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Surgical or non-surgical fat removal?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction was the 2nd most common plastic surgery procedure performed in 2012 with 313,011 procedures. Liposuction is very effective at body shaping, however it also has risks associated with it such as sensation changes, scarring, bleeding, infections, long down time, blood clots and even fatalities.

If you are wanting to get rid of those stubborn fat pockets, but don’t feel comfortable with the idea of Liposuction/surgery, there are other options available such as non-invasive fat removal procedures CoolSculptingor Mesotherapy/Lipodissolve.

CoolSculpting is a FDA-cleared procedure that exterminates fat cells underneath the skin by freezing them. It takes a few months for the effects of your first treatment to become apparent (it can take several months for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells). There is little to no down time with CoolSculpting.

LipoDissolve is a specific type of Mesotherapy that targets spot fat reduction using injections of phosphatidylcholine (a supplement derived from lecithin).  It is great for smaller fat pockets such as: under the eyes, facial jowls, double chins, abdominal pouches, bra fat and love handles.

It can be beneficial to combine services for removing fat pockets; including CoolSculpting, LipoDissolve, Ultrasound, Radio Frequency and Thermage as part of your overall treatment plan.

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