Body Contouring – LIPOSONIX

Liposonix is a revolutionary treatment using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat and eliminate stubborn fat. It is a non-invasive, safe, non-surgical option for people who are close to their ideal shape, but have stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away no matter how much they exercise or diet. The procedure takes about one hour and, while individual results can vary, patients typically achieve a waistline reduction of approximately one inch (equivalent to one pant or dress size) within 8-12 weeks after receiving a single treatment.

Dr. Christy Cone is extensively trained in Liposonix and is the first physician to offer Liposonix in South Carolina.


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Frequently Asked Questions for Liposonix

What is the Liposonix treatment?

The Liposonix treatment uses non-invasive, high-intensity focused ultrasound to get rid of fat around your waistline (abdomen and love handles) without surgery. Results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks.

How does the Liposonix treatment work?

High-intensity ultrasound energy is focused on the targeted fat. Skin is not damaged as targeted fat beneath the skin is permanently destroyed by the ultrasound energy. The body naturally removes the destroyed fat from the treatment area, which may leave you with a thinner, more contoured waistline.

How is the Liposonix treatment different from other fat reduction products/procedures?

Unlike some other fat reduction procedures that often require multiple treatments to see results, with the Liposonix treatment, you can reduce your waistline by an average of 1 inch (2.5 cm), or about one dress or pant size, with a single one-hour treatment.
Office visit time and individual results may vary. Results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks.

How long does a treatment take?

Liposonix treatment of the abdomen and love handles is completed in about one hour. Office visit time may vary. Dr. Cone can give you a better estimate after evaluating you.

Is there good research behind Liposonix?

The Liposonix system technology from Solta Medical, a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, was developed over a period of 10 years by leading scientists and ultrasound experts with more than 200 years of combined experience in the field of therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound devices.

How will Dr. Cone know if the Liposonix treatment is right for me?

Dr. Cone will decide if the Liposonix treatment is right for you based on an evaluation of a number of factors, including the amount of fat in the area to be treated and your overall health.

How is HIFU Technology different?

With many other non-invasive fat reduction technologies, such as radiofrequency and lasers, energy is highly absorbed or scattered near the skin surface, thereby limiting penetration into subcutaneous fat tissue and delivering only temporary results. Ultrasound energy, on the other hand, can be used to penetrate through the skin layers and into the targeted fat tissue without harming skin or surrounding tissues. Other ultrasound body contouring technologies often use low-intensity, low-frequency, or unfocused energy which can require multiple treatments and lead to unpredictable results. The Liposonix system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to permanently destroy targeted subcutaneous fat and deliver uniform, predictable results after a single one-hour treatment.

What can Liposonix do for you?

If you’re close to your ideal shape, but need a little help getting there, Liposonix may be for you. Liposonix treatments use non-invasive, high-intensity focused ultrasound to permanently get rid of targeted fat around your waistline (abdomen and love handles) without surgery. The average waistline reduction after just a single one-hour treatment is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) – which typically means one dress or pant size.

Are the results immediate?

No, results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks (which is the time needed for the body to naturally process the treated fat).

Do I need to maintain a healthy diet and exercise after Liposonix?

Yes, you do need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Liposonix is not liposuction or surgery, is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and exercise, and is not a way to lose weight. But it is a quick, easy way to help you slim that last inch and hit your personal shape goals.

How much does Liposonix cost?

The cost of the procedure depends on the number of pulses needed and this is determined during consultation with Dr. Cone. Consultations with Dr. Cone are free.