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Non-Surgical Liposuction, Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening

What is non-surgical liposuction and localized permanent fat reduction?

SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland have assembled the most advanced and high-tech non-surgical liposuction and permanent fat reduction program and fat reduction technologies in the country.  Always at the forefront of non-invasive permanent fat reduction and non-surgical liposuction techniques and technologies, Dr. Mulholland has lectured around the world on his innovations in this area.  At SpaMedica, you will receive the best combination of technologies that are applied in a non-invasive, non-surgical fashion to permanently reduce areas of unwanted fat.  There is no one single technology available that will optimize and maximize your fat reduction and permanent contour improvement, but rather a combination of 2 or more technologies will optimize your non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction results. At SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland has created a program that combines the best possible technologies known today for fat reduction. These are applied in a non-surgical, non-invasive way to permanently reduce unwanted localized fat.


This combination non-surgical liposuction program will benefit fat reduction patients by efficiently combining technologies in a cost effective, comfortable, pain-reduced fashion, allowing all patients to return to their daily activities, work and even high-impact activities immediately.

How does the fat reduction and non-surgical liposuction program work?

The first technology that SpaMedica will bring to your fat reduction treatment is the use of bulk heating radiofrequency technology.  Not just any bulk heating radiofrequency technology, but bulk heating radiofrequency technology that is specifically designed to permanently kill fat, providing permanent fat reduction. The BodyFX™ is a high-frequency electrical current system that is gently applied to the external surface of the unwanted focal fat collection.  The applicator gently sucks unwanted fat, tissue and skin into the treatment chamber and applies high-frequency electrical current that bulk heats the skin and the fat.  Gentle heating, with precise temperature and electrical current control, eliminates the possibility for pain and thermal injury, while heating the skin, leading to skin enhancement, dermal thickening and skin contraction.  Skin contraction delivered at the same time as fat reduction is critical to the best possible contour result. Most clinics will provide technologies that provide fat reduction but fail to tighten your skin, or offer treatments that tighten the skin but do not provide permanent fat reduction. The bulk heating of the underlying fat lowers the threshold for a process called electroporation.

BodyFX Toronto

Figure 1. The new high tech BodyFX™ provides Toronto non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction patients permanent fat reduction and skin tightening results with the use of radiofrequency energy and new high voltage membrane damaging electrical pulsing. The BodyFX™ technology releases painless, high-voltage electrical pulses that alter, permanently, the permeability of the fat cell membrane.  Once the permeability of the fat cell membrane is altered, large organic molecules and cations flow into the fat cell, overwhelming its ability to survive and the exposed fat cell undergoes a painless but permanent death.  The BodyFX™ bulk heating radiofrequency technology not only tightens the skin, but also permanently reduces underlying fat cells.

BodyFX Diagram Toronto

Figure 2. Toronto fat reduction patients receiving BodyFX™ treatments will achieved permanent fat reduction and non-surgical liposuction type results through the release of safe and effective high voltage pulses which disable the fat cell membrane and lead to a death of the fat cell, a process called Apoptosis.

The BodyFX™ permanent fat reduction treatment is part of a combined SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction program developed by Dr. Mulholland. BodyFX™ procedures are performed once a week for 6 weeks. Each zone is treated for 20 minutes and up to 30% of fat cells exposed to BodyFX will undergo apoptosis and cell death.  It is important that the program provide 6 treatments over 6 weeks on that skin , as it will provide non-surgical liposuction patients with both permanent fat reduction and skin tightening. Most other centers will offer only fat reduction in 1-3 sessions, but it critical to add the skin tightening to avoid post fat reduction skin laxity.  The BodyFX™ treatments are comfortable and require no topical anesthesia. Patients can go right back to normal activities after their BodyFX™ treatment.

Remodeling of Tissue Following BodyFX Treatment Toronto

Figure 3.  The BodyFX™ will achieves up to 30% exposure of fat cell to the high voltage pulses causing them to undergo cell membrane electroporation, resulting in permanent fat cell death.

