While thousands of Americans head to the plastic surgeon’s office for liposuction to remove stubborn fat and achieve a streamlined appearance, there are options for those that don’t want to go under the knife. Lipo-Ex is one of the latest innovative procedures designed to melt the fat under the skin and tighten up surrounding tissues to create a smoother appearance. Lipo-Ex works by melting the fat, including visceral fat, under the skin and doesn’t require a single incision.
Here’s a close look at the body contouring benefits of Lipo-Ex:
How Lipo-Ex Works
Lipo-Ex is designed to be an alternative to liposuction surgery, and works by reducing visceral fat that is sometimes untreatable with traditional liposuction and other body sculpting procedures. The Lipo-Ex device is applied directly to the skin and emits heat and radiofrequency energy to help melt the fat cells. It penetrates about 20 times deeper than other non-surgical procedures such as Endermologie, and works to tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite and break down both subcutaneous and visceral fatty tissues.
The procedure can be administered to the buttocks, arms, thighs, abdomen and male breast tissue. Most treatments take about an hour, depending on the area.
Individuals undergoing the Lipo-Ex procedure must be in good health and must maintain a commitment to exercise at least three to four times per week in order to help the fat move through the elimination system. They must also drink more water so that the lymphatic system can flush out fat and toxins with ease.
Most patients report some redness and mild soreness after their Lipo-Ex procedure, but this typically subsides within a few days. Most people need to undergo at least four to six treatments, spaced one week apart, to see a noticeable difference.
Key Benefits of Lipo-Ex
The Lipo-Ex technology has been deemed a safe and effective procedure for all skin types, and offers several benefits for those that just need to lose a few stubborn inches around problem areas such as the hips, thighs, love handles or back. Some of the key benefits of this procedure include:
No need to wear compression garments
Addresses stubborn areas in both men and women
Low-cost alternative to liposuction
Can smooth and contour the body
May be combined with Thermage skin tightening treatments
Complements a healthy lifestyle
Non-invasive, painless procedure
Targets fat without damaging internal organs
In addition to helping decrease body fat, Lipo-Ex can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. According to Dr. Barbara Marion, a board-certified physician at Body by Design, “We have a patient who had eight thigh treatments: we were able to reduce her leg size gradually to the size she desired, and then for the remaining treatments we concentrated on the cellulite, which made it disappear.”
Learn more about the latest liposuction procedures in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for Lipo-Ex.