Best Ways To Reduce Body Fat Without Surgery
CoolSculpting, thermal therapy, laser liposuction, and many more non-invasive fat removal procedures can give you a sculpted body. Read on to get the complete list.
Obesity doesn’t just affect a person’s health but also has a deep psychological impact on their body image, interpersonal relationships and mental health. The stigma they face is so strong, that many will go to any lengths to lose weight.
At every step, people struggling with obesity have to battle serious health conditions, mental illness and low self-confidence. Depression and anxiety about their weight become a permanent part of their life. People make fun of them, judge them for eating, and body shame. It can crush a person’s self-confidence, mental peace and affect their social life.
Besides the many serious diseases and health conditions - Type 2 diabetes, Gall-bladder disease, Coronary heart disease, etc. obesity can also promote clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. Typically, a person with a BMI of 30 or higher is diagnosed with obesity. While for some people, diet management and an active lifestyle can help treat obesity, for many, liposuction treatment is their last hope.
Traditional liposuction involves creating small incisions in the fatty area where a tube is inserted to suck out the fatty acids from the cells resulting in permanent fat reduction. Although the non-surgical fat-reduction procedure is called “nonsurgical” liposuction, it isn’t really similar to traditional liposuction.
What is non-surgical liposuction, the different types of treatment procedures, and the average treatment cost in India? Let’s take a look.
Non Surgical liposuction is a fat reduction treatment that uses various modalities, such as infrared light, radio frequency, ultrasound, vacuum massage and injectable medication, that are safe and less invasive. Using the aforementioned methods, non-surgical procedures help destroy the fatty cell membrane so that the fat cell content is expelled as metabolic products from the body over time.
Types Of Procedures For Non Surgical Fat Reduction
Top non-invasive fat reduction procedures adopted globally include CoolSculpting, injections, thermal therapy, and laser liposuction.
Cryolipolysis is one of the most popular nonsurgical fat reduction treatments, with over 450,000 procedures performed globally. It uses cold temperatures to break down fat cells. Patients commonly call the procedure ‘CoolSculpting’ as it freezes the fat cells, without harming the skin and other structures.
Injection lipolysis is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for eliminating a double chin. In the treatment, the doctor injects a chemical called deoxycholic acid into the targeted area, causing the fat cells to die. Prominent results from the treatment are typically visible by eight weeks. Doctors recommend at least two treatments spaced four to six weeks apart, and up to six treatments for areas under the chin.
Radiofrequency lipolysis is a heat-based fat reduction procedure in which an applicator releases radio frequencies to heat the fat cells, without affecting other types of cells in the skin. The applicator is kept at a distance of one centimeter from the skin, so it doesn’t make any physical contact. The treatment takes about thirty minutes and is repeated once a week for four weeks or recommended by the doctor.
Laser lipolysis is a 25-minute fat reduction procedure in which the doctor attaches a paddle-like applicator to the marked area. The paddle releases laser frequencies which destroy the fat cell membranes that are then absorbed by the body. Patients may see the final results of the treatment in about six weeks.
Procedure For Non-Surgical Fat Removal
Non-surgical fat removal treatment doesn’t require any pre-procedure preparation and the person can resume daily activities after the procedure is done. The treatment steps include:
Consultation with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the procedure, possible side effects, and aftercare
A heating pad is placed on the targeted area for persons who choose a laser or light-assisted fat reduction procedure. The radio frequency of laser or heat waves gives a pleasant warmth, and there’s no discomfort or pain whatsoever
The patient is not allowed to use their phone during treatment to avoid interference with the mechanics of metal electrodes and device signals
A single sitting typically lasts about 45 minutes
Once the device is removed, the patient may receive massage therapy as an add-on to stimulate the effects of the fat removal procedure and create a skin tightening effect
Body measurements including photographs taken at the beginning and end of the session to record the progress
People can typically see noticeable results after four sessions, and one must also adopt healthy lifestyle habits and diet management to maintain the reduced weight post-procedure.
Non-Surgical Liposuction Cost In India
The cost in India for non-invasive fat removal procedures depends on the kind of clinic you choose. Remember to choose a well-known clinic with a certified doctor and trained team who have years of experience in fat removal procedures. Typically, an entire package for fat removal treatment can fall within Rs. 75,000 - Rs. 95,000 range, and prices may also vary depending on fat stubbornness and which and how many body areas are covered.
Traditional liposuction involves creating small incisions in the fatty area where a tube is inserted to suck out fatty acids from the cells resulting in permanent fat reduction. In contrast, nonsurgical or minimally invasive options include laser or light-assisted therapy, cryo or freezing therapy, or injected medication to reduce fat cells.
Risks of non-surgical fat reduction procedures are very minimal, mostly limited to slight inflammation around the target area. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not indulge in any of the aforementioned procedures.