Localized fat deposits, natural ways of storing fat, is problematic for a few reasons, one being today’s aesthetic criteria that condemn it, the other being related to certain lifestyles that encourage its development. These deposits are resistant to diet and exercise, they are contained in the subcutaneous fat found just beneath the skin as opposed to visceral fat which is found in the peritoneal cavity packed between various organs (stomach, liver, intestines, kidneys, etc.).
Typical subcutaneous localized fat deposits are in the lower abdomen, outer thighs and love handles or areas of the body where cellulite is also often present. Because these deposits tend to be resistant to exercise and diet many people become discouraged when their efforts fail to remove them.
Localized Fat distribution
One of the main morphological differences between men and women is the greater amount of fat that women carry; this softens the outline of the muscles, more or less erases the osseous indicators, and rounds out the surfaces while creating characteristic folds and grooves.
Fat in normal women represents between 18% and 20% of body weight, whereas in men it represents only 10% to 15%. The reason for this difference is that women at some point in their lives may nourish a fetus and then a baby from their own reserves, so women have to stock energy in the form of fat in anticipation of future pregnancies (and must stock even more energy during the last two trimesters of pregnancy).
Localized Fat accumulates in very specific areas on the body. Generally they avoid the flexion folds at the joints in order not to interfere with movement. Fat accumulations are often distributed the same in both sexes; the main difference is in the greater development on certain areas in women. The fat is localized on the buttocks, the hips, around the navel, low back, between the thighs, knee, posterior part of the upper arm and breasts
Localized fat reduction
Each of us deposits fat in places that are genetically predetermined. That is why most of us have body shapes similar to our parents or grandparents. There is no known way to change how this fat distributes. You cannot selectively burn fat. You can work out and lose weight, but weight comes off from the area your genetics determine, not an area you are working. The only way to permanently remove fat from an area is to remove or destroy the fat cells that give us the shapes we don’t want. Until now, the only way to achieve this was liposuction in the area removing the unwanted cells. Now at Morphoclinic we can destroy those cells and allow our bodies to remove the debris and contents naturally using a combined care of cellulysis and lipolysis.
For many people, getting rid of excess fat can be a lifelong battle. Whether it is undesirable love handles, excess fat around the knees or flabby upper arms, pockets of fat can be difficult to reduce and sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to make a noticeable difference. Now, specialists are finding that the introduction of non-invasive fat removal technologies is opening the door for more people to remove localized fat, safely and effectively.
Technology used at Morphoclinic
Cryolipolysis: a unique non-invasive method for the selective reduction of fat cells with controlled, localized cooling. It is important, therefore, to understand the potential efficacy and safety of this new procedure for fat layer reduction.
Lipotherapy: also known as body sculpting or lipodissolve, lipotherapy is a non-surgical natural medical technique in which solutions are injected into localized fat deposits to block internal signals of fat uptake, trigger fat release, increase circulation and burn energy.
Mesotherapy: a breakthrough non-surgical treatment for localized fat reduction. It employs micro-injections of very small doses of mesotherapy medications that have high anti-cellulite and fat burning qualities. By delivering these medications into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin) mesotherapy treatment stimulates skin repair, melts fat cells and destroys connective tissue bands responsible for the appearance of the cellulite.
Radiofrequency: delivers energy to the areas of fat by driving controlled heat deep within the fat cells and subsequently destroys them.
Ultrasound: using high intensity, focused ultrasonic waves (sound waves) to cause destruction and leakage of fat cells, is being investigated for fat reduction. Similar to other non-invasive procedures used for fat reduction, the ultrasound energy penetrates through the skin layers into the targeted fat without haring skin or surrounding tissues.