If you have given exercise and dieting a chance and still can’t get the results you want, then you are likely looking at alternatives. The first thing you need to know is that there are surgical and non-surgical procedures to get the taut body you’ve been working towards. Among the most popular non-surgical treatments you will find CoolSculpting, which is perfect for patients who are near their ideal body weight and need a treatment for the final step of their body transformation.
Choosing to go with a surgical procedure gives you choices like Cellfina, BodyTite, and liposuction. If you are happy with your overall weight but are struggling with cellulite, then Cellfina might be the right procedure. BodyTite is less invasive that liposuction and uses radiofrequency to apply heat to kill off fat cells*.
A big downside of non-surgical treatments is the length of time it takes to see results, often needing months for full results to become apparent. This is where liposuction excels over these other treatments. Liposuction is only minimally invasive, with the procedure lasting up to a couple of hours and recovery being quite quick. Results from liposuction can be appreciated about a week after the procedure, once the swelling subsides.
The amount of fat that can be removed with liposuction is also a reason people choose it over other non-surgical treatments. It’s crucial to talk to your board-certified surgeon about your goals, as this will determine which option is best for you. Finally, non-surgical options often require multiple sessions to achieve results. Patients will opt for liposuction because they know that once the procedure is done, that’s it. The fat will be eliminated immediately and all at once.
Liposuction also has the advantage of being complemented with many other procedures like a tummy tuck, mommy makeover, arm lift, or even a facelift. Patients often combine these procedures to avoid any saggy skin that may remain after suctioning off large amounts of fat with liposuction. Combining these surgeries optimizes results and gives you the results you’re after.