Updated: Nov 4, 2022
What is Body Contouring?
Lipo-Cavitation destroys fat cells by using low-frequency sound waves. Once the fat cell is destroyed, the fat is discharged between the cells where they are turned into protein and then changed to free fatty acids and glycerol. Free fatty acids are moved to the liver where they decay and are removed from the body while glycerol is used as energy.
Ultrasonic Cavitation is a virtually painless, non-surgical body contouring technique that’s performed as an alternative to liposuction.
This is not a weight-loss treatment.
Ultrasonic cavitation is a circumferential reduction treatment. This means that you won't be able to measure your success by how much fatty tissue you've lost, but instead by how many inches you've shrunk in your treatment area. In other words, it won’t provide the same fat removal power as liposuction, but it might help you slim down those love handles or upper arms.
How to Optimize Results From Your Body Contouring?
For best results, most clients require between 10 and 12 treatments in-office treatments, but many see up to one to 2 inches (5 cm) of circumference reduction after only five treatments.
Each treatment session lasts for around 30 to 50 minutes.
To get the most out of your treatments, doctors recommend drinking water, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercising regularly in-between sessions.
In fact, it’s important that clients drink at least 3 pints (1.5 L) of water before and after ultrasonic cavitation treatments in order to help the body expel the fatty acids.
“The more hydrated the fat cells and subcutaneous tissues are, the better the penetration of energy and the better the fat-destruction is,” advises Dr. Honet.
Engage in at least half-hour of light exercises, such as walking, within 6 hours post-treatment to stimulate lymphatic drainage.
Avoid alcohol for 72 hours post-treatment.
Always Hydrate and Eat Clean
After a body-sculpting treatment, drinking ample amounts of water ensures good results, especially when using heat and/or radio frequency.