Non-invasive adipose tissue reduction (NIATR) is a noninvasive way to effectively address stubborn pockets of fat in the body that are resistant to diet and exercise, without having to resort to liposuction; an invasive plastic surgery procedure requiring incisions, anesthesia and extended recovery times.
CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis), is the go-to noninvasive fat removal technique. Utilizing cold temperatures, CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells without harming surrounding tissue or necessitating surgery. Although considered FDA approved, certified dermatologists who possess experience using this technology and can recognize its possible side effects should only perform treatment using CoolSculpting technology.
Laser fat removal has grown increasingly popular. The FDA has authorized several laser-based body contouring treatments such as SculpSure and Vanquish that use heat energy to target and destroy unwanted fat cells in treatment areas. Treatment sessions generally last about an hour per area and often show results within weeks that can last permanently as long as weight maintenance remains steady.
Photonic lipolysis or red light therapy is an innovative non-invasive fat reduction solution approved by the FDA that uses LED lights to target unwanted fat cells and force them to release their triglycerides and fatty acids through draining systems that cause them to shrink in size. While less popular than other fat reduction therapies, photonic lipolysis has proven its efficacy; making it ideal for those who do not wish to undergo invasive procedures or do not have time to prepare for surgery procedures.
Although you can find non-invasive body contouring treatments at MedSpas, for optimal results it is wise to work with a board-certified dermatologist. He or she will offer effective solutions tailored to meet your unique aesthetic goals while working together on developing an individualized body sculpting plan to provide optimal results.
At your consultation appointment, a dermatologist will evaluate your condition and select an effective non-invasive body sculpting treatment suited for you based on factors like type of treatment required, size of problem areas, and whether additional procedures such as Kybella injections or dermal fillers should also be performed.
Many are wary of surgical liposuction due to its invasive nature and long recovery time, but there’s no harm in seeking non-invasive fat removal as there may be risks involved with doing so if diet and exercise haven’t addressed stubborn pockets of fat. Contact Dr. Green today and set up your initial consultation!