Fat Reduction Procedures Overview



Contents

- Fat Reduction Overview: Procedures, and Cost

- Abdominoplasty

- Radiofrequency

- Cryolipolysis

- Ultrasound

- Mesotherapy

- Liposuction

- Types of Liposuction

Fat Reduction Overview

Fat reduction is the reduction of stored body fat. Not to be confused with weight reduction, which includes reduction of muscle, fat, and water in the body, and can sometimes lead to decreased fitness levels, fat reduction is focused exclusively on losing the fat content in the body. Losing fat improves fitness levels, strength, and enhances work performance in daily life.

Although a combination of weight training and cardio exercises can effectively help in fat reduction, there are also a number of medical procedures available, both surgical and non-surgical, which can easily help get rid of the extra fat content in the body. 

Am I eligible to undergo a surgical fat reduction procedure? 

You are eligible for surgical fat reduction procedures if: 

  • You are above 18 years of age.
  • You have above ideal body weight
  • You have large deposits of excessive fat in your body, but are not obese,
  • You are not pregnant or nursing,
  • You do not take blood thinners,
  • You do not suffer from any medical conditions such as immune system disorder, circulatory system disorder, allergies, heart disease, or diabetes
  • You do not have any active implants such as pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear implant, or diabetic pump, then the surgical fat reduction techniques are good options for you.

Good skin elasticity is an important attribute for patients undergoing fat reduction surgeries.

Am I eligible to undergo a non-surgical fat reduction procedure?

You are eligible for non-surgical fat reduction procedures if:

  • You are above 18 years of age
  • You have above ideal body weight
  • You have large deposits of excessive fat in your body, but are not obese
  • You are not pregnant or nursing
  • You do not take blood thinners
  • You do not suffer from any medical conditions such as immune system disorder, circulatory system disorder, allergies, heart disease, or diabetes
  • You do not have any active implants such as pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear implant, or diabetic pump, then the surgical fat reduction techniques are good options for you
  • You would like to target small spots of fat accumulated areas

Good skin elasticity is an important attribute for patients undergoing any non-surgical fat reduction procedures.

What are the different fat reduction procedures? 

The different fat reduction procedures include:

Are all the fat reduction procedures surgical? What are the costs of, and the eligibility criteria for each of the fat reduction procedures? 

To know the costs, eligibility criteria and whether the fat reduction procedures are surgical or non-surgical please refer to the comparative table below:


Differentiating Factors 

Liposuction 

Abdominoplasty 

Radiofrequency 

Cryolipolisis 

Ultrasound 

Mesotherapy 

Surgical/ Non-Surgical 

Surgical

Non-Surgical

Cost 

Rs.50000 to Rs.125000

Approximately

Rs.193500

Rs.20000 to Rs.30000

Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 per session

Rs.2000 to Rs.3000 per session

Rs.3000 to Rs.8000 per session

Eligibility

You should be healthy with ideal weight.

You should:

· Not be pregnant or nursing

· Not suffer from serious medical conditions such as diabetes, immune system disorders, circulatory system disorders, allergies, heart diseases 

· Not consume blood thinners 

· Not have any active implants such as a pacemaker, cochlear implant, defibrillator, or diabetic pump



What is the time taken to perform and the recovery from each fat reduction procedure?


To find out the time taken to perform each fat reduction procedure and the recovery time please refer to the table below:

Differentiating Factors 

Liposuction 

Abdominoplasty 

Radiofrequency 

Cryolipolisis 

Ultrasound 

Mesotherapy 

Time Taken for the Procedure 

1-4 hours procedure

30 mins – 45 mins per session

I hour per session

15 mins – 20 mins per session

30 mins per session

Recovery Time

Complete healing after 6 months

Complete healing occurs after 3 weeks

Virtually no recovery time



What are the common side effects of each fat reduction procedure? 


To know the common side effects of each fat reduction procedure and their intensity please refer to the table below:


Differentiating Factors 

Liposuction 

Abdominoplasty 

Radiofrequency 

Cryolipolisis 

Ultrasound 

Mesotherapy 

Pain 

Yes

No

Minimal

No

Scarring

Yes

No


How soon are the results of each of the fat reduction procedures visible? 


To know how soon the results of different fat reduction procedures are visible please refer to the table below: 


Differentiating Factor 

Liposuction 

Abdominoplasty 

Radiofrequency 

Cryolipolisis 

Ultrasound 

Mesotherapy 

Results

Visible after approximately 4 months

Visible immediately

Visible after 4- 8 weeks and 4-6 sessions

Visible after 4-16 weeks

Visible after around 3 sessions

Visible after 4 weeks


References


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2. Neaman K, Hansen J. Analysis of Complications From Abdominoplasty. 2018. Available at: https://journals.lww.com/annalsplasticsurgery/Abstract/2007/03000/Analysis_of_Complications_From_Abdominoplasty__A.12.aspx. Accessed March 1, 2018.

3. Kennedy J, Verne S, Griffith R, Falto-Aizpurua L, Nouri K. Non-invasive subcutaneous fat reduction: a review. 2018. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdv.12994/abstract. Accessed March 1, 2018.

4. Bernstein E. Long-term efficacy follow-up on two cryolipolysis case studies: 6 and 9 years post-treatment. 2018. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocd.12238/full. Accessed March 1, 2018.

5. Saedi N, Frank M. High-intensity focused ultrasound for noninvasive body contouring: current perspectives. 2018. Available at: https://www.dovepress.com/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-noninvasive-body-contouring-curr-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-RRFU. Accessed March 1, 2018.

6. Mahmud K, Crutchfield CE, Lipodissolve for Body Sculpting Safety, Effectiveness, and Patient Satisfaction 2018. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3486781/. Accessed March 1, 2018. 

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