Liposonix® is an advanced, non-invasive fat reduction treatment offered at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. For those patients looking to lose about one inch around the waistline without any incisions or downtime, this innovative procedure may be a great option.

What is Liposonix?

Liposonix is a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device that utilizes ultrasound energy to target, and destroy, unwanted subcutaneous fat. Liposonix targets the specific areas of fat under the skin without damaging the skin or tissues. The doctor in San Diego is able to use Liposonix to contour the area exactly how the patient desires. Patients experience results with just one, one-hour treatment session. Full results are evident about 2-3 months after the procedure when the body has rid itself of the fat cells.

Dr. Groff Explains HIFU

Liposonix is not a weight loss procedure. It is generally performed on patients who are very close to reaching their ideal body shape, but just can’t seem to lose that last inch around the waist/love handles. Most patients in San Diego experience a reduction in their waistline of approximately one-inch, or one pant size.

Dr. Fabi Discusses HIFU

The Procedure

During the short, in-office procedure, a board-certified dermatologist will move the HIFU device around the treatment area for about 30-60 minutes. Patients usually describe feeling mild discomfort, which may include a warm or cold tingling sensation. There may be some redness, swelling, or bruising after a Liposonix treatment, but this generally does not last long. Over the course of the next 2-3 months, your body will gradually flush out the destroyed fat cells leaving you with a slimmer appearance.

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Animation Demonstrating this Fat Reduction Procedure


To help you decide if Liposonix is right for you, our doctors have taken the time to answer some frequently asked questions. If you have any more questions or concerns about Liposonix, contact our office in SD.

Q: What is the difference between HIFU and CoolSculpting?

A: Both Liposonix and CoolSculpting are non-invasive fat reduction procedures that help with cellulite reduction. Liposonix utilizes high-intensity ultrasound technology to target and destroy unwanted fat cells, whereas CoolSculpting by Zeltiq uses cooling technology to freeze and kill stubborn fat. The doctor will determine which treatment is best for you depending on your desired treatment areas and goals. Schedule a consultation with one of our body contouring experts to see if you are a candidate for a non-invasive fat reduction treatment today!

Q: When will I see results?

A: Full results of a high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment are generally evident about 2 to 3 months after the procedure is performed. This is the amount of time it takes the body to eliminate the fat cells.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: As with all of our fat reduction and body sculpting procedures, each patient’s customized Liposonix treatment plan is unique. Therefore, it is impossible to set one flat rate. If you are interested in a noninvasive fat reduction treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists in San Diego today so that they can discuss with your fat reduction goals and create your individual treatment plan.

Q: Does the treatment hurt?

A: Most patients describe the feeling during the procedure as slightly uncomfortable, not painful. You may feel a tingling sensation, coupled with a feeling of warmth or cold. There may be some discomfort in the area after the treatment, but it will dissipate within a few days.

Q: Am I a good candidate?

A: If you are looking to lose about one inch of stubborn fat from your midsection, you may be a good candidate for Liposonix in San Diego. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to see if high-intensity focused ultrasound is right for you!

Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for a Consultation Today!

If you are tired of struggling to lose that last inch from around your waist, and diet and exercise just aren’t working anymore, you may be a candidate for the non-invasive Liposonix procedure. Contact our office in San Diego today to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists. They will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Call us at (858) 365-3623 today!

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