Non-Surgical Body Contouring

Non-invasive body contouring has become an increasingly popular alternative to liposuction for patients who may be intimidated by surgery or do not desire the dramatic results of more invasive procedures like liposuction. Treatments vary according to procedure but may reduce fat and cellulite deposits, tighten loose skin or rejuvenate vaginal tissues – depending on which technique is selected, treatment could also rejuvenate vaginal tissues! For best results, make sure your board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic enhancement techniques so they can find you the appropriate treatment plan tailored for individual needs.

Noninvasive body sculpting procedures offer minimal recovery time and discomfort after each procedure, as well as greater precision than surgical liposuction for targeting areas that cannot be reduced with diet and exercise alone, such as upper arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, flanks, back, abdomen.

Laser-assisted procedures use gentle heat to liquefy fat cells stored within cells and dispose of them naturally through lymphatic drainage. They should not be performed if there is an abdominal hernia present, which occurs through weakness in abdominal wall linings or abdomen walls.

Another way of eliminating excess fat is with injection. FDA-approved injectables like Aqualyx and Kybella use deoxycholic acid produced in your liver to emulsify fats to break down unwanted cells containing fat cells, then eliminated by your lymphatic system.

Cryolipolysis is an emerging noninvasive body contouring treatment, developed specifically to target and kill fat cells without harming surrounding tissues or the skin. This technique relies on their particular sensitivity to cold temperatures that causes crystallization and death of fat cells.

Photonic Lypolysis or red light therapy offers another noninvasive body sculpting alternative, using special light to break apart fat lipids stored within cells that store unwanted fat deposits and release them through lymphatic system drainage as metabolic waste products. This procedure is generally safe and does not result in significant side effects.