Fat Removal: Comparing Liposonix and Liposuction

Fat Removal: Comparing Liposonix and Liposuction

While a healthy diet and exercise regimen is good for your overall wellbeing, there are times when no matter how many hours you clock on the elliptical machine still leaves you with that bit of jiggly fat that just won’t budge. If you are nodding your head while reading this, then keep scrolling down, because we are going to talk about a healthy and simple solution to those stubborn jiggly bits.

A new method of fat reduction has surfaced due to recent advances in medical technology. Unlike Liposuction, this new treatment is non-invasive, has zero downtime and can be performed in an hour. This amazing treatment is known as Liposonix.

While both Liposuction and Liposonix serve the same objective of removing body fat, they differ greatly in how they achieve their goal. When deciding which procedure to undergo, it is important to carefully consider which one is most appropriate for your situation. Here are the two main differences between Liposuction and Liposonix.

Surgical procedure vs Non-invasive aesthetic treatment

Liposuction is a surgical procedure as it involves the physical destruction and removal of the fatty tissue. A surgeon will insert a cannula through an incision on the skin into the fatty tissue. A negative pressure is then created using a suction pump or a syringe, to remove the fat cells in the targeted area. This traumatic process can result in injury to the surrounding connective tissue and neurovascular structure. Tumescent technique (a local anesthesia technique) alone may be sufficient for liposuction in most cases, while sedation or general anesthesia may be needed in others. Anesthesia carries a risk by itself, and would be most risky for those with medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension.

On the other hand, Liposonix is a safe FDA approved non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy, which is focused in the subcutaneous fat layer beneath the skin, eliminating unwanted fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. The high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy emitted by the Liposonix hand-piece disrupts subcutaneous adipose tissue, which is then naturally excreted from the body.

Best of all, there is no downtime needed for recovery. Patients undergoing Liposonix may resume their daily lives immediately after leaving the clinic. This is why Liposonix is a great and safe option for those with busy schedules or those who simply prefer to avoid the risks and downtime associated with any surgical procedure.

Immediate result vs Gradual result

Because Liposuction is a surgical procedure, it comes with the risks and downtime, not to mention high cost common to any surgical procedure. During the treatment, the targeted fat cells will be removed and the procedure can take up to 60 minutes, depending on the amount of fat being removed. After the procedure is completed, the targeted fat cells are completely removed from the targeted area. However post procedure, it should be borne in mind that due to swelling from the surgery, it would take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to see the final result.

Liposonix, instead, takes 8 to 12 weeks after an hour long session to show its full results. During that period, the body will absorb the killed fat cells through its regenerative processes. Even after the process is complete, the amount of fat that is removed is not drastic. Patients will generally lose a few dress or pant sizes during that period.

Liposonix is ideal for patients who need to lose the last bit of belly fat that just won’t budge despite a healthy diet and exercise. Liposonix is also good for patients who would like to see a gradual change in their belly fat.

EHA Clinic, a leading aesthetic clinic in Singapore, offers Liposonix. For more information on the treatment or to book an appointment, call EHA Clinic at 6235 3325.

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