Whether you’ve been considering liposuction or non-surgical body contouring to deal with the fat that won’t seem to disappear no matter how hard you exercise, it’s important to know which procedure will bring you closer to your goals. Either liposuction or nonsurgical body contouring procedures can deliver excellent results. What should you consider when you’re choosing the type of fat removal that’s right for you?
How Much Fat Needs to Be Removed?
Lipo is not only one of the most time-honored plastic surgery procedures, but also one of the most widely used; it wins hands-down if you need to remove a larger amount of those exercise-resistant bulges. However, if you’re only looking to fine-tune your physique, you may want to consider non-surgical body contouring over liposuction.
Think about Recovery Time
While liposuction can effectively treat larger areas, it is a surgical procedure that requires a post-op recovery period where you will need to rest and heal. Non-surgical body contouring procedures can be performed in the office and need no downtime for healing and recovery.
The destroyed fat cells from non-surgical procedures are naturally dissolved and expelled by your body without a lengthy recovery time.
- UltraShape® uses focused ultrasound pulses to selectively destroy fat cells. It’s been approved by the FDA, and is virtually painless, leaving no signs of treatment.
- VelaShape™ gently heats the fat cells and cellulite under your skin using vacuum technology, infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency energies.
Whether you choose liposuction or non-surgical body contouring, remember that neither procedure can solve significant loose skin. For help deciding the treatment that’s best for you, it’s best to schedule an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.