Lipo cavitation is a non-invasive
procedure using ultrasound to break down fat from the body. This procedure is a
good alternative if you seek fat reduction in areas associated with liposuction
but are weary about going under the knife. Unlike the surgical procedure of
liposuction, lipo cavitation is an outpatient treatment with no anesthesia. It
is typically painless (post-treatment side effects include mild bruising and
temporary skin sensitivity).
Lipo cavitation (you may also see it
referred to as ultrasound cavitation) can be performed on the following areas
of the body: thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, abdomen, face, neck, back and
What to Expect
The process: Cavitation helps target
fat cells by using low-frequency ultrasound waves beneath the various
superficial layers of the epidermis. The cells then release triglycerides and other
fatty substances, which are
naturally eliminated through your own lymphatic system.
During the lipo cavitation procedure,
a small amount of ultrasound gel is applied before your practitioner glides the
ultrasound device over the treatment area in all directions. A single treatment
takes about 20 minutes up to 50 minutes, and many who have undergone lipo
cavitation say the treatment is devoid of pain (while creating a tighter, toner
appearance, no less).
Results differ from person to person
and are dependent upon factors such as targeted treatment area, weight and age.
While some people partaking in lipo cavitation treatments will see results in
one week, most need between 10 and 12 weekly sessions to meet their
fat-reduction goals. The cost of lipo cavitation sets you back about $250
to $350 per session and varies depending on desired area treated.
To help you find more slimming
services that fit your specific needs, read Spafinder’s “Medi-Spas—Your Ticket to Non-Invasive Beauty,” or select one of the links on this page for a
different beauty treatment type.