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Body Sculpting & Cellulite Reduction
Illustrations by Zhang Qingyun, Courtesy of Refinery 29
It used to be that if you wanted to get rid of stubborn fat, your only option was liposuction — a costly and invasive procedure that, if not done by the proper doctor, could go horribly wrong. Thanks to advancements in lasers, ultrasound, and even radio frequency, now a plethora of options can provide results in as little as one treatment, with no downtime or surgery involved.
The very first non-invasive fat removal treatment that uses radio frequencies, TruSculpt heats tissue by electric currents with a very high frequency. As Dr. Sadick explains, this means it can heat the fat layer without damaging the skin layers above, resulting in high efficacy and very low pain. "The fat cells are disrupted by this heat, and your body then absorbs the fat and disposes of it naturally over a period of two to three months," he says. According to Sadick, this treatment can be used on any areas of fat on your body that are "pinchable," and it's a great option for those with areas of fat that no amount of exercise or diet has been able to reduce. The treatment takes about 40 minutes and consists of the doctor holding the radio frequency probes against the sections being treated. Dr. Sadick says you will need two or three treatments over the course of two months in order to see best results, and that the cost per treatment is usually around $1,500.