Achieving a toned, athletic look is a common goal for many people, and spending time in the gym or carefully following a healthy diet are the first steps. However, stubborn areas of fat remain for many patients, no matter how seriously you take your fitness goals. Thankfully, plastic surgeons like Dr. Shienbaum offer treatments that can help remove unwanted fat for good. Here’s what you need to know about liposuction and non-surgical fat reduction.

Fat Removal From Hard-to-Reach Areas

Do you have a spot on your body that you wish you could tone or tighten up? Most of us have that one problem area that, despite our best efforts, we can’t seem to get rid of. After countless hours spent in the gym, pushing through grueling cardio workouts, we still can’t make a dent in our goals.

The beauty of liposuction and non-surgical fat reduction is that hard-to-reach areas are easy to target. With a simple consultation with a doctor, you can begin the process of making your dreams a reality.

Liposuction Explained

Although the process of liposuction may sound intimidating, doctors and healthcare practitioners have perfected the craft. Liposuction made its debut in the 80s as an effective means of removing trivial fat deposits from various parts on a patient’s body.

While liposuction can target almost any area of a person’s body, it’s particularly impactful on the legs, inner thigh, neck fat, and weight that accumulates around the lower abdominal region. As anyone that has tried their hand at the gym and dieting knows, these areas are difficult to tackle!

While liposuction has proved to be an effective means of removing your unwanted fat, patients should know how the potential risks involved with the procedure:

  • Smokers tend to have more side effects after surgery.
  • Cellulite cannot be removed or targeted with liposuction.
  • The procedure favors patients with optimal skin elasticity.
  • Patients that experience the best results are close to their ideal weight.
  • Individuals that have issues with their blood pressure or diabetes are highly encouraged to explore different options.

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

For patients that desire a non-invasive solution for their problem, non-surgical treatments are an absolute must. The key difference between traditional liposuction and non-surgical alternatives is that the doctor will never have to resort to surgical means to dissolve fat.

One nonsurgical option is EVOLVE, a thermal body contouring procedure. This procedure is comfortable, requires no anesthesia, and results in virtually no downtime. Through radiofrequency (RF) and EMS stimulation, EVOLVE reduces unwanted fat while tightening the skin and muscles.

BodyTite is another option, which works to reduce stubborn fat and tighten sagging skin using radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL). Like EVOLVE, BodyTite is comfortable and non-surgical, but the procedure does require a short amount of downtime and local anesthesia.


Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about your fat reduction options and find out which procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum at Brandon Plastic Surgery.