i-Lipo is a FDA approved proprietary brand of laser lipolysis technology (by Chromogenex), one of many which have flooded into the market in recent years in response to increased demand for plastic surgery procedures that are fast, convenient, non-invasive, and safe. i-Lipo utilizes low-level lasers in order to liquefy fat and remove it from the body. Unlike liposuction procedures, this one doesn’t involve the use of a cannula. The application of the laser is external, and the removal of the fat is done through the body’s own mechanisms. Its important to notice that i-Lipo is the body contact pad system to be cleared for Fat reduction. Lets have a look at how does i Lipo Work:
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How does i Lipo Work
Instead of using a cannula, the doctor externally applies treatment pads to the targeted areas! The transmission of low-level laser beam (650nm) brings about a chemical signal which alters the cell’s chemistry leading to the release of an enzyme called lipase. This enzyme breaks down triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol inside the fat cells. Then the fatty acids and glycerol are released though channels in the fat cell membranes. After that these compounds are transported to the body tissues and are metabolised to create energy. For more info on how i Lipo laser works have a look here. You have to follow a session of 8 treatments in order for the full results to be achieved! Finally you have to follow post treatment physical exercise in order to make sure that the body will utilize all released fatty acids to create energy!Thirty to forty-five minutes of daily exercise post treatment is recommended! i Lipo can be applied in more than one body areas (which is definitely cost effective) but it is much safer to spread out your procedures.
Watch the following video for more info on how i-Lipo Works:
The process described above is an 100% natural response of the body, when there are energy needs. This is why i-Lipo is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body (like destroying fat cells and removing them via suction) and put the body through much less stress! What is also important is that the i Lipo process doesn’t cause any damage in blood cells, peripheral nerves or skin (which is a usual complication in other techniques such as ultrasonic liposuction). Due to the above mentioned benefits i Lipo is a safer way to get rid of unwanted fat comparing to other lipolysis techniques.
Results should be immediately clear after treatment, and you should be able to maintain the results over the long term as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. While the number of treatments vary, a typical course is 2 treatments per week for four weeks, though it may depend on how many areas you need done and also on how much fat you need removed. The average treatment takes about 2 cm off of the waistline, so it may take a while before you start noticing dramatic results. Of course many people who want plastic surgery want instant results, but the fact is, it is simply healthier and safer to take a gradual course at changing the shape of the body.
i Lipo Reviews
iLipo reviews seem generally positive, although there aren’t that many independent reviews of the procedure yet (you can view testimonials on the website however). This being the case, if you’re going to get a procedure, make sure to do thorough research on the doctor you’re going to use, though this should always be a step in getting liposuction of any type. The testimonials clearly express that i-Lipo does seem to have some benefits right off the top, however, the main one being its moderation.
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i Lipo Side Effects
i-Lipo is advertised as being a painless technique with no side effects; however, if you have darker skin, there is a chance that pigmentation spots may appear. These are transient in nature however and should go away on their own.
i Lipo Cost
The cost for a single treatment is at about $300, but the cost for a full package (8 treatments) can be more economic!
Before and After Photos
In the photos below (we found them in myilipo.com) you can see the dramatic resuts i Lipo brings after a number of treatments:
i Lipo is actually designed to be spread out across multiple days, regardless of whether you want work on more than one area. If you aren’t willing to be cautious and safe about your liposuction, then you aren’t likely a good candidate to begin with i Lipo. If however you are interested in moderation and safety, i-Lipo may be a good choice. Look into it and see if you can find some independent i-Lipo reviews and also be sure to ask for patient referrals before you decide to commit yourself. And remember that this procedure is only going to work to its maximum if you follow all the instructions and do the recommended exercises. You’ll also need to do all the recommended treatments to get the results you’re aiming for.
Finally if you want to compare i Lipo with other Non surgical options you should have a look at our impartial 2013 comparison study on the top Liposuction Alternatives (i Lipo was included in this research).
PS: Before Opting for an aesthetic procedure please read our article on the Ethics of Aesthetics!