Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board, Chaired by Simon Smith (Medical Director & Consultant Surgeon) on 25th October 2018.

At The Harley Medical Group we are constantly looking at the latest innovations; many are fads, some not very effective but occasionally we research and work with a product that truly excites us. Lynton ProMax Lipo is the latest, clinically proven, non-invasive fat reduction treatment which breaks down fat cells (including cellulite) and tightens skin, using radio frequency and ultrasound waves, giving you inch-loss as well as improving general skin laxity. 

At The Harley Medical Group we always aim to ensure that our clients get the right procedure for them which is why we offer traditional Liposuction; Vaser Liposuction as well as our non surgical Liposuction alternative.

ProMax Lipo uses ultrasound waves to selectively target fat cells without affecting neighbouring tissue. The fat cells become more permeable after treatment which allows transport of triglycerides (fat) out of the cell. The triglycerides are then removed via the body’s own immune system over the following 2 to 3 days.

Our revolutionary non-surgical technologies deliver unrivaled treatments for body shaping and fat reduction, targeting three key areas: cellulite reduction, inch loss, and skin tightening.

Our two step non-invasive liposuction treatment combines ultrasonic cavitation, radio frequencies and, where necessary for optimum results, vacuum technologies to treat stubborn areas of fat on the body and face. 

For step one your practitioner will perform ultrasonic cavitation to treat areas of the body affected by fat and cellulite. Cavitation is defined as being the formation of an empty space within a  solid object - for example the creation of bubbles in liquid. Your practitioner will start by applying an ultrasound gel on the area to be treated. They will then apply a light pressure on the handset; by performing a series of sweeping motions, or a combination of sweeping motions with static periods, areas of stubborn fat and reduce cellulite will be treated.  

The ultrasonic cavitation handset works by employing high-frequency sound waves to penetrate the fat layer disrupt the fat cell walls. The sound waves cause a harmless chemical reaction which creates micro bubbles (the cavitation process) to form in the interstitial fluid - the extracellular fluid that fills the spaces between most of the cells of the body. As these bubbles collapse they trigger a temporary change in the cell membrane allowing the lipids (fat cells) to "leak" their contents into the interstitial fluid simultaneously turning into lymph. The 'loose fat' lymph is then drained, via the lymphatic system, into the bloodstream to be processed by the liver and and eliminated with sweat, urine and faeces.

To ensure you get the best results from the ultrasonic cavitation process we recommend exercising as soon as possible after your treatment and drinking plenty of water to fully flush out your system.  

The process for step two is dependent on your requirements and the area treated. For example when treating the body use multi-polar radio frequency, whereas on the face we use bi-polar radio frequency. Additionally depending on the size and location of the treatment area, in addition to your requirements, a vacuum function may be used for optimum results. 

For step two your practitioner will perform multi-polar radio frequency and vacuum massage, depending on the area, to tighten skin and reduce cellulite. Multi-polar radio frequencies are electro-magnetic wave frequencies which are combined, through multiple electrodes, or “poles” to target the top and deep layers of the skin. Your practitioner will start by applying a radio frequency lotion on the area treated. They will then, through continuous slow movements, gradually heating the treatment area - some clients find this process mildly uncomfortable; please don't hesitate to speak with your practitioner if you find this to be the case. If a vacuum treatment is also required this will be performed simultaneously with the radio frequency process.  

The radio frequency and vacuum handset has two functions; the primary function is to emit radio frequency waves to tighten the skin. Radio waves are created when an electric field interacts with a magnetic field, causing vibrations that can travel through a vacuum. With radio frequency treatments highly controlled waves of energy create heat in the deep dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. This heating process aids circulation, in turn increasing fat cell metabolism to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve collagen firmness. In addition, when exposed to radio frequency waves the skin contracts and vibrates, causing pores to close and to become smaller and the skin to tighten. If the radio frequency skin tightening treatment is kept at a regular interval, this desired effect can be maintained over time. The secondary, and still very important, function is to generate a vacuum massage, which assists the bodies’ lymphatic drainage system, which release lipids during cavitation and removes toxins from the body.

