The Victorian Cosmetic Institute trials Liposonix non-surgical fat reduction machine

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More

For the month of January, we will be trialling the Liposonix machine. It is a non-surgical method of spot reducing fat over areas like the abdomen and hips. It is a new machine to Australia, and has been in development for the past few years. The machine uses ultrasound to destroy unwanted fat cells. Unlike traditional ultrasound  Liposonix focuses ultrasound energy to a point beneath the skin where it literally blasts the fat cells. The main criterion for being a candidate is that you have to have at least one inch of fat thickness over the treatment area. It is approved for the abdomen, hips and outer thighs, but other areas are yet to be approved. New handpieces for the machine may be released in the near future that will allow treatment of small areas like the chin.

So far, we have trialled the machine on several of our staff members. Although all staff tolerated the procedure, most found it quite painful! There was some bruising and soreness after the procedure, but tolerated well by all.

For more information, please email Dr. Gavin Chan at drgavinchan@vci.com.au