i-Lipo Laser Liposuction Treatment Review (with before and after pictures)

Review (with before and after pictures) of i-Lipo Laser Liposuction Treatment

Everyone knows that diet and exercise is the best way to lose weight. However, that isn’t always enough and we all know there is almost always room for improvement!

iLipo MachineThe idea of getting full blown liposuction is kinda scary, so you might be a little excited to hear about i-Lipo. It’s a non invasive type of liposuction, takes about 30 minutes per session, NO downtime and it actually works!

Jessica Alba reportedly had a few i-Lipo sessions to get ready for attending the Golden Globes awards shows. She looked absolutely amazing! (And hasn’t she had two kids?!) I also saw the treatment reviewed on “Ricki Lake Show” and noticed substantial results on the woman they performed the procedure on during the show.

Okay, so you’re probably wondering, what exactly is i-Lipo and how do I get it?! Well, first off, it’s the first FDA approved, low level and non-invasive treatment to get rid of cellulite, fat, and lessen the appearance of stretch marks. It was created and launched in the UK, won a slimming award in Paris and is now used all over the USA, Canada and Australia.

i-lipo treatment pads on patient

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How does it work? Four small plastic paddles are placed on the treatment area and secured with velcro straps so they stay in place. The paddles emit low levels of laser energy, which essentially blasts the fat cells without harming your skin. It sends the signal to break down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol which then releases the fat to be eliminated from the body. This process of releasing the fatty acids is actually a natural response the body has when the body needs to used stored energy reserves. So the nice thing about the i-Lipo is that it’s not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it damage or alter any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves.

The usual treatment areas are abdomen (mummy tummy!), thighs, love handles/muffin top and even upper arms. You can basically get i-Lipo any place that you want to slim down that the i-Lipo paddles can be placed on. I decided to get my abdomen / mid-section done (although I considered doing my thighs since no amount of exercise seems to make them any smaller!).

Here is a local ad for the i-Lipo Treatment…

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I decided to be brave and make an appointment at Dr. Jafar Koupaie’s office (Boston Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center)in Brookline, MA to receive the i-Lipo treatment from nurse practitioner Stacey Luddy.

I talked with Stacey for about 10 minutes before receiving the treatment and she was such a sweetheart! I asked her a bunch of questions I thought you ladies would want to know the answers to, before considering a treatment like this. Here is the scoop…

Q&A

  1. How much does 1 treatment cost? Treatments range from $350-$650 each (BDCSC charges $500 per treatment) but you can get discount packages if you agree to doing the recommended 8 treatments.
  2. How many treatments do I need to get full results? The recommended course of treatment is 8 sessions.
  3. How many treatments before I notice ANY results? Generally patients can see results after just one treatment. (I did!)
  4. How long does it take to receive 1 treatment? Each treatment takes about 30 minutes.
  5. How far apart should each treatment be? There should be at least 4-5 days between each treatment to give your body time to get rid of the fat. Once a week is recommended.
  6. Does it hurt? The most you will feel is a warming sensation.
  7. Where does the fat go? It’s absorbed into the lymph system and flushed out. (Hence the recommended increase in water consumption post-treatment!)
  8. Will it harm my skin? Your skin gets slightly red and warm (This disappeared before I even left the office.)
  9. Are there any known negative side effects? Apparently people with extremely sensitive skin might notice more redness and it may last a couple hours before subsiding, but this extremely rare.*
  10. Can I wear my HotPants after receiving the treatment? They recommended that I not wear them immediately after the procedure just to make sure my skin was not going to have a negative reaction to the treatment. My skin had absolutely no reaction to the procedure at all, so I wore my hotpants the next day.

* Please consult www.ilipo.com for more information.

Immediately after the i-Lipo Treatment, you’re supposed to exercise vigorously to assist in eliminating those freed fatty acids from your body. They recommend that you take a brisk walk or do 20 minutes of cardio. (I think doing one of Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred

20 minute workouts would be ideal.) I couldn’t find my Jillian DVD so I did 30 minutes on my Stair Stepper
when I got home, the same day that I received the treatment.

