Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Technological Advances for Non Surgical Fat reduction

Posted On : April 01,2014

In our eat-and-run, massive-portion-sized culture, maintaining a healthy weight can be tough - and losing weight, even tougher.

Losing the accumulated fat is not easy. Busy schedule at work place, increase in sedentary lifestyle, stress etc has developed unhealthy eating habits among most of them.

Consumption of fast food and junk has increased as they are easily accessible and better taste wise.

Obesity is a constant disease recently qualified by the World Health Organization as an epidemic of this century. World Health Organization (WHO), also states that 1.2 billion people worldwide are officially classified as overweight. This is probably the most sedentary generation of people in the history of the world.

People who are overweight may have the symptoms of the medical conditions like coronary artery (heart) disease, depression, diabetes, gallbladder or liver disease,  joint disease (e.g., osteoarthritis), stroke. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, breathing problems, etc. are common.

The more obese a person is, the more likely they are to have health problems. Aside from the medical complications, obesity is also linked to psychosocial problems such as low self - esteem, discrimination, difficulty finding employment, and reduced quality of life. Although a person's genetic makeup may contribute to obesity, it's not the primary cause. Environmental and behavioral factors have a greater influence.

In the Indian scenario, even with the growing awareness about health and fitness, more than 3% (3 crores) of the Indian population is obese, as per Obese Foundation India. There is an urgent need to create public awareness about the mechanisms of identification, prevention and treatment of severe obesity than ever before.

Observing the trends over past decade has witness invention of technologies in order to cope up with the scenario and growing need. Indian wellness industry witnessed many such new techniques year on year to treat and help people for weight loss.

Non-surgical liposuction is an alternative to surgical liposuction, in which fat is reduced using various technologies which attempt to melt and liquify a person's fat cells using non-invasive methods such as ultrasonic, lasers and injections of chemical agents. Non-surgical liposuction may be used on various areas of the human body Tummy, Sides, Hips, Thighs, Arms, Saddlebag, Calf, Upper Back, Lower Back, B-line, Face &Chin.

The wellness industry witnessed rapid technology innovation. There are three basic technologies used: laser, ultrasound waves and "CoolLipo" laser. The laser technologies are differentiated mainly by the wavelength of light used. Ultrasound fat reduction is readily gaining popularity as the safest non-surgical method to remove fat from the body.

Below are the techniques for non surgical fat loss:

i. Ultrasound fat reduction i.e. U-Lipo
U-lipo is a latest non-invasive fat removal treatment. Ultrasound waves are transmitted with an ultrasound probe into the fat layer of the skin, stimulating lipolysis of fat cells. This causes triglycerides to be released from fat cells. These fats are then expelled from the body naturally. There is no pain, no recovery time and no side effects. Advanced Tripolar RF technology delivers the optimal RF energy to the dermal & subcutaneous layers. Its dense energy matrix penetrates into multiple layers of the skin, ensuring improved clinical efficacy and noticeably visible results. This fat loss technique is now used worldwide and has shown notable results. One key reason why U-Lipo is successful is that it demands minimal time from the busy schedule of patients. There have been success stories of the results achieved in the shortest time span.

ii. EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation)
EMS comprises full-body treatment with electrical stimulation and stimulates the muscles. In EMS, impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated, which contracts the muscles just like an active exercise. The electrical current passes through the skin to the nerves in the contact area, stimulating the connecting muscles to contract.

iii. Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin. It can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat aging skin and redundant (sagging) skin, and rejuvenate the hands and neck. This treatment prevents cells from storing fat, and helps break down existing fat cells. A common side effect of Mesotherapy is bruising, which generally resolves over one week.

iv. Sauna belt
Sauna Belt is an instrument like belt working electrically which claims to make people slim by reducing body fat and unwanted flab’s in areas around the abdomen, hips and waist. Sauna belt works on electricity it can also be operated by battery. Once the switch is turned on, the material inside the belt gets heated up by converting electricity into heat energy the same principle that an electronic Iron works on. This heat is used to burn the fat tissues around your abdomen, thighs or buttocks. More over patients cannot rely on this belt as it works on electricity and chances of causing of heat sores on the abdomen.

Non-surgical techniques are the best suitable for fat loss, or for body figure correction. Non surgical treatment, exercise and diet everything fails to effectively treat people with extreme and excessive obesity.

Patients that fall in the morbidly obese category are suggested to opt for Baratic surgery. Bariatric surgery is an operation that is performed in order to help such individuals lose weight. Achieving a perfect figure is every person's aspiration. For many, however, it remains a distant dream.

Each passing year sees as many new weight management fads as there are people vying to achieve that perfect body shape. Magic pills and secret therapies and abound. However, choosing right treatment to shed those extra fats from the body is necessary.