Non Invasive Liposuction Alternatives
Non Invasive liposuction alternatives are the most preferable choice those who want to effectively remove excess fat and improve body contour in a safe manner. However, there is still a lot of confusion and misconception surrounding non invasive liposuction alternatives, specifically, what sort of invasion is eliminated, what sort of invasion remains and which lipo alternatives are totally non invasive. Let’s see into this.
Procedures commonly classified as non invasive liposuction include Lipodissolve, Laser assisted liposuction (SmartLipo, Zerona Lipo Laser), Ultrasonic liposuction (VASER Lipo or VASER Liposelection).
Most of these non invasive liposuction alternatives use non-traumatic approach to fat loosening prior to suctioning, which determines the major advantages of such procedures. The suctioning part remains in most cases, but it is easier and less traumatic than with conventional liposuction.
Zerona Lipo Laser, is a revolutionary variety of non invasive laser liposuction and a sensation of the past months, is the only procedure of all of the above that does not involve any invasion at all. Zerona Lipo Laser is a clinically backed procedure approved by the FDA for laser-assisted liposuction. Zerona uses low-intensity laser to melt off subcutaneous fat without burns or pain that may be associated with other laser lipo procedures. The laser is used externally so no anesthesia is needed for this lipo alternative. The results of this liposuction may be somewhat delayed: the fat exerts over time in the natural way which prevents appearance of “bumps” one the skin. Another strong argument in favor of Zerona Lipo Laser is zero downtime: one may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Noticeable cellulite improvement is another pleasant bonus.
Lipodissolve is the next on the list of the least invasive lipo alternatives. The fat in problematic areas is liquefied with the help of non-surgical liposuction injections of chemical agents and then is flushed of the body in the natural way. Lipodissolve costs are considerably lower as compared with other liposuction alternatives. The only disadvantage of lipodissolve is that it is good only for relatively small body areas. For example, for large deposits of belly fat your liposuction specialist will most likely recommend another fat removal method.
Laser assisted liposuction (Smart Liposuction, SmartLipo) uses the laser to melt fat prior to suctioning.
Ultrasonic liposuction (also called ultrasound or VASER liposelection) is becoming increasingly popular as a safe and minimally invasive liposuction technique. Ultrasound liposuction loosens fat with the help of ultrasound waves, which many experts find safer that laser assisted lipo or injections because it eliminates the risk of burning or allergic reaction to chemical agents injected in problem areas.
Advantages of Non Invasive Liposuction
- Small risk of complications
- Little downtime
- Fast and painless recovery following each treatment
- No need for hospitalization (ultrasonic liposuction)
- No trauma to surrounding tissues and blood vessels. This is particularly beneficial for men because in male patients fat is more difficult to get loosened.
- Can be done with local anesthesia (lipodissolve, laser) or in some cases even with no anesthesia (lipodissolve, ultrasonic)
- Skin tone, pores and cellulite improvement
- Increased accessibility of liposuction to patients with non-elastic skin, health conditions that prohibit general anesthesia, those who cannot afford days off for hospitalization or those who could not have traditional liposuction for other reasons.
Is Non Invasive Liposuction the Right Term?
Non Invasive liposuction is also sometimes called non surgical liposuction implying that the procedure does not involve any surgical invasion, which is not quite correct with respect to all of the above methods except for Zerona Lipo Laser. The best term for these alternative liposuction procedures would probably be non traumatic liposuction because the so-called non invasive liposuction does involve minor surgical invasion. The cannula is still inserted under the skin in order to vacuum out the fat. However, the most traumatic part associated with traditional liposuction procedure is eliminated. A typical liposuction surgery includes two major processes: loosening the fat and removing (sucking) it out of the body.
In the past decades fat loosening was the part that caused most of the trauma and complications because the fat was mechanically beaten up prior to being suctioned by the cannula inserted through an incision in the skin. This method may cause severe tissue and blood vessel damage, higher risk of complications, long and painful recovery and sometimes even abdomen puncturing and damage to the internals by the cannula violently moving forth and back.
Summing up the above, most of non invasive liposuction alternatives are less traumatic alternatives with innovative fat loosening methods which not just prevents tissue and vessel damage but also improves skin tone and cellulite.