BACKGROUND: The cryolipolysis is on the spotlight as a non-invasive method which reduces fat layer thickness with no damage to surrounding tissues. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to verify the effectiveness of cryolipolysis in the reduction of localized adiposity in women.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an experimental study, without a control group, with pre and post treatment evaluation through a single application on the lower abdominal area. Setting: Research conducted in the period from July to December 2015 at the University Potiguar. Participants:
A group of 15 women, age between 25-50 years. The cryolipolysis was used in the following parameters: temperature (-7ºC); suction power (30 kPa), and application time (60 min). Measurements: After the cryolipolysis was performed, a follow-up of 2 months was conducted to verify the changes
related to weight, body circumference, fat layer thickness, which were evaluated by ultrasonography and photogrammetry. RESULTS: From data analysis, the reductions observed on perimeter (p=0.03) and ultrasonography (p=0.03) showed significant results, considering p<0.05.
As of body weight results (p=0.57), the average value varied during the study; however, at the end of the research, no significant weight increase or decrease was reported, as it is known that this method does not interfere with this variable. Additionally, quantitative data were satisfactory.
The photogrammetry analysis showed that cryolipolysis positively affected subjects' results. CONCLUSION: A change in body contouring, especially in individuals with lower body mass, reinforces the idea that the parameters must be suitable for individual needs.
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September 1, 2017
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CryoLetters is a bimonthly international journal for low temperature sciences, including cryobiology, cryopreservation or vitrification of cells and tissues, chemical and physical aspects of freezing and drying, and studies involving ecology of cold environments, and cold adaptation
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