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Does non-surgical ultrasonic liposuction work at all?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: As with most things

You can't make an omelette without cracking some eggs.
In other words, the noninvasive procedures may have some benefit but it's nothing like what can be achieved with the actual surgical procedure. It is however noninvasive so it therefore has a significant advantage. My feeling is that a procedure which is, say one half as effective should probably cost about one half as much.

In brief: As with most things

You can't make an omelette without cracking some eggs.
In other words, the noninvasive procedures may have some benefit but it's nothing like what can be achieved with the actual surgical procedure. It is however noninvasive so it therefore has a significant advantage. My feeling is that a procedure which is, say one half as effective should probably cost about one half as much.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Richard Baxter
While it is true that Liposonix does less than what can be done with liposuction, it is a proven technology documented with randomized prospective trials published in peer-reviewed journals. It is less expensive than liposuction.
Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe.....

The results to this point have been mild. Just don't expect too much.

In brief: Maybe.....

The results to this point have been mild. Just don't expect too much.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Liposonix works

Liposonix is a noninvasive technology that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to premanently reduce localized body fat in a single treatment.
After the treatment, it takes several weeks for the results to appear as the body re-absorbs the destroyed fat cells. A small percentage of patients do not respond to the treatment but on average about an inch reduction in the waist circumference is expe.

In brief: Liposonix works

Liposonix is a noninvasive technology that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to premanently reduce localized body fat in a single treatment.
After the treatment, it takes several weeks for the results to appear as the body re-absorbs the destroyed fat cells. A small percentage of patients do not respond to the treatment but on average about an inch reduction in the waist circumference is expe.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Limited results

Although this is an area of large growth, the technologies are not able to achieve dramatic results.
We should see improvement in the future.

In brief: Limited results

Although this is an area of large growth, the technologies are not able to achieve dramatic results.
We should see improvement in the future.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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