If you guys haven't notice, I've lost quite some weight these few months. So happy because I can finally fit into pretty clothes! ♥
As you would have read on my Instagram, I recently went for a Liposonix treatment.
Some of you may not have heard of Liposonix but are familiar with Liposuction. However, the difference between the two are HUGE as Liposuction requires painful surgery with long recovery time but Liposonix is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment which destroys fat cells 1.3cm deep using high-intensity ultrasound energy. No needles or surgery and completely safe J
Let me briefly compare the differences between Liposuction and Liposonix here:
Liposuction is an invasive surgery technique whereby surgeons insert a hollow tube into the skin where incisions are made. Fats are then suctioned out of the body. The recovery period from this surgery lasts anywhere between 2 days and 2 weeks. There are also potential side effects like scarring, swelling, and limited mobility. This is a procedure I’ve never considered undergoing because of the potential risks and I’m scared of pain :/
On the other hand, Liposonix is clinically proven as a Non-Invasive fat reduction treatment that is safe. That means no down time and no side effects. Without the disadvantages of Liposuction, Liposonix still manages to eliminate fats. The wonders of technology! The definition of a non-invasive treatment is any treatment that does not need penetration into the body by cutting/piercing/injecting the skin.
When I first heard about this treatment from Solta Medical, I was so excited. All the benefits of fat elimination without the disadvantages of long recovery period or scarring sounded like such a good deal to me. Not only I didn’t want to go through the pain or surgery, I also cannot have the down time, and I’m sure you all would not like to stay at home for 2 weeks as well. We all have our jobs, school, and activities.
So is there an option to eliminate fats within a relatively short period of time without any invasive surgery or risk of side effects?
The tagline for this treatment is “1 treatment, 1 hour, 1 size smaller.”
No needle. No scalpel. No scars.
So here I am 3 months ago at M∙A∙C∙ Clinic (Bangsar Shopping Centre) to have my Liposonix treatment ♥
M∙A∙C∙ Clinic also stands for Malaysia Aesthetic Clinic.
It’s a premier medical aesthetic centre located at Bangsar Shopping Centre and you can see this in their rooms and the staff’s and doctor’s professionalism. They provide few kinds of non-invasive medical aesthetics treatment including lasers and peels to manage certain skin conditions. Their staffs are highly trained to ensure the best results. The Bangsar Shopping Centre location definitely is so convenient for you to go shopping or for a meal before your treatment!
Once I got there, I was directed to see Dr. Hew who told me all about the treatment and eased my nerves on what I was about to undergo. Here’s a picture of him which I got from the clinic’s website because I realised that I didn’t take a picture of him -_-‘
Anyway, Dr. Hew was very friendly! As soon as I sat down, he had this welcoming smile on his face and he asked me what I wanted to know about the treatment. Even though at the time, I already went through brochures and online info, I wanted to hear it from the doctor, so I asked him about the treatment and how it will help me.
The first thing that Dr. Hew told me was that Liposonix uses high-intensity ultrasound energy to penetrate through skin layers, destroying fats on the inside. One of the unique points of this treatment is that the treatment manages to target stubborn fat areas for Custom Contouring. This means that there’s a high control of how you wants your fats to be targeted, like on the curve on your arm, all around your belly, your thighs, and etc. This custom feature means that the treatment can cater to different types of body shapes and area for the look that you want!
On top of that, because of the treatment’s high intensity ultrasound not available in other treatments, one treatment helps you lose 1 pants size. Keep in mind also that there would be some people who are more suitable for this, and some people who are not so suitable for this treatment. If you have these conditions, this is suitable for you:
Candidates for Liposonix treatment must:
♥ Be able to "pinch-an-inch" (2.5 cm) of fat in the treatment area
♥ Have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or less than 30
♥ Have good overall health
♥ Have realistic expectations about the results
After the consultation, the kind nurse brought me to this relaxing treatment room.
In the treatment room and here is the much talked about Liposonix machine!
It uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to permanently destroy unwanted, fats which exercise and dieting cannot help.
Before the treatment started, the expert nurse did a precise measurement for me. This measurement is done to compare the patient’s progress after the treatment.Yea I know that's a huge tummy right there!"
Marking the points to divide the sections for the treatment.
After the measurement and sectioning, we were ready to begin the treatment. As you can see, this handheld device is the head of the Liposonix machine, and it’s ready to go on my tummy to destroy the fats! Here comes the magic! ♥♥♥
The nurse placed the head of the Liposonix device on each area to be treated. She went a few rounds and adjusted the setting of the machine whenever I felt uncomfortable. It is quite sensitive on some areas, but she was patient with me ♥
Blast all those irritating fats please! ♥ Targeted fat cells are permanently destroyed without harming the skin, and the body naturally processes and removes the fat tissue over a period of 8 to 12 weeks through natural elimination ♥
Each section (boxes) was targeted three times. And to be honest, it does hurt at sensitive areas. But if that’s what it takes to kill off my fat cells, then so be it. Once they die, it takes about two or three months for the body to metabolize them, and to therefore see actual results. The procedure took about an hour and only one procedure needed with no repeated session is required ♥ Repeated session is required if you want to lose more than 1 pants size. The doctor also warned me that there might be some mild bruising for the first few days.
This is how my stomach looks after 12 weeks! I’m happy with the results of Liposonix. Even though I was quite doubtful that 1 treatment would help me lose 1 pants size, I was wrong. I managed to lose around 2 inches on my tummy from the treatment and diet! ♥
Each section we need to go through it three times at the treatment area. And to be honest, it does hurt. But if that’s what it takes to kill off my fat cells, then so be it. Once they die, it takes about two or three months for the body to metabolize them, and to therefore see actual results. The procedure took about an hour and only ONE procedure in needed with no repeated session is required ♥ There will be some mild bruising for the first few days.
Now I have a more hour glass shaped waist than a straight body shape!
I would sum up the key benefits of Liposonix as:
♥ Minimal discomfort and trauma for your body
♥ Short recovery time, can do your activities after
♥ No hospitalization
♥ One session, no medicines
♥ No incisions, scars, post-operative complications or long-term side effects
Overall, I would recommend Liposonix for those of you who want to target that one specific area, it works to get rid of stubborn fat (especially if you’re already exercising and can’t get rid of those spots) and also, if like me, you’ve just had a baby and want to get back to pre-pregnancy body.
For more information on getting the treatment, contact M∙A∙C∙ Clinic at:
S117A, 2nd Floor,
Bangsar Shopping Centre,
285, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar,
59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603 2093 6136
Mon – Fri : 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sat : 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.
Please visit their FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/mac.clinic/ for more information
For more information on the treatment, see here: http://www.liposonix.com/