17 relations: Adipocyte, Apoptosis, Complication (medicine), Fat, Frostbite, Heat transfer, Hypoesthesia, Laser, Lipolysis, Liposuction, Massachusetts General Hospital, Non-surgical liposuction, Panniculitis, Radio frequency, Skin, Subcutaneous tissue, Ultrasound.
Adipocytes, also known as lipocytes and fat cells, are the cells that primarily compose adipose tissue, specialized in storing energy as fat.
Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek ἀπόπτωσις "falling off") is a process of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms.
Complication, in medicine, is an unfavorable evolution or consequence of a disease, a health condition or a therapy.
Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein.
Frostbite occurs when exposure to low temperatures causes freezing of the skin or other tissues.
Heat transfer is a discipline of thermal engineering that concerns the generation, use, conversion, and exchange of thermal energy (heat) between physical systems.
Hypoesthesia (also spelled as hypesthesia) is a common side effect of various medical conditions which manifests as a reduced sense of touch or sensation, or a partial loss of sensitivity to sensory stimuli.
A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation.
Lipolysis is the breakdown of lipids and involves hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids.
Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the human body in an attempt to change its shape.
Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General or MGH) is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility located in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
Non-surgical liposuction techniques use laser energy, radiofrequency, ultrasound or cold (cryolipolysis) to reduce fat.
Panniculitis is a group of diseases whose hallmark is inflammation of subcutaneous adipose tissue (the fatty layer under the skin – panniculus adiposus).
Radio frequency (RF) refers to oscillatory change in voltage or current in a circuit, waveguide or transmission line in the range extending from around twenty thousand times per second to around three hundred billion times per second, roughly between the upper limit of audio and the lower limit of infrared.
Skin is the soft outer tissue covering vertebrates.
The subcutaneous tissue, also called the hypodermis, hypoderm, subcutis, or superficial fascia, is the lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates.
Ultrasound is sound waves with frequencies higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing.