Do NonSurgical Treatments Provide Effective Fat Reduction?

People gain weight due to many reasons, and often, weight gain can cause stubborn fat to accumulate in areas like thighs, arms, hips, etc. Even vigorous exercises and stringent diet don’t usually work when it comes to getting rid of that stubborn fat. Fortunately, established New York plastic surgery offer innovative procedures to help men and women address excess fat and achieve a trimmer, sleeker shape. The latest techniques eliminate unwanted fat and improve body contour without surgery, scars, or downtime.

NonSurgical Treatments

Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves incisions in which a tube is inserted into the targeted fatty area. The fat is then sucked out through the tube. While the treatment removes fat permanently, it can be painful and involve significant surgical trauma.

Nonsurgical fat reduction is sometimes referred to as nonsurgical liposuction, but it is not liposuction. Nonsurgical fat reduction break down fat cells selectively in specific areas and seemingly melts the fat away. Nonsurgical fat reduction procedures include those that use heat, laser, sound waves or other energy sources to destroy the fat cells and remove them from the body as metabolic products (

Non-surgical procedures offer many benefits:

  • No incisions required.
  • Short recovery time.
  • Effective in reducing stubborn fat.
  • Performed as an outpatient procedure.
  • Little to no downtime and minimal discomfort.
  • Low risk of post-procedural complications like infection.
  • Minimal pain, brusing, and swelling.
  • Allow patients to get back to normal activities soon.

Here are the various types of non-surgical fat reduction procedures available in NYC plastic surgery practices:

InMode EVOLVE treatment in NYC is an advanced FDA-cleared non-surgical body contouring option. It covers a group of treatments that help remove fat and tighten the skin without surgery. EVOLVE uses radiofrequency energy to target excess fat, tighten the skin and reduce cellulite. EVOLVE is a convenient fat reduction method as there are no incisions or recovery time needed as in more invasive methods. EVOLVE’s has three proprietary non-invasive technologies – Tite, Trim, and, Tone – are painless and require no downtime and allow for customized treatments for different body types.

BodyFX: This non-invasive treatment is considered a permanent fat reduction solution, if you maintain the results with a healthy diet and exercise. It utilizes RF energy to treat cellulite in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and flanks. As it melts fat and tightens skin, so you are less likely to have laxity and sagging post treatment. When performed by a skilled surgeon, BodyFx can improve saggy skin and restore a more youthful, supple appearance.

Liposonix: Liposonix uses high-intensity ultrasound energy to treat and destroy fat cells in the hips, abdomen, and other fat prone areas. It uses a transducer to generate acoustic waves that travel through the tissue. It penetrates through the layers of skin and heats and destroys the fat in the targeted area without damaging the surrounding tissue. It heats collagen, causing contracture of tissue and prevents loose skin after the treatment.

VASERshape: This is an effective non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound energy to address different areas such as arms, hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. It can work wonders to reduce the fat under the skin as well as improve cellulite. This revolutionary ultrasonic body contouring technique helps you achieve your desired body shape by treating stubborn fat deposits, temporarily reducing cellulite appearance, and restore a more youthful body contour.

Vanquish: This is a noncontact painless option that uses radiofrequency energy to address the stubborn fat in the abdomen and love handles. It delivers RF energy to eliminate excess fat cells without coming into contact with the skin. It selectively targets the layers of stubborn fat, so the tissue layers surrounding will not be affected. It also smoothens and tightens the skin.

Kybella: Kybella is an injectable treatment that uses a naturally occurring substance in the body called deoxycholic acid, which helps break down fat for digestion. It is an effective treatment for a double chin as it permanently destroys the fat cells present in the upper neck and does not allow any further accumulation. Kybella is an alternative to liposuction if sufficient treatment sessions are undertaken.

People who are considering a non-surgical fat reduction treatment should keep in mind that it would be effective only in reducing a certain amount of fat. These non-surgical treatments:

  • Can reduce fat but have less body contouring ability than liposuction.
  • Only a certain amount of fat can be removed using these treatments.
  • To achieve desired goals, you may undergo multiple treatments.
  • These options cannot help people who need to remove considerable amounts of fat.

If you are considering nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, it’s crucial to choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who have expertise in administering them. Schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to confirm your candidature for the treatment. An expereinced surgeon will assess your goals and anatomical considerations and provide customized treatment to help you achieve the results you want.