What Is A Cavitation Machine And How Does It Help You Lose Weight?

With the new year already in full swing, fitness enthusiasts and health gurus are thinking of new and innovative ways to maintain their health while keeping a safe, six-foot distance from one another (via Nuvance Health). In fact, according to the 2020 Statista Global Consumer Survey, 44% of U.S. survey participants said that they'd like to exercise more in the new year, while 42% are planning on revamping their diet by implementing healthier meal options. Losing weight and cutting down on alcohol were also among some of the most popular answers, which isn't all that surprising, considering weight loss is a common New Year's resolution in the U.S. (via YouGov).

Making a promise to boost your health and get in shape isn't a bad idea, but sometimes exercise and maintaining a balanced diet isn't enough (via The Healthy). This is where ultrasonic cavitation comes in.

Ultrasonic cavitation is a non-invasive, body contouring alternative to liposuction that offers little to no downtime with limited side effects (via Zwivel). Plus, you can do it at home with your very own cavitation machine — a device that uses heat and sound waves to tone stubborn fat areas (via StyleCraze).

Do cavitation machines work?

Before we go any further, let's get one thing straight: Ultrasonic cavitation isn't a weight-loss treatment. It's more of a body toner or body contouring treatment (via Healthline). In other words, it's not a magic fix for rapid weight loss.

Cavitation machines work by sending ultrasound waves deep into the skin to break apart fat cells. Your lymphatic system then absorbs those stingy fat cells and converts them into waste (via Healthline). With that being said, studies (though limited) show that ultrasonic cavitation does help to reduce body fat (via the Aesthetic Surgery Journal). According to a study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cavitation may work best if used on "fibrotic" places on the body, including the chest and back. This machine may also be used on the face, neck, upper arms, stomach, hips, or thigh area.

The bottom line? Although ultrasonic cavitation doesn't offer a trick for quick weight loss, it's a great option for individuals who want to lose body fat without dealing with the cost and surgical implications of liposuction (via Medarts Weight Loss Specialists).