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What is 3D Lipo?

3D Lipo is a non-surgical body-sculpting medical device that assists clients in achieving an improvement in their body shape. It can be an alternative option to surgery in some cases and is worth exploring if you are considering surgery.   It is not an alternative to good nutrition or exercise but the technologies are proven to work and are effective at bringing about change to problem sites.

It has the ability to:

  1. Destroy fat cells and sculpt the treated site
  2. Tighten the skin on the body
  3. Re-structure the connective tissue to improve the appearance of cellulite.

Destroy Fat Cells to create a reduction in fat

3D Lipo has three methods to target fat

Cryolipolysis

This is a non–surgical method to destroy fat cells.   It means that fat cells are frozen and destroyed without having to undergo surgery or invasive liposuction procedures. This treatment has been widely documented in the media and in medical journals and is a proven method of reducing pockets of fat.

Fat cells are destroyed at -0.5 degrees and this treatment freeze the fat cells to -5 degrees for 30-45 minutes to program the cells to die. 20-40% of the fat cells are targeted and the body slowly removes them naturally, just as it removes thousands of dead cells every day. The fat is not released into the body in this treatment.  It is a completely safe process and a protective membrane is placed over the skin preventing the skin from freezing.

This treatment is ideal for pockets of fat a hand size or smaller and the full results are noticed in around 12 – 16 weeks.

Cavitation Fat Removal

This is for fat removal from larger areas (larger than a hand size of fat) and is completed in courses.  This technology uses sound waves, which causes the fat cells to implode, spilling their contents into the interstitial tissue. The fat is divided into fatty acids and glycerol and transported to the liver where it is processed as waste. This is the very same process that occurs when fat is eaten. You have to ensure you do not overeat or the body can consider this to be eaten fat and store it in available fat cells. It does guarantee however that the problem area has fewer fat cells because some will be destroyed.

A hand-held device is massaged over the area by your body therapist, once a week, for 8 weeks. A gradual reduction of fat cells in the area is achieved. This is also used to treat deep cellulite.

Fat melting by RF Radiofrequency

RF (Radiofrequency) is the treatment for skin tightening and although it is not a treatment to remove fat it does create a melting effect and flattens the fat cells close to the surface of the skin. Older skin can often have a bumpy appearance and so this can be used in conjunction with other treatments.

Skin Tightening

Skin tightening is carried out using radio-frequency (RF) energies and is suitable for all skin types. As the skin ages, it becomes looser.  Areas that have been overstretched such as the abdomen in pregnant ladies, or in any area where the skin has been under pressure through weight changes, will show more signs of saggy looser skin.  This treatment targets the collagen and elastin fibres and bulk heats them to create a tightening of the fibres in the skin, thus creating a lifting and shrinking effect in the treated area.

It is part of body sculpting and the problem area will be targeted for around 8 consecutive weeks so that the fibres are being continuously stimulated.

Restructure the Connective tissue to treat cellulite

Cellulite is a huge problem for most female adults and it is not related to weight; yes, the individual’s weight may make it appear worse, but many very thin people have cellulite.

This technology uses a vacuum roller called Dermology and combines it with RF as described above. By rolling over the skin many times and in different directions, the treatment causes the connective tissue (which stores fat in the skin) to remodel itself, thus improving its structure and ability to properly house the fat. When the fat in the skin is stored well it doesn’t bulge and the appearance of cellulite is reduced.

As well as working on the connective tissue it stimulates circulation so that toxins are eliminated through the lymphatic system.

The RF directed into the skin also helps to flatten the fat cells, thus reducing the bulging fat cells known as cellulite.

Summary

The 3D Lipo uses multiple technologies to assist the body to sculpt and change problem areas. There is a strict selection criteria to ensure that people are going to get the desired results. If you are focused and committed to getting a result, 3D Lipo can certainly assist your body’s physiology in achieving that.