Excess fat can be very frustrating to get rid of. Sometimes, diet and exercise are not enough to get the desired result. Thankfully, due to technological advances, there are some different ways to get rid of this stubborn fat. Some methods include CoolSculpting®, liposuction, and SculpSure, among others. These procedures can use freezing, heat, lasers, or invasive methods to achieve the physical look that many people are looking for. Research can help you decide which method will be best for you and your needs.
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure that will literally freeze the fat cells under the skin. The cells are then expelled from the body through the liver. The procedure takes about an hour per session. It involves placing the area between two plates, which target the fat cells. Depending on the area of the body being treated, multiple sessions might be needed. Furthermore, you need to have enough fat to squeeze into the machine. This process lets you see results in a few weeks, as the cells are excreted through the liver. Compared to other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting® uses cold, instead of heat, and this is virtually no recovery time because it is non-invasive. You can be up and running right away.
SculpSure is another non-invasive way to get rid of fat cells, but this method uses heat. It uses a laser to heat up the fat cells, damaging them and causing them to die over a few months. Then the body naturally gets rid of the cells. This procedure is good for a variety of body types because of the design of the machine. Again, there is pretty much no recovery time and this procedure only takes about 25 minutes.
There are several other methods of getting rid of fat cells that use heat and are non-invasive. These include Liposonix, UltraShape, Vanquish, and i-Lipo. They use various techniques to melt away the fat cells. Some use lasers, others use ultrasound energy. It is important to investigate the different methods, so you understand the different kinds of heat sources.
Liposuction, on the other hand, is an invasive procedure which usually requires general anesthesia. The doctor uses a long tool to remove the fat from the problem area. One treatment per area is required, but there is a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed safely. Generally, you will need a few days to recover and you will see most results after about a month or so, after the swelling goes down.
When deciding on which method to choose for reducing fat cells, it is important to do research. CoolSculpting® is a new way of using freezing, instead of heat or invasive measures, to get rid of stubborn fat cells. As technology advances so do the methods of achieving the desired aesthetics you are looking for in your body. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation! Delaney MD Aesthetics & Anti-Aging is conveniently located in Edmonds, VA.