Perhaps you once struggled with serious weight issues, but you finally did something about it. You made it a point to exercise regularly and cut back on high-calorie foods and drinks, and overall you were successful in your fight to lose weight and be healthy.  But have you found you just can’t lose fat in certain stubborn areas of your body? What then?

Liposuction is a common procedure to treat these problem areas, but is it right for you? Compare liposuction with a newer, non-invasive body sculpting treatment offered by Dr. Zimmet:  Liposonix®.

Ideal Candidates
Liposuction: Candidates must be in good health and free from conditions that would complicate surgery (coronary artery disease, diabetes, or a weak immune system).

Liposonix:  Candidates should be in moderately good shape and be committed to living a healthy lifestyle.

Procedure
Liposuction: After the patient is under anesthesia, the doctor makes an incision in the area where the liposuction will be performed. Next, a hollow tube is inserted into the incision. The tube is moved back and forth to suction out the fat. The fat is collected in a flask. After treatment patients are usually required to take antibiotics and to wear compression garments for a few weeks. There will be some scarring and swelling. Swelling should reduce after four weeks, and after a few months the treated area should appear leaner.

Liposonix:  The Liposonix device is placed over a targeted area of fat in this one-hour procedure. The device sends intense ultrasonic energy to the fat cells, which destroys them without affecting surrounding tissue. There is no surgery involved.  After treatment you can quickly get back to your regular routine. Over a period of about 10 weeks, the body rids itself of the dead fat cells through natural processes.

Risks
Liposuction: This surgical procedure includes the following risks: fluid accumulation, numbness, infection, skin irregularities, fat embolism, and kidney or heart problems.

Liposonix:  This procedure requires no incisions or anesthesia. Risks may include temporary swelling, redness, or bruising.

Results:
Liposuction: Results will vary.

Liposonix: The majority of patients who undergo Liposonix treatment lose an inch off their waistline—that’s one clothing size.

It’s possible that your body is storing fat that just won’t respond no matter how much you exercise or diet. Contact Dr. Zimmet’s team today to find out if Liposonix is right for you.