Background/aim: Regarding previous problems in conventional liposuction methods, the need for development of new fat removal operations was appreciated. In this study we are going to simulate one of the novel methods, cryolipolysis, aimed to tackle those drawbacks.
Materials and methods: We think that simulation of clinical procedures contributes considerably in efficacious performance of the operations. To do this we have attempted to simulate temperature distribution in a sample fat of the human body. Using Abaqus software we have presented the graphical display of temperature-time variations within the medium.
Results: Findings of our simulation indicate that tissue temperature decreases after cold exposure of about 30 min. It can be seen that the minimum temperature of tissue occurs in shallow layers of the sample and the temperature in deeper layers of the sample remains nearly unchanged. It is clear that cold exposure time of more than the specific time (t > 30 min) does not result in considerable changes.
Conclusion: Numerous clinical studies have proved the efficacy of cryolipolysis. This noninvasive technique has eliminated some of drawbacks of conventional methods. Findings of our simulation clearly prove the efficiency of this method, especially for superficial fat layers.
Keywords: Abacus; adipocytes; cryolipolysis; fat reduction.