Ultrasound Fat Cavitation / Lipocavitation / Non-invasive ultrasonic fat removal – Review

Want to know if it actually worked for me?

Read my review after three sessions

Today I tried a new fat loss technique for the first time: Ultrasound Fat Cavitation (also called Lipocavitation, or Non-invasive ultrasonic fat removal – NUFR ).

My target area was my inner thights. The studio I went to in Sydney CBD wasn’t great and I would not recommend it. I didn’t get any explanation about the technique (despite my questions, but nobody seemed to speak English there). Luckily, I had researched about the procedure before going because the machine itself is a bit scary.
Ultrasound Fat Cavitation seems to be quite popular in Australia. 
Note lipocavitation procedure is banned in France (since April 2011) décret n° 2011-382.
What is Ultrasound Fat Cavitation?
Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is advertised as the latest revolution in fat removal technology that does NOT involve medical intervention or surgery. But what is it exactly?
The scientifically developed medical Ultrasonic RF technology is based on a medical breakthrough that uses biocavitational ultrasound waves and radio frequency energy, to selectively break down fat cells and cellulite without affecting neighbouring organs and cells. Immediately after treatment, your body clear away the disrupted fat cells, mainly through the liver.
The procedure is comfortable and painless, has no side effects, and requires no anaesthesia or sedation.
How does Ultrasonic Cavitation remove fat?
The vibration of positive and negative alternation of sound waves produces a strong pressure to fat cell membranes.
As the fat cell membrane cannot withstand this pressure, it will explode into the liquid content.  After disruption of adipose cells (fat cells), the broken fat in the form of triglycerides is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, where they are enzymatically metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food.
A quantity of fat cells are destroyed and therefore reduced, and the body’s fat cell metabolism is improved. Destroying these fat cells removes the body’s environment for fat storage.
After care for the next 3 days
  • No caffeine (tea, coffee or coke)
  • No alcohol (your liver is busy getting rid of all this extra fat)
  • Drink lots of water and eat fruits (well it’s what the lady there said)
  • No very fatty meal directly after (ie: fried food) – I read that on the internet
How much & how many sessions?
30 min session: $140  – (I had a Scoopon voucher AU $99 for 3 sessions)
I read that results are almost immediate with an average of 2-10 cm lost from the area after the first session. It is recommended to have 3 to 12 sessions.
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 
Have you tried Ultrasound Fat Cavitation / Lipocavitation / Non-invasive ultrasonic fat removal? Did it work for you?


  1. Anonymous says

    I’m just about to buy a Groupon voucher for this in the UK. Shame you haven’t loaded your before and after photos; what are your conclusions?
    Think I’ll go for it – I’ve spent more on less convincing gimmicks!

    • Anonymous says

      I have purchased a Panda Box 40KHz ultrasonic RF cavitation machine from Sainsonic on Ebay. It cost about $285.00 (US). I have been using it much more than the recommended amount of 15 minutes 2 sessions per week. I used it every day for 30 minutes per area, IT DOES NOT WORK. This is beginning the 3rd week of using the machine daily and there is no visible difference. I pinch tested the area and there is NO diffrence. Don’t waste your money on this one. If there is another machine for home use out there that does work, I’d buy it beause I think this would be a great way to spot reduce the fat. Unfortunately, this machine is worthless. Now I dont know what to do with it.

    • Anonymous says

      Cyndie, Could you do me a favor and remove the seller’s name. I didn;t hink ahead of time and don’t want to damage their reputation. They were only the seller not the manufacturer. Thank you I will be more careful if I ever post again. Thanks

  2. Anonymous says

    Why did you decide to tst the procedure if it has been forbidden by law in a country like France (not known for silly decisions)?

    • says

      Hello, thank you for visiting and for your valid comment! I hesitated a long time before purchasing the treatment deal and hesitated even until the last minute (I was very close to not turnout to the appointment!). I was very nervous when I arrived at the salon the first time and the fact that I didn’t receive a proper explanation about the procedure (in addition to the fact that the place was dodgy and that the girl couldn’t speak English) didn’t help with my anxiety. Anyway, I decided to still try because the procedure is legal in Australia, country where I’ve been residing for 3 years. I’m generally of a petite size but I have accumulated amount of fat in my inner legs that I find difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise. I thought that this targeted procedure could “perhaps” help solve the problem. It didn’t work for me, and I still wonder about the risks. For these reasons, I wouldn’t personally recommend it.

  3. says

    How Ultrasound Fat Cavitation differs from Smart Lipo? I understand that Smart lipo use laser or something? Is there any difference? and would you recommend this procedure compare to Smart Lipo?


