If you eat right and exercise, you will lose weight, right? Unfortunately, weight loss isn’t always that straightforward and a number of factors such as age, hormones and genetics can make it difficult to sculpt a slimmer figure despite a healthy lifestyle. For those who have been frustrated with unwanted bulges and stubborn pockets of fat, liposuction has long been considered the only effective option.
At Ultra Body Sculpt, we’re changing that with a noninvasive solution that can help you fit into your favorite jeans again without surgery or downtime — iLipo. As experts in nonsurgical body sculpting procedures, we specialize in offering proven technologies and the latest devices to help patients look their best without going under the knife. iLipo is quickly becoming the leading alternative to liposuction among both patients and providers, providing dramatic results that can help you lose inches and reach your fitness goals in just four weeks.
What is iLipo?
Liposuction is often the gold standard for permanent fat removal, but sometimes surgery isn’t always practical or necessary. For patients that want to remove a moderate amount of fat without invasive techniques or the cost and downtime of traditional liposuction, iLipo provides a safe and effective alternative. iLipo is a revolutionary new device that is FDA-approved to reduce localized fat deposits and sculpt slimmer contours without anesthesia, incisions or downtime. This advanced treatment offers a new way to achieve the figure you’ve always wanted in just a few short treatment sessions and can be used anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, sides, arms, thighs, chin, neck and buttocks. Compared to other procedures, iLipo offers several benefits:
- Safe and comfortable treatments with no downtime
- Nonsurgical alternative to traditional liposuction
- Seamless results that complement your natural shape
- Ideal for both men and women
- Can be used almost anywhere on the body
- Convenient 20-minute treatments
How Does iLipo Work?
iLipo uses low-level laser energy to target fat cells and causes them to shrink by opening pores that allow them to purge their triglycerides. Triglycerides are the main type of fat in our bodies and derived from the food we eat. Excess calories and sugar that aren’t used right away get converted into triglycerides, which are then stored in fat cells. Certain hormones trigger their release when more energy is needed between meals, but iLipo creates its own signal to jumpstart this process and cause fat cells to break down stored triglycerides. These are then converted into free fatty acids and glycerol and pulled out into the bloodstream, where they can be metabolized and eliminated naturally. By removing triglycerides from targeted fat cells, they will shrink in a way similar to a deflating balloon.
Am I a Good Candidate for iLipo?
iLipo is noninvasive and nonsurgical, as well as extremely versatile, making it an ideal liposuction alternative for men and women of all ages. Those who are in relatively good shape, maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly will achieve the best results, but iLipo can help patients of any size or shape take inches off their waistline. You may be a good candidate for iLipo if you:
- Are frustrated by stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise
- Want to eliminate moderate amounts of fat from common problem areas
- Have realistic goals and expectations
- Can commit to more than one treatment
- Do not have any kidney or liver problems
- Are physically able to exercise after your iLipo treatment
At Ultra Body Sculpt, our contouring experts can help you decide if iLipo is right for you during an in-person consultation. We explain the procedure in detail and ask about your concerns and expectations before developing a customized treatment plan based on your unique goals to help you achieve your desired results. If iLipo isn’t a good match, we can help you find one that is from the numerous nonsurgical body sculpting procedures we offer.
What is the iLipo Procedure Like?
Your iLipo procedure will be quick and painless, lasting about 20 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated. You will relax in a comfortable position as the device paddles are placed on your treatment area. They will stay in place for up to 10 minutes before being moved to the next treatment area to ensure even, consistent results. You can remain clothed through the procedure, but the paddles are about the size of a small tablet and will need to come into contact with your bare skin, so treatment areas will need to be exposed.
Each paddle has several small holes through which low-laser energy will be emitted, targeting unwanted fat cells and causing them to shrink. You may feel a slight warmth during your procedure, but there are no painful sensations associated with the iLipo treatment. Immediately following your treatment, you will need to exercise to ensure that released fat is removed and not reabsorbed. This will also speed up the process and help you achieve more dramatic results from your treatment. After that, you are free to resume all normal activities.
Do I Have to Exercise After my Treatment?
After your iLipo treatment, targeted fat cells will release their stored triglycerides into the bloodstream, allowing them to be eliminated by the lymphatic system. In order to accelerate the fat removal process and ensure that triglycerides are burned off properly, a period of post-treatment exercise is required. This should occur within two to three hours and can consist of light cardio or more intensive workouts, depending on your specific goals. The treated area does not have to be specifically targeted, but your provider can provide more details and recommend exercises to help you achieve optimal results. You should also drink plenty of water to help the lymphatic system flush out triglycerides for up to 48 hours after your treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
iLipo’s results are clinically proven and you can lose up to four inches with each treatment. Although you will notice an immediate improvement, the most dramatic results appear with post-treatment exercise and additional sessions. Most patients receive a series of eight treatments over four weeks and may experience up to a 30 percent reduction in fat layer depth, as well as tighter, smoother skin. As long as you maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly, these results will be long-lasting. You can regain weight in treated areas, however, so a healthy lifestyle is essential to extending the longevity of your new, slimmer contours.
Unlike other treatments such as liposuction or CoolSculpting, iLipo is not a fat removal treatment. It does not eliminate the number of available fat cells but shrinks those that are present to sculpt a slimmer figure. While it may seem advantageous to eliminate fat cells to prevent regaining weight in treated areas, this can lead to uneven results, a lack of symmetry and an accumulation of fat in unnatural or strange areas. With iLipo, your results will be seamless and natural-looking even long after your treatment, even if you do experience weight fluctuations. Most patients find it easier to maintain their results after their iLipo treatment, however, as it provides the extra push they need to commit to a healthier lifestyle.
Is There Any Downtime or Recovery?
iLipo is a gentle and completely noninvasive treatment that works without affecting surrounding tissues, so there is no downtime or recovery period. After your treatment and required exercise period, you will be able to resume all normal activities immediately without worrying about adverse effects or follow-up care. There are also no incisions or scarring, either, so your results will be flawless and consistent once they develop.
Contact Ultra Body Sculpt
If you’re tired of struggling with stubborn, unwanted fat that won’t budge despite a healthy lifestyle but don’t want to commit to invasive surgery, iLipo may be the solution for you. As one of the most advanced and innovative nonsurgical liposuction techniques available, iLipo can help you sculpt the body you’ve always wanted in just a few short sessions. Contact or call Ultra Body Sculpt today at 703-351-5251 to learn more about iLipo and what it can do for you.