Surgical liposuction is the most popular aesthetic cosmetic procedure. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it’s so popular that 414,335 procedures were performed in 2016 alone.
But not everyone who wants liposuction wants to go under the knife. More importantly, not everyone who wants the procedure is suitable for it. That’s where non-surgical lipo comes in.
Here’s everything you need to know about this alternative to surgery.
Non-Surgical Lipo: What Is It?
Traditional liposuction uses a small, hollow tube to carefully suck out your excess fat thereby physically removing the fat from your body.
Because it’s an invasive procedure, it requires anesthetic, a small incision, and some recovery time.
Non-surgical lipo uses different, non-invasive methods of encouraging your fat away rather than physically removing it.
Some of the most popular methods of removing fat may include cooling or freezing unwanted fat to encourage the cells to die.
Other methods of removing fat include:
- Radiofrequency technology
- Cold Lasers
- High-intensity focused ultrasound machines
What Are the Real Differences?
Sure, there are different modalities used in non-surgical procedures, but what does that mean for your procedure? More importantly, what does it mean for fat loss?
Liposuction is currently the most aggressive method for targeting your fat. It offers the most benefits at the fastest pace. You’ll begin to see the results as soon as your body recovers from surgery. However, you won’t see the end result until six months have passed.
However, liposuction also causes trauma. You’ll experience swelling, soreness, and bruising for as long as 10 days after your procedure.
Because non-surgical procedures don’t require incisions or trauma, they don’t come with the same kind of discomfort. You also don’t need to stay home for a week after the procedure.
Non-surgical lipo allows you to enjoy fat reduction and go back to your life almost immediately.
You also won’t see the same dramatic results a few weeks after the procedure with non-surgical options.*
Rather than seeing major results immediately and then the final result six months in, you’ll watch your body change noticeably over the weeks and months after you leave the clinic.*
…Does It Work?
You’ve probably tried many, if not all, of the creams and pills available to target fat loss before considering liposuction.
If you’re a practical consumer, you’re probably wondering – does it work?
Removing the fat cells with surgical liposuction is not the only way to get rid of fat. In fact, removing them may even come with unintended consequences because it disrupts the body. Recent medical research into how fat cells actually work now tells us that this approach, is not only ineffectual, in the long run, may actually be counterproductive.
These non-invasive liposuction options do work because they directly target your fat cells using methods that would work on any cell to shrink them.*
However, you’ll have to meet the treatment halfway if you want to see the most results.
A commitment to weight loss and a healthy diet and exercise will always maximize your results.*
Start Targeting Your Fat
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