FAQs

Liposonix / Thermage FAQ( Frequently Asked Questions) the NYC Board Certified Internist, Sue Decotiis, MD: Medical Weight Loss Doctor, Member of American Society of Bariatric Physicians & Member of American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine is asked pertaining to Thermage and Liposonix treatments at her NYC weight loss clinic:

Do you offer medical prescriptions for dieting and weight loss? Yes. You will not only speak to the Medical Weight Loss Doctor about your goals but you will also work with our highly credentialized Nutritionist to customize a weight loss plan.

What is a medical weight loss Doctor? Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Board Certified Doctor, Sue Decotiis, provides customized medical weight loss plans. Your weight loss will be medically supervised to ensure you loose weight quickly but safely. Thermage & Liposonix treatments are offered as well for rapid body sculpting and body contouring.

What is the difference between Liposonix treatments and Thermage treatments at your NYC Medical Weight Loss Clinic?  Both treatments are FDA approved, non-surgical, and noninvasive. However, Liposonix is a body contouring treatment that used high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) used to removal fat from a targeted area such as the stomach (abdomen) and flanks (love handles). Thermage, on the other hand is oftentimes elected by the patient to be used in conjunction with Liposonix for further body contouring / body sculpting and body toning for firmer skin. Thermage is an effective treatment not only for body toning but can be used on the face and neck for nonsurgical wrinkle reduction with long lasting results – results last significantly longer than a cosmetic injectable procedure. The NYC medical doctor states that when paired together as a fat reduction / body contouring & cellulite removal treatment plan, the combination of both medical devices yields dramatic results. Please note: in order to be treated with Liposonix the patient needs to be evaluated by the NYC Medical Doctor to make certain that the a patient has enough fat to be removed. If the patient is solely seeking cellulite reduction and body toning then Thermage may be the procedure to achieve the patient’s goal.

How long is each procedure? The NYC medical weight loss doctor customizes the Liposonix & Thermage procedure according to your body shape, body size, and presence of cellulite, fat, and skin elasticity. Generally speaking each procedure takes approximately one hours.

How many treatments will I need? Both Liposonix and Thermage yield remarkable results with just one session. If you are electing the combination of Liposonix fat reduction with the body toning effects of Theramge you will need one of each treatment. If you are seeking wrinkle reduction and facing skin toning with Thermage, one treatment is sufficient to see results.

Where will my Thermage and/or Liposonix treatments take place? The NYC Board Certified Medical Doctor offers Thermage and Liposonix treatments at her fully accredited medical office in NYC at 110 E 40th St #606, New York, NY 10016. Her office is conveniently located a few block for New York’s Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan.

What exactly is Thermage? Thermage is the brand name of a FDA approved nonsurgical anti-aging procedure that allows the NYC Doctor to treat aging, loose (lax), wrinkled, and sun-damaged skin.   The Thermage procedure uses safe focused laser energy to penetrate the top layer of the skin and create a volumetric and uniform heating effect under the skin. When used on the face, Thermage reduces wrinkles and achieves brow lifting by skin tissue tightening caused by immediate collagen contraction followed by gradual collagen tightening. The result is a more youthful appearance to lax and sagging skin with the added benefit of uniform skin toning. When Thermage is used on the legs the result is skin toning / skin tightening.

What exactly is Liposonix?  Liposonix is known as liposuction without surgery. Liposonix is a medical device used to get rid of fat cells and to reduce your waist size. Liposonix uses  High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to cause the death of fat cells safely and effectively. With Liposonix treatments the NYC doctor reports that the majority of patients lose one inch of fat. The fat is heated with the HIFU technology and is eliminated from the body gradually through the body’s natural elimination process – the same way one eliminated digested food – via urination and defecation.

What exactly is Medical Weight Loss? Weight Loss at the Doctors NYC Medical Weight Loss Clinic means you are receiving the highest degree of medical treatment on the market.The Medical Doctor’s Medical Wight Loss Clinic has been treating patient for over 20 years at the same NYC location, helping both men and women to lose weight, lose fat, lose inches, and to feel healthier. The NYC Medical Weight Loss Clinic offers SAFE, FDA APPROVED MEDICATION (after physician exam / approval). The Board Certified Medical Doctor, nutritionist and caring nurses are assist you with your nutritional and weight loss goals. Our physicians are always available and on site, every day of the week. During your first visit free medical weight loss consultation the customized weight loss program will be explained to you in detail and any questions you will have will be addressed. Once you decide to start the program, you will see the Board Certified Medical Weight Loss Doctor for a medical and physical exam. The NYC Medical Weight Loss Doctor will then determine your overall health and if you qualify (98% of our patients do qualify) you will be able to begin taking our SAFE, FDA APPROVED DIET MEDICATION, start a customized medication plan and food plan.

If you have any questions for the NYC Medical doctor or are interested in speaking to the doctor about varying medical weight loss procedures, prescription weight loss programs, diets, Liposonix fat reduction treatments or Thermage skin tightening treatments please contact the Medical Doctor’s NYC medical weight loss office for a consultation.