Minimally Invasive Fat Removal can effectively rid the body of stubborn pockets of fat by extracting adipose tissue with minimal risks and downtime. This procedure may include liposuction or noninvasive methods like heat, ultrasound or cold to destroy fat cells – sometimes combined with injections – such as heat treatment for abdominal thighs, arms, face and neck areas; noninvasive procedures generally result in less swelling and discomfort than full liposuction, yet they may not produce as dramatic results as surgery would provide.
Noninvasive fat reduction treatments are best suited to individuals who are living a generally healthy life and in the normal weight range for their height, yet have stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. A qualified dermatologist with extensive training in noninvasive technology should be consulted about these procedures as soon as possible for consultation – one who regularly performs such procedures is preferred over generic dermatologists who might only perform them occasionally or only for special patients in private practice.
Before surgery, your surgeon will prescribe medications to numb the treatment site. Some may need general anesthesia; others can receive local anesthesia administered through a cannula placed into their treatment site. It’s essential that if having general anesthetic you find someone to drive you home after your procedure so as to avoid issues related to drowsiness.
After their procedure, some individuals may experience swelling or bruising in the treatment area; these side effects are typically mild and temporary; they usually do not interfere with daily activities. Some devices can produce pins-and-needles sensations which typically dissipate three to six months post session; results from injectable treatments of excess chin fat may take more time but typically appear within six months of last session.
Liposuction is the go-to procedure for eliminating stubborn fat deposits, but it can be costly and require longer recovery than noninvasive options. Furthermore, liposuction surgery on arms or legs often necessitates additional recovery time than on other parts of the body.
CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved noninvasive fat reduction technology, employs cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells in an area. This noninvasive procedure is safe for most individuals and has an excellent rate of patient satisfaction. Before opting for CoolSculpting treatment at Dr. Michele Green’s NYC dermatology practice, an assessment will take place first to make sure that it’s an ideal candidate, followed by devising a plan (involving various modern technologies) to achieve the desired outcomes.