Non-surgical fat reduction is a minimally invasive fat reduction includes technology using either heating or cooling or an injected medication for the reduction of fat cells. None of these treatments serve as a replacement for liposuction, however, they are an alternative for individuals who are not willing to undergo the process of surgery. These options include radio frequency, ultrasound, infrared light, injectable medication, and vacuum massage. Essentially, these procedures reduce or remove persistent packets of fat in our body to contour and shape different areas of the body. These procedures are not intended to be solutions towards weight loss, but just to eliminate pockets of fat which are resistant to dieting and exercise.
The different procedures for non-surgical fat reduction are as follows:
- Cryoliposis: This uses cold temperatures to target and destroy fat cells spread throughout various parts of the body. The surrounding tissues are all caused no harm. The fat cells are killed and eventually flushed out of your system. Once gone, they should not reappear.
- Laser liposys: This uses laser energy to heat up and destroy fat cells. The high temperature of the laser results in the fat cells dying, and within 12 weeks, they are removed from your system. Multiple treatments are usually required, for around a period of 15 minutes each.
- Radiofrequency liposys: These use ultrasound technology to contour the body. This involves minimal discomfort, and is highly gentle to the skin when removing pockets of fat. Multiple treatments are usually required for around an hour each.
- Injection liposys: These consist of the injecting of deoxycholic acid inside the body which has the potential to kill fat cells. The body gradually ends up metabolizing the dead cells during the weeks after the treatment is done.
The risks associated with these procedures are as follows:
Infection, fluid accumulation, anesthesia risks, damage to deeper structures and organs, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, and many others. Non-surgical fat reduction has few risks involved as does not involve invasive procedures.
It is important to remember that these treatments must be accompanied by a change in lifestyle including a healthy diet and regular exercise. This will help one to gain the most effective results possible. It must be ensured that no pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should partake in these procedures. Additionally, depending on the health of the person, a noninvasive treatment might not be good for you, thus, your physician must be contacted regarding this accordingly.
You must ensure that you receive a personalized plan when your treatment is done in order for your physician to ensure that you diet and exercise according to the needs and build of your body. These procedures also do not achieve the same dramatic results as liposuction, or a tummy tuck procedure, thus, if one wants an extreme change, non-surgical procedures are not for them. However, in comparison these are more preferable in terms of the lesser cost, fewer side effects, no incisions, and a lesser risk of complications as well.
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