Surgical and Non-Surgical Fat Reduction: Which Is Right for You?

For many men and women, stubborn fat in the body can be one of the most frustrating cosmetic concerns. Not only does this fat (which can be found in the abdomen, thighs, arms, flanks, hips, and other areas of the body) cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance but it can be a pain to get rid of. That is because natural methods of fat reduction (diet and exercise) can only get rid of so much of the subcutaneous fat. This means that there are pockets of fat that are resistant to natural methods that can’t be eliminated without cosmetic methods.

While the good news is that there are numerous cosmetic procedures that can reduce and eliminate the presence of fat in various areas of your body, this can also be problematic since there can be so many options to choose from, and knowing which is right for you can be confusing. Is surgical fat reduction best? Or should you have a non-surgical fat reduction treatment, and if so, which one? Well, to help you make the right decision, here is a run down on different surgical and non-surgical fat reduction procedures that you can have!

Surgical Fat Reduction

For decades, liposuction has been the go-to surgical procedure for fat removal. It is one of the most trusted and effective treatments, and what makes liposuction so popular is that it is one of the most versatile procedures available. Not only can you have liposuction as a standalone procedure, but it is incorporated in many other plastic surgery procedures (such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or body lift, to name a few).

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small incision is made in the target area. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through the incision to loosen up the stubborn fat. Once the fat is loosened, it is suctioned out of your body through the cannula. At Synergy Face + Body, we are proud to offer suction-assisted and laser-assisted liposuction, which helps to remove even more fat than standard liposuction offers.

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

At Synergy Face + Body, we offer several different non-surgical fat reduction treatments that can offer you that sculpted and contoured physique you’ve always wanted. These treatment options include:

  • CoolSculpting®Elite, which uses cryolipolysis to freeze the stubborn fat in the treated areas. For this treatment, your fat-reduction specialist will apply the CoolSculpting® applicator to the treatment area to painlessly reduce the presence and appearance of fat in various areas of your body. This fat is then flushed from your body naturally over the next several weeks.
  • KYBELLA®, which helps to reduce the presence of submental fullness, which is fat under the chin. For this treatment, the solution is injected into your skin to help your body metabolize the fat, which is naturally flushed from the body.
  • Accufit™, which stimulates the muscle while also reducing the presence of fat in the body. For this treatment, electro-muscular stimulation along with magnetic stimulation is used to both build muscle and reduce subcutaneous fat in the target area. So, you will not only be able to achieve that more sculpted appearance with this treatment, but you can also have toned muscles after your Accufit™ treatment.

So, Which Option Is Best for You?

While liposuction is technically able to remove the most amount of fat of any of the options above, the reality is that liposuction is an invasive procedure, which requires anesthesia, incisions, recovery time, and downtime. So, if you are looking for fat reduction but don’t want to “go under the knife,” then one of the non-surgical options may be right for you. This then leads to the question of which non-surgical option is best. If your concerns are limited to the area under your chin, then KYBELLA® is best. Along those lines, if you are looking to achieve a more trimmed and contoured appearance, then CoolSculpting® Elite is the right choice, where Accufit™ is best if you want to build muscle to achieve a more toned appearance.

As you can see, there are several different options that can give you the results you desire. However, these different options can make choosing the right one for you difficult. In the end, you will not be left to make this decision alone. At your consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will evaluate your condition to help you decide the right procedure. However, it is important to keep in mind that the body aesthetic you’ve always wanted is just a procedure away. So don’t put off looking your best any longer!

For more information about fat reduction at Synergy Face + Body, please feel free to call us. If you are Inside the Beltline, call
919-335-6372. If you are in Raleigh, call 919-510-5130. You can also contact us online by filling out our online contact form.