Fat reduction is a method for getting rid of unwanted areas of fat that refuse to fade despite diet and exercise. While there are options for surgical removal of fat, many patients are unable or unwilling to have surgery.
Instead, there are numerous nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment methods for fat reductions based on different kinds of technology. This includes using ultrasound, cryolipolysis (freezing fat), injections, radiofrequency, laser, and vacuum massage. So you’ve taken all the right steps - improved diet, consistent exercise - and see the weight drop from your body.
However, you find that there are still areas of fat in your body resistant to these healthy changes. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to eliminate them.Board-certified Joseph Russo, M.D., is a plastic surgeon who specializes in a range of fat reduction procedures. He can help you get rid of those stubborn fat deposits and finally achieve the body you’ve been working for.
There are many ways to achieve your goals via fat reduction, so you will need to carefully consider which one might be best for you. Make sure to discuss your goals with Dr. Russo in order to pick the best option for you. Dr. Russo offers four main non-surgical options for your fat reduction treatment.
This is an FDA-approved treatment that uses cryolipolysis to freeze your fat cells. This allows your body to naturally eliminate these dead cells permanently from the target area.Learn More
This non-invasive treatment contours your body by using Magnetic Muscle Stimulation, or MMS. In a sense, it’s a targeted workout for strengthening, toning and firming your thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.Learn More
This is another noninvasive procedure that uses laser technology to target fatty areas and reduce fat cells, particularly in your abdomen and love handles.Learn More
This treatment plan combines a strict 500-calories-a-day diet with injections of HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is naturally occurring in pregnant women.Learn More
Aside from achieving the body contours you’ve been working on, there are several benefits to non-surgical fat reduction. You don’t need any general anesthesia.
There will also be no incisions or scarring after treatment. The results are gradual, which means you don’t have to advertise to the world you’re having work done. Even better, the results from fat reduction are permanent as long as you maintain your weight.
To find out more about fat reduction treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Russo. He will examine you and review your medical history to make sure you’re eligible for the different procedures.
In general, the best candidates for non-surgical fat reduction are already at or near their goal weight, have good skin elasticity, and have problem areas of fatty deposits. You may also need to undergo a strict diet regimen before and after depending on your specific treatment.
While recovery times are different depending on the treatment, because they are non-surgical, you should be able to return to your normal activities on the same day. You will likely need to avoid any vigorous physical strain, especially if there is any swelling or bruising from your treatment.
Because these are non-surgical procedures, your results are not immediately visible.
In fact, these treatments work best over longer periods of time because they stimulate your body into using natural processes to get rid of the unwanted fat cells. Thus, optimum results can take anywhere from 4 weeks up to 6 months to become fully visible. On the plus side, your results will be long-lasting if you maintain your weight.
If you are tired of fighting fatty deposits on your body and would like to know more about non-surgical fat reduction options, then call Dr. Russo for your consultation today.
Non-surgical fat reduction is particularly effective for someone who is already at or near their goal weight with good skin elasticity. You must also be able to follow instructions for dietary restrictions as needed.
Not really. While there can be some discomfort during a procedure, most of the time any pain you feel will be mild and come from tenderness or bruising after treatment. Keep in mind that the doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin for any injections.
Non-surgical fat reduction is normally considered an elective procedure and so insurance companies will not cover the cost. However, you can get financing or look into payment options if needed.
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