While body contouring with ultrasonic cavitation can help you reduce the volume and contents of fat cells and cellulite in problem areas, you are not eliminating the cells themselves. You are born with a set number of cells whose contents fill and empty over the span of life, but cavitation does not kill or eliminate the cells. VIVA Wellness clinic offers body contouring sessions as a non-invasive treatment to destroy the bulk of fat tissue. Ultrasonic cavitation is recognized as one of the most effective treatments to reduce cellulite and the contents of fat cells for the appearance of fat loss.
How does Body Contouring with Cavitation help me lose fat?
Ultrasonic (or ultrasound) cavitation is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound waves to drain fat cells and eliminate the volume that they create in targeted areas of the body. Individuals who may be trying to slim down or lose the appearance of extra body fat through a medical weight loss program often find problems areas of the body where fat is stored and difficult to lose. These areas include the belly, love handles, thighs, glutes, upper arms or bra line. Cavitation can be used to help empty the contents of the fat cells in these areas without surgery.
It’s important to note that body contouring will not destroy fat cells, but will deflate them — think of a water balloon that’s being emptied, but you will likely see no reduction in actual weight.
Is Body Contouring Safe?
The procedure is very safe and has minimal or no side effects. (Some clients may experience a bit of redness or bruising, loose skin or dimples in the skin as the body heals from the treatment.) Unlike surgical procedures like liposuction, a body contouring session can be scheduled on a lunch hour and you can return to work immediately afterward. In fact, you may see results within days after a single session. But, depending on your body-fat target area, you may need several sessions to get your desired results.
What happens during a Body Contouring with Cavitation Session?
Depending on your target area, you will be asked to lie on a treatment table with the area exposed. Your certified Cavitation specialist will first sterilize the treatment area. Then with a hand-held ultrasound device, she will slowly go over the area. The procedure is painless as the device creates low-frequency ultrasound waves that penetrate the skin. These ultrasound waves force fat cells to collapse and their free fatty acids are removed from the body through your lymphatic system and expelled through the normal functions of your body. Each session will take approximately 60 minutes.
Following your procedure, you will want to stay hydrated before and especially after to help your lymphatic system flush out the fat deposits throughout your body.
How long will my Body Contouring results last?
The treatment literally deflates the fat cells under your skin, so the results are permanent. However, you must still maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle so the fat cells aren’t refilled and able to expand. Body contouring is not an all-over weight loss treatment, as it’s focusing on specific areas at a time. This procedure is great for people looking for help with problem areas or those who are within 15 pounds of their goal weight, but we’ve also seen great results with folks with larger amounts of fat they’d like to lose. Please schedule a consultation with our Cavitation Specialists to determine if it is right for your situation and goals.
Is Body Contouring with Cavitation different than CoolSculpting?
Yes, while the expected results are the same, these procedures are very different. CoolSculpting (or cryolipolysis) uses the body’s natural response to cold temperatures to get rid of fat cells, while ultrasonic cavitation uses ultrasound frequencies to deflate cells. Coolsculpting is often much more expensive and treatment sessions take longer. Additionally the impact of killing the fat cells has the risk of creating irregular skin consistencies and fat lumping as the body works to attempt to compensate for the loss of the cells. In short, part of why cavitation works so well is that it is not killing or removing fat cells, but instead draining them of their contents. This creates the fat loss look without the risk of adverse reactions from the body. In fact, this actually creates a detoxifying effect.