Fat removal has become a popular aesthetic procedure in recent times. Advancements in technology have made non-surgical fat removal an attractive option for many individuals who wish to achieve a more sculpted and toned physique.
There are different types of non-surgical fat removal techniques available that are safe, effective, and provide natural-looking results.
Here are some of the most popular non-surgical fat removal techniques:
CoolSculpting®, also known as cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical fat removal technique that freezes and kills fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues. It works by using controlled cooling to target and freeze the fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body over time.
This procedure is most popular in areas such as the abdomen, love handles, and thighs. However it can be used on the arms, bra fat, chin and back, too.
It is a relatively comfortable procedure that requires no downtime. Tingling, numbing and cold sensations are common.
Ultrasound fat removal
Ultrasound fat removal is a non-invasive fat reduction technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to break down fat cells. This technique claims to remove stubborn fat from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms.
The procedure does not require downtime. It can be painful depending on the technology used.
The other downside is that it may take multiple sessions to see desired results.
Radiofrequency fat removal
Radiofrequency fat removal is a non-surgical fat removal technique that uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy fat cells. The most popular of these is truSculpt iD®, which uses paddles placed on the body during a treatment session.
This technique is effective in reducing fat in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms.
The procedure also requires no downtime, is painless and is just as effective as CoolSculpting®.
Laser lipolysis is a non-surgical fat removal technique that uses laser energy to break down fat cells.
There are two types of laser lipolysis.
The first is considered laser-assisted lipolysis. This involves the insertion of a laser fiber into the targeted area, which then heats and liquefies fat cells. The liquefied fat is then suctioned out through a small incision.
The second requires no insertion and is non-invasive. However, due to the heat that needs to penetrate through the skin to reach the fat layer, it can be painful.
This technique can remove fat from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and hips.
Minimal downtime required.
Injection lipolysis, also known as fat-dissolving injections, is a non-surgical fat removal technique that involves injecting a solution into a targeted area to dissolve fat cells.
The solution contains deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in our bodies. This substance helps to break down fat cells.
This technique is effective in removing fat from areas such as the chin, where it is FDA approved to do so. However, as an off-label treatment, it can be injected into the thighs, and upper arms.
It takes 1 – 6 sessions to see results from fat dissolving injections.
The procedure is minimally invasive, and there is no downtime required.
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical fat removal technique that involves injecting a mixture of vitamins, enzymes, and medications into a targeted area to reduce the appearance of cellulite and remove fat.
People claim this procedure is effective in removing fat from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms. However, this is not confirmed by scientific studies. Each concoction used can also cause results to vary.
Other claims are that there is no downtime required and that it takes several sessions to see the desired results.
Different types of non-surgical fat removal vary greatly, even though they have the same goal
In conclusion, non-surgical fat removal techniques, though each popular for their own reasons, can vary a lot. Each technique has its own benefits. Sometimes, the varying techniques are best suited for specific areas of the body, or particular types of fat.
It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner to determine which technique is best for your specific needs and goals. It’s also ok to ask for evidence and before and after photographs of other patients before choosing a provider.