ROLE OF NON- SURGICAL TREATMENT IN ABDOMINAL OBESITY

M.S. Patankar1,2
1Instascul’pt, 2University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Objective: Obesity is a multi-factorial disease with excess of fat storage & leads to ailments like hypertension, diabetes, stroke and Cancer. Excess abdominal fat is associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic disease.
Methods: Various non – invasive procedures like High Focalized Intensity Ultrasound (HIFU), Endermology, Mesotherapy and laser were used for lipolysis and lipo-mobilization. Randomized controlled, multicenter, multiracial study comparing effects of lipolysis with lymphatic drainage of fat, on fat percentage and waist circumference was carried out in men and women with BMI 28 to 30.
Result: 

NATIONALITY AVERAGE LOSS in Cm at waist line per session AVERAGE Reduction in total body fat percentage
ARABIC 1.50 1.00%
AMERICAN 2.80 1.25%
CANADIAN 2.00 0.80%
FRENCH 2.30 1.00%
INDIAN 2.00 0.80%
ITALIAN 1.90 1.00%
LEBANESE 2.00 0.90%
SYRIAN 2.00 1.60%
SPANISH 1.30 1.10%

[Results]

Average reduction in the waist circumference after one session of lipolysis was 2.029 cm and reduction in total body fat percentages by 1.1375.
Conclusion: Combination of non invasive fat loss treatments resulted in reduction of resistant fat & Body fat %.
Limitations: Relation between reduction of waist circumference with non- invasive subcutaneous fat loss and health risk was not studied.

1] Abdominal Obesity, 2] Non surgical Treatment, 3] Body fat %, 4] Waist Circumference, 5] Fat loss treatment.

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