Ultrasonic Body Contouring

According to American board of cosmetic surgery, ultrasound fat reduction uses highly focused sonic waves to break down fat cell walls in the treatment area, thereby releasing the fat inside to be metabolized by the body and reducing the size of a fat deposit. The ultrasound energy transmits through the skin, creating rapid pressure changes that cause the fat cells to break down while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. FDA cleared ultrasound fat reduction treatments which uses a pulsed ultrasound technology, and Liposonics, which uses a high intensity focused ultrasound.

Fast facts about ultrasonic fat reduction

  • Treatments are intended for use on the abdomen and flanks, thighs and arms

  • Ultrasound is noninvasive and no downtime is needed

  • Typical patient requires 1 to 3 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart, depending on treatment

  • Results appear gradually and are typically final within 6 to 12 weeks

  • Destroyed fat cells do not grow back; results can last with weight maintenance

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