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Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Three years ago I spoke with a plastic surgeon in New York about a tummy tuck, which I was really keen on, but timing was not on my side as I was leaving New York a few weeks later.  I have met a lot of women who have had a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty).

On reflection, timing was perfect as just two years ago Liposonix came onto the US market and is now available in Hong Kong from professional medical clinics. A non surgical treatment that reduces fat without surgery. It is always good for any patient to read up on the treatment, so you can really get the best out of your consultation, which is what I did by going to the Liposonix web site.

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Liposonix heats the subcuatious layer of the skin where the fat cells reside to a temperature of 56 degrees,  at this point the cell is destroyed and the fat content (lipid and other debris) migrates into the lymph system, then into the blood and finally into the liver where it is broken down. This does not happen overnight, but over a period of 8 weeks.

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Cosmetic Central in Hong Kong is a medical clinic with a team of specialists in Plastic Surgery,  my doctor guided me through the procedure during my consultation and being a plastic surgeon he was extremely well versed in invasive and non invasive treatments. I asked him should I have a tummy tuck after Liposonix as the abdomen areas may have signs of loose skin, his recommendation was to keep everything at this point non-evasive recommending a Thermage treatment across the abdomen to strengthen the collagen post treatment.

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

 In fact, I had excellent advice throughout my visit to Cosmetic Central. the Liposonix treatment took 33 minutes, as I only wanted to treat my lower abdomen for the first treatment and my upper abdomen on a return visit for another 30 minutes. However, considering that the next day I flew to Sydney for two weeks of meetings, I was delighted with the outcome of this non-invasive treatment.

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

 It important to be aware that only by meeting with a professional doctor can you fully understand if you are a suitable patient for Liposonix. Body-sculpting procedures are an effective adjunct to diet and exercise for the improvement of body contour. For non obese patients who desire a noninvasive approach to fat reduction for specific problem areas (e.g., abdomen, hips, thighs), these newer noninvasive body-sculpting technologies are an option.

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Liposonix technology is known as High Intensity Focused Ultrasonography (HIFU) this technology destroys subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) by causing molecular vibrations, these vibrations increase the temperature of local tissue and induce rapid cell necrosis or death of the cell. At the consultation before the procedure my doctor at Cosmetic Central discussed the type of patient discomfort I may experience and this was would be managed by a prescription of oral analgesics before the procedure.

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

Prior to my procedure I read that the most common issue from other patients was related to procedural discomfort and for some it was post procedure discomfort. The sensation of Liposonix is unusual; initially you feel warmth on the area being treated, and then a slight tingling sensation as the doctor holds the treatment head of the Liposonix system across the area being treated. You can experience different levels of warmth or heat at times depending on the treatment area.

Liposonix reducing fat without surgery in Hong Kong

I did feel that the heat was higher as the procedure came to an end, especially near the hip/pelvic area, but if you consider that you can sit up, get dressed and even go back to work, this action would be impossible if you were to have a surgical Abdominoplasty ( tummy tuck). There was some swelling, but I had not discomfort whatsoever after the Liposonix.

I was made aware that there would be bruising for a few days, I did bruise and I do bruise easily but there was no discomfort. Bruising appeared about 2 days after the treatment, and started too lightened after about 7 days and totally disappeared after 10 days.

After about 5 weeks, I returned for my post treatment consultation, that comprised of photos and measurements. I had lost 2 inches (5.1 centimeters) without exercise or diet, an additional benefit at Cosmetic Central is that you can request to meet with their nutritionist to design a lifestyle plan to gain the maximum benefit from your Liposonix treatments.   Cosmetic Central 18/F Wellington Place, 208 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. (852) 2806 2829.

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