Fat reduction treatments are becoming increasingly popular as a way to reduce stubborn fat deposits that don't respond to diet and exercise. While these treatments can be effective in the short-term, it is important to understand the potential long-term side effects associated with them. The most common long-term side effect of fat reduction treatments is a change in the shape, appearance, or texture of the area where the fat was removed or replaced. This can be due to age, weight gain or loss, and other factors.
CoolSculpting may also cause minor side effects such as irritation and pain. In rare cases, fat cells may grow more in response to treatment rather than shrinking. It is also important to note that after treatment, most people experience some degree of swelling, bruising, or discomfort. Injections used to dissolve excess fat on the chin may cause the skin to feel firm or bumpy.
Radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments have been shown to partially reduce fat content and improve skin elasticity. When considering any non-surgical fat removal treatment, it is important to seek out a qualified medical professional who has received appropriate training in the process. Good candidates for non-invasive fat removal have a small lump of fat that remains despite diet and exercise, and their weight is within the normal range for their height. A series of 10 treatments has been shown to significantly reduce body weight, BMI and waist circumference, with effects persisting for up to 6 months after treatment.
Radiofrequency intervention was found to be particularly effective in reducing waist circumference 6 months after treatment. However, the clinical effects are mild to moderate, with a reduction of 2 to 4 cm in circumference as a sign of reduced subcutaneous fat during total treatment sessions. Overall, it is important to understand the potential long-term side effects associated with fat reduction treatments before undergoing any procedure. It is also important to seek out a qualified medical professional who has received appropriate training in the process.