You may experience some mild heat, swelling and redness on the skin lasting normally only a few hours; your practitioner may apply a soothing gel to cool where required.

To get the most out of your treatment we require that you increase your water intake before and after the treatment, therefore you may notice slightly more lavatory visits.

Exercise is an essential element to obtain best results, therefore you will be expected to exercise within 72 hours of treatment. 

*Non Surgical Liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

**Results are gradual over the course allowing the body to adapt and fully benefit from the treatment

Unlike laser lipo and other body contouring treatments, the ProMax Lipo uses a mixture of 3 different technologies to penetrate deep into the target area, sending shockwaves to disturb the fat cells, making them easier to remove and break down. 

There are numerous benefits to this treatment for fat removal in addition to it being painless, fast and clinically proven to be highly effective*:

Treat every area of body and face Great for stubborn fatty areas Sound waves affect permeability of fat cells to give inch loss RF & vaccuum massage Heats tissue thereby contracting the collagen and tightening the skin this helps to enhance blood circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite

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Both men and women can be affected but cellulite, though women are more frequently effected. In fact up to 90% of the female population has cellulite. It’s believed that women are more affected due to the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. Dermatologists believe that cellulite is the results of an interaction between the dermis and the fat that lies beneath it. In females the fat cells and connective tissue in this layer are arranged vertically; if the fat cells protrude into the layer of skin, this gives the appearance of cellulite. In males the tissue has a criss-cross structure, which is thought to explain why men are less likely to have cellulite. Even though cellulite it’s perfectly natural, very common, and completely harmless cellulite removal remains a very popular treatment.

*Fat Reduction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

*Fat Reduction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Non invasive liposuction is not a weight loss tool but should be used to treat stubborn pockets of fat that healthy eating and exercise combined have not been able to address*.

The treatment is non-invasive so does not require much preparation but we do have some pre treatment recommendations:

Essentially think about how you would prepare for a gym session, the preparation for your treatment is much the same. 

As a safe and painless treatment, ProMax Lipo has no down-time which means you can return to your normal activities immediately, however for optimum results we do have some post treatment recommendations:

Laser lipo does not alter your body's genetics by removing fat cells as surgical Liposuction will. In order to maintain the results achieved we recommend a healthy lifestyle of exercise and balanced diet is maintained. However we understand that there are times in our lives when a healthy lifestyle gets put on hold, holidays for example, so maintenance options are available.

*Results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Aim to include at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily – this can include walking, cycling, swimming, dancing, running or a gym class.

Keep the body hydrated – often we mistake thirst for hunger. Before you reach for a snack have a drink.  Ideally, choose filtered water and either drink it plain or in broths and herbal teas. Aim for eight glasses of such liquid a day. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, soups and smoothies will also contribute to your fluid intake.

Rather than worrying too much about weighing every food, focus on how you fill your plate – we suggest the following:

Reduce your alcohol intake. Avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours after each treatment and try to cut down consumption generally. Alcohol contains no nutritional value and is high in calories. If you do drink alcohol try to abstain for at least three days a week and, on the days that you do drink, stick to two units a day for women and three for men.

Include protein at each meal – this helps support lean muscle mass and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

If you are looking to lose additional weight limit starchy foods to one portion, once or twice a day. The best types of starchy foods to eat are beans and pulses, root vegetables such as celeriac, carrots, turnips, swede (rutabaga), beetroot and squash, including butternut and pumpkin and sweet potato. If you wish you can include a little wholegrain rice, quinoa or pasta but watch portion sizes. For grains a portion is 1 slice wholemeal bread, 2 oat cakes, or 1–2 tbsp. cooked brown rice. For starchy vegetables: 1⁄2 sweet potato, 2 small new potatoes, or 1 cup (250ml/8fl oz.) butternut squash or pumpkin

Avoid white refined carbs such as white rice, pasta, bread, processed breakfast cereals, cakes and biscuits.