Patient who undergo the SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction, fat reduction program will achieve, on average, almost 5 cm of circumferential reduction off the abdomen and, recent studies have shown 700 cc of permanent fat reduction. In addition, skin tightening occurs with a 15-20% increase in collagen production.  The BodyFX™ will also be combined with other technologies during the 6 week program to deliver the best possible permanent fat reduction results.

Non Surgical Liposuction Toronto Patient Before and After Photos

Toronto Non Surgical Liposuction Patient Before and After Photo

Figure 4.  A.  Fat Reduction of the abdomen and hips. B.  Fat reduction of the abdomen and hips. Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients undergoing the SpaMedica fat reduction BodyFX™ program can expect to 700-800 cc of fat reduced per zone, skin contraction; with a 15-20% increase in skin collagen production and significant circumferential reduction.

Other bulk heating radiofrequency technologies that Dr. Mulholland has helped develop and pioneer include the VelaSmooth™, the VelaShape™, the Venus Freeze and other Accent®-type bulk heating radiofrequency devices.  All of these devices are excellent bulk heating technologies and may be deployed to enhance skin tightening and skin contour over the fat reduction, however, for Toronto fat reduction patients, the BodyFx™ is the most efficient, permanent fat killer from the class of treatment devices called radiofrequency bulk heaters available today and provides Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients the best permanent fat reduction and skin tightening results possible.

In addition to radiofrequency and high-voltage electrical pulses in the BodyFX™ fat reduction treatments, SpaMedica will combine high-frequency focused ultrasound technology (HIFU), specifically the UltraShape® and Liposonix®-like fat reduction devices to deliver the best possible fat reduction results to its Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients. The UltraShape® deploys painless, high frequency focused ultrasound energy that comes to a point deep under the skin in the center of your unwanted fat.  The UltraShape® has the ability to alter the focal point of the painless ultrasound energies and can be targeted superficially, at the middle and deeper into the fatty tissue to provide custom fat reduction contours similar to liposuction technology.

UltraShape Applied to Toronto Non Surgical Liposuction Patient

Figure 5. The new and improved UltraShape® high frequency focused ultrasound fat reduction device.  The UltraShape® has proven to provide painless, permanent fat cell death through the delivery of gentle high frequency focused ultrasound.

The UltraShape® transducer is applied to the external surface of the skin over a thin layer of ultrasound gel.  High-tech video and computer-guided systems ensure that the focused ultrasound beams come to the prescribed focal point at various levels within your fat to customize the reduction of your unwanted bulge of fat.  The Ultrasound waves “vibrate” your fat cells until they “implode” and die, a process called cavitation”. The UltraShape® process is painless and both the UltraShape® and the BodyFX™ each take about 30 minutes to perform.  Like the BodyFX™, the UltraShape® allows the patient to return to normal activities immediately.

Non Surgical Liposuction Diagrams from Toronto Clinic

Figure 6.   A. The Ultrashape transducer is applied on the surface of the skin. B. Ultrashape releases high frequency, focused, pulse ultrasound waves that can be focused on various depths within your unwanted fat.  C.  The ultrasound waves deliver a “cavitation” injury, or a vibration of the fat cell resulting from the sound waves that “implodes” the fat cell without a lot of inflammation or swelling. Because the Ultrashape results in a gentle fat cell death, with very little swelling the permanent fat reduction results are seen within a couple of weeks.

How does the combined UltraShape® and BodyFX™ fat reduction non-surgical liposuction program work?

By combining high-frequency focused ultrasound in the form of the UltraShape® together with bulk heating radiofrequency permanent fat reduction technology, like the BodyFX™, SpaMedica is able to offer you the highest possible concentration of fat cells that can be permanently killed and the best possible non-surgical fat reduction in your localized area of fat collection. The combined BodyFX™ and UltraShape® fat reduction program is 6 weeks in duration. Treatments are once weekly for 6 weeks. During the 6 week program there are 6 BodyFX™ and 3 UltraShape® treatments.  BodyFX™ will kill fat cells, deliver fat reduction and tighten skin, while the UltraShape® will enhance the amount of permanent fat reduction. Other high-frequency focused ultrasound technologies include Liposonix®, and this also provides a vertical depth focus of thermal destruction of fat cells similar to what can be achieved with the non-thermal cavitational effects of UltraShape®.

