Obesity is a big issue and it is important for all of us to know the graveness of this disease. Obesity not only makes the person insecure, but it also has dozens of other health related side effects as well. Treating obesity is essential for a normal and confident lifestyle. Others look down upon obese people often and it affects their confidence level significantly. We have explained the risks of being overweight down below so you may avoid all the doubts:
Risks of staying overweight or obese:
Type 2 Diabetes:
Diabetes is one of the worst diseases ever and obesity is one of the most common reasons for it. Type 2 diabetes can be cured by reducing weight, doing meditation, taking insulin and eating healthy. However, there are no permanent treatments for type 2 diabetes available yet.
There are many different types of heart diseases a patient of obesity can suffer from. The most common ones include high blood pressure and stroke. Both of which can be lethal.
Obesity increases the risk factor of kidney cancer and many other kidney diseases. Patients of obesity are often diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
Sleep apnea is considered as one of the most torturing diseases. A patient of sleep apnea fails to breathe properly and the breath starts and stops randomly. It is common among men and the patients of obesity.
Certain types of cancer:
Yes, obesity can even cause cancer. Obesity increases the risk of cancer by a big percentage. A research shows that every one of the 20 cancer patients is obese.
Osteoarthritis is a condition where the flexible tissue of the bones wears out. This condition found to be very common in obese patients. Osteoarthritis worsens over time (if not treated).
There are millions of obese people in the world and observing the graveness of the disease, researchers have found many treatments for it. Some of such non surgical treatments include ultrasonic lipolysis and cryolipolysis/cryosculpting. However, Cryolipolysis is considered the best treatment to reduce fat cells and therefore obesity so far.
OVERVIEW OF CRYOLIPOLYSIS:
Benefits of Cryolipolysis:
Unlike the most popular treatment for obesity (Liposuction), Cryolipolysis remains an effective non surgical treatment. Being non-invasive makes it one of the most secured fat removal techniques ever. Many obese patients have been treated with this method successfully. Before Cryolipolysis became famous, doctors used to take advantage of the obesity patients by suggesting only surgical treatments.
Cryolipolysis is a new technique and is quite advanced when compared to Liposuction. It has almost no side effects and is not harmful , whereas liposuction is very aggressive and can cause major side effects for long terms.
Most probably it is the best thing about Cryolipolysis that it does not require surgery. There will be no scars left and you will get awesome results.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which means no admission , no recovery time and it’s easy on the schedule.
No anaesthesia required:
You don’t need to be anaesthetized like in the case of liposuction before undergoing this procedure.Again that means no anaesthesia associated risks involved as well as immediate recovery post treatment.
More than one area can be treated in a single session:
If you are concerned about multiple areas like abdomen , thighs, arms and hips – the good news is that you can target one or more areas in the same session, which ultimately renders more results and saves on time as well.
Normal activities resumed immediately after:
This is the best part about cryolipolysis. It is a no downtime procedure, you don’t have to go home and rest , you can just get this done and go on about the rest of the day as usual.
Suitable for all age groups:
The cryolipolysis treatment is suitable for patients between the ages of 18-80. It is not just suitable post pregnancy which is a common myth. However, many females post delivery opt for it.It also does not affect one’s ability to get pregnant in the future, which is a common query asked by our patients.
Improved appearance of skin :
Cryolipolysis is known to reduce the skin laxity.It basically leads to the thickening of the dermal layer, resulting in a much more improved appearance of the thin and wrinkled skin.
You can finally get the body that you have been working hard for , or the body you would have always dreamed of. This is the new ‘COOL’ way of getting your confidence back. ‘Cool’ as in cryo cool.
What are the contraindications to this treatment ?
One of the main contraindications for cryolipolysis is severe obesity.
Absolute contraindications are : Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Others are eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, varicose veins , diabetic neuropathy , people who are intolerant to cold sensations.
Some more contraindications include : Raynaud’s phenomenon , cold urticaria , cold agglutinin disease.
Can you tell me more about the cryolipolysis procedure?
