People are finding more effective ways to address physical features they’re not happy with. When it comes to removing fat, however, not everyone is willing to go under the knife. Instead, people are finding non-invasive treatment options to replace intense and expensive surgeries.
Don’t believe it? According to research, noninvasive and minimally invasive fat-reduction procedures are expected to create a $1.1 billion industry by 2022. Patients want in-office treatments without the downtime associated with surgical options.
That’s why these non-surgical fat removal procedures are becoming so popular.
With these treatment options, you can remove that pesky fat without surgery. Want to learn more? Keep reading to discover the procedures that are becoming the choice for many people in Connecticut, New York and throughout the country!
More often referred to as CoolSculpting, cryolipolysis uses extremely cold temperatures to break down fat cells without affecting other organs.
Unlike other types of cells throughout the body, fat cells are susceptible to cold temperatures. By freezing fat cells only, you can spare trauma to your skin and possibly other organs.
Cryolipolysis is becoming one of the most popular nonsurgical fat reduction treatments. In fact, CoolSculpting has grown by 76% in less than two years.
Many patients choose CoolSculpting as their preferred non-invasive fat removal treatment. This procedure allows you to reduce localized fat deposits. The goal is to reduce the volume of fat within a specific fatty area.
Some patients prefer to treat more than one area. In fact, you can treat more than one area at a time with the right applicators. Please note that some areas require additional treatment for maximum effects. When you schedule a consultation with a CoolSculpting expert, you’ll be able to discuss your goals and get a good idea of how many treatments you’ll need to achieve your goals.
An amazing benefit of CoolSculpting is that the procedure is completed without the use of anesthesia. That, along with the fact that it’s non-surgical means there is virtually no downtime.
First, the specialist will assess the dimensions and shape of the fatty area. Then, they’ll choose an applicator of the appropriate size and curvature.
Let’s take a look at what the procedure is like.
The specialist will place a gel pad on your skin for protection. The applicator is applied to the area to be treated, and vacuumed into the applicator.
The temperature inside the applicator will begin to drop.
As the temperature becomes colder, the target area will begin to numb. Some patients experience discomfort when the vacuum pulls at the tissue. However, this discomfort only lasts a few minutes.
The treatment usually lasts for about an hour.
Risks are low for this type of non-invasive fat removal treatment. Once the fat cells are frozen, they will be permanently flushed out through the lymphatic system. Clients can see results within a few weeks and can achieve an overall fat loss of up to 25%.
Injection lipolysis reduces the number of fat cells in a targeted area using a chemical called deoxycholic acid. The chemical causes fat cell disruption and, in time, death. One common type of injection lipolysis is Kybella.
Many patients choose this form of treatment to reduce fat located beneath their chin. In a survey done by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), it was found that 67 percent of individuals are bothered by excess fat under the chin or neck. Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injectable to treat the appearance of a double chin.
Before the injection of deoxycholic acid, the specialist will numb the area with ice/cold packs, topical numbing agents, or injectable local anesthesia.
A precise amount of medication is then injected into a grid pattern. This medication is used as a single treatment and the number of treatments needed will vary from person to person.
Complications associated with injection lipolysis are uncommon. However, one possible side effect is nerve injury, which could cause an uneven smile. In rare cases, some patients have difficulty swallowing following their procedure.
As with many non-surgical fat removal treatments, there’s little to no downtime associated with injection lipolysis. However, you might experience:
These side effects should decrease with time.
Fat reduction is usually visible after eight weeks.
Some patients choose to schedule two treatments about four to six weeks apart. The scheduling often depends on the duration of swelling from the first treatment. Patients can request up to six treatments to the area under their chin.
Make sure to speak with your specialist to develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
The best of both worlds…reduce fat AND build muscle. EMSCULPT is a revolutionary, FDA-approved, non-invasive body contouring device that uses High Intensity Focused Electro Magnetic (HIFEM) energy to activate muscle contractions. This strengthens muscles while also creating a metabolic reaction to break down fat.
The treatment takes 30 minutes and can be done twice a week with maintenance treatments done every 3-6 months. Speak with your clinician to determine the number of treatments needed for maximum results.
Emsculpt uses two paddles that can be used simultaneously or individually on either the abdomen or buttocks. The paddles induce contractions to the muscles which start out on a low setting and gradually increase according to the patient’s tolerance. It is the equivalent of doing 20,000 crunches or squats while lying down for 30 minutes.
The treatment is described as feeling uncomfortable, but not painful. Some describe feeling a deep vibration and others describe a deep twitching or buzzing in your muscles. This is due to the fact that your muscles are contracting involuntarily, but you slowly adjust to the sensation.
Afterwards, expect to feel as if you’ve had a great workout. You may be a little sore and the area may be a bit tender. Your muscles will start to get stronger and more defined and you will find that you are stronger and more able to do more regular exercise.
Sculpt and tone your way to the body you’ve always wanted. Find out if EMSCULPT is right for you.
Sculptra Butt Lift
Welcome to a day and age that can offer to enhance your hind quarters without surgery. Maybe your butt is no longer your best asset or you’d like to make it your best asset.
Sculptra is FDA cleared and has been used since 1999 to fill lines, help diminish wrinkles and firm up skin.
This non-invasive procedure uses poly-L-lactic acid, an injectable filler, to boost collagen production which firms and lifts your butt. A series of injections under the skin will stimulate collagen production over the course of several months. Patients usually undergo several sessions over the course of a few months to reach their desired results. You should consult with a treatment specialist to determine the best plan.
A Sculptra Butt Lift can help anyone looking for a moderate increase in size and projection and can last up to 2 years or more.
The treatment is relatively painless and a topical numbing cream can be used. Recovery time is minimal and you will be able to return to normal activity almost immediately.
After the injections, there may be some soreness for a couple of days, similar to a vigorous workout, but unlike a Brazilian Butt Lift, you will be able to sit down right after the procedure.
Consult with a specialist to find out if Sculptra Butt Lift is right for you.
Slimming Down: Your Options for Non-Surgical Fat Removal & Body Toning/Sculpting
Ready to slim down and get rid of that stubborn fat? Want to tone and sculpt your body without hours at the gym? With these non-surgical options, it’s easy! You won’t have to worry about surgical scars or lots of downtime.
Discover the treatment option that’s right for you. Request an appointment with our team today.