Aspen, Colo. – At the most recent edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., outlined the array of noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments for unwanted fat. He is founder and director of the Bay Area Laser Institute, chairman of dermatology at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and a CBC cofounder and director.
“Body sculpting is hot. So I went to the FDA webpage to see what the actual approved indications are for the different devices that are commercially available.” None are approved for visceral fat, he noted. Existing indications follow, in chronological order:
- CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis) – Discrete fat bulges in the submental area, thighs, abdomen, arms, flanks, bra area and knee.
- Liposonix (high-intensity focused ultrasound) – Circumferential reduction of the abdomen and flanks
- UltraShape (mechanical destruction or cavitation) – Circumferential reduction of the abdomen via fat cell destruction
- Vanquish (radiofrequency) – Temporary reduction in abdominal and thigh circumference
- SculpSure (1064 nm diode laser) – Noninvasive fat reduction of the abdomen and flanks
- Kybella (deoxycholate) – Submental fat
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