Choosing between Liposuction and Non-invasive Techniques


While diet and exercise are more often than not successful in removing the majority of the body fat, there certain areas in the body where pockets of fat get deposited and cannot be removed by traditional means. Added to this, there are people who suffer from severe obesity and cannot shed their entire fat merely by diet and exercise.

Liposuction is one of the most popular forms of fat removal processes that are available today. Patients who wish to lose substantially greater quantities of fat usually go for this method. Liposuction is surgical procedure where the surgeon makes incisions and manually removed the fat from the selected regions. There are also a wide variety of non-surgical body sculpting treatments available that are completely non-invasive in nature. Understanding the differences and the unique uses of the two processes will help you in deciding the best treatment for your body.

An Overview of Liposuction

Liposuction is surgical procedure that is primarily designed towards the removal of fat from the body. A surgeon makes the incision on the body and attached a tube known as the cannula. The cannula is responsible for draining the excess fat from the region.
By removing excessive fat so quickly, the surgeon is able to deliver a slimmer, more toned down body type immediately after the surgery. Liposuction results in dramatic loss of fat and is not meant for simply toning or contouring. The operation is conducted when the patient is under anesthesia and usually takes about 8 to 10 hours.

Non-surgical Body Sculpting Treatments

Today, there are a wide variety of body sculpting treatments available that are completely non-invasive in nature. These treatments destroy fat cells through an external device and help in giving a proper shape to the body. These processes are not meant for significant fat removal and can only give a proper shape and form to the body.
Some of the popular varieties of such non-invasive treatments include heat treatment and cold fat treatment. They use high or low temperatures respectively to destroy the fat cells from the targeted regions. Some of the other kinds of body sculpting treatments use ultrasound to destroy or dissolve body fat.
Needless to say, the main differences between the two processes are the amount of fat removed and the time it takes for the body to show the results. Depending upon the body requirements you can make the choice between a surgical procedure or a non-surgical process.