Non Surgical Fat Removal vs. Liposuction: What's the difference?

Do you have fat pouches that you can’t seem to get rid of? Wish you could just have your love handles disappear? Make your inner thighs stop from toughing? Even erase bra-line fat? Most women accumulate fat in these places and have found them stubbornly exercise resistant.  For men, the stomach and back pose the most problems because that’s where most of the fat tends to deposit.

Liposuction has been the gold standard of fat removal for years. But because it is an invasive procedure, a certain amount of downtime must be reserved after surgery. Liposuction is a surgical technique used to remove excess fat from deposits between skin and muscle. After general anesthesia is administered, small incisions are made across the area and a small tube is inserted. A suction pump is connected and gently removes the fat from the incisions, making the total operation lasting between 30 to 60 minutes depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals.

For those that are surgically averse, New York City Dermatologist, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar can provide many effective alternatives to fat reduction. Lasers such as Liposonix and UltraShape administer ultrasound waves into the fat cells which are then released into the fluid between the body’s membrane. The body then naturally passes the fat through a digestive process, allowing results to progress overtime. These non-invasive procedures manipulate fat cells through the skin without harming any other tissue and then use the body’s natural processes to move the fat out of the body safely.

CoolSculpting is another option that relies on research that has found fat cells are more vulnerable to the cold than other cells. Extreme cold temperatures are administered through cooling plates which are then placed over the desired area. Fat cells are solidified and suspended into the body’s fluids which are, just like Liposonix and UltraShape, naturally digested through the body, producing improving results for months after treatment.

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