Non-Invasive Fat Removal Technologies – Do they work?

New non-invasive technologies offer an alternative to liposuction for fat reduction 

Radiofrequency for Fat Reduction

 For many people, getting rid of excess fat can be a lifelong battle. Whether it is undesirable love handles, excess fat around the knees, or flabby upper arms, pockets of fat can be difficult to reduce and sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to make a noticeable difference. Now, Dr. Slater and team are finding that the introduction of non-invasive fat removal technologies is opening the door for more people who are not candidates for liposuction to remove stubborn fat, safely and effectively.

Fat Reduction Treatments with RF Technology that are noninvasive include the latest treatment called Posh Body Slim RF

Fat Reduction Treatments with RF Technology include the latest treatment called Posh Body Slim RF

Fat cells are by nature very different than other cells, particularly in how they respond to stimuli such as temperature.

“Most of the new technologies recently introduced for fat reduction were developed based on this knowledge and, as a result, can target specific areas of body fat using energy delivered as either heat or cold.”

Radiofrequency: A hot new way to target fat and tighten the skin

Fat Reduction Treatments with RF Technology  include the latest treatment called Posh Body Slim RF

One of the newest fat reduction technologies is radiofrequency, which delivers energy to the areas of fat by driving controlled heat deep within the fat cells and subsequently destroys them. The technology is being widely used by Med-Spas with much success for people with pockets of excess fat. Since there is no downtime with this procedure, patients can resume their regular activities immediately.

Fat Reduction Treatments with RF Technology  include the latest treatment called Posh Body Slim RF

“Radiofrequency is a very versatile procedure that can be used on any area of the body – from large areas like the abdomen to smaller areas such as the arms – with the same degree of success,” says Dr. Slater. “For people who are not considered overweight but have stubborn pockets of unwanted fat that are not responding to diet and exercise, radiofrequency is a good option.”

Another benefit of radiofrequency is its ability to both reduce fat and tighten the skin by directing energy to target collagen. For example, a patient with flabby upper arms may have more loose skin than fat in this area. In this instance, Dr. Slater and his team may use radiofrequency to tighten the skin first and then remove excess fat. However, if he determines that there is mostly fat in an area, he would remove the fat first and then tighten the skin afterward.

Ultrasound: Starting to make waves in fat reduction

Ultrasound, using high-intensity, focused ultrasonic waves (sound waves) to cause destruction and leakage of fat cells, is being investigated for fat reduction. Similar to other non-invasive procedures used for fat reduction, the ultrasound energy penetrates through the skin layers into the targeted fat without harming skin or surrounding tissues. Dr. Slater explained that the difference with ultrasound is that it involves the mechanical destruction of fat cells that dissolve gradually rather than destruction by temperature extremes.

Results still require patience but you can use this technology to achieve fat reduction 

Since our Posh Body Slim (radiofrequency and ultrasound) are external devices, they only affect the surface of the fat layer and require multiple treatment sessions (typically 4 sessions) to produce the best results. Non-invasive procedures are not meant to replace tumescent liposuction such as PureLipo for fat removal. They can, however, be combined for even more powerful results. Tumescent liposuction is a controlled, precise procedure, whereas the external devices require a bit more time and patience. Dr. Slater and his team will evaluate how the fat is responding and proceed accordingly. The patients that are candidates for tumescent liposuction often are not the same as candidates for an external RF fat reduction treatment (Posh Body Slim). For example, patients who have a contraindication for surgical procedures and are not good candidates for tumescent liposuction could be candidates for Posh Body Slim radiofrequency treatments because it is a non-invasive procedure.

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