How to Choose the Best Fat Removal Treatment

Fat removal

Fat removalClients always ask ‘What is the best fat removal treatment for me? The question is usually a symptom of clients trying to rid themselves of stubborn fat areas (such as ‘love handles’) that seem to never go away with any amount of diet or exercise. They can be so frustrating when you’re doing your best to live a healthy lifestyle.

Fat Removal Treatment Categories

To help answer these questions, there are some general categories of treatments to think of:

  • Fat reduction
  • Skin tightening
  • Muscle building

Fat Reduction

Some of the most popular fat reduction techniques and technologies include:

  • Radio frequency energy; gentle electrical pulses cause electroporation which is a process that disrupts the fat cell’s outer membrane, resulting in permanent destruction of unwanted fat cells.
  • Liposuction, done surgically through an opening in the skin with a cannula inserted into the areas of undesired fat and uses a suction technique to remove fat cells.
  • Coolsculpting & Sculpsure; use cold and heat respectively to kill fat cells by overcooling or overheating the cells through the surface of the skin.

These treatments concentrate on fat cell elimination.

Skin Tightening

Skin tightening treatments are ideal for those who have had a lot of weight loss, stretch marks, or laxity of abdominal skin from pregnancy. They are also ideal for maturing skin, where muscle or fat loss has left areas of laxity. Skin tightening treatments are often required after a fat reduction modality is used because the loose skin remains.

In the common skin tightening category are devices such as Thermage or Ulthera. These technologies use heat to engage the deeper layers of the skin to promote collagen production. They result in improvement of skin contour, tightening, and a bit of fat reduction. These treatments are usually repeated for maintenance.

Muscle Building

In the muscle building category there is Emsculpt. This device uses electromagnetic energy to contract muscles. This works like doing sit-ups, but at turbo speed. In a short period of time, one can contract muscles equivalent to tens of thousands of sit-ups. And it can be used on different muscles including abdomen, buttocks, and so on. These devices increase muscle mass, but also help to eliminate the overlying fat, just like many sit-ups would.

What’s The Best Fat Reduction Treatment For You?

So how do you choose which treatment is best for you? Well, first a consultation with a professional who is knowledgeable about all of these modalities, would help.

 

But the reality is that as with most things in life, most of us could benefit from a little bit of all of the above! These technologies can be used synergistically to not only address all the various concerns including excess fat, loose skin, lack of muscle tone, but they also work together to enhance each other’s benefits!

Evolve Platform for Fat Reduction, Skin Tightening & Muscle Toning

Evolve – The newest technology in non-invasive body contouring. It is the first handsfree FDA and Health Canada approved technology that delivers all three technologies simultaneously. Using a customized approach to each patient’s needs, a combination of various amounts of all three modalities of trim, tite, and tone are used to achieve fat reduction, skin tightening, and muscle toning all at once.

Fat removal technology

The result is a contoured body area, with reduced excess fat, contoured and plump skin, and toned underlying muscles.

The handsfree technology allows us to use soft bands to apply multiple electrodes at once. With the ability to treat multiple areas at once, the treatment time is reduced significantly. Harnessing the power of all modalities in a fast and comfortable treatment with no downtime is as good as it gets.

Dr. Hedyeh Javidnia MD, MPH, FRCS(C)

Author Dr. Hedyeh Javidnia MD, MPH, FRCS(C)

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Dr. Javidnia has been featured in Distinctive Women's Magazine and is a member of Ontario Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, Facial Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery Academy and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.