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Abstract

Background: High-intensity focused ultrasound presents a noninvasive approach to body sculpting for nonobese patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a high-intensity focused ultrasound device for sculpting of the abdomen and flanks.

Methods: Adults (aged 18 to 65 years) with subcutaneous abdominal fat greater than or equal to 2.5 cm thick who met screening criteria were randomized to receive high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment of the anterior abdomen and flanks at energy levels (a total of three passes each) of 47 J/cm2 (141 J/cm2 total), 59 J/cm2 (177 J/cm2), or 0 J/cm2 (no energy applied, sham control). The primary endpoint was change from baseline waist circumference at the iliac crest level at posttreatment week 12. Subjective aesthetic assessments included the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale and a patient satisfaction questionnaire. Safety assessments included adverse events, laboratory values, and physical examinations.

Results: For the primary endpoint, in the intent-to-treat population, statistical significance versus sham was achieved for the 59-J/cm2 (–2.44; p = 0.01) but not the 47-J/cm2 treatment group (–2.06 cm; p = 0.13). In a per-protocol population, statistical significance versus sham was achieved for both the 59-J/cm2 (–2.52 cm; p = 0.002) and the 47-J/cm2 treatment groups (–2.10 cm; p = 0.04). Investigator subjective measures of global aesthetic improvement and patient satisfaction also favored each active treatment versus sham. Adverse events included mild to moderate discomfort, bruising, and edema. Laboratory values and physical examinations were unremarkable.

Conclusions: Treatment with this high-intensity focused ultrasound device reduced waist circumference and was generally well tolerated for noninvasive body sculpting. Reduction in waist circumference was statistically significant with both active treatments (per protocol).

CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, II.

How is the LipoSonix Treatment Different?

Many nonsurgical treatment systems do not penetrate and destroy the fat found beneath the skin. Most of the energy from these systems is absorbed by the skin tissue (dermis and epidermis) not the targeted fat tissue underneath.

The LipoSonix treatment is unique among body-contouring technologies. By using a high-energy output and a high frequency, the LipoSonix treatment creates a thermal effect that permanently destroys the targeted fat in the abdomen and love handles.

The LipoSonix treatment is also unique because of its ability to focus its energy at specific depths in the fat without damaging surrounding tissue or non-targeted areas. This efficient delivery of energy into the fat tissue can result in a treatment time of about 1 hour (office visit time may vary).

Other Ultrasound Technologies

Compared with other ultrasound body-contouring technologies, the LipoSonix treatment uses higher energy and higher frequency to create a controlled thermal effect to destroy targeted fat in the treatment area.

Laser and Radio-Frequency (RF) Technologies

Compared to the LipoSonix treatment, low-energy systems such as laser or radio-frequency have less penetration into the targeted fat. This is because the energy these systems use is reflected and absorbed by the skin. The 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.

About the LipoSonix Treatment

The LipoSonix treatment uses noninvasive, high-intensity focused ultrasound to permanently get rid of targeted fat around your waistline (abdomen and love handles) without surgery, which may leave you with a slimmer, more contoured waistline.

The average waistline reduction after a single, 1-hour treatment is about 2.5 cm or one dress or pant size. Results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks (which is the time needed for the body to naturally remove the treated fat). Office visit time and individual results may vary.

The LipoSonix treatment is not a replacement for liposuction surgery or a healthy lifestyle, or a way to lose weight.

During treatment, you may feel discomfort, pain, cold, prickling, tingling, or warmth. After treatment, you may experience pain (discomfort), bruising, redness, and swelling, which are generally described (or rated) as mild.

Is the LipoSonix Treatment Right for You?

Are you close to your ideal size but have unwanted fat around your waistline that you just can’t seem to get rid of even with diet and exercise?
You might be a candidate for the noninvasive, nonsurgical LipoSonix treatment.
Click here to find the physician/clinic closest to you and arrange for a consultation.

Appropriate Candidates for the LipoSonix Treatment Must:

  • Be able to pinch-an-inch (2.5 cm) of fat in the treatment area.
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or less than 30.
  • Have good overall health.
  • Have realistic expectations about the results.

Ask your doctor if the LipoSonix treatment is right for you.

Treatment Results

After one LipoSonix treatment, 91% of patients surveyed in a clinical study reported improvement in their abdominal flatness. In fact, one treatment of about one hour may result in a patient reducing their waistline by an average of 2.5 cm, or about one dress or pant size. Results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks. Individual results and office visit times may vary.

The LipoSonix treatment is not a replacement for liposuction surgery or a healthy lifestyle, or a way to lose weight.

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    Really good treatment for access fat from skin. I have tried couple of gadgets,cream but till not got successful results. So i am thinking to under go surgeon’s knife.

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    Yup, a great and effective surgery to reduce excess fats. Thanks so much!

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