Last update July 11, 2017

Noninvasive body contouring: Cavitation

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Cosmetic and nonsurgical procedure for local or areal reduction of the subcutaneous adipose tissue by means of ultrasonic waves that destroy or alter adipocytes causing a cavitation of them.

Along with the cryolipolysis (see specific info), low-intensity laser and radiofrequency, it is one of the procedures that are know as "Non-surgical body modeling" or "Liposuction without surgery."

It does not cause harmful side effects, does not alter the surrounding tissues and does not induce changes on the lipid composition or results of other blood plasma tests (Gadsden 2011, Jewell 2011, Shalom 2013, Tonucci 2014), in such a way it is not presumable that it would affect the composition of milk.

Logically, it should not be applied to the chest while breastfeeding.

High quality evidence on their effectiveness is not available.

See below the information of this related product:

  • Cryolipolysis ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)


We do not have alternatives for Noninvasive body contouring: Cavitation since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Noninvasive body contouring: Cavitation is also known as Cavitation. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Noninvasive body contouring: Cavitation belongs to this group or family:


  1. Kennedy J, Verne S, Griffith R, Falto-Aizpurua L, Nouri K. Non-invasive subcutaneous fat reduction: a review. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Abstract
  2. Nassab R. The evidence behind noninvasive body contouring devices. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Abstract
  3. Tonucci LB, Mourão DM, Ribeiro AQ, Bressan J. Noninvasive body contouring: biological and aesthetic effects of low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound device. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2014 Abstract
  4. Bani D, Quattrini Li A, Freschi G, Russo GL. Histological and Ultrastructural Effects of Ultrasound-induced Cavitation on Human Skin Adipose Tissue. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2013 Abstract
  5. Shalom A, Wiser I, Brawer S, Azhari H. Safety and tolerability of a focused ultrasound device for treatment of adipose tissue in subjects undergoing abdominoplasty: a placebo-control pilot study. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Abstract
  6. Gadsden E, Aguilar MT, Smoller BR, Jewell ML. Evaluation of a novel high-intensity focused ultrasound device for ablating subcutaneous adipose tissue for noninvasive body contouring: safety studies in human volunteers. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Abstract
  7. Jewell ML, Baxter RA, Cox SE, Donofrio LM, Dover JS, Glogau RG, Kane MA, Weiss RA, Martin P, Schlessinger J. Randomized sham-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a high-intensity focused ultrasound device for noninvasive body sculpting. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Abstract

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