Lipoplas™ - Freeze & Fight Stubborn Fat
What is Lipoplas™ Fat Reduction?
Lipoplas™ Fat Reduction is a popular, non-surgical procedure that uses a handheld device to precisely freeze and destroy fat below the surface of the skin. The treatment is not intended for significant weight loss, but for treating stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Common treatment locations include the abdominals, love handles, back, and arms.
This treatment is available exclusively at our Stoney Creek location.
How does the Procedure work?
When you arrive for your procedure, a medical professional will review and mark the area(s) being treated. A protective gel pad will then be placed on the surface of the skin and excess fat will be pinched into the Lipoplas™ applicator. You should not feel pain, only some pressure and suction for the first few minutes of the treatment. After that, the target area will become numb to the cold. The treatment will last roughly 60 minutes, during which you can read, check email, watch a movie on your tablet, or even take a nap.
After the procedure is over, the treated area will be red, and for many, look as if there’s a “stick of butter” underneath the skin; this is the fat that’s been sucked up by the applicator. Your Monaco Nurse will massage the site, and the lump should dissipate quickly.
Who is a good candidate?
Lipoplas™ is intended for body contouring, not major weight loss. Ideal candidates are men and women who exercise, eat a healthy diet, and are within 20 pounds of their ideal weight. This procedure is not recommended for obese or significantly overweight patients.
Lipoplas™ uses intensely cold temperatures to crystallize and kill fat cells. Therefore patients who are being treated for cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease should not participate. A consultation with your Monaco Nurse is required to determine if Lipoplas™ is right for you.
When will I see results and when can I return to everyday activities?
In general, patients can expect to gradually lose 20% to 30% of fat in the treated area after just one session. Most patients see noticeable results within three months, but some may see results in as early as a 14 days. It is strongly recommended that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime during your treatment, otherwise your results will be jeopardized. This procedure requires no downtime, so everyday activities can be resumed immediately following your treatment.