Non-Surgical Fat Removal

Nonsurgical fat removal

Non-surgical fat removal is an approach to body contouring whereby unwanted pockets of fat in specific target areas are dissolving, shrunk or removed without resorting to more invasive plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction. Medical professionals consider these procedures safe and effective as they do not damage other tissues while targeting and eliminating fat cells in specific target areas of the body. Noninvasive procedures using cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), deoxycholic acid injections (Kybella), radiofrequency energy (FaceTite AccuTite Vanquish), and laser energy (SculpSure).

Liposuction is a surgical technique in which physicians make small incisions to access fat deposits on specific areas, insert a tube to suction out unwanted adipose tissue, and use a numbing agent so you won’t experience discomfort during this process. Noninvasive techniques, like CoolSculpting offered at Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in NYC are often preferred over surgical liposuction as they don’t pose risks and recovery times associated with surgery liposuction.

CoolSculpting, the popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce unwanted fat cells in targeted areas, is the primary noninvasive means for eliminating stubborn deposits of stubborn fat in these locations. Over the course of multiple treatments, many patients can see significant decreases in their stubborn deposits of stubborn fat in these locations.

At the outset of treatment, a doctor will apply the CoolSculpting machine directly onto the skin of the target area in order to numb it and move its applicator around to cover all treatment area. Once in position, it will slowly start to pulse while simultaneously breaking up unwanted fat cells; your body then naturally processes away these dead cells for you, giving the area in question a slimmer and toned appearance.

There are various noninvasive fat reduction options, but not all treatments are appropriate or safe for every patient. CoolSculpting, for example, may lead to some swelling, redness and bruising at the treatment site; there have also been reports of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia whereby your body produces extra adipose tissue in an effort to decrease excess body fat levels.

To determine whether noninvasive fat reduction treatments may be right for you, the ideal approach is consulting board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology practice in New York. Candidates for noninvasive fat reduction typically exhibit small bulges of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise maintenance; to be considered suitable, patients will have a small area where exercise alone does not work to control this area of fat. Dr. Michele Green will physically evaluate this problem area to ensure noninvasive fat reduction is an appropriate treatment option.