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There is increasing the number of people who resort to cosmetic treatments in search of improvements in some details of the body, which, for one reason or another, the bother. They are even the ideal way for those who do not want to undergo plastic surgery.

And today, good treatment options abound. So much so that many people find themselves in doubt about what is the most appropriate option for each case.

Among the most talked aesthetic treatments currently it is lipocavitação, also called by some the "blunt lipo", well suited for those who want to eliminate localized fat body parts, for example, abdomen, waist or thighs.

Regiane Salinas, dermatofuncional physiotherapist Clinic Love yourself! Health and Aesthetics, explains that lipocavitação is an aesthetic treatment noninvasive and painless, which uses ultrasound to eliminate the accumulation of fat located in a region.

How is lipocavitação

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In the procedure, an ultrasound is emitted by an apparatus directly into the area to be treated. It is necessary to use a gel to which ultrasound is transmitted properly.

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Regiane explains that affect ultrasound waves emitted by the subcutaneous layer, reaching the fat cells. "These waves cause the cells stirring to produce bubbles in its interior. With stirring, adipocytes rupture, releasing the fat therein which divides now fatty acid and glycerol. The fatty acid binds to a substance called albumin by the liver and eliminated; since glycerol is soluble in water, so is easily eliminated by the lymphatic system and urine, "he says.

In other words, "lipocavitação ultrasound is a technology that causes the microbubble generating vacuum inside the liquid between the cells is caused by low-frequency ultrasound. The microbubbles to burst inside, pressing the adipose tissue to disrupt the cell membrane and fat accumulated fat causes this skirt without causing damage to surrounding tissues. The fat will be eliminated naturally by the body through the lymphatic system, urinary and excretory organs, "says Suelli Domingues, cosmetologist and owner of Deep Laser.

That is, the great advantage of lipocavitação is that unlike other treatments known in the market, this has the ability to eliminate fat cells.

Natasha Costa, physical therapist, expert lipocavitação and The Spa manager, explains that the treatment is performed in a specific area of ​​the body. "The ultrasound may be applied 10 to 30 minutes depending on the amount of regional fat (evaluation adequate time will be by physical therapist). The next application can only be made after 72 hours, "he says.

Regiane adds that the number of sessions is indicated by the professional according to each case, after an evaluation. But generally they are recommended 10 sessions of the procedure.

Also read: 5 facts you need to know about body fat

So that treatment is indicated?

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The physiotherapist Regiane explains that lipocavitação is indicated in cases of localized fat and improve body contour. "It is not a treatment for weight loss, that is, is not indicated for obesity," he says.

"With the improvement of localized fat, consequently, there is also an improvement in the appearance of cellulite, but this is not its main focus," said Regiane.

Natasha adds that the treatment is a good option to have localized fat and is struggling to lose it only with diet and physical activity.

The procedure is suitable for places where there is excess fat, and abdominal areas, waist and thighs and also back (where they are known "fats bra").

Sueli adds that lipocavitação is very efficient where the fold of fat is thicker.

Note that the treatment should be combined with a healthy diet and exercise in order to potentiating the effects and allow the maintenance of lipocavitação results.


After evaluation, the professional should indicate the number of appropriate sessions according to each case. They are usually recommended 10 sessions.

The physiotherapist Natasha adds that, to see results, should be held at least four sessions. "But typically, the actual result begins to appear at the seventh session," he says.

Sueli notes that must be carried out within 40 sessions. The price of each session can vary greatly according to region and with the chosen clinic, may be between R $ 80 to R $ 270.

In the videos below you lipocavitação demonstrations:


Not everyone can bet on lipocavitação. Natasha points out that: elevated triglyceride levels (high cholesterol), liver disease (liver disease), labyrinthitis history and kidney failure are the absolute contraindications.

Regiane adds that the procedure is not recommended for pregnant women, diabetic patients, patients with heart disease, thrombosis, prostheses or metal plates in the body and patients with obesity.

Care before and after treatment

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It is recommended that those wishing to undergo lipocavitação make cholesterol and triglycerides tests to ensure that there are no changes that compromise the security of the method.

