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Cavitation, radiofrequency and vacumotherapy or lymphatic drainage

  • Cavitation and radiofrequency treatment combined with vacumotherapy or lymphatic drainage is the perfect combination to remodel the body and eliminate localized fat in certain areas of the body that can not be reduced with diet or sports.
  • It is a treatment without surgery.
  • Each session is approximately two hours.
  • Minimum 4 to 12 sessions.

Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, is a reference centre in the treatment of Cavitation, radiofrequency and vacumotherapy or lymphatic drainage.

What is Cavitation?

Cavitation is a technology that allows, thanks to low frequency ultrasonic waves, to produce microscopic bubbles in the water or interstitial fluid that surrounds the fat cells. This agitated water (as happens when we shake a bottle of champagne or champagne), causes the implosion or rupture of the cell membranes of the adipocytes or fat cells without altering the adjacent structures, respecting the integrity of the blood, lymphatic and nervous system.

Cavitación, radiofrecuencia y vacumterapia y drenaje linfático

Cavitation is a non-invasive technique (without surgery) to shape the body. Reduces body volume, eliminating cellulite and localized fat deposits in the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, arms, calves and back. It achieves highly satisfactory results from the first sessions of treatment, as long as the patient follows the instructions and protocols designed for each particular case. The results can become permanent.

The fat goes from solid to liquid. These released fats will be metabolized and eliminated naturally by the human body through the lymphatic system, venous and finally filtered by the kidney and liver. To give greater precision to the treatment and to favor the desired result, cavitation will be complemented with radiofrequency treatment.

Cavitación, radiofrecuencia y vacumterapia y drenaje linfático

What is Radio Frequency (RF)?

The RF is a technology capable of applying electromagnetic energy selectively to the deep dermis from the surface of the skin and thus be able to fight against flaccidity, body cellulite and promote the elimination of cavitated fat.

It can be bipolar or tripolar, in both cases an electric field is generated that changes from positive to negative, which causes a rotational movement of the organic molecules generating heat. When applying the energy on the skin, a resistance of our tissues to the passage of RF occurs. This resistance causes an internal elevation of tissue temperature to occur and thus the body responds in 2 different ways; with bipolar RF it generates deep heat and with the tripolar RF surface heat, which contracts the elastin and subdermal collagen fibers and thereby tightens the skin. In both cases the thermal elevation increases the blood flow in the treated area, providing more oxygen, dragging excessive liquids, toxins and in this case also the cavitated fat.

Cavitación, radiofrecuencia y vacumterapia y drenaje linfático

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage is a technique that is performed manually and with smooth, slow and rhythmic manipulations, which favor the elimination of fluids and toxins in the body, which will be eliminated through urine. It also directly influences the immune system, reinforcing it.

In this case, the manual lymphatic drainage plays a very important role, since by means of this technique, it allows us to eliminate more quickly the cavitated fat and thus obtain better results.

Do you know what the lymphatic system is?

See all the details of what it is and what it is for in this article on our website.

¿Qué es y para qué sirve el sistema linfático?


What is Vacumtherapy?

Vacuum therapy is a non-invasive treatment that, through suction, allows us to drain adipose tissue by mobilizing localized fat to the lymphatic system and eliminate cellulite and orange peel skin.

It is usually a complement with the Cavitation technique, as long as the patient does not have a significant flaccidity problem, since through the suction through which he works, we could aggravate the problem. if that were the case, we would substitute Vacumterapia for manual lymphatic drainage

Cavitación, radiofrecuencia y vacumterapia y drenaje linfático

What benefits will I get with the treatment?

  • Loss of localized volume.
  • Dissolution of fat mass.
  • Reaffirmation of the tissue, thanks to the contraction effect of the collagen molecules, we will achieve a smoother and firmer skin.

What does the patient feel while the treatment is being applied?

