When dealing with stubborn body bulges, most people turn to exercise and diets. For years, liposuction has also been a popular option for those looking for a more permanent fat loss solution, however, one of the biggest downsides of this procedure is its invasiveness. Not everyone is willing to go under the knife! The good news is that medical professionals have since developed technology that produces similar results to liposuction, without the need to go under the knife. If you’ve been struggling with excess fat, despite your workouts, diet, and healthy lifestyle, you have options! Here are the top five options for non-invasive fat removal in 2019.
The SculpSure treatment is the most common and best non-invasive fat removal procedure. It works by placing laser pads onto the area that needs treatment and then heating up the pads to warm the underlying layers of the skin to disrupt the fat cells. Cooling sessions are done in between to keep the skin comfortable. The heat kills the fat cells, and in the following days and weeks, the body will eliminate the cells through the lymphatic system.
Treatment Time: 25 minutes per area
Number of Sessions Needed: Two to three
Best Suited for Which Part of the Body: It is FDA-cleared for the abdomen and flanks, as well as other areas
How Long Until Best Results Are Visible: Within six weeks to 12 weeks
Side Effects: Some stiffness and swelling in the area
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive form of fat reduction. It uses extreme cold to break up fat cells and reduce the pocket of fat in the treated area. The procedure works by placing a cupped or panelled device on the area and freezing the fat cells until the skin to essentially destroy the fat. The tissues remain unharmed because the skin, muscles, and nerve tissues freeze at a lower temperature than fat. The body will then dispose of the dead fat cells through the lymphatic system.
Treatment Time: 35-60 minutes
Downtime: Little to none
Number of Sessions Needed: One to two treatments
Best Suited for Which Part of the Body: It’s FDA-cleared for the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, upper arms, under the buttock, and under the chin
How Long Until Best Results Are Visible: Within one month and a maximum of two to three months
Side Effects: Temporary mild swelling, numbness, redness, and tingling
3. Laser Liposuction
Laser liposuction is generally considered a minimally invasive fat reduction treatment, but it is still more invasive than the other options on this list. Laser liposuction was designed to make traditional liposuction less invasive by targeting tissue density and dissolving fat cells with a laser before and after liposuction. This procedure does not require general anesthesia and is more effective on smaller areas.
Treatment Time: Depends on the area that needs treatment
Downtime: A few days
Number of Sessions Needed: One
Best Suited for Which Part of the Body: Abdomen, hips, thighs, lower back, upper arms, etc.
How Long Until Best Results Are Visible: Several weeks, after the swelling subsides
Side Effects: Potential minor scarring, irritation, bruising, swelling, pain, and infection
Kybella is a form of fat reduction that uses deoxycholic acid or Belkyra injections to permanently dissolve fat. The treatment was initially used on smaller areas like the chin, but has become more popular for larger applications.
Treatment Time: 20 minutes
Downtime: Little to none, maximum two days
Number of Sessions Needed: Two to six, spaced a month apart, then results last for life
Best Suited for Which Part of the Body: Chin, and other areas such as the saddlebags, love handles, behind and inside the knees, bra line, etc.
How Long Until Best Results Are Visible: Two to three months
Side Effects: Temporary and mild swelling, numbness, redness, bruising where the treatment is. Prolonged numbness and facial weakness are rare and will subside on their own.
5. Ultrasound Fat Reduction
The ultrasound fat reduction method works by using highly focused sonic waves to destroy fat cell walls in the area, releasing the fat inside to be metabolized by the body. As a result, the area shrinks down and appears slimmer and toned. The ultrasound energy penetrates the skin and due to the pressure changes it creates, fat cell are damaged and destroyed.
Treatment Time: One hour
Number of Sessions Needed: One to three, spaced two weeks apart
Best Suited for Which Part of the Body: Abdomen and flanks
How Long Until Best Results Are Visible: Six to 12 weeks
Side Effects: Mild bruising immediately after the procedure
Visit the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic for Non-Surgical Fat Removal
What is the best non-invasive fat removal procedure? SculpSure is the obvious choice. It has proven its effectiveness and stability over the years, and it is one of the safest and reliable treatments for gradual results. When comparing the effectiveness to the risks, the SculpSure treatment wins—results are visible and stubborn pockets of fat are eliminated for good. The risks are also minor, and the discomfort and downtime does not prevent patients from living out their normal routines. Ready for your first session?
At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, you can get quality fat loss treatment that is safe, effective, and provides the results you want. We use the latest clinical methods and technology to give our patients the best anti-aging, body care, and fat loss treatment options on the market. We help our clients make informed decisions about how to pursue body contouring and we are proud to employ some of the best practitioners in Toronto.
To learn more about SculpSure, check out our FAQ section. Feel free to contact us by phone at (416) 546-4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.