    • says

      Hi Rena, thank you for visiting and for your comment. To be honest I haven’t heard about Smart Lipo before but I’ve conducted some quick research for you and from my understanding SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure which is different from Ultrasound Fat Cavitation. Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is a ‘non-invasive’ procedure which means it’s NOT a surgery. SmartLipo IS a surgery. From my experience Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is a waste of money, but that being said I only did 3 sessions. Some people have commented on my other posts and said they had some positive results after 10 or 12 sessions.

  4. Anonymous says

    I also bought a ‘Groupon’ deal in the UK and have had treatment number 2.. not really noticed anything yet. I decided to do this to try it out before purchasing my own cavitation machine.
    I have looked at many machines, all varying a lot in price and there doesn’t seem to be many customer reviews as yet.
    If anyone can recommend anything to me or give me some advise I’d be grateful…
    I will continue to post my personal experiences from my treatments as the weeks go on….

  5. says

    I had my first treatment yesterday and i already noticed a difference. My body has been able to rid fat pretty well. Ive had 8 kids and developed belly fat. Its a difference i can see and i have 3 treatments left from my groupon deal. I too have thought of buying a machine but which one? Maybe ill try to spot which one was used on me.

  6. Anonymous says

    Don’t use cavitation around your head, its not safe. Dont use it around the reproductive organs , heart and lungs. Use RF like http://www.stop2pose.com. on your face and neck for that. Most people don’t get results for a many reasons. 1. they are not using it correctly 2. They are really fat and dont notice the small difference even when they do use it correctly 3.They bought a weak machine. 4. all of 1, 2, and 3 combined. I paid for a session from somone who also didnt know how to use it correctly. A total waste of my money. I bought my own machine ( LUNA V ) and it works very well but Ive spent weeks learning everything I can get my eyes on about it and you should too.. Not only does it work well but when used correctly it will kick your butt hard with side effects. Mainly dehydration. That alone can cause many other different problems to the body . The RF also has the side effect of producing histamines in the location being used. Claritin or benadryl will resolve that side effect fast but then they have their own side effects too.. Fact cell destruction is not a natural act . If you ( correctly ) over use your machine you will feel miserable. Its dam near something like chemotherapy in some ways as it relates to cell destruction only it targets fat cells not cancer cells. The destruction of fat cells in a way is like polluting your intracellular fluid supply with dead or foreign matter. The intracellular fluid accounts for 66% of your bodies total water. Your bodys cleaning system is on overdrive trying to get all the dead cells out of the body. It uses the intracellular fluid to do the job of processing it through your liver and kidneys. When cavitation is done correctly , you’ll be peeing and drinking allot . If you don’t keep up with the intake of water the outtake will make you sick and dehydrated. Does Cavitation work . YES, very well. I used it on my right abdominal area three times in a week the first week and the difference between the two is very noticeable. It takes weeks of use for all the dead cell matter to be flushed out . Many will give up and insist its not working for not seeing immediate results and never use it again. For this reason and 1-4 above, Cavitation fat loss has gotten a bad rap. Good luck .

    • says

      I bought a machine recently and have been using it for a couple times with noticeable(to me)results.I need to find better detailed instructions for such things as what combo of the heads work best together and how to use the ones for your face.did you get good ones with yours or know where i can find them?

    • Anonymous says

      I want to buy one m self im not fat im 115 pounds but do have a little gut from my 3 pregnancies im not comfortable with my belly at all i want to know if this will help me?

    • Anonymous says

      They sell them (Luna V) on Amazon. A simple google search would have led you there. There is also a very detailed PDF of how to operate the machine. Google to find it. This is NOT a machine you can abuse. You’ll either not get results or worse, hurt yourself. So no offense, but if you couldn’t find a place to purchase it, chances are you’re not going to be able to figure out the CORRECT way to operate it.

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  8. Anonymous says

    I purchased a package of 8 sessions through Living Social. I’ve had only one treatment so far and really don’t see any changes but that’s why I bought the package rather than just one session. I will report back and be honest about the results. My problem area is my abdomen. I had liposuction about 10 years ago and the results of that were awful. Yes, my stomach was smaller but the results were very uneven so now my stomach bulges in some places and not others. I’m 53 years old and just want to get rid of the muffin top. This procedure is not for severely overweight people, but for people who can’t get rid of certain problem areas through diet and exercise. I will try to find this site again as I go through the package of sessions. I’m a massage therapist by trade and am very interested in finding out if this really works. The woman who did the first session told me that the machine costs about $1500 dollars so I think if people are buying machines for much less, they might be much less effective. Having said that, I don’t know if this machine is effective yet either.

  9. Anonymous says

    Cyndie, It doesn’t sound as if the place you went was very reputable so I don’t know if you can base your opinions on this treatment. Maybe they didn’t have the latest and greatest equipment or even performed the service that well. A reputable center would have taken the time to explain the service to you in great detail, answer any questions, and peform the treatment professionally.
    I would suggest anyone looking at this treatment go to a reputable company and do their research prior to attending.

