Liposuction removes fat surgically
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), liposuction is the second most popular surgical procedure after breast augmentation. Liposuction is not a weight loss method, but most patients experience a noticeable size change in the treated area.
Non-invasive methods can also destroy fat cells
Requiring no incisions, needles or anesthesia, plus posing a lower risk, non-surgical methods of fat reduction are growing in popularity.
In 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration approved “cool sculpting,” a fat treatment that involves placing a fatty part of the body, such as love handles, into a device that cools the fat to just above freezing to destroy them in about an hour. Fat cells are sensitive to the cold temperature, and about one-quarter of the treated fat will disappear. Other skin cells aren’t harmed in the process.
Fat freezing is reported by patients to be:
And it requires no recovery period. You may experience some initial swelling at the treatment sight, but you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Results should become apparent in about two to three weeks.
ISAPS reports that plastic surgeons performed 9.6 million surgical procedures worldwide in 2015, compared with over 12 million non-surgical. Overall, the trend is moving toward non-invasive procedures for fat removal as well, but there’s one benefit the only liposuction can provide:
Remove your unwanted fat and put it somewhere you need it
Fat removed from your body during a liposuction procedure can be used in other areas, much like synthetic fillers, only better. Your fat that is removed from your abdomen or inner things, for example, can be used to fill:
Improved technology has made this procedure more in demand than ever. Fat is natural and now, it’s also long lasting.
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