We ask plastic surgeons to share their favourite list of surgical and non-surgical fat-cutting, body contouring treatments:
Nothing beats good ol’ liposuction when it comes to fat-busting. Liposuction, or aspirating the fat out, is the most efficient way of removing fat from the face and body. It is a surgical procedure, requiring small incisions to place liposuction cannulas into the areas to treat and some downtime, depending on the extent of the liposuction procedure.
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Radiofrequency (RF), famed for its skin lifting powers in facial rejuvenation treatments such as Thermage and Profound, has a …. effect on fat too. Profound Contour Lift delivers RF energy into skin and fat using microneedle technology, that is suited for sculpting the fat-laden double chin.
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Vaser delivers ultrasonic waves to fat tissues, literally busting them, by imploding fat cells. Pairing ultrasound with liposuction, Vaser liposculpture gives a synergistic effect to emulsify fat to facilitate removal and to tighten skin.
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Fat busting injections, containing phosphatidylcholine / deoxycholic acid, are the latest trend in fat destruction. Treatments like Kybella and Lipodissolve works well in slimming a bulky double chin.
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When fat is subjected to a right level of coldness, fat cells starts to break down and the body responds with an inflammatory reaction that causes the body to dispose of the broken down fat cells. This process is called cryolipolysis. Coolshape uses a non-invasive applicator that targets fat cells in localized areas of the body . Popular areas of choice include “love handles” and “muffin top”.