Cryolipolysis commonly referred to as cryosculpting / fat freezing uses the concept of cold temperatures. The procedure aims onto the localized fat deposits, which breaks down the fat cells and ultimately reduces the body fat without causing any damage to the surrounding area /tissue.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.Using a caliper the thickness of fat is assessed and then marking of the treatment area is done. A cryosculpting applicator is applied over a thick gel pad. You will feel a cold vacuum or tugging sensation throughout the procedure. You may also experience some tingling , aching , cramping during the procedure.After about 40 to 60 minutes the applicators are removed.The temperature drops to -7 to -8 degrees, freezing the fat cells. The treated area is then massaged for a couple of minutes. If the target is multiple areas then the applicators can be applied to a new area as well and the whole cycle begins again.
How fat cells are permanently destroyed?
Fat cells are very vulnerable to cold temperatures. The cold temperatures tend to create an injury within the fat cells, leading to an inflammation and apoptosis (death) of fat cells.
Are there any side effects?
There are usually only mild side effects like redness, numbness , increased skin sensitivity ,tingling. These only last a short while and are all reversible.
How many treatments are required?
There is a 15-20 % reduction in fat cells after every session. Changes are visible within 3 weeks and the results are continued to be completely visible till about 3 months. At an average 1 to 3 sessions are required per treatment area.
What are the common treated areas?
Common treatment areas include stomach , thighs, arms, love handles , flanks , back bulges , bra rolls, banana rolls, chin and male chest area.
Is the treatment suitable for loose skin?
The procedure is not suitable to tighten loose skin , in that case you should try the radiofrequency treatment to tighten loose skin , as that's much more effective. How to prepare for your cryolipolysis appointment? To prepare for your cryolipolysis appointment you must keep the following in mind:
● Do Not have a heavy meal for at least 1 day before procedure. Stick to light meals before your session.
● Do Not have tea or coffee 12 hours before the procedure.
● Wear loose comfortable clothes on the day of your appointment.
● Do Not have any blood thinners like aspirin, NSAIDS , fish oil capsules, vitamin E for at least 1 day before procedure.
● Do Not use any lotions or creams in the area that are to be treated by cryolipolysis.
● Drink at least 12 glasses of water per day (2.5 Litres) from 2 days before the procedure date.
● Avoid any laser or waxing in the area to be treated from a week prior.
● You should expect your photographs, measurements to be taken on your session day for a comparison later on.
● You should always have a couple of hours in hand for your cryolipolysis procedure. What instructions should I follow after my cryolipolysis session?
The following should be kept in mind post procedure :
● Try and be on a liquid diet for 12 hours post procedure for best results. Take a lot of proteins in your diet. Avoid caffeine (tea/coffee/cola for 24 hours post procedure ).You can have green tea instead.
● Avoid alcoholic beverages for 3 days after your procedure.
● You can resume all your normal activities immediately post procedure.
● Drink daily 2.5 litres of water (12 glasses) for 7 days after your cryolipolysis procedure.
● Tingling, cramping , numbness can be felt in the treatment area on the day after the procedure. Redness, pain ,soreness if occurs may last for 3-6 days. Cold compression helps to relieve this.
● It is common that you may feel bloated initially after the procedure. You can wear compression garments like yoga pants at this time .
● Incorporating thrice weekly walking or mild exercises can help improve your lymphatic drainage , as that is essential being the exit route of fat cells.
● Weight gain will prevent you from seeing full results.
● You must try and maintain a healthy diet (without oily/fatty food) to help prevent the gain of weight.
Cryolipolysis is certainly a great choice if you are looking for safe and easy treatments for fat removal. You can easily achieve that stunning figure you have always dreamed of. Many times even after vigorous exercises and following a healthy diet , it is not easy to get rid of the stubborn fat. Our services are committed to provide you with an excellent , safe treatment rendering great results. Cryolipolysis has a wide range of benefits and it is very easy to find a good obesity clinic in Mumbai and delhi. Schedule a free consultation now or visit our website.