Non-Surgical Liposuction – the facts
For many of us, looking good on the outside makes us feel better on the inside. But achieving that perfect bod can be a constant struggle. Of course, a healthy diet, active lifestyle and generally being sensible about what we do every day can help us achieve a healthier body shape but what about those troublesome areas that refuse to budge like the muffin top that keeps appearing over the top of your jeans or the roll of fat that sticks out beneath your bra?
Traditional liposuction has been around for a long time and this can be the answer for reducing unwanted body fat. However, this is an invasive procedure involving general anaesthetic, usually an overnight stay in hospital and quite a bit of downtime for the patient. Some of us just don’t feel comfortable taking the risk of going under an anaesthetic and may feel that liposuction could be a little too drastic for our requirements.
So what treatments can we look at that achieves real results to reduce fatty areas long term; without going under the knife or enduring days and sometimes weeks of downtime?
The Body Clinic is able to offer multiple non-surgical body contouring treatments to help clients achieve a better body shape. We use the 3D Lipo treatment system which incorporates different technologies for fat reduction that can be used individually or combined for fantastic results.
Our fat reduction treatments can help target most areas on the body such as:
- Stomach fat
- Love handles
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Back fat / bra rolls
- Upper arms
- Male chest
Our non-surgical fat reduction treatments offer an alternative to liposuction and include the following treatments –
Fat freezing (or Cryolipolysis ) is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that could be an effective way to reduce unwanted areas of fat, with no pain and no recovery time following a treatment.
Fat freezing works by cooling the fat cells in a determined area without damaging any of the surrounding tissues. Once the cooling process has taken place the dead fat cells then leave the body via its natural lymphatic process.
Cryolipolysis uses a fat freezing technique to target the water content of the fat cells. This causes some of the fat cells to die and your body responds by gently removing them over the coming months. Fat freezing has been clinically proven to destroy fat cells and is proving to be a powerful non-surgical treatment for ridding the body of these unwanted fat cells.
Just one treatment is delivered initially with our clients returning for a review 8 weeks later. At this point clients can decide if they want or need to treat the area again for a further reduction in the fat tissue.
Ultrasound cavitation uses low frequency ultra-sound waves. The treatment is delivered over a course of 6 or 8 sessions spaced weekly or bi-weekly and is used to target larger areas of body fat such as the thighs and large stomachs. For instance we treat many of our male clients with ultrasound cavitation, as it is could be effective for reducing the typical “beer belly”.
The ultrasound wave causes the contents of the fat cell to bubble. This creates pressure on to the fat cell membrane, causing it to break down, liquefying the fat cell. The contents of the fact cell, in its liquid state, are made up of glycerol and free fatty acids. The body naturally disperses the liquid either by using glycerol as energy (calories) or metabolising the free fatty acids through the lymphatic system and the liver. This results in a reduction of the adipose tissue over the duration of course.
Ultrasound cavitation treatments are not at all painful and actually quite relaxing, like a warm massage. Sessions take approximately 45 – 50 minutes and are schedule at weekly intervals or in some cases can be delivered bi-weekly.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
Radio frequency can be used alone or is often used in combination with our ultrasound cavitation treatments and is useful for reducing the size of fat cells and also re-shaping the fat cells.
Radio frequency creates heat within the subcutaneous fat tissue. This increases the cellular metabolism of the fat cell, burning stored energy resulting in the fat cell shrinking in size. The heat also allows the fat cell to be re-shaped or flattened, smoothing the surface of the skin and is an effective element of our cellulite treatments. Radio frequency is our “go to” treatment for alleviating dimpling on the upper arms.
A course of 6 treatments is recommended at weekly intervals. The treatment is quick and completely painless, in fact many clients nod off during their treatments.
As with Liposuction, all our treatments can be very effective but they are not a miracle cure or magic wand. It is advisable to be realistic about your goals and current lifestyle habits. Whilst the fat cells treated will be destroyed, if you later find that you gain weight due to unhealthy eating habits then any weight gained will result in other fat cells increasing in size.
It is always recommended to have a one to one consultation with the specialists here at The Body Clinic, prior to any treatment for fat reduction so that your medical history can be assessed and the right treatment advised for your specific concern and requirements.