Excess Body Weight Management2023-08-09
Weight gain is now an epidemic! It begins even as young as toddlers. Change in rapid lifestyle habits, unhealthy eating and a sedentary life.
Body weight can be categorised into 3 parts based on a simple measurement using the Body Mass Index (BMI), normal, overweight and obese.
Overweight or obese people are prone to complications. Right from excessive sweating in folds, Friction melanosis, Arthritis, Diabetes, Hypertension, loss of immunity, sleep apnea and more.
Solution? A change in lifestyle is needed on a war footing.
Overweight people who lose motivation to sustain the diet due to lack of results, or someone who is within the normal body weight but finds it difficult to lose stubborn fat deposits in some part of the body are the ideal candidates for non surgical fat reduction techniques.
Non-surgical fat loss can be achieved by:
Freezing the fat cells – called Cryolipolysis
Cavitation technique using HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound)
Endermologie- suction and massage technique enhancing lipolysis and eliminating through lymphatics.
Injection lipolysis for small areas of fat deposition such as double chin.
Heating and lysing the fat cells using Radiofrequency technology.
Among these methods of non surgical fat loss, coolsculpting is prominent. In Coolsculpting, the fat cells are subjected to controlled cooling to reduce fat from stubborn fat deposits. Coolsculpting leverages Cryolipolysis, a non invasive technique with minimal complications to freeze away fat from stubborn fat deposits. Owing to its safety, it is a widely used procedure.
Non-surgical techniques offers inch loss and 10 to 20% reduction in the fold size per sessions. Some people may require multiple sessions to get over their excess body fat. Hence he or she has to be extremely careful not to add extra kilos in between the sessions.
Those who are borderline obese, will benefit from liposuction. Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from under the skin in an attempt to change its shape. While there is skepticism surrounding liposuction and the safety of the procedure, liposuction like any other procedure is safe provided it is performed by certified doctors with the highest order of safety and that is what we, at Tamira excel in.
In liposuction, there is usually 70-80% reduction in fat deposits. After liposuction, a patient is advised to take few days off from work. There are no lung surgical cuts in liposuction, hence, it doesn’t leave nasty scars.
Morbidly obese people cannot shed their weight by lifestyle management alone, in cases of BMI being over 35, Bariatric surgery is the only solution. Bariatric Surgery, also called metabolic surgery is used world over to correct diabetes, hypothyroidism and more such conditions contingent on obesity. Owing to its complexity, bariatric surgery should be performed only by trained surgeons who have been performing bariatric surgery regularly.
Weight loss can happen across multiple stratas of BMI through surgical and non surgical methods, provided they are overseen by a team of certified surgeons, lifestyle management and a healthy diet.