With cavitation you feel a tingling and a slight buzzing in the ears. With the radiofrequency, however, the sensation is of a pleasant local heat. Vacuum therapy causes a massage sensation on the skin. The three phases last approximately one and a half hours of treatment and patients often go to sleep or at least relax. It is not an uncomfortable or painful treatment.

How many sessions will I need?

It depends on each patient, areas to be treated and the follow-up of the treatment, but between 4 and 12 sessions should be sufficient to complete the treatment.

How long does it take to see the results?

The sessions are held once or twice a week, allowing 48 hours to pass between sessions. The results are immediate. Some patients notice a reduction of up to two sizes in two or three sessions only, others take a little longer. But they all notice a substantial reduction in a relatively short time.

During the treatment, it is convenient to determine the patient’s condition so as not to take unnecessary risks. For this reason, it is advisable to previously undergo an analytical test with a study of renal and hepatic function as well as the study of lipid metabolism since during the treatment fatty acids are released in blood and lymph and if the previous levels are already high it would be convenient reduce them before undergoing treatment.

Why cavitation and RF?

Because it is effective, it does not require anesthesia and it is not invasive.

Do I need to do a maintenance?

The effect is lasting. The patient can stay for life but if the nutrition guidelines vary, a bi-monthly or quarterly maintenance may be necessary.

Are there any contraindications?

Under no circumstances should pregnant women or breast-feeding patients, patients with a metal prosthesis or IUD (provided it is metal) in the area to be treated, patients with a pacemaker, or patients with alterations of lipids, triglycerides or cholesterol.

Should I perform any additional treatment?

To be more effective in the treatment it is obligatory to follow the Sanza diet, the doctor will explain in what consists. It is very important to drink plenty of fluids during the entire treatment (between 1.5 and 2 liters per day), take diuretics and essential micronutrients, and in cases of very elastic skin or with little collagen, reaffirm them with specific creams.


  1. Previous body study of the patient
  2. Consulting equipment
  3. Lymphatic drainage
  4. Tracking analytics
  5. Diet

1 – Previous Body Study

Before each treatment, a patient assessment will be made, where we measure the contour of the area to be treated and the weight, in this way we make sure to keep a strict control.

2 – Aparatology

In this second phase, we will proceed to work with the appliance starting with cavitation, which will last 30 minutes. Then we will apply the Radiofrequency treatment that will also last about 30 minutes in the area to be treated. Once the cavitation and radiofrequency treatment is finished, and after the patient’s previous assessment, we will continue with Vacumterapia, as long as the patient does not have a flaccid problem. This treatment will last about 30 minutes.

3 – Lymphatic Drainage

In the case of not being able to perform the treatment with Vacumterapia, due to a problem of flaccidity in the tissue, we would apply the technique of manual lymphatic drainage, which will also last 30 minutes.

4 – Analytics

It is essential to perform analytics apart from the previous clinical history that we will perform to rule out that there is no underlying disease that contraindicates this device. After the second or third session of cavitation, we make an analytical test and evaluate the blood lipids. The analytical can do it for social, mutual or private security and is essential for a good monitoring and control of patients’ health. Sometimes it is necessary to repeat it at one month or two months after treatment.

5 – Diet

A mandatory requirement Without dietary guidelines, the extracted fat can be recovered due to the fact that the adipocytes are not eliminated from the body (as is achieved through liposuction), but that they remain in the subcutaneous tissue, but empty of fat, that is, defatted or reduced in size. These cells or adipocytes can recapture new fats if a well-coordinated dietary pattern is not followed by the responsible physician.

The diet is simple and never hunger because it is reinforced with diuretics, fiber enhancers and other essential nutrients that will always provide a well-being, in addition to being an antioxidant diet, ie anti-aging and very healthy. The pattern varies according to each patient, but it is always very simple to carry out. It includes foods specific to each patient, although we will avoid some if necessary or change them for more healthy ones. We recommend following a diet with essential nutritional supplements for a good result and comfort during two or three months of treatment.

Whatever your case may be, do not hesitate to consult with us 
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