Excess fat can lead to serious health complications, including obesity, cancer and atherosclerosis, and it is worth trying to eliminate this fat in a healthy or non-surgical way, before any plastic surgery. Surgery should be a last resort, and there are other fat removal and toning techniques that may be more suitable for your goals.
A combination of ultrasound and radiofrequency energy stimulates lymphatic drainage to reduce fat while inducing a volumetric contraction effect that lifts and tightens the skin.
Your treatment programme will begin with a consultation where one of our highly experienced aestheticians will determine your suitability for treatment and discuss what the programme involves, as well as your treatment goals.
The handpiece used will depend on the size of the areas that require treatment. Larger areas such as the stomach, thighs and buttocks require a larger handpiece. The aesthetician will place lubrication on the treatment area and will perform several passes over the area with the smooth plate.
The results can be visible after just one treatment, but we recommend a course of 4-6 treatments for optimal results. Results vary from patient to patient, but we recommend a ‘booster session’ every six months to continually improve the results.
Accent uses radiofrequency, delivering a thermal shock within the tissue – this causes the skin to contract, simultaneously promoting the growth of new collagen for firmer and tighter skin.
Additionally, ultrasound targets fat cells and disrupts them through shear wave vibrations. This process causes the fat cell membranes to break down, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed, while the fat cells are removed through the lymphatic system. Metabolism increases following fat destruction.
We recommend 4-6 treatments to see optimal results. Every 1-2 weeks.
The aqueous solution works to dissolve fat cells which are liquefied and transported out of the body through the lymphatic system. It’s a minimally invasive injectable solution that will eliminate small stubborn areas of fat. Treatable areas include double chin (fat under the chin), moobs (gynecomastia), bra rolls (fat rolls around bra line) armpits and knees.
We may recommend pairing the treatment with Accent Prime HD or Thermage FLX to tighten and define the area if you experience skin laxity.
Results may be seen after just one treatment after around four to five weeks and will improve with a course of treatments. Results are variable and depend on a variety of factors such as: how much pre-existing fat you have, your age, lifestyle, the stability of membranes, and whether you gain weight after treatment. We encourage you to maintain a stable weight following your Aqualyx treatment to benefit from the results.
The aqueous solution works to dissolve fat cells that liquify and leave the body through the lymphatic system.
Results vary from patient to patient. The permanency of the treatment is also variable depending on the patient’s aftercare efforts and limitations of treatment.
For optimal results, a patient will require 3-8 sessions. These sessions should be every 6 weeks.
Liposonix breaks down unwanted fat using ultrasound technology and is ideal for those who are struggling with diet-and-exercise-resistant pockets of fat. The fat cells then transport to the liver where they are metabolised naturally. Results are immediate, with the final results visible after three months.
We will determine your suitability for treatment. We may also recommend additional body-enhancing and skin tightening treatments to help you attain the best possible results.
During the treatment, the practitioner will hold the Liposonix head over the area of concern as the HIFU targets and destroys fat in a predictable and even way. The practitioner will continue with this process to treat all areas of concern.
Liposonix delivers high-intensity ultrasound waves to breakdown and disrupt fat cells. The ultrasound energy specifically targets and eliminates fat, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Your body stores two types of fat: visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. ‘Visceral’ fat is found around your organs and feels firm to touch. Visceral fat is the type of fat that raises blood pressure and increases your risk of diabetes. It’s usually easier to burn this type of fat due to its location.
The treatment works by targeting ‘subcutaneous fat’. This type of fat is harder to get rid of through diet and exercise. Subcutaneous fat is squishy and pinchable, and that’s why we suggest that if you can ‘pinch an inch’ of this fat, you’d be a good candidate for treatment.
After destroying the fat tissue, the liver naturally processes it. Over time, the area will contract, leaving you with a flatter and firmer stomach and waistline.
Downtime is minimal, but you may experience some bruising, swelling and soreness which should subside within 1-2 weeks after your treatment.
Liposonix requires just one treatment session. However, a patient may wish to have a second session to enhance results.
To request a general consultation regarding stubborn fat with one of our practitioners, doctors or injectable nurses, please complete this form. Please note these appointments carry a booking deposit fee of £50.
Our Patient Advisors are contactable via phone Monday to Friday from the hours of 10:00 – 18:00