Who is a candidate for the SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction program and fat reduction technologies?

The best candidates for SpaMedica’s non-surgical liposuction fat reduction program are people who are realistic about the amount of fat reduction that can be achieved and those committed to weight maintenance. Most SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction fat reduction patients can achieve between two and six centimeters of permanent fat reduction in the area of focal fat excess.  Recent studies show that the average patient can achieve 700-800 cc of fat reduction, or permanent fat death, in each zone that is treated.  The most common zones treated include the lower and upper abdomen, the hips and flanks (love handles), outer and inner thighs as well as larger arms and inner knees.  A commitment to weight maintenance is important for Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients to be successful in the SpaMedica fat reduction program, as, just like in liposuction or tummy tuck surgery, to maintain one’s programmatic weight is to achieve a consistent, long-term permanent reduction.

Are there any Contraindications to the SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction program?

Contraindications to BodyFX™ and UltraShape® fat reduction treatments include patients who may be pregnant at the time of the procedure, patients with a pacemaker that is required for normal heart rhythm or the presence of inflammatory lesions, infection or skin cancers in the area of treatment.

What kind of anesthetic is used during the SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction treatment program?

Toronto non-surgical liposuction patients undergoing fat reduction using the non-invasive body contouring technologies require no anesthesia.  No topical local anesthetic is required as both the high-frequency focused ultrasound technology and the BodyFX™ bulk heating radiofrequency technology are well-tolerated and relatively painless.

Is the permanent fat reduction treatment with UltraShape® and BodyFX™ painful?

Toronto fat reduction patients undergoing non-surgical liposuction at SpaMedica can expect a very comfortable treatment experience.  Virtually all aesthetic treatments with permanent effects, such as BOTOX Injectable, soft tissue fillers and even laser hair removal have a modest degree of discomfort and SpaMedica’s non-surgical liposuction program has a similar, VERY MINOR degree of acceptable discomfort in order to achieve permanent fat reduction in a non-invasive fashion.

How long does the fat reduction procedure and program take?

SpaMedica’s non-surgical liposuction permanent fat reduction program is relatively time-efficient.  Each treatment takes approximately 30-60 minutes, depending upon the size of the areas.  Fat reduction treatments are performed once a week for six weeks to achieve the full benefit and effect of the non-surgical liposuction permanent fat reduction.  There are 6 BodyFX™ treatments in the program and 3 UltraShape® treatments.

How long is the recovery following each fat reduction UltraShape® or BodyFX™ treatment?

Dr. Mulholland has been careful to design a program that is ultimately flexible for today’s active patient.  The SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction permanent fat reduction program has no real down time.  The area of treatment with both the bulk heating radiofrequency, high-voltage pulsed device, the BodyFX™ and the high-frequency focused ultrasound technology, the UltraShape®, are both well-tolerated.  There’s a minor degree of redness and swelling after each treatment but patients can return to activities of daily living, any clothing and even high-impact aerobic activity immediately following the treatment.

What kind of results can I expect with SpaMedica’s non-surgical liposuction fat reduction program?

At SpaMedica, optimal results are achieved by combining the best possible fat reduction and skin tightening technologies that have peer-reviewed permanent fat reduction studies and benefits to back them up. By combining technologies, you will achieve the best possible permanent fat reduction results available on the market today.  There is no one technology, from the radiofrequency bulk heating fat contouring device family, from the focused ultrasound family or even the hypothermal CoolSculpting® Zeltiq® family of devices that deliver a consistent, best-in-class permanent fat reduction.  Dr. Mulholland has found, through extensive experience, that by combining the best technologies in a programmatic fashion one can achieve optimal fat reduction and skin tightening results.  The kind of results that are commonly achieved in the average individual range from two to six centimeters of permanent fat reduction in the abdominal region, with 700-800 cc of fat killed,  to three to five centimeters in the inner and outer thigh region.  This roughly equates to one dress or pants size reduction following the program.