 

 


MY EXPERIENCE WITH i-LIPO

I have to admit, my husband was little more freaked out about me getting the i-Lipo procedure than I was. He was concerned about adverse reactions and side affects, on top of which, he said I didn’t need liposuction anyway. Isn’t he a sweetheart? hehe

I came prepared with a phone so I could snap a few pics of the procedure being done to me, a book to read during the treatment, a bottle of water to drink after I had the treatment and a list of questions to ask the nurse practitioner (see above Q&A).

Stacey answered all my questions before the procedure, then took me to the treatment room to begin. I had heard you could change into a swimsuit for the treatment, but it really wasn’t necessary. I left my clothes on, I just pulled my shirt up and tucked it under my bra and pulled my jeans down to around mid/upper thighs. She gently marked my abdomen with a pen and measuring tape and then took my measurements and wrote them down on the official i-Lipo paperwork.

I then proceeded to lay down on the table and have all four small, white plastic paddles carefully placed on the “treatment area” which in my case, was my midsection and then secured with a long velcro strap. (Bye, bye mommy tummy!)

Each “treatment” during the procedure took about 10 minutes, during which time I was left alone in the room. I took the opportunity to read a book. After 10 minutes or so, the i-Lipo machine would make a beeping noise and then Stacey, the nurse, would come back in and move the four paddles. She did this a total of 4 times so that my entire midsection was treated, both front and back.

When she removed the paddles, my skin was slightly damp from having the plastic paddles up against my skin and only slightly red from being warm.

my tummy right after the treatment

My stomach immediately after the treatment!

Afterwards, Stacey whipped out a the “Ultra” attachment that worked like mini Dustbuster on my tummy. She used the vacuum massage on my abdomen for about 2 minutes, but from what I’ve read elsewhere, this part of the procedure is normally done for around 10 minutes. Either way, it was a weird sensation but I could see that it would definitely help with increasing circulation and getting rid of the fat!

“i-Lipo Ultra™ adds vacuum massage and a second infra-red laser wavelength to i-Lipo’s extraordinary body shaping capabilities to deliver improved circumferential inch loss and cellulite reduction. The vacuum massage action of the Ultra enhances the removal of released fat cell contents and optimizes absorption of infra-red laser wavelengths in the dermis to promote collagen growth and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The result is slimmer, tighter, smoother looking skin. The new i-Lipo Ultra incorporates 36 laser diodes and a vacuum massage to enhance lymphatic drainage, improve blood circulation and promote skin renewal.” (Source – //www.ilipo.com/us/i-lipo/i-lipo-ultra/)

I snapped a few pics of the i-Lipo Ultra™ with my camera phone…

i-lipo suction treatment

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i-lipo suction treatment

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After that, Stacey got out the measuring tape once more to see what the results were. Stacey had warned me that because I was already fairly in shape, that my results would be much less than someone who still had 20+ more pounds to lose. We were both quite surprised to find that I lost a combined total of 41/2 inches off my entire abdomen!

Here is a picture of the actual “client treatment record” that Stacey wrote my measurements on…

i-lipo before and after measurements

Now, I made sure that I measured my OWN stomach the morning before the procedure, along with taking some “before” pictures, so I would be able to double check these measurements and results myself. Ya know, just in case she was holding the measuring tape differently or pulling it a little tighter post-procedure to make my results look more amazing…

So when I got home, after I did my 30 minutes on the stair stepper, drank TONS of water and then I measured my own abdomen. It was exactly the same as it had been that morning. Hmmm… I got a little discouraged. Evenso, I had my husband take some “after” shots. The next morning, I did another 20 minutes on the stair stepper (this time with the HotPants on), just for good measure and to make sure I was doing all I could to enhance my results.

When my husband came home from work, I measured my abdomen again before taking some more “after” pictures and lo and behold, I had lost a little over an inch just around my waist! Hallelujah!!! It really did work!!

I received my treatment on 2/18 and I took my last “after” picture on 2/21. The picture on the left was taken hours before my treatment and the picture on the right was taken in the evening on 2/21 – 3 days post treatment.

i-lipo before and after

I personally think my results are more noticeable in person, then in the pictures, but you can see the biggest difference in the before and after is definitely the little “mummy tummy” right under my belly button. It doesn’t bump out over the top of my jeans anymore!

