Non invasive liposuction / No surgical liposuction FAQ

Many of our post surgery (surgical lipo) treatment patients have asked us about Non-invasive liposuction; which is a frequently used technique for those who don´t need to remove large parts of fat from their body, but want to get rid of  those annoying fatty spots. For that reason, share with you the most Frequently Asked Questions related to this topic. I hope this information is useful and helps you to decide if it is the best treatment for your needs. Let´s start…

What is non-invasive liposuction?

Non-surgical liposuction is a procedure that uses different techniques to reduce fat cells which will be, then, expelled out of the body through urine (as metabolic products). Non-surgical liposuction works by sending cold, heat, or sound waves directly into the unwanted fat cells. Without injuring the skin, nerves, and other parts of your body  Take into account that some parts of the body may need multiple sessions in order the treatment to be completely effective.

Why patients prefer this treatment?

Usually, this system is used by people who keep small areas of localized fat even after an adequate diet and exercise program. In addition, it is a useful tool for patients who cannot undergo surgery.

What parts of the body can be treated?

Non-invasive fat removal can be used on almost any area of your body. The most commonly treated are:

  •  belly,
  •  flanks,
  •  thighs, 
  • chin, 
  • neck, 
  • back, 
  • upper arms, 
  • even knees,
  • etc.

What are the types of non-invasive liposuction?

Nonsurgical fat reduction must be performed by a certified  plastic surgeon, using one these treatments (what works best for you):

  • laser or light-assisted 
  • cryo or freezing therapy 
  • radiofrequency- ultrasound assisted procedure
  • injections (Aqualyx, Phosphatidylcholine, Deoxycholic Acid and other substances)

Keep in mind that all of them work destroying the cell membranes surrounding fat cells; then, the fat will be expelled over time as metabolic waste (in urine).

Benefits of non-invasive liposuction

  • no incisions done
  • it´s a noninvasive procedure 
  • less recovery time
  • less swelling 
  • almost painless
  • little chances post-procedure side effects
  • no risk of  infection 
  • doesn´t need a lot of pre-procedure preparation
  • the procedure is performed during the day, so you go home in few hours
  • quick return to normal activities

What you should know about non-surgical liposuction

  • Some patients may need several treatments to see results
  • Outcomes might be seen after some week or they can take months
  • It can be more difficult to target the fat in question; that why you may need a lot of sessions

A final word…

Nonsurgical fat reduction works for the right patient; however, it does not compare to traditional liposuction if what you need is to treat large areas of accumulated fat.

We hope this information is useful for you. If you need advice or have any questions about our treatments, please contact us. You can find us in Mill Hill Broadway and Islington. We are always happy to help. If you like this blog, please share!


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