As Arizonans live in shorts and a bathing suit come summertime (or more like springtime), a revolutionary procedure, Liposonix, helps get bodies back in shape for bikini season.
With revolutionary ultrasound technology, Liposonix is an FDA approved procedure that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (HIFU) to permanently destroy fat cells. In a one-time, one-hour treatment, this non-invasive, non-surgical procedure can decrease your waistline by one size.
The ultrasound technology targets problem areas to eradicate fat around the waistline. The fat is removed through the body’s natural healing process, and during an eight- to 12-week time frame, it is naturally metabolized resulting in a thinner, more contoured waistline. Specializing in cosmetic dermatology and offering a wide variety of procedures using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Susan Van Dyke, MD, of Van Dyke Laser & Skin in Scottsdale, Ariz. is the sole provider of the Liposonix procedure in the Southwest United Sates.
“One of the greatest things about Liposonix is that there is no downtime after the procedure,” Van Dyke says. “It is not unusual to have bruising and some minor soreness for a couple of days, but other than that, patients have no post-procedure restrictions.”
In order to benefit from the Liposonix technology, a patient must have a minimum of one inch of body fat around the targeted area. Patients looking for further contouring may receive the procedure multiple times, but according to Van Dyke, they are recommended to wait eight to 12 weeks after the first treatment to begin the next.
As this is strictly a contouring procedure and not the answer to significant weight loss, Van Dyke says, “I find that many who undergo this non-invasive fat reduction procedure become motivated to improve their diet and exercise regiments because they are so thrilled with the jump start this procedure provides.”
Treatments on the abdomen and flanks typically cost between $1,000 and $2,000, as prices will vary depending on the size of the targeted areas.