Regiane points out that, before treatment, no special preparation is not necessary, just a good evaluation by the professional.

Natasha explains that on the day of treatment is indicated a reduced calorie diet and intake above 1.5 liters of water.

"After the session is indicated in physical exercise to eliminate fat that was released, so we avoid it reverts to accumulate," said Regiane.

Sueli adds that the client can return to normal activities immediately after treatment. "During the 72 hours after application should not eat foods with fat," he says.

After the procedure, lymphatic drainage can help optimize results.

The lipocavitação and other types of treatment

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With so many beauty treatments currently available, not all know the difference between all of them. Below you can see the similarities and differences of lipocavitação compared to other procedures well commented.

Lipocavitação x carboxitherapy

Natasha explains that carboxiterapia is the application of carbon dioxide under the skin by injection. "The gas increases blood flow and local oxygenation and therefore have more results in treatments for cellulite. If associated with lipocavitação may help firmness and skin support, "he says.

Regiane points out that the major difference between the two devices is the way they work. "In the case of carboxiterapia, the treatment is invasive and painful and carried out by introducing carbon dioxide. Already lipocavitação is an ultrasound, the technique is not invasive nor painful. "

Lipocavitação x Cryolipolysis

Natasha explains that Cryolipolysis has the same indication of lipocavitação and works similarly. "It is indicated for localized fat reduction, however, does it for cooling. The cell will be 'destroyed' by apoptosis. "

"The lipocavitação can be applied after the session Cryolipolysis to target cells that were not eliminated," adds the physiotherapist Natasha.

Regiane also highlights that Cryolipolysis cause discomfort in the application due to the suction that "gets" the chosen region. "In addition, the end result of Cryolipolysis is seen three months after application. However, lipocavitação is an excellent ally to enhance the results of Cryolipolysis, "he says.

Lipocavitação x radiofrequency

Regiane explains that the radio really helps in the improvement of localized fat, but the main focus is the fight against sagging tissue (sagging tissue, skin). "It does not work in the lipocavitação sagging, but is much more effective in the treatment of localized fat," he said.

Lipocavitação x Manthus

Natasha explains that Manthus is a device that combines ultrasound with electrical current and is indicated for reduction measures and improvement of cellulite, accelerating the lymphatic system, increasing metabolism and local oxygenation. "But it does not make the fat cell break. Only those cells withered, improving body contour. It can be used as sonophoresis (cosmetics association with active ingredient together with ultrasound, absorbing more effectively the product). And if associated with lipocavitação, we will have an enhanced result, "he says.

Regiane points out that the Manthus is also an ultrasound device. "The difference between these two techniques is the power of ultrasound, that the lipocavitação is greater. The Manthus has the estereodinâmica current and its head, being larger, covers a larger area, "he says.

"Both are very effective in combating localized fat, but the previous evaluation of a skilled professional is ideal to guide the most appropriate treatment for each case," says Regiane physiotherapist.

3 questions and answers about lipocavitação

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Below professional clarify the main doubts about the treatment:

1. lipocavitação can pose risks to health?

Regiane Salinas: There are some people who claim that lipocavitação, to release fat increases the cholesterol level, which is not true. The amount of liberated fat is too small to cause any damage to organs. However, if the patient has to present the high level of cholesterol or fat in the liver, the procedure should be avoided.

2. lipocavitação, known as "lipo uncut", can even replace liposuction?

Regiane Salinas: No, the method of liposuction is a surgical method in which large amount of fat is removed and there are risks that surgery offers. The lipocavitação although providing the actual loss measures does not eliminate the same amount of fat, and not cause pain or recovery time.

3. After treatment, the positive results remain?

Natasha Costa: The results are permanent because there is the actual elimination of adipócitas cells. However, our cells can multiply if no maintenance with proper nutrition and physical activity. So even after the procedure, one should continue with healthy habits so that there is no weight gain.

Finally, it is worth mentioning: if applied correctly, the method does not offer health risks. But if the device is deregulated or is not used properly, it can even cause burns and damage to organs. Therefore, it is essential to look for a qualified aesthetic and medical professional confidence to perform the technique.