What is the Best Non-Invasive Fat Removal in 2021?
The answer is, “it depends!” Men and women who are interested in non-surgical body contouring, body sculpting, and non-surgical fat reduction treatments are excited about the variety of options they now have. However, with over a dozen non-surgical body contouring procedures available today, it can be confusing to choose the best treatment to achieve your goals of fat reduction or body sculpting.
It’s more important than ever that individuals speak with an experienced body sculpting cosmetic physician to determine which technology will best address their goals and to determine if they are a candidate. Remember, one size doesn’t fit all!
What are the Basic Principles of Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Procedures?
Non-surgical body contouring, also known as non-surgical fat reduction, are technologies used to remove excess fat cells without surgery in different areas of the body, such as the abdomen, waist, buttock, thighs, male chest, back, chin, and upper arms.
For many years, liposuction was the only option for fat reduction. It still remains the gold standard for patients who have large fat deposits. Surgical liposuction procedures differ from non-surgical body contouring procedures primarily because the amount of fat removed is smaller and there are no incisions, stitches, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery time required.
However, as with liposuction, today’s non-invasive fat removal and body shaping technologies aren’t intended to be weight loss solutions. The majority of today’s non-surgical fat reduction procedures are based on one of four principles.
The principles of non-surgical fat reduction procedures are:
- Cryolipolysis – Procedures which use controlled cooling with freezing temperatures to target and destroy fat cells, such as CoolSculpting®.
- Laser Lipolysis – Procedures which use controlled heating and laser energy to target fat cells, such as EON® and SculpSure®.
- Radiofrequency Lipolysis – Procedures which use controlled heating and ultrasound technology to target fat cells, such as BodyTite®.
- Ultrasound – Procedures which use energy to liquefy fatty tissue and utilize a thin cannula to remove fat, such as UltraShape®.
Each of these technologies has its own features and benefits and individuals must be well-educated before proceeding.
How Do I Select The Best Fat Reduction/Body Contouring Technology?
Beautify.com spoke with Dr. Greg Chernoff, triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon to discuss the latest non-surgical body contouring technologies. He is a specialist in body shaping and is Medical Director of Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Chernoff has significantly contributed to the advancements in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine over the last 20+ years and he was one of the pioneers of both surgical and non-surgical laser therapy.
Despite all the leaps in technology, fat reduction treatments are not magic
Dr. Chernoff agrees that there is a large number of manufacturers that are offering non-surgical fat reduction and body contouring technologies. Before he purchases any technology, he carefully analyzes the various technologies to ensure that it is effective, safe, and clinically proven to reduce fat and sculpt the body in appropriate candidates.
Dr. Chernoff offers the following insight to individuals interested in non-surgical body contouring:
“When trying to find the right fat reduction treatment for you and your goals, remember that not all treatments are made equal and not all treatments are right for every person’s fat reduction or body sculpting goals.
Despite all the leaps in technology, fat reduction treatments are not magic, and the biggest source of disappointment is that the non-surgical treatment did not do enough.”
Dr. Chernoff emphasizes liposuction still reigns as the gold standard procedure for total fat elimination as these non-surgical fat reduction treatments are intended for patients within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight. Overall, Dr. Chernoff advises individuals that “planning is essential in your body contouring journey.”