Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

Non-surgical fat reduction is an aesthetic treatment to address localized pockets of stubborn fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Unlike surgical liposuction, which removes unwanted adipose tissue through skin incision, nonsurgical fat reduction uses a device that targets fat cells for destruction by targeting unwanted cell receptors in them; currently ultrasound and cold energy (cryolipolysis). are two nonsurgical devices currently being utilized in body contouring treatments.

Noninvasive body sculpting procedures utilize technology to safely reduce or remove extra adipose tissue without anesthesia, incisions or surgery. They’re used for targeting stubborn pockets of fat that haven’t responded to diet and exercise programs or in patients unwilling or unable to undergo liposuction surgery; either with heat, cooling or laser therapy technology that melts away unwanted fat cells in targeted areas.

There are various noninvasive body contouring treatments, including cryolipolysis, radiofrequency and ultrasound technologies to reduce or eliminate stubborn pockets of fat on stomach, arms, legs hips chest back. Cellulite reduction can also be achieved via these procedures and skin tightening is often accomplished as part of these therapies. In order to achieve maximum cosmetic results multiple sessions may be needed.

CoolSculpting is one of the most effective noninvasive fat reduction treatments, using patented technology to freeze unwanted fat cells before the body naturally metabolizes them. This FDA-approved fat reduction procedure has proven itself successful at eliminating fat in areas such as the abdomen, love handles, neck and arms – perfect for men and women in good overall health who have isolated pockets of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise.

Ulthera offers another noninvasive fat removal method using ultrasound technology to break down fat cell walls and rupture them, allowing your body’s natural detox process to flush them from your system. Similar to CoolSculpting, multiple sessions may be necessary.

Red light therapy is another noninvasive solution to combat unwanted fat. A special lamp emits wavelengths of light which penetrate the skin, stimulating fat cells to release their contents – just like Ulthera, multiple treatments sessions may be necessary before desired results can be seen.

A number of studies assessing nonsurgical fat reduction remain uncertain as most have only examined changes to serum lipid profiles. According to one meta-analysis involving 22 studies involving 676 participants, nonsurgical body sculpting exerted substantial but transient changes to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels through noninvasive body sculpting treatments.

While it may be tempting to seek noninvasive body sculpting treatments from a MedSpa, it’s essential that you collaborate with an experienced board-certified cosmetic dermatologist such as Dr. Michele Green in creating a tailored plan tailored specifically to meet your aesthetic goals. In your initial consultation, she will listen closely and suggest procedures which best meet the requirements of your body.