Non-surgical body contouring, also known as non-surgical fat reduction, permanently destroys fat cells. There are various non-invasive fat removal treatments that aim to reduce or remove stubborn pockets of fat without surgery. Treatment can be applied to reduce and contour different areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, bottom and upper arms.
Surgical liposuction and liposculpture procedures require incisions, stitches and anaesthesia, and have a number of associated risks and complications, including:
- Risk of coma
- Allergic reaction to the anaesthetic
- Damage to internal organs
- Pulmonary oedema (fluid in the lungs)
- Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Infections that may require treatment in hospital with IV antibiotics
- Hematomas and Seromas (pools of blood/fluids under the skin which may require surgical drains)
- Bruising and swelling for up to six months
- Numbness for up to eight weeks
- Permanent nerve damage (which can cause numbness or chronic pain)
- Uneven skin texture with noticeable bumps and dips
- Change in skin colour (which can be permanent)
- Non-symmetrical results (especially when treating hips, flanks, thighs and upper arms)
- Lengthy recovery times
- Fatality (although unlikely, all procedures with general anaesthetic carry the risk of fatality).
Surgical fat removal procedures are not intended to be a weight loss solution, and it can be dangerous to remove more than eight pounds of fat. Liposuction and liposculpture are best suited to people close to their desired Body Mass Index (BMI) and have tight, elastic skin. Skin elasticity reduces as you age, making liposuction and liposculpture less suitable for people over 50.
Both surgical and non-surgical fat removal is intended to contour areas of the body by destroying fat cells in targeted areas.
We use several types of non-surgical fat removal techniques at Body Lipo Lincoln. The most suitable method will depend on the area of the body being treated and personal preference.
Cavitation fat removal utilises low-frequency ultrasound waves. The ultrasound waves transmit energy approximately three centimetres deep into the subcutaneous fat. The resulting vibrations break down the fat cells, which are then naturally dispelled from the body in your urine. During treatment, the therapist will methodically work around the overall circumference of the targeted area. The result is permanent subcutaneous fat removal (the fat you can grab with your hands) and visible inch-loss of the overall circumference in the area treated.
Cryotherapy uses cooling technology to reduce localised body fat. During treatment, the therapist uses a handheld vacuum device with cooling plates. This is positioned on the selected body area, which freezes the tissue to minus six degrees celsius. Because fat cells are far more susceptible to the cold than other cells, they crystallise and break down without damaging the surrounding tissue. The destroyed fat cells are absorbed and expelled by the body in urine, leaving the treated area to shrink over the following two to eight weeks.
Fat removal using radiofrequency lipolysis uses an applicator that does not touch the skin. The radiofrequency sends energy deep into the subcutaneous fat, which heats the fat and destroys fat cells without causing damage to surrounding cells and tissue.
Skin tightening using shortwave radio frequency, also referred to as radiofrequency (RF) therapy, sends energy waves into the skin dermis to stimulate collagen production and hyaluronic acid in the targeted area. This causes the skin to tighten and become smoother and more even in appearance.
Recovery Time After Non-Surgical Fat Removal
Surgical fat removal such as liposuction and liposculpture require a period of downtime and the wearing of compression garments, which can be uncomfortable. Many people choose to have non-surgical fat removal because due to the low risk and associated complications, there is virtually no downtime. Following non-surgical fat removal treatment, patients can usually resume normal activities and return to work.
Acoustic Therapy/Shockwave Therapy Skin Tightening Treatment
Acoustic therapy, also referred to as shockwave therapy, uses high-energy radial waves that squeeze the targeted areas to break down stubborn fat, stimulating collagen production and improving blood flow. This treatment also triggers lymphatic drainage, helping the body eliminate the destroyed fat cells and toxins for a faster result.
Power Sculpt Therapy
Power Sculpt therapy uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology HIFEM®. This advanced device delivers a powerful but harmless form of electromagnetic stimulation to send electrical currents into the muscle. This causes supramaximal muscle contractions in a targeted area and contours the area of the body treated. The Power Sculpt machine builds abdominal muscles, biceps, triceps, buttocks, and thighs, and in just 30 minutes, your muscles will have completed the equivalent of twenty thousand crunches or squats. And, as this energy penetrates seven centimetres deep, the fat surrounding the muscle is also reduced, giving the muscles a more defined appearance.
Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared light therapy is completely safe and painless, working by raising the core body temperature to encourage sweat production. As approximately 65% of the human body is water, infrared light therapy aids the release of toxins through the sweat glands. When the core temperature of the body increases, your body enters the fat-burning stage, similar to a high-intensity cardiovascular workout. The heat also stimulates collagen production and increases elastin in the skin for tighter skin and improved body contours.
Infrared Sauna Therapy
Non-Surgical Fat Reduction will normally require multiple treatments spaced over a period of weeks to produce optimum results. This will depend on the area, the amount of fat and how quickly the body responds to treatment. Some people will only need a one-off treatment such as Cryotherapy (fat freezing) or Cavitation (ultrasound) treatment; however, it may still be beneficial to combine treatments. Many people choose to include radio frequency (skin tightening) therapy and Power Sculpt HIFEM (muscle stimulation) treatments for additional definition. For increased feelings of wellness, we highly recommend Infrared Sauna therapy, which can help to lower stress hormones and has a range of physiological benefits.
The Ultimate Body Contouring and Fat Melting Treatment Plan
Seven years ago, we designed the Fat Melting Treatment Plan. In addition to utilising a combination of permanent non-surgical fat reduction and skin tightening techniques, this plan encourages fat metabolism and incorporates Infrared Sauna Therapy to support various essential physiological functions. Designed to support general wellbeing and physical health, this treatment plan is one of the most popular treatments at Body Lipo Lincoln. Significant changes can be made to almost every part of the body, and the results are outstanding, with extremely high levels of client satisfaction. At only £120 per treatment, or a course of eight treatments for just £800, this is one of the best personal investments you will ever make.
If you are ready to find out how the Ultimate Body Contouring and Fat Melting Treatment Plan can help you achieve the body you deserve, please complete the below form to book an in-depth consultation. Following your consultation, the £25 consultation fee is redeemable against either a single treatment or a course of treatment.
The Fat Melting Treatment Plan- Consultation Form
Alternatively, please feel free to call our friendly team of experienced therapists on 01522 523777.