When was Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” first introduced?
Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” was introduced for the first time in Milan, Italy in 2005 under the Italian name “Cavitazione Estetica” [although the physical phenomenon called cavitation has been well known since the 1960’s]. It has been used in Europe since that time and has gained popularity because of its safety and the procedure does not carry the risk of pain and side effects that can occur with surgical liposuction. It is also much less costly than surgical liposuction and there is also no disruption to your life or schedule due to “recovery time”.
How does Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” work?
Ultrasound frequencies cause thousands of microscopic air bubbles to surround the lipocyte (fat cell) membranes and with vibration, the bubbles create enough pressure to cause the fat cells to break up instantly. The contents of the broken lipocytes are then moved through the lymphatic system to the liver and are safely metabolized and excreted from the body, assisted by drinking plenty of water both the day of treatment and on subsequent days. The procedure works best to remove superficial fat layers and fat accumulation that is non-volumetric. Results can be noticed after the first treatment with more significant improvement noticed within a few days. Each treatment builds upon the previous treatment.
Are the results similar to a liposuction?
Yes, but because the procedures are non-invasive and work with your body’s natural elimination and detoxification processes, results are not as immediate as surgical liposuction. Fat is removed gently without harming the vascular system and without post-operative symptoms such as scarring and pain.
Why is it called Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction”?
The therapy uses low-level ultrasound to emulsify fat. Cavitation means the breaking down of the fatty tissue. Noninvasive, non-surgical “liposuction” means the fat will be removed in a natural fashion through the lymphatic and urinary systems at the pace your body will decide it can tolerate.
How is it possible to remove solid fat through the lymphatic and urinary systems?
The Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” emulsifies fat and coverts solid fat into a liquid substance that is easy to remove through the lymphatic and urinary systems. Some of the melted fat will be used for energy and the rest will be excreted through the urine that is why drinking water is essential. If you do not drink adequate water before and after each treatment, it will be harder for your system to remove the fat. You may notice an increase in urination after each session.
Is Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” painful?
No, most clients consider the procedure painless and comfortable. During the treatment you will feel a soothing heat in the targeted area. A little “blushing” or reddening may occasionally appear but it does not cause pain. The heat generated is perfectly tolerable. There may be a slight discomfort due to the specific low frequency ultrasound noise experienced, but it poses no harm and disappears as soon as you are not in contact with the transducer. The treatment can be compared to the feeling of finishing an intense workout.
Is it a safe treatment?
Yes. It’s a non-surgical procedure, without anesthesia, non-invasive and allows you to carry on with your social life before and after the sessions.
Is it possible to lose weight with ultrasonic cavitation?
Because you are reducing fat deposits you may experience some loss in weight but Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” itself is not a weight loss treatment. It is particularly indicated to reduce adipose fat and cellulite, which will reduce circumference. Diet suggestions will be recommended to follow throughout your treatment program and will enhance the elimination of fat deposits and the loss of weight.
Am I a good candidate for Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction”?
Our system is ideal for people who are dissatisfied with a certain areas of fatty deposits but do not want to undergo any invasive surgical treatment like liposuction. A good candidate is someone looking for fat removal from a specific area such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, legs, buttocks, flanks or arms. The treatment does not necessarily result in overall weight loss, but results in improved shape & contour and size reduction in the treatment area. If you are currently following a healthy diet or a good weight loss plan, results will be more significant and weight loss will more likely occur.
Great results can be obtained for those who have up to 25 – 30 pounds or less to lose. Ultrasound Cavitation is ideal for those who have tried to shift the stubborn fatty bulges with diet or exercise and are aiming for a smoother and more balanced shape. Ultrasound Cavitation “Liposuction” and RF body contouring is not a treatment for morbid obesity nor is it a weight loss cure. If a significant amount of surplus fat exists, we recommend successfully dieting before beginning the treatment program. A consultation will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedures.
What are the contraindications with ultrasonic cavitation?
