Visceral fat removal is one of the most effective and proven methods to lose weight. This refers to the fat that is stored in the abdomen or hips. Visceral fat accumulation can be very dangerous to health because it accumulates over time and interferes with vital processes. The accumulated fats may turn toxic in the long run if not treated.
Visceral Fat Removal
Visceral fat removal is generally done by removing it through liposuction. Visceral fat and subcutaneous white fat are more closely related to high risk of diabetes, insulin resistance, and certain metabolic risk factors like obesity and hypertension. Visceral fat removal is a very effective method to reduce belly fat and promote healthy overall health.
A Visceral Fat Removal (OVF) procedure involves several steps. First, the doctor makes an incision around the midsection, through which he or she inserts a hand camera equipped with light energy delivering vascular laser. The camera produces infrared beam that causes intense heat to the fat in the area. After destroying the fat cells with heat, the surgeon uses liposuction instruments or a vacuum to suck the fat from the area.
Extra Fat Stored In The Abdominal Region
One of the first steps after the liposuction is the removal of the extra fat stored in the abdominal region. During this step, the doctor may perform different procedures including ultrasonic, edema ablation, or subcutaneous adipose tissue selective liposuction. In the first option, fat cells are removed using ultrasound waves or special ultrasonic devices. Fat is selectively removed using narrow band selective ultrasonic ablation technology. Subcutaneous adipose tissue selective liposuction utilizes an ultrafiltration system to collect fats from subcutaneous adipose tissue.
If you are obese and suffer from the common risk factor of cardio-vascular disease, you will develop cardio-vascular disease if you do not lose at least 20% of your excess body weight. The treatment for cardio-vascular disease includes using compression stockings, anti-inflammatory drugs, blood thinners, medicines for high blood pressure and even surgery. Unfortunately, many obese patients with cardio-vascular problems do not respond well to standard therapies. In these situations, Visceral Fat Removal (OVF) becomes an alternative to standard therapy. This procedure uses a unique technology called VASCAR which stands for Very Intense Carotid artery cannula catheterization.
How Effective is VASCAR?
Studies have shown that VASCAR is effective in removing visceral fat and reducing markers of insulin resistance. This procedure is most effective in menopausal women who have excess subcutaneous adipose tissue. The results of this study demonstrate that Women who undergo VASCAR have a significant reduction in their visceral adipose tissue compared to women in the placebo group. This study clearly demonstrates that VASCAR reduces the risk factors associated with abdominal obesity.
Patients who do not respond to standard therapies may opt for VASCAR in order to remove the fat deposited in the visceral area without having to resort to surgery. VASCAR does not require the use of an anesthetic or any other medication to reduce the amount of fat to be removed. It is important to note however, that this procedure is only effective in the removal of adipose tissue. It has been shown that ultrasound-assisted lipolysis in the subcutaneous tissue (the fat not found in the abdominal cavity) can also result in a reduction in the amount of fat deposited in the subcutaneous tissue.
Because VASCAR appears to be more effective than diet and exercise in terms of reducing abdominal adipose tissue, it may prove to be a better alternative for patients suffering from both visceral and subcutaneous abdominal obesity. While a future for VASCAR is unclear, more studies are beginning to show its effectiveness in the treatment of patients with metabolic syndrome who are unresponsive to conventional treatments. If further studies confirm the safety and efficacy of VASCAR in the treatment of patients with both types of obesity, it will usher in a new era of medical care and possibly even be a cure for some of the issues afflicting individuals affected by metabolic syndrome.