What is radiofrequency lipolysis?
Radiofrequency lipolysis is a procedure which uses a radio frequency to heat the fat without an instrument making physical contact with the patient. The applicator heats from a distance of one centimeter from the skin. Fat cells are preferentially heated without impacting other types of cells in the skin or other structures. A common type of radiofrequency lipolysis is Vanquish Reasons patients want radiofrequency lipolysis Patients who wish to reduce a localized fat bulge that has persisted despite diet and exercise may be interested in radiofrequency lipolysis. Risks are minimal.
Who is not a candidate for radiofrequency lipolysis?
Patients with loose skin or poor tone may not be suitable candidates for the procedure.
What does radiofrequency lipolysis do?
The goal of radiofrequency lipolysis is to reduce the volume of fat in a fatty bulge. Some patients may opt to have more than one area treated or to retreat an area more than