Non-Surgical Body Sculpting
Non-surgical body sculpting is also known as non-surgical fat reduction. There are a variety of non-surgical fat reduction procedures. These procedures reduce or remove stubborn pockets of fat to contour and shape different areas of the body. Most non-surgical fat reduction treatments are based on one of these four principles:
- Cryolipolysis, or controlled cooling, uses freezing temperatures to target and destroy fat cells.
- Laser lipolysis uses controlled heating and laser energy to target fat cells.
- Radiofrequency lipolysis uses controlled heating and ultrasound technology to target fat cells.
- Injection lipolysis uses injectable deoxycholic acid to target fat cells.
Non-surgical body sculpting procedures are not intended to be weight loss solutions. Ideal candidates are close to their desired weight and want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Each body is different, and the best way to find out whether you’re a good candidate for non-surgical body sculpting is to talk to one of our qualified providers. Your provider will help you decide which treatment is best for your individual needs and expectations.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, risks associated with surgical liposuction include anesthesia risks, infection, fluid accumulation, damage to deeper structures and organs, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, and others.
Non-surgical body contouring has fewer risks simply because it doesn’t involve surgery or anesthesia. Non-surgical fat reduction procedures tend to be less costly compared to a surgical liposuction. In 2016, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons listed the average cost of liposuction at $3,200. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.
Americans spent more than $247 million on body contouring procedures in 2016 alone. It’s important to keep in mind that non-surgical fat reduction should be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. This will help you to maximize and maintain results.