Lipo Cavitation, also known as Ultrasonic Cavitation or Ultrasound Cavitation, is a non-surgical method of reducing cellulite by using Ultrasonic technology to break apart and disperse those stubborn fatty deposits in the body.
Lipo Cavitation has been developed as a minimally invasive alternative to Liposuction to get rid of fat cells under the skin.
What Is Lipo Cavitation?
Fat cells are put under pressure with ultrasonic vibrations during a Lipo Cavitation. The pressure is high enough to decompose the fat into liquid form.
The broken-down fat cells are absorbed back into the body and passed through the liver and kidneys, excreted as waste.
This treatment method is preferred over other invasive methods for eliminating body fat. It is also used in conjunction with other weight loss programs to get rid of excess fat.
It is important to note that your weight can return if you eat a high-calorie diet.
Lipo Cavitation Before And After
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Does Lipo Cavitation Work?
Ultrasonic waves are sent through the skin layers and cause disturbing vibrations. Fat cells disintegrate into each other and dissolve from the skin layer.
After a few days, the lymphatic system absorbs the fat cells, which drain waste from the body.
It is difficult to say exactly how effective this treatment is, but recent research is very promising, so there is something here.
A small study in 2019 tested the effectiveness of Lipo Cavitation on 50 women who were considered overweight. Half of the women ate a low-calorie diet, and the other half had a radiofrequency ultrasound of their body contours before the procedure.
After 5 weeks, the women given a Lipo Cavitation exhibited a reduction in body fat mass. They did not lose more weight than the other group but lost body fat.
In a small study from 2007, 30 people were examined who had received both Lipo Cavitation and body contour treatments. After three treatments, the women could see a reduction in body fat and mass.
During the treatment, the area of body fat was reduced by one to three centimeters, according to the study.
The procedure of Lipo Cavitation is relatively uncomplicated, simple, safe, and effective.
What To Expect
Depending on the area of your body you are getting treated, your doctor will ask you to undress privately or put on a paper gown on the day of your appointment. They will sterilize the area with alcohol.
Then they will go over the area to be treated with a lipo cavitation machine. During the procedure, you will feel a warm feeling and hear the hum of the lipo cavitation machine.
The treatment can last between 40 minutes and about an hour.
Some studies suggest that it may effectively reduce fat in fibrotic areas of the body, including the back and chest. It can also be performed on the abdomen, hips, face, neck, upper arms, and thighs.
Using a non-invasive method to reduce body fat has advantages and disadvantages. It requires very little downtime, results can last long with a healthy lifestyle, cause minimal side effects or scars, no anesthesia, and you can keep it discrete.
The disadvantages include less weight loss compared to more invasive methods such as liposuction. However, it can be efficient in combination with other weight loss treatments for people who need to lose lots of weight to achieve the desired results.
You should continue to eat a healthy and balanced diet and drink sufficient fluids before undergoing a Lipo Cavitation. Consider a low-calorie diet and fewer carbohydrates and foods with a low glycemic index.
Side Effects Of Lipo Cavitation
Lipo Cavitation is a low-risk procedure. Therefore, there are little to no side effects. Common side effects, such as bruising, redness, and a mild headache, have been reported.
Some rare cases have reported irregularities in the skin, such as lumps where the fatty deposits have not been fully absorbed. Your provider can fix this with a follow-up procedure.
It is possible that fat reduction treatments leave older patients with loose skin as this age group has less collagen and elasticity.
To improve results, you need a good diet and regular exercise. As your fitness level increases, so does the likelihood that your body will burn fat. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are gone for good, so the results are permanent.
Laser Lipo VS Cavitation
The primary difference between Lipo Cavitation and other possibilities of body contour, such as Laser Lipo, is that it is a lipo cavitation machine that uses ultrasound waves. But a few other things set this procedure apart from the other options.
Understanding how Lipo Cavitation compares to other treatments can help you achieve the right results for your body type, time frame, and budget. Moreover, it tends to cost less than Laser Lipo, a treatment that takes several hours.
The primary difference between the two treatments is that the laser treatment heats the fat cells so they can be flushed out of the body through the lymphatic system. Laser Lipo then uses a cannula and suction device to remove the fat cells.
Other Fat Removing Methods
Another way to reduce fat is surgery. Although body contouring has the possibility of not being as invasive as traditional liposuction or tummy tucks, surgery employs certain traditional surgical techniques to get rid of fat.
Other examples of laser lipo include Surgical Body Contouring (Athenix), which uses water-based liposuction to remove fat that would otherwise be sucked out of a conventional surgical cannula.
Another method is Sono-Bello, in which an electrically assisted liposuction machine is used in conjunction with cannulas. This allows patients to achieve the best results in one treatment session but can lead to more side effects and a longer recovery time than Lipo Cavitation.
Cold Laser Zerona is an FDA-approved non-surgical body contouring option that uses a cold laser to emulsify adipose tissue in the treated area. It is often combined with cooling and laser liposuction.
Patients must undergo six painless 20-minute treatments to achieve the best results. Zerona’s downside is that the results may not last as long as other body contour treatments if the recovery is not accompanied by serious diet and exercise.