If you are one of the millions of Americans who struggle with stubborn belly fat, then chances are good that you’re looking for the best treatment. Non-surgical liposuction involves selective elimination of fat cells from specific regions to reduce the volume of subcutaneous adipose tissue (fat deposits that sit just below the skin but higher up than the muscle.) This is not an easy or quick way to lose stubborn belly fat. In fact, more people continue to struggle with their weight long after their liposuction has been performed than would otherwise be the case. Fortunately, with today’s advancements in medical science and technology, more effective treatments are becoming available that promise to improve results in a shorter amount of time.
The traditional way to lose belly fat is to perform general anesthetic and liposuction. General anesthesia makes it possible to reduce belly fat without harming internal organs. During a minimally-invasive procedure, the doctor will burn off fat cells by injecting a special solution into the targeted area. The fat cells are broken down, making them easier to dispose of or dissolve with the body’s waste products. Because of this, patients usually experience minimal discomfort during cryolipolysis.
However, while general anesthesia can reduce the amount of discomfort experienced during the procedure, it also means that more blood is drawn into the body. As a result, some patients experience lightheadedness, nausea, and headaches after the treatment. A less common treatment option is radiofrequency ablation. During this procedure, a low-intensity radio frequency is applied to fat cells in the subcutaneous layer of the skin.
Radio frequency coolsculpting is a fairly non-invasive procedure that provides minimal side effects, compared to general anesthesia. During the procedure, a transducer collects and removes unwanted fat from areas of the body using radio frequency waves. Patients remain sedated while the procedure is in progress. This method is more effective at removing stubborn areas than liposuction, which uses a localized electrical current to perform the same task.
The average cost of this treatment depends on how many fat cells are targeted and how deep they are removed. Typically, it costs more to remove more fat cells, because the equipment requires more work to generate the desired result. Cost also varies depending on the location of the fat cells. Areas closer to the surface tend to be less expensive to cool because there is less need for cooling machinery. On the other hand, deep fat cells may cost less to cool because these cells are closer to the center of the body and therefore are more difficult to cool.
Depending on the chosen treatment option, cryoablation will usually last between five and ten minutes. During the procedure, an anesthetic is used and local anesthesia is required. The patient remains awake during the procedure so that he or she can respond to any signs or symptoms. A cooling device is used to stop heart rates from increasing during the process. Once the fat cells are removed, they are sent to the lab for analysis and possible treatment. Analysis of the fat cells reveals the area of fat loss, age, sex, and overall health of the patient.
As more advances are made in medical science, more treatments are being developed. The ideal weight for a person is still a matter of debate, as it has not been scientifically proven how much one’s ideal weight is. However, with new advancements in medical science and innovative new treatments, it is becoming clearer as to how long a person should remain in the ideal weight range. It is still a good idea to consult with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you. In general most doctors will recommend treatments that will allow a patient to maintain the ideal weight for a long period of time.
Smartlipo is one of those procedures that allow patients to reduce or get rid of unwanted fat around the waist and hips without having to go under the knife. This procedure does not have to be a major surgical procedure. In fact, most insurance companies will cover the cost of smartlipo. In many cases, the procedure is covered as well as laser liposuction.