08.05.2020 | Leitthema
Body shaping with high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology
Klaus Hoffmann, Silas Soemantri, Kristina Hoffmann, Klaus Karl Phillip Hoffmann
Journal für Ästhetische Chirurgie
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The field of non-invasive body shaping has long been represented solely by fat reducing technologies, and the condition of the underlying muscles could be altered only by physical exercise. In 2018, high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology was introduced to simultaneously tone and strengthen muscle and reduce fat. The technology is based on delivering focused electromagnetic fields into the treatment area, causing supramaximal muscle contractions. Clinical studies showed a significant reduction in subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT) and an increase in muscle thickness (e.g., abdominal muscle) after a series of HIFEM treatments. The effect on both types of tissue was also confirmed by histological studies and was present in all imaging techniques (ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography). With an effect of this kind, HIFEM technology has opened up a completely new segment in body contouring.