What Is 3D Lipo?
3D Lipo, available at Elite Aesthetics for clients in London, Dartford, Bexley, Gravesend, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Kings Hill, and the surrounding areas, is a revolutionary treatment in the world of non-surgical aesthetics, as it provides an easy, painless and quick alternative to traditional liposuction. It uses a combination of four programmes to provide an all-in-one treatment plan, designed to reduce fat as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten skin, leaving your body looking slimmer, younger and more toned. 3D Lipo has an increasingly popular celebrity following – including Colleen Rooney, Amy Childs, Patsy Kensit, and Danielle Armstrong, and has also been featured on the Lorraine Show on ITV.
3D Lipo uses four different programmes to target fat cells and smooth and tighten skin, each with different effects to treat common areas of concern on the body. Your 3D Lipo treatment plan incorporates these different programmes to create a treatment that is completely personalised to you and your needs.
Cryolipolysis is usually the first programme in 3D Lipo treatments. Cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, targets fat cells in the body. Fat freezing can also be used as a standalone treatment, but is most effective when incorporated as part of a 3D Lipo treatment plan, where it destroys 20-40% of fat cells in the area. Cryolipolysis works by precisely targeting fat cells and freezing them to minus 6 degrees. This causes the fat cells to freeze and crystallise, increasing the rate of natural cell death. These cells are then are also discarded naturally by the body. As fat cells are more susceptible to cold than skin, muscles and other tissues in the body, cryolipolysis is a safe and effective treatment for completely removing fat cells in the body.
Generally, cryolipolysis is followed by Cavitation, which uses ultrasound waves to break down the fat cells in the localised area. During cavitation, ultrasound waves are calibrated to break down fatty tissues by heating and vibrating the fat cells under the skin. This eventually breaks down the walls of the cells, permanently disabling them and releasing the contents of the cell into the bloodstream. After the cells walls are broken down, the body’s natural lymphatic processes effectively break down and dispose of the fatty acids that have been released. Cavitation is non-intrusive and very safe, as using low-frequency waves means that the treatment is targeted to only break down fat cells, leaving the body’s vital tissues intact. By emptying the fat cells under the skin, the appearance of fat is reduced and the body is left looking slimmer and smoother.
Often with treatments such as traditional liposuction, patients may be left with reduced fat, but also with sagging skin, which can lead to reduced confidence and prevent patients from feeling confident about their new bodies. Radiofrequency treatment promotes tighter and healthier looking skin as part of a 3D Lipo treatment course. The treatment works by selectively heating up the cells in the body by causing water molecules in the deeper layers of skin to vibrate. This creates friction between the molecules, which causes the heating effect. When heat is applied to collagen fibres, they tighten and shrink, which also promotes the growth of new collagen fibres. This increase of collagen cells helps to tighten and improve the elasticity of the skin after fat reducing treatments.
The appearance of cellulite is very common, and is caused by fat cells pushing against the surface of the skin that aren’t being effectively drained by the lymphatic system. 3D Dermology incorporates vacuum and skin rolling to specifically target the appearance of cellulite. By massaging and using vacuum technology on areas with cellulite, circulation in the area is improved, helping to assist lymphatic drainage of fat cells as part of your 3D Lipo treatment plan, and reducing the appearance of cellulite.
By combining these four programmes, 3D Lipo is able to combat pockets of stubborn fat, as well as excess skin and the appearance of cellulite, to create an all-in-one treatment for fat reduction, leaving you with a body that is slim, smooth and ready to show off.
What Can 3D Lipo Treat?
As we age, it becomes more difficult to lose weight, especially for those stubborn-to-shift fat pockets, which only seem to get more stubborn as time goes on. Our metabolism slows as we age, as well as any muscle loss over time becoming harder to regain. We generally also become less active and more stressed as we age, which makes it incredibly difficult to shed the pounds.
However, even younger people and those with a healthy diet and lifestyle have certain areas where they naturally store more fat, which becomes very difficult to get rid of. Depending on your age, body shape, genetics or lifestyle, your body shape will be different from everyone else’s, meaning the areas you struggle with are different from everyone else’s. These areas and fat deposits are some of the best candidates for 3D Lipo treatment.
3D Lipo technology works to permanently remove fat cells from common areas of concern on the body, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks and arms, to leave you with a more sculpted, smooth body. 3D Lipo also helps to improve the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin.
In conjunction with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, the results of 3D Lipo can last for many years.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are passionate about safe and ethical aesthetic practice, and as a result we precede every 3D Lipo treatment course with a full consultation with one of our highly-qualified practitioners. When you come for your consultation at Elite Aesthetics, we will work with you to put together a personalised treatment plan to make sure your 3D Lipo treatment gives you the results you want.
Our 3D Lipo treatments are carried out by Charlotte Thomas, our highly-qualified and experienced senior aesthetician. Our extensive consultation process also gives you the chance to get to know Charlotte and the staff at Elite Aesthetics, as well as giving you the opportunity to look around our purpose-built clinic in Greenhithe, Kent, and to make sure you have any of your questions about Elite Aesthetics or your treatment answered. We believe that the most important thing to take into account when choosing an aesthetic practitioner is that you feel secure, happy and comfortable about your treatment, clinic and practitioner, which is why we always carry out this full consultation process.
