FAQ – fat cavitation body contouring
Fat cavitation body contouring is a procedure that goes by many names; cave-lipo, body sculpting, ultrasonic cavitation and body contouring. Though it has already been used around the world, the procedure has been steadily gaining popularity in the United States since getting FDA clearance in 2009. This is an ideal procedure as it is non-invasive with no pain, no downtime and no risks that come with other cosmetic surgeries. This procedure can be combined with other body contouring treatments such as skin tightening, fat freezing or cellulite reduction treatments. Here are some commonly asked questions from people looking to undergo the treatment.
What is fat cavitation and how does it work?
Ultrasound cavitation uses ultrasonic waves that disrupt the fat cells through the causing of vibrations. The fat cells are unable to withstand the vibrations and the fat within the cell leaks out into the space around the cell. The fat is now out in your system and most are burnt as calories while the rest become natural waste products that are flushed from the body via the lymphatic system over the following 72 hours.
What happens during the session?
The practitioner will have you lay down on the treatment couch and apply ultrasound gel to the area that will be treated. The practitioner will then use the cavitation device to firmly massage the area to target fat cells with the ultrasonic waves. This is continued until the entirety of the desired area has received treatment.
How quickly will results be visible?
While each person has a different treatment experience, many clients have seen immediate inch loss after just one treatment session. The results typically get better and more visible as repeat treatments happen. The recommended duration is between 6 and 8 sessions for best results.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is non-invasive and thus, is a pain-free and mostly a relaxing procedure.
Who can go for this treatment?
While studies have shown that these procedures are safe, it is not recommended for those with metal implants, severe bleeding tendencies, pacemakers or are either pregnant or breastfeeding. Other people who are not encouraged to go for this treatment include those with compromised liver or kidney function, epilepsy, autoimmune conditions or other acute illnesses, and those who had just received cancer treatment. All this will be brought up in a questionnaire that must be filled up during the consultation session prior to treatment.
Is fat cavitation body contouring a weight loss plan?
Many will say yes but scientifically speaking, the process is not designed for weight loss. However, it is a great tool for setting wellness goals and helping change your body shape. The procedure is meant to help reduce cellulite and fat in specific areas. Dramatic results can be achieved when the procedure is combined with a healthy diet and an exercise routine.
What are the results I should expect?
While everyone has a different treatment journey which results in varied results, most people lost an inch just from one treatment session. Even though results are visible after just one session, most people choose to go through at least three sessions so that they can get the results they most desire. The number of sessions can be determined by a consultant who will help develop a plan specifically for you.
How do I maintain my results?
After the treatment is over, a healthier life and diet must be adopted. There are pre and post-treatment guidelines that will be explained during the consultation session.
How should I prepare for treatment?
Avoid alcohol 2 days before the treatment. Hydration is incredibly important so drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day will assist with getting the best results.
How long is one session?
Each session depends on the treatment plan. Some can last between 30 and 50 minutes, including consultation, while some are just 40 minutes of pure treatment. Sessions usually occur a week after each other as no downtime is required.
How much does fat cavitation body contouring cost?
The great thing about the fat cavitation body contouring treatment is how inexpensive it is. While traditional liposuction is very expensive, many spas and cosmetic surgeons charge a maximum of $800 for a single session.
Which areas of my body can be treated?
Typical problem areas include the inner and outer thighs, upper arms, buttocks, lower back, love handles and abdomen.