Non-Surgical Permanent Fat Reduction 

What is Liposonix? 

Losing weight can be a challenge. Your body has a way of fighting you every step of the way. In fact, recent studies suggest that your body may actively be trying to return you to your previous weight—you get hungrier, and the areas of fat around your body get more stubborn. That’s why those last few inches can be very frustrating. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or how hard you exercise, your body will not cooperate. Sometimes, that means the only way to get rid of those extra inches—and complete your transformation—is with a cosmetic procedure such as Liposonix. 

As a non-invasive alternative to liposuction (the more traditional way to remove unwanted fat), body contouring with the Liposonix system, which uses high-intensity ultrasound-based energy, can help eliminate unwanted fat without surgery.  

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Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center? 

Liposonix is an excellent way for patients to get slimming results without surgery. If you are looking to drop a dress or pants size or two and have found that diet and exercise simply aren’t helping, Liposonix at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center is an excellent option. This procedure makes you look and feel more slender and youthful in minutes.  

After a Liposonix treatment, most patients report a modest but noticeable weight loss, usually around one pants size. This procedure is perfect for people looking to lose that last inch or two, in particular around the abdomen and waistline. If you’re looking for Liposonix in Washington D.C. or the surrounding Metropolitan area, contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in Northern Virginia to get started! 

Am I A Good Candidate for Liposonix? 

There are many good fat mitigation options on the market today, including CoolSculpting, liposuction, and, of course, Liposonix. With so many choices, it can be difficult for patients and consumers to determine the best way to proceed. During your consultation with Dr. Rostami, you will discuss how appropriate a treatment such as Liposonix might be for achieving your desired results. However, most of our liposuction patients exhibit at least some of the following characteristics: 

  • Small and stubborn areas of fat 
  • Areas of fat that seem immune to diet and exercise 
  • An aversion to liposuction or surgery more broadly 
  • Not a good candidate for liposuction for any reason 
  • Desire a quick procedure with no downtime 
  • Want to return to work immediately 
  • Want subtle, modest, natural-looking results 
  • Have realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish 
  • During your consultation, you will discuss the best way to achieve your desired look on the timeline that you want to achieve it. 
Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

Benefits of Liposonix 

Liposonix is an appealing option to many busy residents and professionals in the Washington, D.C. area who don’t have time for several weeks of recovery. The procedure can usually be completed in less than an hour, and most patients can return to work immediately after that. 

“Melting” fat away without surgery may sound like fantasy or science fiction. Liposonix is a particularly clever application of ultrasound technology. The same basic technology that forms the bedrock of various diagnostic tools (such as the ultrasound scan a woman may get when she is pregnant) is now used to mitigate problematic areas of fat. By directing the ultrasound energy to a specific wavelength, surgeons can “target” the fat in your body. 

After all, ultrasound is basically just a powerful sound wave. When this sound wave is directed at the wall of a fat cell, the wall breaks down, and the fat cell is eliminated. Because of the difference in fat and skin cells, the fat cells are the only part of the body affected by this procedure, making Liposonix a great way to eliminate fat but do no harm to any other area of the body. Once the fat cells break down, they are slowly absorbed into the body, leaving you looking slimmer and helping to eliminate that area of fat. 

The Liposonix Procedure 

One of the primary advantages of Liposonix is that the procedure is over in a relatively short period. In most cases, the Liposonix procedure will take no more than an hour, depending on the size of the area you would like treated. For most of the procedure, your medical professional will move the Liposonix handpiece along the area to be treated. In most cases, patients do not feel any discomfort. Patients may sometimes experience prickling, tingling, cold, or warmth. Still, these sensations are usually described as being relatively mild. 

The handpiece will be moved slowly and methodically along the treated area. Most patients target their abdomen and waistline, but Liposonix can also be used on the thighs or other areas of the body. Once this is complete, the patient can leave and return to most normal activities. The overall process should not take more than an hour. 

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.

Liposonix Results 

There is no “recovery” from Liposonix. Patients can return to all normal activities the moment their procedure is done. There may be some redness or discomfort after your procedure. Most patients have described these symptoms as mild and tend to dissipate relatively quickly. Optimal results from Liposonix treatments become visible within 8-12 weeks after your procedure. However, you should notice progressive fat reduction up until that point. 

Schedule a Consultation 

If you’re tired of squeezing into your pants, contact us today to get started with a confidential consultation. We conveniently serve the greater Washington, D.C. areas of Odrick’s Corner, McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church. 


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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