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iWave vs 360 Liposuction – when to do surgical or non-surgical fat reduction

By Ysabel Vitangcol on April 19, 2023

With swimsuit season in tow, there’s no denying that we want our bodies to be (and look) the best. Stubborn fat may get in the way in exuding that ~summer confidence, but worry not – we at Belo are here to help!

What is iWave?

iWave is the newest addition to the list of fat reduction services in Belo Medical Group. A non-surgical body contouring treatment, this is a safe and effective procedure based on a combination of two innovative technologies– focused radial microwave (Microwave HyperO2 tech) and hyperbaric oxygen propulsion– that synergistically work to melt localized fat, treat cellulite, and tone the skin in specific regions of the body.

Getting an iWave treatment is very easy and comfortable. The device’s handpiece moves in circular motions over the treatment area, and also monitors your skin’s temperature. The same device sends microwaves that gently penetrate the skin, reaching the fat underneath it – where it makes the fat cells vibrate and break down. While the patient may feel a warm sensation during the procedure, it also helps cool the skin to keep the patient comfortable, thus providing support in improving the treatment’s effectiveness.

There are no significant side effects, but patients may experience mild redness, swelling or bruising that usually subsides within a few days.

How many sessions of iWave do I need in order to see the results?

Depending on the individual’s goals and body type, 4-6 sessions once a month is recommended. It is still best to consult first with a Belo doctor so s/he can sit down and discuss, helping the patient establish expectations. The patient must also do their part in maintaining their figure by having a balanced diet and regular exercise to prolong the results.

What is the difference between iWave and 360 Liposuction?

The Belo 360 Liposuction is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a solution of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine into the targeted area of fat to numb the area and make it easier to remove the fat cells using a small tube called a cannula. The fat is then suctioned out of the body through the cannula, leaving the patient with a more contoured appearance.

In contrast, the Belo iWave uses microwave energy to heat or freeze the fat cells, causing them to break down and be naturally eliminated by the body over time. This procedure is non-invasive and require little to no downtime compared to liposuction, but may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.

Overall, the choice between tumescent liposuction and non-surgical alternatives depends on the patient’s individual needs and preferences. While the Belo 360 liposuction can provide more immediate and dramatic results, non-surgical alternatives may be a better fit for those who prefer a less invasive approach with minimal downtime. To help you determine what’s best for you, book a consultation today.

As of publishing, 360 Liposuction is offered at our Medical Plaza and Greenhills branches, whereas iWave is exclusively available at Belo Megamall. We’re working towards making it available at our other clinics in the near future!

The Belo iWave treatment starts at ₱10,300 per session, available in Belo Megamall, while Belo 360 Liposuction’s cost varies, depending on the doctor’s recommendation – available at Belo Medical Plaza and Belo Greenhills.

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