Body Contouring

Radiofrequency Fat Reduction

Attempting to lose weight with regular diet and exercise programs can prove to be difficult and unsuccessful for some. Even with consistent healthy eating and a rigorous workout regimen, it can be hard to shed those last few pounds. If you’re looking to reveal a more toned and firm physique that’s hidden underneath stubborn fat, there are cosmetic treatments that can smooth, shape and eliminate fat from the body. One of the latest non-surgical body contouring methods is known as radiofrequency fat reduction. This painless, non-invasive procedure uses waves of energy to safely remove unwanted fat while sculpting the body in the process. Dr. Stella offers a radiofrequency fat reduction for patients in New Jersey.

What Is Body Contouring?

Radiofrequency fat reduction, or body contouring, is a non-surgical weight loss and body contouring procedure. This treatment is intended to help patients who are physically fit but present small to moderate amounts of excess fat. It requires the use of radiofrequency energy to remove fat cells and tighten the skin around the treatment area. These targeted zones will receive a controlled amount of heat. After it’s been absorbed, the fat cells gradually die off and are flushed out through the body. This method is effective in decreasing fat, tightening the skin and stimulating collagen production. While commonly performed on the abdomen, radiofrequency fat reduction can also be used to sculpt the flanks, upper arms, thighs, buttocks, back or breasts.

How Does Radiofrequency Fat Reduction Work?

This method for body contouring can take 45 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the number of treatment areas. It is normal to require multiple sessions in order to achieve your desired aesthetic. Both before and after the procedure, it is recommended that patients stay well hydrated. This means consuming eight to 10 glasses of water both pre and post-treatment. Radiofrequency fat reduction begins with the patient lying on a table. Then, a heating pad-like device will be placed above the specified areas of the body. There is no direct contact with the skin, although the skin can appear pink. At this point, the panels will begin to emit heat and patients should feel an overall warming sensation. This procedure is completely painless.

What Is the Recovery
for Radiofrequency Fat Reduction?

One of the benefits of radiofrequency fat reduction is that there is zero downtime associated with this procedure. There are also no incisions, stitches or anesthesia required. Patients who undergo radiofrequency fat reduction can return to work and resume their daily activities immediately without disruption. Again, it is recommended that patients continue to drink eight to 10 glasses of water for two to three days after treatment. This helps the body flush out the dead fat cells. The final results will not be visible for one to two months. Typically, three to six weekly sessions of radiofrequency fat reduction are required. The results of this treatment are permanent unless the patient accumulates fat in the targeted areas again.

Who Is a Good
Candidate for Body Contouring?

Good candidates for radiofrequency fat reduction are patients who are physically healthy and in good shape but have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Those who don’t want to go under anesthesia or have major surgery may also be candidates for this procedure. Radiofrequency fat reduction is not for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, patients who have metal implants or medical devices in areas of the body that would require treatment are not good candidates for radiofrequency fat reduction.

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