Non-surgical fat removal treatments present an alternative to traditional liposuction. This type of treatment promises to eliminate stubborn fat deposits without the need for surgery. Examples of non-surgical body fat procedures include Cryolipolysis and ultrasound technology. Both have become so popular because it could be done in under an hour and does not require lengthy recovery periods.
Should you consider non-surgical fat removal?
When stubborn fat deposits are nearly impossible to remove with diet and exercise
When you require a more targeted approach to fat removal similar to body contouring
People who would like to enjoy the benefits of fat removal procedures without surgery
What to look for in a surgeon
The success or failure of any treatment depends on the competency of the surgeon. Things to check in a surgeon includes his education, professional certification and training. You should also take a look into the amount of the surgeon’s experience in non-surgical fat removal treatments.
You could start your search by looking at the members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery. Here, you check the list of accredited and experienced aesthetic surgeons.
Consulting your surgeon
After finding a suitable surgeon for your non-surgical fat removal treatment, an initial appointment is done. During the visit or initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss your expectations and goals. This is to let you know the expected results after treatment. This is to avoid frustration on the patient’s part and to establish a common ground between you and the surgeon.
The surgeon does not only discuss the positive changes of treatment but also possible side effects if any. The procedure will also be explained in detail and any preparations required. The surgeon will also establish your medical history to determine if you are in good physical health. Things asked by you surgeons include:
Current and previous medications
Medical condition and illness, both past and present
Past surgeries if any
Preparing for non-surgical fat removal treatment
Patient education includes pre-treatment instructions that includes what is required of you physically. This includes:
Stop taking aspirin as this may increase the risk for bleeding
Drinking lots of water before and after surgery for proper hydration
Cessation of smoking to promote optimum healing
Non-surgical fat removal can be performed in under an hour and considered an outpatient procedure. More complex procedures or those that require special attention can take more than a few hours. Patients are discharged after being cleared by the surgeon. However, it is best that you are accompanied by someone or take a cab when leaving the clinic. Medications for pain can be prescribed after the procedure
Recovering from non-surgical fat removal procedures
Because of its gentler nature, recovery periods for non-surgical fat removal treatments require less time. Patients are able to return to their normal daily activities immediately or after a few days depending on the complexity of treatment performed. There are no major side effects and present less complications compared to liposuction surgery.