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Dr. Mark Jewell is proud to offer an innovative non-surgical liposuction alternative called Liposonix® at his practice in Eugene, Oregon. He was one of the first plastic surgeons in the nation to offer this breakthrough treatment, which uses ultrasound technology to destroy unwanted fat around the waistline and flanks. The treatment can be completed in a single office visit that takes only about an hour.
To learn more about this innovative fat-reduction procedure, request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Jewell, or give us a call at (541) 683-3234 to schedule an appointment.
Good Candidates for Liposonix
Men and women who are at or near their ideal weight with good skin tone and a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less are considered excellent Liposonix candidates. Patients who benefit from non-surgical fat reduction are active and in good overall physical condition but are bothered by localized pockets of fat that doesn’t respond to exercise and diet. They generally want to lose at least an inch from their abdomen or flanks (“love handles”), but they don’t want to have a more invasive procedure such as liposuction.
How Does Liposonix Work?
The high-intensity, focused ultrasound energy of Liposonix penetrates skin layers and targets fat tissue with precision. Ultrasound is safely used in many medical treatments and has an established track record of effectiveness.
Unlike other non-surgical fat reduction technologies, such as those using radiofrequency energy or lasers, Liposonix doesn’t damage surrounding tissue. It is versatile, and Dr. Jewell controls exactly where the energy is delivered, giving patients the Custom Contouring™ advantage unique to Liposonix.
The fat cells destroyed during the treatment are eliminated from the body through its natural metabolic process. Treated fat cells are permanently gone, and patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a nutritious diet can also maintain their new shapes.
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
What to Expect
Liposonix is performed directly at Dr. Jewell’s practice and takes only about an hour to complete. You should plan a little extra time for measurements and photos, which we use to track your progress. There is little to no downtime, meaning most patients can resume their normal daily activities following the procedure. Changes to your waistline or stomach appear gradually, with most men and women seeing the optimal results about 8 to 12 weeks after the treatment, although results may vary.
Patients describe feeling a prickly, tingling sensation during the procedure with some minor discomfort. Some redness, along with mild bruising and swelling generally occurs after the treatment, but these signs rapidly diminish and are so minor that many patients return to their regular activities right away.
How is Liposonix different from traditional liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure; Liposonix is completely non-surgical and can be performed safely right here in our office, while you’re awake. Liposonix is popular with people who may not be eligible for surgery or don’t have the time to devote to recuperation.
Traditional liposuction removes a more precise amount of fat and can be used on a variety of areas of the body. If you’re uncertain about which option is best for you, Dr. Jewell can help you decide.
How long will my results last?
Because Liposonix destroys fat cells, your results are long-lasting, provided that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. It’s important to note that Liposonix is not a weight loss treatment; patients who seek the procedure should be at or near their ideal weight, with a desire to reshape the contours of their body.
How much does Liposonix cost?
The price of Liposonix varies depending on the degree of improvement you wish to see. Patients in need of more significant treatment will have more expensive procedures than those with a simpler procedure involving a small treatment area. During your consultation, you and Dr. Jewell will discuss the financial considerations related to your aesthetic goals.