What Are The Alternatives To Liposuction?
Alternatives to Liposuction – Liposuction can be a great way to remove stubborn areas of fat in people who are an otherwise healthy weight, sculpt the body and give long lasting results. But there’s no denying that it’s a serious procedure, performed under general anesthetic and sometimes even epidural as well (yes, the same epidural they give to women in childbirth!)
So there are considerable risks to weigh up. Scars, inflammation, and numbness that lasts up to eight weeks are some of the symptoms you can expect from liposuction. But if there are any problems and it goes wrong, you could also be dealing with lumpy and uneven results, permanent numbness, bleeding under the skin and a change in skin color on the area you were treated. If this sounds far too scary, you’ll be glad to know that there are alternatives to liposuction that are quicker and safer with less recovery time. Here are a few of them.
Diet and Exercise
Liposuction and similar procedures are designed to remove stubborn weight which cannot be shifted through diet and exercise. They’re not an easy way out (in fact most clinics will not consider treatments like this if you are overweight) and so first of all it’s worth making sure that you definitely cannot remove the excess weight through diet and exercise. Try exercises that target your specific area and give a regime a good few weeks or even months to work. If you’re sure you cannot sculpt your body or lose weight in this way, you can go ahead and look at other methods.
Fat Busting Injections
A number of treatments exist where you’re able to remove stubborn areas of fat with a few simple injections. This works by having saline (a salt solution) injected into the area which numbs and shrinks the blood vessels. A probe emitting high-frequency waves is then inserted and literally shakes loose the fat cells. These cells then combine with the saline and are drained away using a cannula. Go for a trusted brand such as Vaser for the best results.
Since fat cells essentially ‘self-destruct’ when they get cold enough, fat freezing techniques use controlled freezing to sculpt the body. Once the fat cells have died, your body naturally eliminates them and flushes them out through your digestive system. It’s a discreet, painless way to remove stubborn areas, as with the injections there’s no need to go under general anesthetic. The recovery time is quick and you’re back on your feet right after the procedure.
Liposculpture is like a more advanced version of liposuction since it literally sculpts the body rather than simply removing the fat cells. As with liposuction, the fat is suctioned out, and so recovery time will be longer than the previous methods. However, there will be less scarring due to the techniques used. Fat removed during this process can be used as a filler in other areas of the body. So if you plan on having more than one procedure done this would be a good option. It can be used to plump out the face for a more youthful appearance, or even fill deep scars from things like surgery.
As you see from the previous text, there are several alternatives to liposuction.