Include healthy fats. It’s actually healthier to change the types of fat you eat rather than to severely restrict the overall level of fat in your diet. The best fats to include are omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish (mackerel, sardines, salmon, trout), walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds and green leafy vegetables and monounsaturated fats found in avocado, olives and certain nuts and seeds. These have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Include a little saturated fat such as butter or coconut oil particularly for cooking as these fats are more heat stable.  Try to include oily fish 2-3 times a week.

Keep processed foods to a minimum. Avoid ready meals, take- aways, microwave meals, foods containing artificial preservatives and chemicals, trans-fats and foods containing high fructose corn syrups.

Watch your caffeine intake. Caffeine, found in tea, coffee, chocolate, ‘energy drinks’ and colas, is a potent stimulant. It causes your stress hormones to surge, which disrupts your blood sugar levels and can lead to weight gain. Restrict coffee and tea to 1-2 cups daily or switch to decaffeinated versions.

*Results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Non surgical liposuction treatment time will depend on the area size being treated, your nurse wil be able to advise you at your free, no obligation consultation. We would request you allow approximately an hour from start to finish.  

At The Harley Medical Group we recommend a course of eight treatments, for optimum results you would have two treatments a week for four weeks. 

It is possible to treat a lady 6 weeks postpartum for non invasive lipo, there are no contraindications. However, at The Harley Medical Group we will not treat you if you are breastfeeding as your fat will be in 'storage mode' for the baby and you will not see the best results possible. 

The low-level laser technology (LLLT) cannot be used over tattoos, if you have a tattoo we will not treat this area. If you have a small tattoo we can treat around the area. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo in the treatment area you may want to consider postponing until you have undertaken the full course, approximately four weeks. 

Areas with body piercings can be treated but the jewellery must be removed wherever possible, if this is not possible we will cover the piercing with surgical tape and avoid the area during your treatment. 

This is a difficult question to answer as it's relative to your expectations. Most of our clients start to notice results after their second or third treatment*.

*Fat reduction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 

First off we should say that technically "Liposuction" refers to a surgical procedure, "Non Surgical Liposuction" is really a fat reduction treatment, rather than strictly being a form of Liposuction.

There are numerous differences between surgical and non surgical liposuction, which procedure is right depends on patient requirements and expectations. Your nurse will talk you through all your options at your free consultation but the following are some of the points of difference:

*ILipoXcell results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 

*Non surgical liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 

There are numerous differences between iLipo and Vaser liposuction - the main being one is surgical (Vaser lipo) and the other non surgical (iLipo). Your nurse will be able to answer all of your questions at your free consultation but we will address some key differences*:

*Fat reduction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

However, you may experience some redness and minor swelling directly after the treatment if you have sensitive skin but this resolves quickly - approximately 12-24 hours following treatment*. This indicates the increase of localised blood flow to the tissue by the massaging action and radio-frequency treatment stage. While very rare some clients experience some very mild bruising which quickly fades. 

ProMax laser Lipo is a clinically proven, quick, virtually painless and effective fat removal treatment with no downtime*,  it can be taken in a lunch time allowing you to return to normal workday activities after.  

It is worth remembering that some cardiovascular exercise is required for optimum results within two days of your treatment. For optimum results ,f you are targetting larger, or more stubborn, areas for fat reduction we highly recommend performing an aerobic exercise on same day following your treatment. 

*Fat reduction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Fat cells are not just storage bins for excess calories. They are very active cells that produce a variety of substances that influence your body weight, how many calories you eat, and how those calories are used as a source of energy. Health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer, can arise when these cells begin to secrete too much or too little of these substances.

You are born with a set number of fat cells. If you eat more calories than your body needs, your fat cells stretch to store these extra calories as triglycerides. You can gain new fat cells if the existing cells have enlarged to their maximum size. Once created, fat cells remain in your body forever; they may shrink in size when you lose weight, but they never go away — unless they are removed by liposuction.

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