How to Choose Between Liposuction and Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedures

There is liposuction and non-surgical fat reduction procedures. If fitness or dieting doesn't work, will try liposuction or these techniques. Let's review them: CoolSculpting, TruSculpt and Zerona - and see if they fit our needs.

Cosmetic surgery is becoming a major fat reduction solution for patients with unwanted, exercise and diet resistant fat. When fat starts accumulating in various areas and becomes stubborn, whether it’s in the form of a persistent stomach pooch or fat bulge in thighs, flank and back-routine methods will not take the fat away.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure; it has been performed since years and is becoming even better and advanced with successful results. This surgical procedure eliminates the most stubborn fat effectively, safely and permanently and refines body contour.

Plastic and cosmetic surgery has developed noninvasive and minimally alternatives to procedures like liposuction, in recent years. All latest body trimming procedures are performed without anesthesia and incisions, and they usually have a way less downtime.

If you are considering fat reduction or any other surgical procedure for contouring your body, read this article to learn about liposuction and the difference between this method and other approaches. Find out which is a better choice for you.

Liposuction: The Basics

Liposuction is a fat removal surgical procedure that became a success in 1980s. The procedure is performed by a board certified expert cosmetic surgeon where the fat is carefully removed through a hollow tube known as cannula. Suction pump is added to the cannula for moving the fat out and sculpting the body contour.

Liposuction works best for body areas like abdomen, legs, back, face, arms, and neck. The results achieved through this procedure are more dramatic than all such fat reducing methods. However, the recovery period for liposuction is quite long and requires complete bed rest.

Other Non-Invasive Procedures

Other non-invasive fat removing procedures include:


This fat-freezing treatment removes unwanted fat cells topically and is best suitable for people who want to remove small amount of fat from specific target areas such as, thighs, abdomen, or hips. In this, the cells are made to die and once dead, they are flushed out of the body.

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Not so popular but a similar treatment that uses controlled radiofrequency technology for eliminating fat cells from buttocks, abdomen, hips, and thighs. The procedure can take an hour and can be of two sessions or more.


A laser technique that uses cold laser for removing fat by targeting superficial fat cells-causing the fat to leak out into the cells and then flushed out of the body.

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The Difference Between Liposuction and Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures

To understand the difference, let us discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures:

Invasiveness: Liposuction is an aggressive and surgical procedure that creates a trauma in area from where the fat is removed. Complete bed rest with bruising, soreness, and swelling will be experienced by the patient. The non-invasive procedures are gentle and have minimal soreness and discomfort, before and even after the procedure.

Results: The results from liposuction become visible soon after swelling goes down while the final results cannot be seen before six months time. CoolSculpting can keep you waiting for the results for weeks or months. Although none of these surgical and nonsurgical methods are replacements for weight loss procedures, but liposuction is still better and offers long lasting results.

Downtime: The healing time for liposuction is crucial and the patient is restricted from routine movements and exercises. The nonsurgical procedures require less time to recover although slight soreness and swelling is expected.

Best Choice for You?

Liposuction procedure offers best suitable results with removal of larger fat deposits. Liposuction can significantly improve body figure from the body while the only negatives may be, the cost and health complications. Non-invasive procedures are a greater choice only if you have an ideal weight but need small portion of stubborn fat removal from different areas. However, multiple sessions might be required.

Nonetheless, the best way to have liposuction in Atlanta is to visit the experts at Crispin Plastic Surgery. Your surgeon can best guide you for the required procedure after a thorough analysis and discussion. If you wish to seek advice or consultation from anywhere else, remember that the results of your surgery are largely dependent on the expertise of the surgeon and your will power. Choose wisely!

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