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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 6(3); 2008 > Article
여성의 하체비만관리에 대한 고주파관리와 썩션관리의 효과
The Effect of High Frequency Treament and Vacuum Suction on the lower body fatness
Seon-hwa Jeong
This study investigates into the effects of fulguration and vacuum-decompression device on lower body obesity, aiming to suggest a more professional treatment method. Its specific purpose lies in the observation of changes which occur in body components, bodily measurements, and serum fat as a result. Present study is structured based on a before & after resemblance test using different groups, asking them to fill out questionnaires. This is conducted in order to grasp their general perception on obesity. Then, among those 12 women, who are in their 20s and 30s and who have more than 52 cm in thigh circumference, 6 women underwent both fulguration and vacuum decompression treatment, while the remaining 6 underwent only the fulguration treatment. The test was conducted for 10 sessions within a 4-week period. Collected data is analyzed by conducting frequency analysis, independent-samples t-test, and paired-samples t-test from descriptive statistics, using the SPSS 12.0 Statistics program. Results of the experiment indicate that both groups decreased in their weight, BMI, and body fat, with the experiment group having more significant decrease. In terms of thigh circumference, both groups decreased significantly, with the experiment group having more significant decrease compared to the control group. In terms of serum fat, the experiment group significantly decreased in Triglyceride. Both groups showed no change in total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol. Analysis of the questionnaires shows that both groups have a poor or irregular diet and exercise routine. Although their perception of obesity is within a normal range, their self-image as being obese seems to reflect our society's tendency in overemphasizing thinness. When asked on the degree of satisfaction after using the facilities, the research subjects commented on their heating effects and that they provide better sleep. Most of the women were satisfied with the treatments and were willing to recommend this program to others. The result of this study indicates that parallel employment of the two facilities as a means to control lower body obesity is effective, especially in reducing body fat and thigh circumference, and is thus recommendable for the future application.
Key words: vacuum-decompression, High Frequency, body fatness
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