HIFU for Body Contouring


Now the coronavirus pandemic is steadily easing, and quarantine measures are loosening up, we are all slowly coming out of our “shells”, whether that be for work or professional reasons.

However, the isolation itself has also had an impact on our body as some of us have struggled to contain the urge to nibble on that chocolate bar on our desk, after hours of working from home.

The relaxation of isolation measures also means that our clinic in Raynes Park, Wimbledon is now open again, allowing you to book your next treatment. And HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound), is the perfect way to help you tighten up and shed that unwanted weight gained during the first months of 2020. It is a relatively new cosmetic treatment for skin tightening that is considered by many as a great replacement for face-lifts as it is much less invasive and painless.

HIFU is historically known for its use in treating cancer. The first reported use of HIFU for aesthetic use was in 2008.

HIFU is a body skin tightening procedure that helps you lose those unwanted inches and remove stubborn pockets of fat that are a struggle to shift. Unlike laser treatments, the high intensity focused ultrasound technology (HIFU) can target deeper into the structural issues. It’s high frequency of ultra waves results in a rapid heating of the focal zone at 3 depths; 1.3cm, 9mm and 6mm under the skin. This targeted energy destroys fat cells and in turn firms and tightens the skin.

The damaged cells are then flushed from the body via a natural removal process that continues for up to 3 months. Supported by researchers in dermatology, the use of ultrasound is “efficacious for skin rejuvenation, body contouring, and reduction of cellulite of the face, décolletage, abdomen, and thighs”. HIFU treatments are highly effective in sculpturing and toning multiple problem areas of your body.

What areas can HIFU treat?

✓ Abdomen
✓ Inner and outer things
✓ Hips
✓ Back
✓ Buttocks
✓ Inner arms

How does HIFU treatment work?

We will always ensure you are comfortable and relaxed prior to starting. Our aestheticians will clean the specified area to be treated and apply a clear gel. We then make use of a handheld device to transfer the ultrasound energy into the subcutaneous tissues of the specified area, distributing the energy evenly over the body. Once the area has been covered, the clear gel will be removed, and you will notice an instant lift.

hifu body fat reduction

How long does the treatment take and is it painful?

Treatment time will vary depending on the size of the treatment area. For each session, you can expect it to last no more than 30 to 90 minutes. Furthermore, the treatment is not pain free but the level of pain is completely tolerable and feels like tiny electric pulses, or a prickly sensation.

Results of HIFU

The results of HIFU treatment can be seen within 4 to 12 weeks as the body needs time to naturally process and remove the destroyed fat cells out of the body*. For maintenance we suggest 1 to 2 yearly top ups. With HIFU, you will also benefit from:

  • Smoother skin texture
  • Reduced appearance of cellulite
  • Firming and tightening of skin
  • Reduction of fat cells


Ultrasound technology is completely safe and is used for a variety of clinical treatments. In just one treatment, you can expect to see an average reduction of up to 1 inch from the treatment area.

Which parts of the body is the treatment most effective in?

HIFU is ideal for abdomen fat, body contouring post pregnancy tummy, excess fat on your arms (also known as bingo wings), bingo wings, thighs and under the buttocks, for a non-surgical bum lifting effect.

Finally, we also offer free consultations and combination treatments such as Aesthetic Injections, Profhilo, Laser Hair Removal, Microneedling, HIFU, Cryotherapy, Cryolipolysis, IV Therapy, Botox, Cosmelan, Body Lifting & Contouring, to further enhance results.
To find out more about fat reduction and body firming with HIFU, book in online for a free consultation with our experienced aestheticians or contact us on 07305800057 or 020 8286 8858 to speak with a member of our team.

We’d love to hear your view or answer your questions, so do not hesitate to contact us on anything relating the blog above, beauty issues or our treatments available. Click here to book your next visit at NewLife Aesthetics with our team, send us an email at info@NewLifeAesthetics.co.uk

*Disclaimer: Results vary from person to person and are based on factors such as age, lifestyle habits and medical history.

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