The new research published on the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery (September 2013, Vol. 30, No. 3) suggested Liposonix is more effective than CoolSculpting.
This is the first split-site study comparing HIFU (Liposonix) or cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting). Eight female patients with subcutaneous adipose tissue localized to the bilateral flanks were randomized to a single treatment with either HIFU (Liposonix) or cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting) to each flank. Weight and widest-point waist circumference were recorded at baseline and at 4 monthly follow-up visits.
Results and Discussion: Although both HIFU (Liposonix) or cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting) led to modest reductions in localized flank subcutaneous adipose tissue, there was a trend toward greater improvement in the HIFU (Liposonix) treatment group.
Liposonix is a new, state-of-the-art fat reduction device in Minnesota that can remove fat without surgery. Liposonix system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy that penetrates through the skin layers and into the targeted fat without harming the skin or surrounding tissues. The destroyed fat can be removed by the body’s natural metabolic processes. Liposonix is FDA approved for the removal of fat deposits in the abdominal area but is proving to be equally effective in other areas of the body, such as the flanks and thighs.
Liposonix is different from the liposuction procedures. Liposonix is completely non-surgical, and it doesn’t have the surgical complications as those in liposuction.
Liposonix does cause pain with the original protocol in some patients, but we use a painless protocol. Our patients in Minneapolis and St Paul don’t have any pain during treatment with our pain management protocol. You can see slight bruise and swelling following the procedure as the body adjusts to remove the “waste” fat cells. Destruction of the unwanted fat cells is permanent. Most patients are able to return to normal activities – including work – on the same day and resume full exercise regimens within a week.
Shu Cosmetic Surgery is a pioneer cosmetic clinic in Minnesota that offers Liposonix, the latest non-surgical body contouring treatment. Liposonix system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy, which penetrates through the skin layers and into the targeted fat without harming skin or surrounding tissues.
The Liposonix non-surgical fat reduction treatment is unique because it permanently destroys the fat cells in the target areas without surgery or downtime. The body naturally processes and removes the destroyed fat tissue over a period of 8 to 12 weeks, leaving behind a slimmer, more contoured waistline. Clinical studies show that patients can reduce their waistline by one dress or pant size after a one-hour treatment.
The second generation of Liposonix is a versatile tool that targets unwanted body fat in specific areas like the abdomen and waistline. However, proper patient screening is critical in achieving good results. As Liposonix works best for patients of normal weight with at least one inch of fat thickness, it is also a great option for someone in Minnesota with a moderate amount of fat who does not want to undergo liposuction surgery or the downtime of it. With one or two Liposonix treatments, it may equal liposuction results.
Our clinic has developed a set of treatment protocols that has increased both our experience with the device and our positive results. Patients in the Minneapolis and St Paul areas should keep in mind that Liposonix is NOT a weight loss method or obesity solution and is intended for individuals who maintain healthy diet and exercise habits.
In 2013, people in Minnesota are very excited in the new non-surgical fat reduction alternatives to liposuction. Liposonix is an amazing technology for non-surgical fat reduction available in Minnesota now, and it can reduce fat entirely without surgery and without down time.
Liposonix is a great addition for body contouring in Minnesota that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to disrupt adipocytes percutaneously. It delivers energy across the skin surface at a relatively low intensity, but brings this energy to a sharp focus in the subcutaneous fat. At the skin surface, the intensity of the ultrasound energy is low enough so that no damage occurs. The focusing of the ultrasound beam at specific depths beneath the epidermis, combined with proprietary application techniques, results in adipose tissue disruption. Once adipocytes have been disrupted, chemotactic signals activate the body’s inflammatory response mechanisms. Macrophage cells are attracted to the area to engulf and transport the lipids and cell debris. This results in an overall reduction in local adipose tissue volume. Some fat acids released from the damaged fat cells are probably cleared through lymphatic system. The clinical and histologic studies show exactly what happens under the skin. The histologies show clearly that adipocytes are disrupted by HIFU. The pathologies show the melting lesions in the fat tissue, but they are always at a safe distance from dermis or the epidermis. The correlation between focal depth, energy levels, and clinical results is evident. The average circumference reduction after treatment of the abdomen and waist is 1 inch or more. Liposonix also helps to tighten skin by its ultrasound thermal effect, which adds the benefit in body contouring.
Liposonix is a safe and effective technology for nonsurgical body sculpting by reduction of fat deposits. Shu Cosmetic Surgery encourages people in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas to try it by offering 50% discount for the 2nd area from April to June.