How Can I Get in a Clinical Trial for Liposonix?

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Contact manufacturer for Liposonix clinical trial

Your best bet to get into a clinical trial with Liposonix, is to contact the manufacturer and ask where the studies are being performed. You may get lucky and they can be doing it in your area.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Liposonix treatment for non surgical liposuction fat removal

Liposonix treatment provides a non-surgical option for patients with a BMI of 30 or less who wish to remove excess fat from the abdomen and waistline.  If you are a candidate for Liposonix, you may see full benefit within 8 to 12 weeks of treatment. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Liposonix is now FDA approved.

Generally, after FDA approval, clinical trials are no longer conducted. However, you could go to the Liposonix website, and see which physicians in your area own the equipment. The doctors who own the equipment may be conducting trials on specific areas of the body.

Christine Glavey, MD (retired)
Alpharetta Dermatologic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Liposonix is now FDA approved and available in the U.S.

You don't need to be in a clinical trial because it's finally available in the U.S.!  Liposonix got FDA approved for fat reduction Nov 2011.  As of Dec 2011, I'm one of the first U.S. centers to offer the Liposonix, the first noninvasive fat melting device that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound. It's nonsurgical liposuction, a revolutionary technologic breakthrough and there's no other device that can make that claim in the U.S.  It is not a replacement for liposuction because you cannot remove the high volumes of fat possible thru liposuction but you can get about an inch reduction (2.5 cm) in fat per treatment per area.

M. Christine Lee, MD
Walnut Creek Dermatologic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

These are done at this time in our clinic, but you never know

We ended recruitment for this trial several months ago, but if you keep your eyes open, there may be more trials or once it is approved you can get it everywhere!

Joel Schlessinger, MD
Omaha Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

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