Non-surgical fat cell disruption has become an increasingly popular means to address localized pockets of unwanted fat in specific body areas. Compared with liposuction, non-invasive technology utilizes methods which attack fat cells without altering any surrounding tissues – including radiofrequency waves, focused ultrasound or cryolipolysis.
Radiofrequency heats fat cells to cause their membranes to rupture and allow the fat cells to escape through lymphatic drainage and be eliminated naturally from your body. Results can often be seen after only a few sessions!
Focused ultrasound devices used in this form of treatment send mechanical waves with low frequency ultrasonic vibrations to cause the targeted area’s fatty membranes to disassemble in much the same way that your digestive process does naturally.
Laser devices emit a beam of light that directly targets fat cells, breaking them down so they can be processed by the body naturally and tightening skin for an overall more toned look.
Cryolipolysis is another noninvasive fat reduction option, using cold temperature to freeze fat cells and cause them to die off and be removed by lymphatic drainage, leaving behind reduced layers. It is particularly effective at eliminating stubborn pockets of fat in stomach, thighs or arms.
Non-invasive treatments to shrink unwanted fat cells are an ideal complement to healthy diet and exercise programs, but should not be seen as a replacement for weight loss surgery or other drastic measures. Patients must carefully consider their goals when selecting between invasive or non-invasive procedures in order to achieve the body shape they want; invasivie procedures offer faster but still dramatic transformation, while non-invasive treatments offer gradual but equally impressive transformation.