What would have taken me probably another month or two of careful exercising and dieting, I achieved in less than 24 hours after receiving the i-Lipo treatment. I would definitely be willing to get additional treatments although I think next time I would get my thighs done!!!

Overall, I would recommend the procedure to anyone who is having trouble losing weight or who has trouble spots that diet and exercise haven’t touched. You can eat right, drink lots of water, compare whey protein prices for your protein smoothies, and lift weights, but it might not be enough.

 

The i-Lipo system has many advantages over other similar systems and even over traditional liposuction.

Clinically proven:
Independent clinical studies have shown i-Lipo to be, in some cases, comparable to results achieved by liposuction. Ultrasound imagery shows up to 30% reduction in the fat layer depth after just one treatment. Additional treatments improve results further. Results can be seen immediately after each treatment as the fat cell contents are released. Light exercise post treatment can accelerate the removal of the released fat.

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iLipo – Award winning and Leading Non-Surgical Fat Reduction & Body-shaping technology manufactured by Energist Ltd

Why i-Lipo?

No pain, no needles, no downtime! i-lipo is the latest body contouring system manufactured in the United Kingdom and is the European leader and winner of the prestigious ‘Victoire de la Beaute Award, Slimming Treatment of the Year, Paris’. I-Lipo is the intelligent alternative to liposuction and has many advantages compared to other systems.

iLipo offers a range of devices

iLipo offers the latest technology for non-surgical fat reduction, cellulite smoothing and body shaping within a range of iLipo devices that are manufactured in the UK by Energist Ltd.

iLipo
Emits low levels of laser energy, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol and releasing them though channels in the cell membranes.

iLipo Ultra
Emits low levels of laser energy, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol and releasing them though channels in the cell membranes. iLipo Ultra also uses low-level lasers with a suction hand-piece for smoothing cellulite, fat reduction and body shaping treatments.

iLipo Xcell
Incorporates four technologies for intelligent body fat analysis and measurement, laser diode fat reduction, IR Vacuum massage and Radio-frequency* skin tightening.

How does it work?

The i-Lipo emits low levels of laser energy, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol and releasing them though channels in the cell membranes. The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy. This process of fatty acid release is a natural response of the body when the body needs to used stored energy reserves, thus i-Lipo is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it affect or damage any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves. A period of exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and thus elimination from the body of the freed fatty acids.

Clinically Proven

Clinical studies show that i-lipo has comparable results that are achieved through liposuction surgery.  There is a 30% reduction in the fat layer depth just after one treatment, and more can be achieved through more sessions.  As the fat cell contents are released and excreted through the lymphatic system, immediate results can be seen after the treatment. It is recommended to do light exercise post treatment to accelerate the removal process of the released fat.

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Affordable Treatment

i-lipo is much more affordable then surgical liposuction or other laser treatments.

Safe and Painless

i-lipo is a safe and painless low level laser diode system that can be used on all skin types and body areas. There is no downtime and following treatment you can return to normal activity. Results can be seen immediately following treatment. Typical results are a 2-4cm loss in abdomen circumference after every treatment. Eight treatments are recommended, two per week for four weeks.

i-Lipo targets specific problem areas. Laser pads are positioned on the targeted areas such as the upper arms, chin, abdomen, or thighs. Instead of exercise reducing overall body fat, i-Lipo can reshape individual problem areas.

Innovative Design

i-lipo has been specifically designed to have four pad options totaling 36 individual lasers which greatly reduces treatment time.

Testimonials

“The i-Lipo is amazing! It’s an affordable, painless and effective procedure to offer your clients!”

Dr Chantelle Eybers


“i-Lipo is a technology that really works as a targeted fat reduction system. Each of my patients loose between 2cm – 4cm per session. It is a great asset in each business to motivate patients to reach their ideal body with optimum health and wellness. Having visible results in the first session is a fantastic way to motivate patients to stay fit and maintain a healthy eating plan not only during the 8 treatment sessions, but long after the completion of the treatment course.”

