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Cryolipolysis: patient selection and special considerations

Authors Meyer PF, Davi Costa e Silva J, Santos de Vasconcellos L, de Morais Carreiro E, Valentim da Silva RM

Received 6 April 2018

Accepted for publication 12 July 2018

Published 16 October 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 499—503

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S146258

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg


Patricia Froes Meyer,1 Julio Davi Costa e Silva,2 Liliane Santos de Vasconcellos,3 Eneida de Morais Carreiro,4 Rodrigo Marcel Valentim da Silva5,6

1Department of Physiotherapy, Potiguar University, Natal, Brazil; 2Department of Physiotherapy, Potiguar University – UnP, Natal, Brazil; 3Department of Physical Therapy, Potiguar University – UnP, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; 4Center University of Rio Grande do Norte, Physiotherapy Department, Natal, Brazil; 5Estácio de Sá University, Physiotherapy Department, Natal, Brazil; 6Mauricio de Nassau College, Physiotherapy Department, Natal, Brazil

Abstract: Cryolipolysis is considered a safe and effective procedure, with high patient satisfaction rates, especially when compared to other procedures for localized adiposity, such as high-intensity focused ultrasound and shock waves. Although this statement is present in the literature, the importance of the selection of suitable patients for this type of treatment is not well known. The objective of this study was to discuss the criteria to be considered in the selection of patients who are candidates for cryolipolysis and assess their profile regarding their anthropometric data, age, skin characteristics, cutaneous sensitivity, and risk pathologies for this type of treatment. Assessing the amount of localized adiposity requires safe and validated methods that are significant in measuring results. The aim is to achieve success in the process of reducing adiposity guaranteeing patient satisfaction and assurance of results.

Keywords: adiposity, dermatologic physical therapy, cryolipolysis

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