Thursday, June 27, 2013

Common Methods of Cosmetic Fat Removal

It has been proven that the best way to lose fat is with diet and exercise. However, for some people, that’s not always enough. There can be stubborn areas on your body that just never seem to go away. If that is the case for you, there are some options for cosmetic fat removal that you may want to consider.


Liposuction has been around for many years and offers a surgical and permanent way to remove fat. There are many different types of liposuction, but it basically sucks the fat away. Small incisions are made and a tube called a cannula is inserted. The doctor moves the cannula around under the skin and the fat is suctioned out. This is generally a successful procedure, but there can be complications and some find it to be too invasive.

Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction can be known by different names, including SmartLipo and LipoLite. It is a much less invasive procedure. It uses laser energy to break up fatty tissue underneath the skin’s surface. This requires no incisions or anesthesia and has a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction. Not only does it remove fat, but it can help collagen to develop so that the skin looks more toned and tight. This procedure is best for those who are not severely overweight and have been unable to get rid of fat pockets using conventional methods. Laser liposuction can often treat certain types of fat pockets better than regular liposuction.

Fat Freezing

There are procedures available that use cold temperatures to sculpt the body by freezing fat cells. The fat cells break apart and are absorbed by the body and removed. This procedure is also non-invasive and has a quick recovery time.

VelaShape is another popular procedure that is used to contour the body by reducing the appearance of cellulite. It uses a combination of bipolar radiofrequency energy and infrared heat. The heat and energy work together to reduce the size of fat cells and tighten the skin. This cosmetic fat removal method may require some maintenance. As with all of these treatments, it is important to continue regular exercise and avoid overindulgence.  

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