Body shaping with aesthetic medicine treatments. Body shaping with aesthetic medicine treatments. Local fat deposits in areas called fat traps are a big aesthetic problem. In women, such problematic areas are: the second chin, outer and inner thighs, shoulders, abdomen, knees, and lateral surfaces of the back. In men, fat stores are usually found in the abdomen. Aesthetic medicine has to offer cosmetic procedures that cope with the removal of excessive fat resulting in body shaping.
Fat deposits in men and women
Features of adipose tissue formation are embedded in the structure of subcutaneous fat: the partition dividing adipose tissue into segments in men is at an angle to the surface of the skin, and in women almost perpendicular. In addition, fat deposits in men are smaller than in women. Therefore, when overweight, when the volume of fat cells increases, in men the texture of the skin does not change, and in women all kinds of irregularities and nodules appear. It is no accident that cellulite, with rare exceptions, is a women’s problem.
What measures can you take to get rid of excess body fat?
Until recently, only surgical liposuction could be considered. Today, in the arsenal of aesthetic medicine, there is another, younger, but well-established method of removing fat traps. This is called lipolytic therapy, i.e. the elimination of local fat deposits without surgical intervention. Lipotherapy or injection lipolysis was first proposed in 1995. The essence of this technique is to inject special lipolytic (fat-soluble) cocktails directly into the area of fat deposits, i.e.
- Double chin
- Inner knee surface
- Lower buttocks.
The mechanism of action of the preparations used in this aesthetic medicine procedure is the activation of an enzyme found in cell membranes, the suppression of the enzyme in intracellular reactions, as well as the prevention of electrolyte loss. All this causes lipolysis, i.e. the process of fat breakdown. The action of the ingredients contained in the therapeutic cocktail is aimed at the gradual dissolution of fat and its natural removal from the body.
How does the aesthetic medicine treatment work – injection lipolysis?
Fat splitting products interact with bile salts to form a micelle, i.e. an emulsion that is the form in which fat is metabolized most effectively. In the form of micelles, they combine with good cholesterol, are transported to the liver and metabolized by β-oxidation. The complex interaction of bile salts, protein and pancreatic lipase (an enzyme secreted by the pancreas) ensures high lipolytic activity (reduction of local excess fat). Fat-soluble preparations have another important property, they help to improve the skin’s structure, increase its firmness and elasticity. This allows you to prevent the appearance of cellulite and smooth the skin surface after releasing the problem zone from fat deposits.
Can lipotherapy replace liposuction?
The answer is no when it comes to a large amount of body fat requiring surgical intervention. In cases excluding significant excess body weight, when localized fat deposits occur, lipotherapy effectively replaces liposuction. Scientific research has confirmed the safety of lipolytic preparations currently used in aesthetic medicine. Lipolytic procedures usually do not cause any complications or side effects. They are classified as lunch procedures, because after visiting a cosmetologist you can immediately go back to work. The effect is usually observed after one to two sessions.
Like liposuction, lipolytic therapy is a way to shape the body, not to lose weight. It allows for many years to maintain the results achieved, provided that the person follows a balanced diet and moves so as not to gain extra kilos. To determine if lipotherapy is suitable for the patient and what results can be expected in each case, it can only be done by a cosmetologist at the aesthetic medicine salon.
What are the advantages of injection lipolysis?
- Instead of a scalpel, injection from lipolytic (fat-soluble) cocktails directly into the place of fat accumulation
- A more natural, gentle way of body correction, characterized by low invasiveness
- Among the areas indicated for injection are areas of fat deposits, genetically determined and poorly susceptible to other methods (area of the second chin, thighs, abdomen, etc.)
- Is a self-sufficient, effective and safe method of lipomodeling
- Has a minimum of contraindications and restrictions
- It requires a short rehabilitation period and ensures a long result
- Works great in combination with other body shaping methods
- Painless, not requiring anesthesia.
Lipotherapy is successfully used in many aesthetic medicine clinics to correct local fat deposits in many areas of the body. The number of treatments depends on the location of adipose tissue and its size.