  10. Anonymous says

    Okay, I have now had 4 of the 8 sessions I booked. Results so far? I’m not sure! I wake up and feel thinner through the middle but then as the day goes on I don’t feel any better than I did before starting. I think that by the time I finish the 8th session I will have a conclusive results. The woman I am seeing introduced this technique to the U.S. and has an office in Beverly Hills. She opened a practice here in Virginia a few months ago. I will tell you that her sessions are one hour long not 30 or 40 minutes like other people have experienced. She has been very good at explaining the science behind it and why you hear or feel that pinging when she doing it. It’s the ultrasonic waves bouncing off bone. It is not at all unpleasant to me, it feels good to have it done. Sort of soothing. I tried to look up the professional machine she uses but can’t find it online. Also, I’m not the kind who wants to know how many inches lost, just as I don’t like to know my weight on any given day. I think that how I feel in my own skin and clothes is the best way for me to judge if something is working. The way women’s bodies change, even within the same day, doesn’t allow for accurate results with a tape measure. Okay, 4 more to go.

  11. says

    Hi, I have bought 1 unit cavitation machine for home use and use it for the first time about 2 weeks ago, firstly didn’t notice any result but I found my technique was wrong, so I tried the so called right technique and I found very visible results as I lost 2kg in a week. My belly now reduce to a few inches after 2 times using it and my friends notice my belly gone.. just in 2 weeks. For your info I have tried a lot of diet techniques since 2 years ago after delivering my first son and gain 25kg of weight. Cavitation works for me!

    • Anonymous says

      Hi Sarah, it would be great if you could tell us what the correct technique is or where to find it. Thanks

    • Anonymous says

      Hi Sarah , I have a machine but no booklet. I am sure I am not using this perfectly , but still have good results . But I would like to use it properly . Any help?

    • Anonymous says

      Hi Sarah, I am thinking about purchasing a machine myself but there are so many to choose from! Which one did you end up buying?

    • Anonymous says

      Google Luna V instructions. A lunavplus.doc site should come up. It’s the operating and clinical manual for the machine. Of course if you have a different machine the “operating” portion won’t apply. But if you look through it, it has details and PHOTOS (yes folks PICTURES) of the proper technique in using cavitation on your stomach, legs, arms etc. And since all of these machines work off basically the same principle I’m sure the same techniques will apply. Please read all the do’s and don’t folks or you’re going to get hurt.

  12. Anonymous says

    I just tried my first session yesterday. Results appeared that I spread all over in my Stomache area

  13. Anonymous says

    Hi. I have been reading your comments re the cavitation machine. I am thinking of buying one through Amazon a Sainsonic GS28.2E (I think). I’m not particularly fat, but I do have fat around my middle and stomach which is proving hard to shift. Has anyone heard of the Sainsonic? I’ve read reviews on Amazon and this one seems to come out on top but it’s a bit ugly! I’ve checked Youtube to use the machine correctly so I think I have an idea. I’m a size 8 (UK sizing) which may seem small, but I need to get rid of the fat. I was a size 5 / 6 (UK again) so at size 8 I feel ginormous! Any recommendations and success stories would be more than welcome. I feel desperate!

  14. says

    My daughter has begun to use ultrasonic cavitation around her abdomen in a specialised clinic…I wanted to know if this technique has any bad side effects on the ovaries and uterus , since she is not yet married and intends to have children when she does…please if anyone knows of any effects, tell me

  15. Anonymous says

    Hi there, I am interested in trying the ultrasound cavitation but my fear is: wouldn’t this technique encourage the fast return of fat to the already treated area? i,e I am afraid that I would gain fat quickly in the treated area after some time of undergoing the treatment.

  16. Mrs. Le says

    Ive had lipocavi and rf simultaneously 30 min each for an hour last night. I feel some pain around my abdomen as if it was punched when i woke up. Is this normal?

  17. Ms. R says

    Just had a combi lipocavi rf last night. Is there really pain post therapy especially next a.m. like the feeling of punched abdomen?

  18. anon says

    Been at it for 3 weeks now on hired machine with no results. I drink water work out, go for a brisk 30-40 minute wak after each session and eat right. They now start telling me it simply does not work on some people. Sounds like a cop out to me. Are you one of ‘those people’ too? Speak up before more people waste their money!

  19. Tmo says

    Thanks for all of the updates…been doing some research and am thinking of purchasing the Luna V Plus. Have downloaded the manual. Had a consultation at a place in my area and will return for the treatment on Saturday. I’m looking to get my “back fat” area treated. I can’t stand the bulge below the bra strap. Uughh…will let you guys know how things turn out.

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