In this article we will look at:
- How is radiofrequency for fat reduction performed?
- Are there any side effects of radiofrequency for fat reduction?
- Are there any treatment guidelines to be followed before and after undergoing a radiofrequency procedure for fat reduction?
- How many sessions of radiofrequency will I need for fat reduction?
- How long will it take to recover from a radiofrequency procedure for fat reduction?
- Am I an ideal candidate for a radiofrequency procedure for fat reduction?
- What is the cost of radiofrequency treatment for fat reduction in India?
- Are the results of radiofrequency permanent?
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How is radiofrequency for fat reduction performed?
Radiofrequency is often used by dermatologists on patients who have areas of excessive fat on their bodies. It involves applying controlled heat on your fat cells, causing them to die without affecting the surrounding muscle or skin.
This procedure not only decreases fat but also stimulates collagen production, which helps to tighten loose skin.
Are there any side effects of radiofrequency for fat reduction?
You may experience temporary side effects such as:
- mild redness
- tissue tenderness
These side effects though are rare. On the whole, this treatment is non-painful.
Are there any treatment guidelines to be followed before and after undergoing a radiofrequency procedure for fat reduction?
- Prior to the treatment, and even after the treatment you will be asked to stop smoking and drinking alcohol for a few days
- You will be advised to avoid dehydrating activities such as aerobics, power yoga, and any strenuous physical activity
- You will need to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water 2-3 days prior to and post the treatment
How many sessions of radiofrequency will I need for fat reduction?
For optimum results, doctors usually advise 3 to 6 weekly sessions.
How long will it take to recover from a radiofrequency procedure for fat reduction?
The biggest advantage of this procedure is that it has no downtime. You can rejoin work immediately. The results are visible to few after the first two sessions. For some people, it may take up to 6 sessions.
Am I an ideal candidate for radiofrequency procedure for fat reduction?
You are an ideal candidate for radiofrequency treatment if:
- you are healthy, have a good shape with marked pockets of unwanted fat that do not respond to exercise and do not necessarily require surgery
- you are not pregnant or nursing
- you are not obese
- you do not have any metal implants, which are active in your body such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear implant, or diabetic pump. And if you have removed any such implants, it is advisable to let your doctor know in advance.
What is the cost of radiofrequency treatment for fat reduction in India?
Cost of radiofrequency for fat reduction can vary depending upon the city/locality, clinic/hospital type & amenities, experience of the provider, the technology & material used, body area for treatment etc.
Please consult your doctor to get the exact treatment plan and price quote suiting your unique needs.
Are the results of radiofrequency permanent?
Results are considered to be permanent in the areas that have been treated. However, if you do not maintain your weight, chances are the fat will start accumulating in other areas which might not be very appealing.
A reasonable diet coupled with a consistent level of physical activity which includes exercising will guarantee permanent optimal results.
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