Fat grafting is a procedure in which fat is removed from one area of the body (called the donor area) and transferred to another area with the goal of improving or augmenting the area where the fat is injected. It is also called fat transfer or fat injection. The procedure involves extracting adipose tissue (fat) through liposuction, usually from the belly or thighs, processing it in the laboratory, and injecting the purified fat into an area needing enhancement. Because a person's own natural tissue is used during fat grafting, it is called an autologous fat transfer.
If you have stubborn pockets of fat that have not gone away with diet and exercise, you are not alone. Many people have this same problem. Newer fat reduction treatments are a solution. They can help to improve body contours without surgery or scars and with very little downtime. One of the treatment options for noninvasive fat reduction is ultrasound technology. Continue reading to learn more about nonsurgical fat reduction using focused ultrasound. Also learn how this technology compares to other noninvasive methods of getting rid of stubborn fat cells.
CoolSculpting is an innovative, Food and Drug Administration approved fat freezing treatment that kills fat cells by exposing them to cold temperatures. The underlying principle behind CoolSculpting is cryolipolysis (cryo means freezing, lipo means fat, and lysis means breaking down and killing fat cells). Therefore, this type of body contouring procedure literally freezes fat cells to break them down and kill them. The frozen fat cells are gradually absorbed by the body over time.
Cellulaze is a laser procedure that targets cellulite at its source. It is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed with a small handheld device. A cannula (tube) which is the size of a pen tip is inserted under the skin's surface. Laser heat energy is then applied to release the fibrous bands that are causing the dimpling effect in the skin. The Cellulaze laser fiber produces a special type of side-firing laser energy which is very effective in subcising the fibrous bands that give the skin an orange peel appearance.
TempSure Firm is a non-surgical, non-invasive cellulite treatment that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and heat. The goal of the treatment is skin tightening and younger looking skin. The RF energy is delivered through a specialized massage head to temporarily reduce cellulite. TempSure Firm treatments can be combined with other skin tightening treatments like TempSure Envi or with body contouring treatments like SculpSure.
FlexSure is a new radiofrequency body treatment developed by the company CynoSure. What makes FlexSure special is that it is the world's first wrappable radiofrequency RF system. This allows it to be used for hard to treat areas such as the back, arms, buttocks, thighs, and knees. The system comes with multiple applicator sizes. Each flexible applicator curves and conforms to the shape and size of the treatment area. This makes FlexSure an incredibly versatile body contouring procedure with customized treatments.