Individuals with acute or contagious disease, HIV, a history of cancer, kidney failure, liver failure, fatty liver, implant devices such as pacemakers or electrical prosthesis, epilepsy or MS should not undergo ultrasound cavitation non-surgical “liposuction”. Pregnancy and breast-feeding are also contraindications for this procedure. Anyone with active contagious skin conditions will not be allowed to undergo treatments. It is also best to wait three to six months after a surgical procedure in the target area.
What if I have lost my weight and just need some lifting and tightening?
First of all, if you have lost your desired amount of weight, we applaud you for your success! If you have lost your weight and have saggy skin or cellulite that just won’t go away we can definitely help you! At your initial consultation, we will determine the best course of action for your needs. You may benefit from contouring, tightening and lifting using Radio Frequency therapies and may not need Ultrasound Cavitation at all. Our specialists will design a treatment program specific for your personal needs.
In which areas is the ultrasonic cavitation more effective?
All parts of the body where localized adipose resides; therefore legs, abdomen and buttocks are the most appropriate sites but there’s no real limitation regarding body areas.
How long will it take to recover from Ultrasound “Liposuction” Body Contouring?
You are able to return to your normal activities immediately. It is performed as a walk in, walk out treatment and there is no lengthy recovery period as with surgical fat removal. Treatment is generally considered by most people to be painless, with no pain or discomfort post-treatment. A mild tingling and/or warm sensation have been reported during treatment. There are very few documented side effects to date, although bruising is considered to be rare and if it occurs will be very mild, some redness and mild swelling may be noticed for a very short time post-treatment.
How much time should pass between two sessions?
It is best to schedule your appointments a week apart and no closer than four days apart. It is essential to allow your body enough time to metabolize and excrete fats and waste materials after each session. Maintenance treatments are recommended with the first four taking place one month apart and then once every four months after that to maintain your results. Your therapist will design an optimal treatment schedule for you.
When will I see the results?
Most clients experience a reduction in circumference after the first session, with increasing results after each visit but especially after the third treatment and onward. The results may vary from person to person with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet, adequate water intake and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain your results.
Results will continue to improve for several weeks following the last treatment session. You will continue to metabolize fat for up to twelve weeks, which means that, as most people do not make new fat cells in later life, the loss can be permanent. This procedure will also leave you with firmer, smoother looking skin than before, due to the inclusion of Radio Frequency Therapy, which encourages the fibroblasts within the skin to produce collagen.
How many sessions of Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” is needed?
Between 3 and 12 sessions may be required. This depends on body mass and circumference size, age, hormonal balance, medications and your desired goals. Incorporating the eating suggestions included in your program will reduce the number of treatments that may be needed.
Is any previous or subsequent treatment needed?
You will receive a suggested “enhanced fat burning eating plan”. Clients who follow this plan [or are following a healthy weight loss plan] experience more dramatic results. It is mandatory to drink at least 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day before and after sessions. Drinking water is essential to eliminate the broken down fat and toxins that will be releasing from the cells.
Can I drink alcohol?
To achieve the best results, it is recommended to refrain from any alcohol consumption for 2 – 3 days following your treatments. Alcohol can prevent your liver from working to remove fats as it will make alcohol metabolism its priority before fat removal and could hinder your results. Alcohol is treated like sugar and your body will convert it into FAT!
Can I go tanning?
It is recommended to refrain from tanning during your treatment program. If you must tan, please do not do so for at least three days prior to your Ultrasound & RF sessions. Tanning may cause you to become over sensitive to the Ultrasound and RF frequencies. If this is the case, your treatment may have to be suspended and you may risk forfeiture of the treatment session.
WHO SHOULD NOT RECEIVE CAVI-LIPO ULTRASOUND THERAPY?
You may not be able to participate in the Cellulite Reduction Program if you have the following contraindications or precautions.
- Pregnant or breast-feeding, or undergoing fertility treatments
- Heart disease, high or low blood pressure, circulation problems, arrhythmias, irregular heart rhythm
- Pacemaker, defibrillators or metal hardware
- Compromised Immune System
- Liver or Kidney disease