Picture this: You’ve been following all of the right steps to lose weight such as eating a healthy and balanced diet and getting regular exercise, but you just can’t seem to shift a particular area of stubborn weight.
Or perhaps you have a busy lifestyle that doesn’t allow you the time and effort required to maintain a full-on strict fitness regime.
If so, you may be wondering how to achieve your weight goals without needing to explore surgical or extreme dieting routes.
Fortunately, there are plenty of minimally invasive or non-invasive treatments available that can enhance the results of your current diet and fitness regime; and help you achieve your weight and body shape goals much more effectively. Read on to discover four of our recommended treatments.
Before reading, it is important to remember that these treatments are not a stand-alone solution to weight loss; they must be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle and exercise where possible for them to provide the best results. Additionally, these treatments aren’t suitable for everyone, so always consult a specialist about your individual goals and needs before going ahead.
1: Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massages are often used as a treatment for improving circulation, boosting immunity, and reducing inflammation. However, this treatment can also be used to help reduce water weight and localised fatty deposits.
A highly relaxing treatment, lymphatic drainage massage involves a gentle, rhythmic massage treatment using light pressure, to imitate the body’s lymphatic system’s natural movement. This encourages the lymph fluid to flow freely around the body and through the lymph nodes, promoting improved circulation and the removal of toxins from the body.
This treatment helps decrease swelling and water retention and also improves the appearance of cellulite, with many people reporting a slimmer waist and loss of excess water weight after a course of the treatment.
Though lymphatic drainage massages are a great tool for weight loss; it is important to remember that it does not guarantee dramatic results. It does, however, support a well-rounded health and weight loss program if used in conjunction with regular exercise and a balanced diet.
If you’re already following a healthy lifestyle and want to create an optimum internal system, then a lymphatic drainage massage is a great way to support your weight loss strategy.
2: Fat Freezing
Fat freezing also known as cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive method of reducing stubborn areas of body fat. This method involves cooling targeted fat cells, causing them to break down and eventually be eliminated from the body.
In recent years, fat freezing treatments have become a popular alternative to liposuction and other invasive procedures, as they offer a less painful and less time-consuming option for people looking to achieve a slimmer appearance.
There are various fat freezing treatments available, but most of them involve using a suction cup to target stubborn fat in specific areas. This suction cup applies cooling energy between +5°C and −5°C, which goes deep into the skin to reach the fat cells. As a result, the fat cells start to freeze and eventually die off through a process called apoptosis.
Although studies have shown the treatment to be effective in most cases, it's important to note that the procedure may not yield the same results for everyone. It tends to be most effective for individuals who are close to their ideal body weight and have pinchable fat in specific areas.
It's worth mentioning that lifestyle and other factors can also impact the results. To read more about the expected results of fat freezing, head to our previous blog: Do Fat Freezing Treatments Really Work?
3: Vaser Liposuction
Vaser Liposuction is one of the most effective, minimally invasive forms of fat removal. This treatment uses a small ultrasonic probe to liquefy fat cells and loosen fat tissue. The emulsified fat is then suctioned out without damaging the surrounding tissues and sculpted using cannulas.
The best results from Vaser liposuction can be seen after 6 months, once the skin has tightened, but you can start seeing an improvement after 2-3 months, once the inflammation has subsided. Many people notice an immediate change following their Vaser liposuction procedure.
This treatment is best if you are someone who is unable to maintain a strict diet and fitness regime and wants to achieve your weight goals in a shorter period of time.
4: Emsculpt NEO
Emsculpt NEO is an advanced, non-invasive treatment that can easily help you achieve your dream body in no time. This muscle toning procedure boosts metabolism and reduces fat cells, giving you the physical benefits of working out without actually having to do it!
The procedure involves using high-frequency electromagnetic technology and radio frequency that causes muscles in the area of concern to contract and burn fat, causing no harm to the body. Throughout the process, lactic acid is released by stimulating the lymphatics, meaning minimal soreness would be experienced post-treatment.
Multiple case studies have shown that even after just one session, clients can experience up to 30% fat loss within the treated area. Of course, like any of these treatments, results may vary from person to person but if you have an experienced treatment coordinator, they will be able to assess your body and tell you how many sessions you will need for the desired outcome. Typically, a course of 4 Emsculpt NEO treatments is recommended to gain maximum benefits, along with maintenance sessions to prolong the results.
Book Your Fat-reduction Treatments at EF MEDISPA
The summer season is underway - it's time to embrace the sunshine and show off your best self. At EF MEDISPA, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge and innovative fat-reduction and body-sculpting treatments that will enhance your fitness regime and help you look and feel your absolute best. Visit one of our London clinics or get in touch with our expert team today. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have.