Dr. M.E.Voshol-Botha, South Africa


“My girlfriend and I regularly use the gym; however we have both struggled to lose fat around the stomach area. After reading reviews online we decided to try iLipo. The dietary advice greatly helped us with our goals. Towards the end of the treatment we could see a noticeable difference in our target areas. I lost 25cm and my girlfriend lost 12.5cm. We would recommend the nutritional packs during the course of the treatments.”

R&K, London


“I have always had a problem with fat thighs! I am of medium build and no matter how much exercise I do I could not reduce the size of my thighs. I had heard about iLipo but was very sceptical about it working! I had a consultation and decided to start the programme. I got amazing results straight away and after 3 weeks I lost 7lbs in weight, 18cm across my thighs and toned my overall body. I feel great and would recommend this programme without hesitation.”

K Brookes, Hertfordshire


“I was amazed that after one session I had lost 13cms, sounds an awful lot but in context, consistent over a period of time (4 weeks). I dropped a dress size! Absolutely fabulous!!!”

M Choy, London


“I would highly recommend this Ultra i-lipo to anyone interested in pursuing technology that delivers on its promise. In my opinion, there is no competition whatsoever when faced with the question, “Which fat reduction laser should I purchase”? In fact, we are currently exceeding over 20 cm of subcutaneous loss on average over eight (8) treatments. Our clients are ecstatic, so are we.”

Joseph D. Whitehead, Laser Clinic of Chesapeake


“Our customers are our biggest fans of the i-Lipo, anything you would refer to your family and friends speaks for itself.”

Kaitlyn Bradley, Sewickley Chiropractic Center, Sewickley, PA


“We have had a great success with the cold laser. Everybody loses inches and the best outcomes are with the patients who are on the low carb diets. We and our patients are very pleased and would recommend iLipo to every practice that has active weight loss program.”

BluePoint Medical


“Always sceptical with these sorts of things especially when on offer….
So like anyone else who sees a bargain, I snapped the i-lipo offer up as Summer was just around the corner. I was amazed that after one session I had lost 13cms, sounds an awful lot but in context, consistent over a period of time (4 weeks). I dropped a dress size!

What was even more beneficial was the personal training sessions that went with it. I thought I was relatively fit prior to coming here until I met Stephanie. She works out on a different level and I have to say that although it can be intense and sometimes downright difficult, it is actually enjoyable so much so that I purchased 10 more personal training sessions. Stephanie does push the boundaries and is able to utilise all of the equipment in the gym which is fantastic. In total I lost over 7lbs which was pretty amazing, I didn’t diet – just became more aware of what I was eating. The exercise definitely helped and that is down to Stephanie. She is utterly brilliant and I will endeavour to keep my sessions with her as they really do make a difference. Absolutely fabulous !!!”

M.C. London


“I have been in practice for 15 years and have owned 10 offices in 6 states, employing laser therapy in almost all of them. When the “laser fat reduction wave” began I was hesitant to purchase other units based on the fact that I understand the parameters that enable lasers to obtain biochemical effects. The other products were just not comparable, and did not work as well. I gained competitive advantage by getting better results with superior equipment. The i-lipo is that equipment.”

Dr Anthony J DiCesaro III


“Our clients are losing an average of eight inches in four weeks.”

Rachel Schinosi, Owner – Cosmetic Solutions Canonsburg, PA


“We are very impressed with iLipo, ultrasound scans at our clinc show a 30% reduction in fat after just one treatment”

Mr Chris Griffin, Consultant Gynecologist, Midland Ultrasound and Medical Services


“My average patient loses about 6 inches in 8 treatments. The least was 1 inch and the most was 12 inches. We take three measurements on the abdomen, and combine the results. We had one patient that came to us for a consultation and decided to take the 6 Zerona treatments first and then the 8 i-Lipo treatments. When she came back, we could not see any so we gave her a 1st treatment and she lost over two inches from her tummy.

We are very happy with the i-Lipo, and will try to purchase another very soon.”

Dr. Burch, Florida

 

 

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