What are patients saying about their non-surgical fat reduction program experience?

Most patients are quite happy with their permanent fat reduction results following SpaMedica’s non-surgical liposuction program.  Patients are selected based on realistic expectations and usually these expectations of two to six centimetres can be achieved.

non surgical liposuction

Figure 7.  Fat reduction patient who underwent a non-surgical liposuction program with combined UltraShape® (ultrasound) and BodyFX™ (Radiofrequency) non surgical liposuction fat reduction program to her abdomen. A significant and permanent reduction of fat as well as skin tightening was achieved.

How long will my fat reduction results last?

Because of SpaMedica’s combined technology, non-surgical liposuction and permanent fat reduction program results in a death of the fat cells,  these fat cells will not return, will not store carbohydrates and will not re-expand.  As such, as long as patients maintain their peri-programmatic weight, the contour improvement of focal fat reduction is permanent in nature and the results will be permanent.

However, weight gain and excess carbohydrate intake will result in the expansion of those cells that are left in the area of the contour improvement and these cells, as well as other fat cells in your body, will swell following weight gain and tend to ruin the aesthetic contour results.  So, weight maintenance, just as in liposuction surgery, is important following the program.

Is there any maintenance required?

There’s no specific maintenance to maintain the permanent fat reduction (other than avoiding weight gain) that was achieved during the program.  However, as mentioned during the description of the program above, SpaMedica combines bulk heating radiofrequency technologies in addition to focal fat reduction technology for fat reduction and skin tightening. The reason the bulk heating radiofrequency is deployed, in addition to fat reduction, is to tighten the skin and result in skin and soft tissue contraction.  As the fat contour is improved, it is important to tighten the overlying skin to avoid any obvious skin laxity.  The skin tightening that occurs from the radiofrequency devices discussed above will result in approximately 15% to 20% thickening of the dermis with new collagen and elastin.  With time and age, the enhanced skin contraction that has been achieved will lessen and reduce, as your aging skin enzymes break down the new collagen.  It is important that a single bulk heating radiofrequency skin tightening treatment is performed every three to four months in the area of your focal fat contour in order to “protect your investment” and maintain and achieve the tightest possible skin over your new contour.  This is very similar to those individuals that have undergone facelift surgery or even tummy tuck surgery, where optimal skin tone and skin tautness can be prolonged and maintained with simple, non-surgical radiofrequency bulk heating treatments performed intermittently, usually one treatment every 3 months.

How much will my SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction permanent fat reduction program cost?

There’s a range of fees depending upon the number of zones treated and the size of each zone.  However, in general, the series of treatments with combined technologies costs approximately $2,000 for the first zone.  This program will include the 6 BodyFX™ treatments and 3 UltraShape® treatments over the 6 weeks. The second and third zones, which are often combined, can be purchased at a lesser price.  In general, the SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction program costs approximately one-third of what you would spend with Dr. Mulholland doing specialize liposuction surgery, such as high tech SmartLipo™ or BodyTite™  minimally-invasive liposuction treatments.

Why choose SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland for my fat reduction treatments?

At SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland has assembled the best possible technologies to deal with the permanent reduction of fat in the areas of focal contour concern.  Not only will you experience the best possible technology with the most experience at delivering that technology, at SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland offers his Toronto non-surgical liposuction and fat reduction patients a significant value-offered coupon of the fees spent in the non-surgical program to apply one day against SmartLipo™ or BodyTite™ minimally-invasive liposuction surgery to further enhance the result, if at any future point a patient should choose to improve upon the fat reduction results achieved.

How do I schedule a  SpaMedica non-surgical liposuction fat reduction consultation?

To schedule a non-surgical liposuction fat reduction consultation to find our more about the reduction of unwanted fat, simply call 877-712-8367 or fill out and submit the online consultation request form and a SpaMedica representative will contact you promptly.  Call now to schedule a consultation and begin permanent focal fat reduction, and make a commitment towards a tighter and slimmer figure.

SpaMedica® YORKVILLE
Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Spa:
66 Avenue Road Suite 4
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 877-712-8367