Fat reduction treatments are designed to be permanent, with results that can last for years. UltraShape is a popular physician-approved therapy that can help you control problem areas, such as the handles of the fingers, back fat, saggy arms, abdominal fat, and other areas for contouring the body. These treatments are minimally invasive and have mild side effects. Some treatments don't even require downtime.
However, it's important to review your medical history with your doctor before deciding which treatment is best for you. All types of body contouring devices work best for those with a normal body mass index (between 18.5 and 24).The company recommends repeating treatments to achieve the desired results. These can be determined based on your doctor's recommendations and are usually scheduled every 4 weeks. The results are gradual, as damaged fat cells are eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system in about 12 weeks.
However, many patients have reported seeing results after six weeks, especially when combined with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. The patients in our studies experienced full treatment efficacy 12 weeks after complete abdominal treatment, with 20 to 25% fat loss in the upper and lower abdomen. The removal of fat cells is permanent in the treated areas. Non-surgical fat reduction treatments use different modalities to target and eliminate unwanted fat cells through a topical, rather than surgical, procedure. TruSculpt by Cutera is a similar treatment that uses controlled radiofrequency technology to eliminate fat cells in the hips, thighs, buttocks and abdomen. This treatment uses a specialized cryolipolysis device to cool unwanted fat cells to the point of death without affecting surrounding tissues.
The treatment usually lasts about an hour and most patients require one or two treatments to see noticeable results. Whether it comes in the form of a “persistent stomach bag” after pregnancy, areas of fat around the thighs that don't move, or bumps along the flanks and back, localized fat can be difficult to permanently remove. Non-invasive treatments use thermal manipulation techniques and molecules that act on fat to eliminate fat and improve body contour. Suction is applied as the surgeon moves the cannula through the fat reservoir, removing excess fat cells and sculpting a slimmer body contour. CoolSculpting, TruSculpt, and SculpSure treatments are typically gentle with minimal discomfort both during and after treatment. It takes longer to see the results of CoolSculpting and other non-invasive fat reduction treatments, which are increasingly noticeable in the weeks and months following the procedure.
EON's robotic delivery technology provides unprecedented fat reduction and patient safety results. EON is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of persistent fat in the abdomen and flanks, along with other areas of the body that will be removed in the future. When treatment begins, a robotic arm moves over the body following a very precise pattern in the treatment area. Unlike CoolSculpting which freezes fat cells, SculpSure destroys fat cells through heat (a process known as apoptosis).