The Truth About Fat Removal
In the early days of fat removal, now also referred to as body sculpting, you had few options from which to choose and results often fell far short of expectations.
The methods were highly invasive, required extensive recovery times, or couldn’t effectively address fat around muscle groups.
Fast forward to 2016. Now you are bombarded on TV, radio and magazines about popular “body sculpting” or “body contouring” procedures that remove hard to get rid of fat like CoolSculpting®, Vanquish and VASERlipo®.
Getting Rid of Stubborn Fat
We all have something about our body that we’d like to change. If you’re among the millions of men and women who have fat deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise, getting rid of these fat bulges can have a positive effect on the way you look and feel about yourself.
Whether you are looking to fit better into your favorite jeans or look sexy in lingerie (or speedo), there are options for everyone.
The treatments available today, claim you can have the lithe, beautiful and contoured body you’ve always wanted without fillers, implants or highly invasive surgery.
Let’s first take a look at how these procedures are intended to help.
CoolSculpting®, Vanquish & VASERlipo®
The most popular fat elimination and body contouring technologies available today are CoolSculpting®, Vanquish and VASERlipo®.
All three techniques focus on removing fat to sculpt your body into your desired contours. The method by which results are achieved differ. Each method require varying quantities of treatments and lengths of time for results to become evident.
CoolSculpting® & Vanquish are Non-Surgical, VASERlipo® is Minimally Invasive
Coolsculpting and Vanquish don’t literally remove fat, instead they cause fat cells to break up. After the cells disintegrate, your body metabolizes and discards them through your lymphatic system.
CoolSculpting® utilizes a device with a proprietary controlled-cooling technology to produce a process referred to as cryolipolysis. The objective of the device is to reduce the temperature of fat cells in the treated area, which causes fat cell to break up through a natural biological process known as apoptosis.
Vanquish employs radiofrequency to heat and destroy fat cells. This method increases the temperature of the fat cells in treated area while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected by the heat. The treatment causes the fat cells to break up through apoptosis and is painless and 100% safe.
VASERlipo® uses ultrasound technology to break up fatty tissue, then removes them through a liposculpture technique using very small probes while you are awake. In other words, without general anesthesia.
Areas Treated by CoolSculpting®, Vanquish & VASERlipo®
Certain areas of your body are more prone to developing and retaining fat than others. Aging and genetics can exacerbate this fat accumulation process.
CoolSculpting® is advertised as a non-surgical option to remove fat in stubborn areas. It treats specific areas of the body where fat bulges can be suctioned into a device. You may require 2 to 3 1-hour sessions per area before you achieve the results you are seeking.
Areas treated with Coolsculpting include:
- Flanks or Love Handles
- Double Chin
CoolSculpting® is best for individuals who :
- Are within 30 lbs. of ideal weight
- Have not been able to get rid of the fat through exercise and diet
CoolSculpting® claims that it can reduce up to 25 percent of fat cells in treated areas, however, results vary from person to person. It’s a non-surgical procedure and results can be seen after approximately three weeks, but the full effects may take up to 3 to 4 months.
Vanquish is advertised to be largest spot size treatment. The device enables patients to receive treatment to the:
- abdomen from flank to flank
Vanquish is targeted for individuals who:
- Have more than just pockets of fat
You may need 4 to 6 45-minute treatments one week apart for desired results. Vanquish cannot be used if you have any metal implants, including a cochlear implant, pacemaker or cardio converter.
Vanquish claims to reduce up to 2 1/2 inches off the waist in treated areas. Again, results vary from person to person.
VASERlipo® is the only procedure that offers precise contouring effects. It is a one-time procedure when performed by an experienced professional like Dr. Earl.
Body sculpting with VASERlipo is effective for body contouring a wide range of areas including:
- Double Chin
- Flanks or Love Handles
- Bra Fat
- Male and Female Breast
VASERlipo® guarantees fat removal that can actually be measured in cc units. Results are immediately visible, with final results after 3 to 4 weeks.
You must wear a compression garment for up to a week. You can expect eye-catching results and in many cases several inches off your measurements.
NOTE: None of the body sculpting methods mentioned are intended for losing weight, however, you may experience some weight loss.
Other Pros & Cons
CoolSculpting® is perfect for those with small pockets or bulges of fat that fit into the device such as the lower abdomen or love handles. Multiple treatments per area may be required to receive optimal results.
Vanquish is best for those looking to reduce fat all around the abdomen because it provides even fat reduction to the area treated. Vanquish requires 4 to 6 treatments for optimal results.
VASERlipo® is for individuals looking to transform their contours by removing fat in precise locations. It is clinically proven to produce an even contoured appearance to all areas treated. This is a one-time procedure.
VASERlipo leaves behind smooth, tight results.
Body Sculpting Precision
VASERlipo Hi Def® is an advanced technique used by Dr. Earl to smooth and contour the body to very specific shapes, including creating a six-pack.
Fat cells can even be harvested and inserted elsewhere within the body to provide very precise sculpting results for the sleek silhouette you desire without the use of implants.
CoolSculpting® and Vanquish both eliminate fatty deposits in areas that are most resistant to reduction and removal, but cannot remove fat around muscle tissue.
VASERlipo® is gentle and protects your surrounding tissue from damage. It can be employed near muscles to define, augment and accentuate the appearance of virtually any part of the body. It also works on areas that have been treated previously.
Before & Afters
Why Transform Your Body
Men and women choose to transform their look through body sculpting for a wide variety of reasons. It’s an effective solution to help you be the best version of yourself at any age. The top reasons for body sculpting include:
- Upcoming wedding
- Impending class reunion
- Regain pre-pregnancy appearance
- Readiness for swimsuit season
- Correct asymmetrical appearances
- Removal of excess breast tissue (in men)
- Make clothing fit better
Men and women have a multitude of body contouring choices, with CoolSculpting®, Vanquish and VASERlipo® representing the most popular, state-of-the-art methods for reducing hard to get rid of fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise.
VASERlipo® is the only one-time procedure that offers the most dramatic body contouring results compared to any other non-invasive alternative.