each procedure has its pros and cons. Liposonix is for patients who are looking to lose their last inch or two–rarely more–and it only affects small portions of the body. Liposuction is better at delivering drastic results. But it leaves behind pockets and sometimes lumpy stretches of skin, and it can’t be used to remove deep fat. Usually the choice between them comes down to the side effects and risk of complications as well as the amount of fat that patients want to be rid of.