If you may have a fatty area that is difficult to get rid of through workouts, medical procedures will help removing those pockets. The two different approaches to fat removal are surgical and nonsurgical. Also known as non-invasive fat removal, the latter approach can be used on any area of the body to remove fat without a surgical procedure. Some of the common areas that are treated for nonsurgical fat reduction are belly, chin, thighs, back, flanks, neck, upper arms, and knees.
Understanding nonsurgical fat reduction
When you opt for nonsurgical fat reduction, the dermatologist will use injections or a handheld device to kill the fat cells. For this purpose, there are some approved devices in popular use. All of these devices can be placed above the skin.
The most common method to kill fat cells is to send cold waves, hot waves or sound waves into the fat cells. These devices can destroy fat cells without causing any injury to the nerves, skin and other body parts.
The injections done for this purpose contains an acid akin to bile acid. You might be aware that this is the acid that is responsible for digesting fat in our body. Similar to the action exercised by bile juice in the stomach, this acid injected into the fatty areas of the skin will dissolve fat cells. This injection is commonly used to treat double chin.
The two nonsurgical procedures discussed above dissolve or kill the fat cells and hence the results they bring about are permanent.
How do nonsurgical fat reduction procedures give permanent results
Every individual is born with a given number of fat cells. Irrespective of how much weight you gain or lose, you will have the same number of fat cells in your body. When you gain weight, you look heavier since the fat cells expand. When you lose weight, the fat cells shrink in size.
Non-invasive or nonsurgical fat reduction processes kill some fat cells in the areas treated. Therefore, the targeted cells are permanently removed from the body. You will still have some fat cells left in the treated areas. Even if you happen to gain weight eventually after the procedure, only these limited number of cells will expand and hence you will see lesser fat in the treated area when compared to how it was before the treatment.
How long will it take to see the results?
In any nonsurgical fat reduction procedure, the results are noticed gradually. When you are treated using a device, you can notice some changes within 3 weeks. Most people can see the full results between 3 and 6 months following the treatment.
If an injection is used for nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, the results will be visible between 3 and 4 months following the treatment. Some people might see the full effects of the treatment even earlier than this.
When compared to liposuction procedure, the results of non-invasive fat reduction are rather subtle. In the earlier process, the results can be dramatic, while they happen gradually in the latter type of treatment.