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Liposuction vs. Nonsurgical Fat Reduction

Posted June 05, 2018 in Liposuction

Achieving a slender physique is at the top of most people’s list of desires. Unfortunately, the presence of stubborn fat pockets is as common as the desire to achieve that physique. Everyone struggles with trouble areas that refuse to show progress, regardless of how much diet or exercise we are undergoing. While this can be disheartening, there are many cosmetic options available to help you attain the sleek and slender frame you strive to achieve.


Which Is Right for You?

Cosmetic fat reduction falls into two categories: surgical and nonsurgical. For years, surgical fat reduction, called liposuction, was the only means available to eliminate excess pockets of confidence-damaging fat.

Nowadays, nonsurgical fat reduction has been gaining some traction with the lack of anesthesia and surgery, which means no downtime and no scarring. While these are all reasons to consider nonsurgical fat reduction, it is important to remember that sometimes the best solution isn’t the newest trend; sometimes the best answer is the reliable, time-proven solution: liposuction.

Liposuction permanently eliminates stubborn fat cells in the targeted area through small incisions. Excess, unwanted fat is displaced with a sterile solution before being removed through a small tube called a cannula. This procedure permanently and instantly removes fat cells rather than shrinking them or relying on the body to metabolize targeted fatty tissue. You can maintain your results and keep the remaining fat cells from enlarging by staying active and healthy. After a little bit of recovery time, you will discover the leaner and smoother physique you’ve always wanted.

Greater Results

While nonsurgical fat procedures break down fat cells, they do not remove the fat from the body and cannot produce the same amount of correction that is possible through liposuction. Liposuction offers more precise results than any form of nonsurgical fat reduction and is ideal for patients desiring significant degree of improvement or improvement in multiple areas. Some patients may require liposuction revision down the line, but there is no question that the initial results are far more dramatic than that of nonsurgical fat reduction.

A Single Procedure

Two of the reasons that many patients choose nonsurgical fat reduction over liposuction is timeframe and cost. It’s true that liposuction requires a recovery period that includes bruising and swelling, while nonsurgical fat reduction does not.

The upfront cost of liposuction may be higher than the price of one session of nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, but this can be misleading. It may seem that nonsurgical options are more cost-effective than surgery. However, these types of procedures can end up costing as much as or more than liposuction because they almost always require multiple appointments to achieve the desired outcome.

Fat Can Be Used to Augment Other Areas

Another procedure that is gaining popularity in the cosmetic world is fat transfer. This is the process of taking unwanted fat from one area of the body and moving it to another area in need of a little enhancement. The most common beneficiary of fat transfer is the buttocks, commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. Surgical fat removal with liposuction is the more versatile option for patients who desire comprehensive and effective body contouring.

While these procedures are used to remove excess fat, neither should be used as weight loss procedures or as a substitute for proper diet and exercise. To learn more about liposuction, contact Dr. Goldschmidt today at 216-350-3175 to set up a consultation.