NON SURGICAL FAT REMOVAL
WHAT IS NON SURGICAL FAT REMOVAL?
Non-surgical and minimally invasive options for fat reduction include technology that uses heat or cooling or an injected medication to reduce fat cells. While none of these treatments is a replacement for liposuction, they provide options for patients unwilling or unable to undergo surgery. Nonsurgical fat reduction options use a variety of modalities, including ultrasound, radio frequency, infrared light, vacuum massage and injectable medication.
THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR NON SURGICAL FAT REMOVAL
Non surgical fat removal is not meant as a weight loss procedure. Patients should be within a reasonable range of their ideal weight. The ideal non surgical fat removal candidate has a body mass index less and can pinched an inch or so of fat around their middle. Patients should be committed to a diet and exercise plan and have realistic expectations for their results. Non surgical fat removal is not a weight loss procedure. Patients with stubborn fat in the abdomen/stomach area, thighs and love handles may benefit from non surgical fat removal.
Non surgical fat removal treatments use different modalities to target and eliminate unwanted fat cells through a topical, rather than surgical, procedure. Popular nonsurgical body contouring treatments include:
CoolSculpting is a good match for people who are close to their target weight, but want to reduce small, localized trouble spots on the hips, abdomen, or thighs. This treatment uses a specialized cryolipolysis device to cool unwanted fat cells to the point of death without affecting surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells die, they are flushed from the body during the days and weeks following the procedure. The final result is seen after three months.
TruSculpt is a similar treatment that utilizes controlled radiofrequency technology to eliminate fat cells on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Treatment typically lasts around an hour, and most patients require one to two treatments to see noticeable results
Zerona cold laser differs from the above noninvasive treatments in that the results are usually seen within several weeks or less. The cold laser targets superficial fat cells, causing the storage form of fat to leak out into the cell. This is then flushed out of the patient’s system, which results in shrinkage of the fat cell itself.
Both treatments are recommended for individuals who are happy with their current weight, but want to reduce fat in areas that are difficult to tone through diet and exercise. Patients should expect no more than about a 25% reduction of fat in the treated areas from nonsurgical treatments. Additionally, these treatments do not result in additional skin contracture which occurs with traditional liposculpture methods.
ADVANTAGES OF NON SURGICAL FAT REMOVAL
There are a lot of benefits that come from having stubborn pockets of fat removed in a non-surgical way. One of the primary benefits is that you do not have to undergo surgery. For many people, this is more than enough. There are a lot of people who are terrified by the idea of surgery. They do not like thinking about using any form of anesthesia, nor do they like thinking about the possible negative side effects that come from surgery.
When you use non-surgical techniques, you are usually able to go home immediately after the procedure has been completed. There is usually little to no additional care needed in conjunction with the procedure. The vast majority of a non-surgical body sculpting procedures are completely comfortable.
Uses controlled levels of cold to safely kill fat cells and then have them naturally removed from the body. During the procedure, the client will feel intense cold at first. However, once the treated area becomes numb, any discomfort disappears.
It is important to understand that the results of non-surgical fat reduction procedures come about gradually. You are not going to walk out of our office after a treatment and immediately see a slimmer figure. However, since the results are gradual, they will look and feel natural. Your loved ones will simply think that your diet and exercise routine is finally starting to pay off. No one will know that you had a procedure performed.
For many people, the benefits of non-surgical fat reduction far outweigh any drawbacks. They are happy to be able to lose the stubborn fat they want without worrying about recovery time or possible surgical complications.