Everything you need to know about 3D Lipo

Have you indulged too much over Christmas?

Still hanging on to that lockdown weight or extra inches?

Want to feel confident in that summer bikini?

Then 3D Lipo is the answer!

This is a pain-free alternative to Liposuction Surgery, and a non-invasive solution to treating excess fat, cellulite, and loose skin. Our 3D Lipo System is one of the most advanced machines on the market. It’s cost-effective and less painful than many other treatments or surgery.

3D Lipo allows us to alter body shape using fat removal, skin tightening and cellulite reduction. We can target specific areas and problems on the face and body.

Our 3D Lipo courses include 8 treatments to target specific areas of the body, these will last 8 weeks and will take between 30 and 90 minutes dependent on your concerned area.

What are the different 3D Lipo technologies?

With our 3D Lipo machine we have four different technologies which means we can target all body concerns from inch loss, cellulite and skin firming.

Fat Freezing

Fat freezing is also known cryolipolysis and is a non–surgical method to destroy fat cells. This treatment is ideal for pockets of fat no larger than a hand size. The actual treatment time is around 45 minutes and so allowing approximately 1 hour of your time would be ideal.

20-40% of the fat cells are targeted and the body slowly removes them naturally, just as it removes thousands of dead cells every day. This process could take up to 16 weeks to be completed although most people do see a change beginning within 4 weeks.

If you want a better result, a repeated treatment could be carried out a minimum of 6 weeks from the original treatment.

This is great for busy people who have that stubborn area that is resistant to diet and exercise.


This is for fat removal and inch loss from larger areas (larger than a hand size of fat) and is completed in courses. This technology uses sound waves, which causes the fat cells to implode, spilling their contents into the interstitial tissue. The fat is divided into fatty acids and glycerol and is transported to the liver where it is processed as waste.

The fat cells can not withstand the ultrasound waves so the cell membranes break down very quickly effectively breaking down the fat cells.

Cavitation is best had a treatment course, a minimum if 8 treatments we recommend to get the desired result.

Radio Frequency Fat Melting & Skin Tightening

Skin tightening is carried out using radio-frequency (RF) energies and is suitable for all skin types. As the skin ages, it becomes looser. Areas that have been overstretched such as the abdomen in pregnant ladies or in any area where the skin has been under pressure through weight changes will show more signs of saggy looser skin. This treatment targets the collagen and elastin fibres and bulk heat them to create a tightening of the fibres in the skin, thus creating a lifting and shrinking effect in the treated area.

Cellulite has a dimpling appearance on the skins surface shown by an increase in the size and quantity of fat cells creating a bulge on the surface. Fat cells heat up quicker than other skin tissue as they contain oil, the radio frequency basically melts the fat inside the fat cells smoothing cellulite and reducing that dimpled appearance.

Similar to cavitation, radio frequency fat removal is carried out in courses of 8 treatments. The skin quality and age of the skin will determine when results are noticeable.


Shockwave therapy has been used in medical settings for the breakdown of kidney stones.

Radial pressure waves are pulses generated by compressed air which are projected through a shock transmitter, this has been shown to stimulate the metabolic process and improve the connective tissue elasticity.

We do this after all of our 3D lipo treatments as it can shrink fat cells, increases the lymphatic drainage and softens and strengthens connective tissue which can smooth cellulite.

Will the treatment hurt?

None of the 3D Lipo treatments hurt, during a fat freezing session the fat pocket is sucked into a vacuum which can feel a bit pinchy on the skin but nothing that’s too uncomfortable.

How effective is the treatment?

In addition to providing instantly noticeable results, there are no after-effects, pain or downtime needed at all with 3D Lipo.

The length of time you’ll see results for is dependent on maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise. The results are in fact permanent as long as your weight stays the same and a healthy balanced lifestyle is maintained.

During an eight-week course we aim for a client to lose a dress size in their chosen area.

What happens to the fat cells?

After a 3D Lipo session fat cells are transported through the vascular and lymphatic system to the liver and processed through the body.

Can men have this treatment?

3D Lipo can be used on men and woman and we have treated many men with fantastic results!

Which 3D Lipo course do I need?

We have many different courses suitable for different areas of the body. I would recommend you book in at Aeternum Aesthetics for a 3D Lipo consultation and we can guide you on which package would be most suitable.

Lifestyle and Wellbeing Tips to Maintain and Improve Your Results:

If you have recently undergone any of the 3D Lipo treatments, you may be looking for ways to support your road to body confidence with some lifestyle changes.

3D Lipo treatments are non-surgical and designed to target and destroy pockets of fat, particularly in those stubborn areas such as on the thighs, lower back, hips and lower abdomen.

To help ensure you are achieving the best possible results from your treatment, there are a number of aftercare lifestyle changes you can make to help boost the visibility and longevity of your results.

Eat a Healthy Diet

It goes without saying that a fresh and healthy diet comes highly recommended if you are looking to lose weight and improve your body confidence.

3D Lipo can help speed up visible results, but these results will improve significantly if teamed with a healthy balanced diet that cuts out particularly sugary and fatty foods.

Drink Plenty of Water

Following your 3D Lipo treatment, your body will naturally be trying to get rid of the dead fat cells that your treatment has targeted.

Drinking at least 2 litres of water after your treatment will help with this process. Good hydration, in general, is good for flushing out waste and toxin, contributing to a happy healthy lifestyle and body. Find yourself a water bottle to keep with you at all times to remind you to drink, and be sure so to consume at least 2 litres a day to ensure your body is properly hydrated.


Exercising is beneficial for all levels of overall health. Not only does it enhance your fat reduction process naturally, you also experience a release of dopamine after a workout. These chemicals travel to the brain providing you with a hugely positive sensation and a mood boost! Teamed with your 3D Lipo programme, exercise is a fantastic way to help enhance your physical heath and appearance, as well as your mental health which can have such a great impact on your general outlook on life.


Massaging your targeted fat freezing areas after your treatment can help stimulate lymphatic drainage, which could lead to improved results that are visible for longer. Circular kneading motions in these areas are said to be the most effective. This can easily be done by yourself, or see if a friend or partner will help you out on more difficult to reach areas such as your back or hips.

Repeated Treatment

Before your initial treatment takes places, we will devise a 3D Lipo treatment schedule as a result of an assessment of the areas you wish to treat. We recommend a course of 8 to start with, more than one treatment will ensure your results are long-lasting and that we have targeted as much of the fat pockets as possible. Some people decide to do another course, some also just go on to a regular fat freezing post 3D Lipo course. A follow-up fat freezing treatment session can be done at a minimum 6 weeks and will target those deeper layers of fat tissue to maximise your results.

Get your body summer ready! And book in for your free consultation and treatment plan with 15% off all courses commencing in January!

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