Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to lose weight properly, your appearance still won’t change. In that case, you might need a little help from non-invasive fat reduction procedures.
Not everyone is gifted with a conventionally good-looking body. Some people can look like they spend hours in the gym to tone their bodies even though they don’t, while some get the complete opposite. In fact, there are a lot more people in the world who experience the latter more than the former situation.
The truth is that sometimes, no matter how hard and consistently you work out, it just doesn’t show. The numbers on your weighing scale may be changing, and you feel more active than you were before. But from an outsider’s perspective, your appearance doesn’t change in the slightest because your fat deposits are still wedged in the same places.
In situations like these, it might be the best time to wave the white flag and admit that you need external help in the form of fat reduction procedures. And luckily for you, there are plenty of other modern treatment options that you can take aside from traditional liposuction surgery.
The cosmetic surgery industry has managed to create non-invasive procedures to eliminate fatty acids through modern technologies. And the treatments mean no downtime nor painful surgeries just to get rid of stubborn fat pockets. That said, here are four of the most popular non-surgical methods for fat removal:
If you want to get rid of your fat cells by using controlled cooling, you can undergo cryolipolysis. This procedure is done by using freezing temperatures to cause cellular death among the body’s fatty tissues, which will then be absorbed and eliminated through metabolism once all the fat cells have been destroyed.
Even though there is “lipolysis” in the name, cryolipolysis is not another form of liposuction. This is a non-invasive and non-surgical fat reduction treatment used to reduce the fat bulges in the hip abdomen, inner and outer thigh, back, arm, under the butt, or the chin areas.
The most common brand name for cryolipolysis is CoolSculpting, and it takes less than an hour to perform the procedure every session. Although it’s a non-invasive treatment, it’s still possible to experience slight pain and numbness because of the freezing applicator used to freeze the fat cells.
If you want to get rid of cellulite by using therapeutic heat, you can use radiofrequency energy. For instance, the TriPollar treatment can help you lose the fat in your arms, thighs, and stomach area is powered by radiofrequency technology. It’s risk-free and painless because it’s a non-surgical procedure.
This treatment usestri-polar radiofrequency energy to burn the fat cells in the body. Once the fat cells are heated up, it becomes easier for the body to flush the fatty acids out of its system, especially because the energy can increase a person’s metabolic process.
That’s why it’s known to show immediate results, such as smoother and tighter skin, from just a few sessions. The radiofrequency technology is also primarily used for long-term body shaping because the procedure leaves the person’s skin tighter and firmer than before, which is why it’s used for “bat wings.”
Low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
If you want to get rid of fat cells using cold laser energy technology, you can undergo low-level laser therapy (LLLT). This procedure uses cold lasers to break down the body’s fat cells and help them be absorbed into the body. It’s perfect for eliminating fat cells around the abdomen, thighs, and arms, to name a few.
LLLT is often used for body contouring because it helps remove unwanted fat bulges all over the body. This is because the cold lasers can eliminate fat deposits that just won’t budge even after consistent exercise, and it helps solve persistent problem areas, such as the “muffin top.”
The most common and gentle form of LLLT is Zerona. It shows results within a few weeks of regular treatments, and it’s generally painless. Those who have undergone the treatment said that they’ve only experienced slight tingling from where the handheld cold lasers are directed, but they have never felt pain or discomfort during their 20 to 40-minute sessions.
If you want to get rid of fat by using ultrasound-created energy, you can use the ultrasound fat removal method. In this procedure, the doctor in charge will use ultrasound-created energy to melt the fatty tissues within a certain problem area that’s resistant to exercise, such as the abdomen, waist, or thighs.
Once the fats are liquefied, the doctor will use a thin cannula to remove them from the body through the skin. The ultrasound procedure is only considered non-invasive because there’s no downtime, and unlike liposuction surgery, it’s doesn’t use large cannulas to remove dense fat cells from the body.
The most common types of ultrasonic fat removal are the Liposonix and Ultrashape procedures. Both treatments can last anywhere from half an hour to several hours every session. Additionally, each patient may need one to three ultrasound sessions every two weeks, depending on their needs.
Before you lose all hope in getting the body you want, make sure to exhaust all your options first. If you think that your consistent workouts and lifestyle changes aren’t doing anything, then don’t be afraid to consider your other options, such as non-invasive procedures, to get there faster.