Study Showing Results of Non-Invasive Obesity Treatments -Dr. Sheetal Badami
A randomized controlled prospective study was conducted at dr. sheetal’s slim express located at Tain square, pune & senpati bapat road, pune.
Aim & Objectives
The aim was above study was to study & quantify the results of non-invasive obesity treatments i.e. Ion Magnum & High Foculised Ultrasound.
Obesity is a multifactorial disease. It is associated with multiple complications like diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, obstructive sleep apnoea & certain cancers.
There are various studies demonstrating co-relationship of waist circumference & increased cardio-metabolic risk irrespective of BMI. Based on theses WHO has laid down cut-off criterion for waist circumference for Indian population as follows:
Males – 90 cms
Females- 80 cms
Also various studies have demonstrated reduction in cardio-metabolic risk with reduction in central obesity. So a study was conducted at Dr. Sheetal’s Slim Express clinic to assess effectiveness of non-invasive modalities of treatments for obesity namely Ion Magnum & High Foculised Ultrasound for reduction in central obesity.
The Ion Magnum is a device based on Nanotechnology is used to deliver Pure Analog
This is FDA approved equipment for muscle conditioning on prescription of a Qualified Medical Practioners only.
High Foculised Ultrasound
High foculised ultrasound concentrates up to 1000 beams of ultrasound energy with extreme precision at a targeted depth in the body.
It has a triple effect on problematic areas.
Separation of adipose tissue into individual cells and the gate
opening of cell membranes.
Drainage of contents of fat cells in the interstitial tissue.
Reduction of fibrous partitions between fat cells.
Materials & Methods-
50 patients, 24 males & 26 females were selected randomly of different age groups ranging from 13 years to 70 years.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) values of patients ranged from 20.3 to 43.3
For every patient 3 readings of abdominal girth were taken-
2 cm above level of umbilicus at umbilicus
2 cm below level of umbilicus
After a valid written informed consent patients were administered combination of Ion Magnum & High Foculised Ultrasound treatments ranging from 10,15,20 treatments. Patients of less than 18 years were administered only Ion Magnum treatments. Patients were advised to take healthy diet during this period, avoid intake of alcohol, avoid excessive intake of sugar, high glycemic index foods & foods high in fat content and take adequate amount of protein in diet. They were also advised to do 40-45 minutes/day of exercise during this period as recommended by WHO for maintenance of existent body weight.
At the end of completion of treatments again the measurements at above mentioned levels were taken. The sum of reduction at each level was calculated to determine the total reduction in abdominal girth.
People desirous to lose abdominal girth
Age - lowest age limit was 12 years, there was no limit for the highest age limit
Controlled hypothyroidism or any other endocrinal conditions
People who have undergone surgery more than 3 months ago
People who have undergone childbirth more than 3 months ago
Patients with following conditions were excluded from the study-
Uncontrolled Hypothyroidism or any other endocrinal conditions
Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus
History of surgery in recent past
History of childbirth in recent past
Any other uncontrolled medical condition
Combination treatment with Ion Magnum and High Foculised Ultrasound reduces subcutaneous fat, reduces visceral fat & improves muscle mass of patients.
All patients showed significant reduction in abdominal girth which can be co-related with reduction in visceral fat & central obesity.
All patients reported improved stamina & endurance with the treatment.
There were 3 patients with Diabetes Mellitus. They reported improved sugar control, reduced dosage of medication at the end of study. One patient reported conversion from Insulin to Oral anti-diabetic medications.
There were 4 patients with deranged lipid profile who reported improvement in lipid profile.
One patient showed documented reversal of fatty liver on Ultrasonography.
The study showed that the total reduction in abdominal girth was minimum of 13 cms & maximum of 65 cms with an average of 33.28 cms.
The patients were segregated into groups of 10, 15 & 20 treatments & within each group the total reduction in abdominal girth was calculated. This showed following results.
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In the above conducted study at Dr. Sheetal’s Slim Express out of 50 patients, the combination of Ion Magnum & High Foculised Ultrasound treatment for fat reduction showed significant reduction in abdominal girth. There were no complications noted in the above study.
Below are two individual case studies from above patient database.
A 45 year old lady suffering from severe obesity & diabetes mellitus.
She was an athlete in college but gained weight after 2 pregnancies. She developed diabetes at age of 39 & by the time she came to Define Aesthetics she had diabetes & she also had fatty deposits in her liver (Fatty Liver).
At Define Aesthetics we advised her 20 treatments in combination of HFU & Ion Magnum.
|Lower abdomen (cm)
||On oral drugs
||No evidence of fatty liver
||Lower Back pain
||Significant decrease in back pain
Case Study 2
42 year old gentleman had a regular lifestyle till age of 35 with regular exercise & healthy diet. He had a late marriage at 35 & after that had a sudden bout of weight gain. At 40 developed hypertension & was started on medication for that. Being alert about his health he immediately started diet, yoga & walking; but no avail. Visited many slimming centers & tried many alternative therapies without any result. When he came to Define Aesthetics doctors recommended him 15 treatments.
|Lower abdomen (cm)