Non-Surgical Adipose Tissue Reduction

Nonsurgical adipose tissue reduction

Non-surgical adipose tissue reduction is a cosmetic treatment designed to sculpt your body by eliminating stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. There are various FDA-cleared technologies that can reduce fat cells to help slim your waistline, including cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), Kybella deoxycholic acid injections to break down fat cells (Kybella), radiofrequency energy (FaceTite AccuTite Vanquish Red Light Therapy InstantLipo), hyperthermic laser energy (SculpSure), ultrasound energy laser (Liposonix), and 3D lipo.

Ideal candidates for these treatments typically include those who have small pockets of fat in their abdomen, flanks or thighs that do not respond to lifestyle modifications alone. It should be noted, however, that noninvasive treatments for adipose tissue reduction do not serve as a replacement for weight loss or liposuction; those who are obese will experience more dramatic results with surgical liposuction procedures.

An ideal way to determine whether these treatments are right for you is to visit Dr. Michele Green at her Upper East Side practice in Manhattan, as she is board-certified cosmetic surgeon and has access to many surgical and non-invasive techniques for body sculpting, cellulite smoothing, skin tightening and rejuvenating vaginal tissues.

At your consultation, the dermatologist will discuss your aesthetic goals and assist in selecting an effective non-invasive adipose tissue reduction procedure to achieve them. As there can be multiple mechanisms involved with each of these techniques, it’s vital that you visit with someone with considerable expertise who understands all their variations.

CoolSculpting is the go-to noninvasive solution for fat reduction. Utilizing a device that freezes and destroys fat cells without harming surrounding skin, muscle or nerve tissue. Studies have demonstrated that one session of CoolSculpting can reduce an average of 25% of adipose cells; two treatments can achieve up to 40% reduction of these cells; most patients report being pleased with its safe, noninvasive results.

Cryolipolysis, another FDA-approved method to reduce adipose tissue, uses a paneled or cupped device that delivers temperatures just low enough to freeze fat cells and destroy them, without harming skin, muscle or nerve tissue. CoolSculpting has become an incredibly popular noninvasive fat removal treatment with high patient satisfaction rates.

Injection lipolysis is another effective technique for reducing facial or body fat. Deoxycholic acid disrupts fat cells to break them down. This approach is most successful at treating double chins when performed by an experienced injector like Dr. Michele Green at her private office in NYC.

Ultrasonic Adipose Tissue Reduction (UTTR) is an FDA-cleared procedure that uses pulsed ultrasound energy to break down fat cell walls using pulsed ultrasound energy, thus releasing their contents and shrinking their size. This noninvasive treatment method has proven very successful at shrinking fatty tissues located around abdomens, arms and knees.