Can it be used on upper body? And are there places where it can't be used, like near major organs? Thank you
Where Can Liposonix Be Used?
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Liposonix on the Body
LipoSonix can be used all over the body
The following areas have been successfully treated with LipoSonix:
Bra line fat
Any other problem areas resistant to diet and exercise.
The only contraindication to an area is if it has less than 1cm of fatty tissue below the ideal treatment depth.
Hope this helps!
Liposonix is FDA approved for use on the abdomen and "love handles".
Also, we are using the technology on the outer thighs, hips, and the "muffin top" above the buttocks. We are not treating the inner thighs or the arms.
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Liposonix is for reduction of localized fat
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