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Non-Invasive Fat Removal: What You Can Expect 
July 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Atlas Bodyworks
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leIf you have an area of fat that you just can't seem to lose, you might want to try non-invasive fat loss. Without making any incisions, the practitioners performing the procedure can permanently remove this stubborn fat. You can use this type of fat removal on almost any area of your body. Popular areas include your flanks, belly, back, chin, thighs, knees, and neck. 

Understanding Non-Invasive Fat Removal 

When you opt-in for a non-invasive fat removal treatment, your practitioner will use either injections or a handheld device to help destroy your fat cells. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved a few handheld devices to destroy these fat cells. The practitioner will place this device just above or directly on your skin. The device will either send heat, sound, or cold waves straight into your stubborn fat cells. It works to destroy them without causing damage to your nerves, skin, or other body parts. 

If you get the injections, they contain an acid that is very similar to bile acid. These injections go to work and dissolve your fat cells, and the FDA approved them for use in treating chin fat. The results are permanent because it either dissolves or kills the cells it targets. 

How Long Does It Take Before You See Results?

Unlike other methods, your results will appear gradually over a few sessions. If you choose to use a device to target your fat cells, you can start to see slight changes within three weeks. For many people, they don't see the full effect until three to six months after they complete their last treatments. If you get an injection for chin fat, you'll see results in three to four months after the injection. 

You'll get more subtle results with non-invasive fat removal. For example, you may notice that your belly is slightly flatter or your pants are slightly looser when you wear them. 

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

Since this procedure is largely non-invasive, many people can immediately return to their activities. You may notice that you have discomfort, swelling, or bruising after the treatment, but this doesn't cause downtime. For injections in your chin, you could be very swollen for up to two weeks. However, you can still go about your activities. 

Although there is no downtime, you may have to take time off to schedule follow-up visits. It usually takes more than one treatment to get results. Each session lasts between 30 to 90 minutes. However, some sessions can take longer or shorter. Your practitioner will follow up with you and re-evaluate your results between two or three weeks and a month after the procedure. 

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

We mentioned the swelling and bruising, and stinging or burning at the site are also common. This temporary feeling is like the pins and needles feeling you get when your foot falls asleep. It should go away in a few minutes. Rarely, people may have long-term pain in the area, but you can reduce this risk by seeing a licensed practitioner. 

If you think you're a good candidate for non-invasive fat loss, reach out. We can answer any questions you may have.

Non-invasive fat removal treatments available at Atlas Bodyworks: Venus Legacy, Endermologie and Cryoskin