Taking into account your age, gender, lifestyle, medical history and the results you want to see from your 3D Lipo treatment, we will create a tailored treatment plan for you. The number of treatments you’ll have, as well as the number of sessions of each programme you’ll have will be discussed at your one-to-one consultation. We will also take photographs and measurements to help measure your results.
Treatments generally take between 45-60 minutes, depending on the area being treated and the programme. None of the programmes are painful, and many patients report it feeling similar to a massage. None of our 3D Lipo programmes require anaesthetic, and they are all completely non-invasive, unlike other body sculpting procedures like a tummy tuck or liposuction, which comes with all the risks associated with surgical cosmetic procedures.
The Benefits of 3D Lipo
All the 3D Lipo programmes are non-surgical and non-invasive procedure with immediate, precise and long-lasting results. 3D Lipo treatments are painless, without any down-time, allowing you to continue with day-to-day life immediately, without spending time in recovery. The treatment is painless and many clients watch a film or fall asleep during treatment.
Compared to Laser Lipo, a similar non-surgical fat removal treatment, 3D Lipo is more effective as the fat cells are completely removed without affecting any of the surrounding tissues. This means that results last longer with 3D Lipo, and recovery time is also shorter with 3D Lipo.
Especially when compared to traditional liposuction, which comes with significant downtime, anaesthesia and risk of infection, 3D lipo has very few side effects and is considered a very safe treatment. Some programmes may leave light marks or bruising, but these will usually fade within a few days.
A course of 3D Lipo treatments is also considerably cheaper than the available surgical options. Surgical liposuction typically starts at a cost of around £3000, while 3D Lipo treatments range from £150 to £950, depending on the length of treatment course and needed. The fact that the treatment is tailored to you also means that the pricing is more flexible, and when bought as part of a 3D Lipo package at Elite Aesthetics, you can save up to 25% on your treatment sessions while also getting optimum results.
Why Choose Elite Aesthetics?
Charlotte Thomas has worked with Elite Aesthetics since 2017 after working for several years in industry-leading clinics in London’s Mayfair and Harley Street, gaining experience working alongside some of the aesthetic industry’s most prestigious teams. Charlotte now works closely with Dr. Shirin Lakhani, Elite Aesthetics’ practice leader and medical director. Together, they create treatment plans for a variety of cutting edge aesthetics procedures in a clinic dedicated to the furthering of ethical aesthetic practice. Charlotte’s growing base of clients keep coming back to her for their treatments, due to her attentive manner and her ability to put together effective treatment plans tailored to you. She is also highly regarded as an aesthetician by her industry peers, and was awarded Beauty Therapist of the Year at the Kent Health and Beauty Awards.
Charlotte is passionate about non-surgical aesthetics, and has extensive training and experience in a wide variety of treatments, including all of the 3D Lipo programmes offered at Elite Aesthetics.
Safe, ethical aesthetic practice is at the heart of everything we do at Elite Aesthetics. Our staff, led by Dr. Shirin Lakhani, are able to offer you the best possible care and tailor it to you personally. We want you to feel safe in our care, and are constantly striving to ensure our treatments are completely safe and effective.
Dr. Shirin, our founder and medical director, is a highly qualified and experienced doctor, and has worked in medicine since 1999. Dr. Shirin is an advocate for safer, more ethical practice across the entire aesthetics industry, starting with all of the work we do at Elite Aesthetics. Dr. Shirin and the staff at Elite Aesthetics treat all our aesthetic patients with the same level of care and attention as medical patients, ensuring clients are always informed, comfortable and safe throughout the entirety of their treatment course with us.
Dr. Shirin is fully registered with the GMC (GMC number 4634863), and is held to their standards of Good Medical Practice. The clinic is also CQC and Save Face accredited, meaning we are independently assessed and recognised by a variety of national healthcare bodies including NHS England and the Professional Standards Authority as a safe and ethical aesthetics clinic.
Our clinic has been recognised not only as one of the best aesthetic clinics in Kent by Kent Health and Beauty Awards but also as an Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Practitioner by the My Face My Body Awards, which is one of the largest, most prestigious awarding bodies in the industry.
During your consultation, Charlotte will talk through your options to understand what you want from your treatment with us, and to offer her expert opinion on what is right for you, as well as any alternatives to a 3D Lipo treatment course she feels may be appropriate. A significant part of our commitment to ethical practice, is our belief in never overtreating any of our patients. If our staff believe that a 3D Lipo treatment isn’t right for you, then we will not carry this out, and instead will work with you to find a more effective and appropriate treatment plan that will give you the results you want.
So, if you’re in Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling, Bromley, Sidcup, Orpington, Kings Cross or the surrounding areas and are interested in finding out more about 3D Lipo treatments, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics and the services we offer, contact the clinic today to arrange your consultation, and let us help you feel slim, toned, confident and beautiful again.