What Are My Options for Non-Surgical Fat Removal?

Almost all of us have areas of stubborn fat that resist all efforts to remove them. You have several treatment options available for removing that problem fat. While liposuction is an effective surgical fat removal technique, it requires recovery time. Non-surgical fat removal has grown in popularity due to its lack of downtime and excellent results. 

What is Non-Surgical Fat Removal?

While liposuction removes fat by extracting it through small incisions, non-invasive techniques target fat cells without injuring the skin. Non-surgical fat removal takes time to show results but has minimal impact on your daily activities. 

While all non-surgical fat removal works by acting on fat under the skin, they do it in several ways. In all cases, your body’s lymphatic system removes the damaged fat cells over a period of several weeks to months. 

What are My Options for Non-Surgical Fat Removal?

Each method of non-surgical fat removal breaks up fat cells in a different way. At Rejuve Med-Spa, we have a clear favorite method. However, you should consider all your options. 

Ultrasound Fat Removal

This treatment uses ultrasound energy to break up fat cells. Several body sculpting systems use ultrasound, rapid pulses of sound waves that disrupt fat cells without affecting the skin. They primarily treat the abdomen and thighs, making them unsuitable for most other areas. 

Laser Fat Removal

This treatment uses laser energy that passes through the cells of the epidermis to target the fat cells underneath. When the fat cells absorb the laser energy, it becomes heat that damages them. Laser fat removal usually has a cooling system to protect the skin. It is only FDA-cleared for the abdomen and flanks.

Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting®)

CoolSculpting® works by lowering the temperature of fat cells until they freeze. The temperature that damages fat cells has no effect on your skin. CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat:

  • Under the chin
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks or love handles
  • Back or bra fat
  • Under the buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

Other non-surgical body sculpting methods may require numbing cream to keep you comfortable. The cold temperature of CoolSculpting® numbs your skin in minutes, so you feel almost nothing for the rest of your treatment. Most people need between one and three sessions, removing up to 25% of fat each time. 

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We’d love to help you get all the information you need in order to make the best choice for you. Request a consultation today! Our staff is available and happy to answer your every question.

How Long Do CoolSculpting® Results Last?

After non-surgical fat removal, your lymphatic system will recognize the damaged fat cells and clear them away. This process typically takes up to three months. Once removed, the treated fat cells will not grow back, and you cannot grow new ones. However, the fat cells still in the area can expand. CoolSculpting® results last as long as you maintain a consistent weight. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Fat Removal?

Most healthy adults make good candidates for non-surgical fat removal. CoolSculpting® is safe for all skin types and tones, and the lack of invasive procedures makes it low-risk. You should not have CoolSculpting® in an area that has skin irritation or infection. 

I am currently undergoing a series of laser treatments with Kinsey and I couldn’t be more pleased. She is professional and always sets me at ease. I highly recommend Rejuve.
S. G.

Take the Next Step

Want to know more about non-surgical fat removal? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation, and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Rejuve Med-Spa will contact you to schedule an appointment. You can also call (972) 265-1590  to schedule your appointment.

Rejuve Med-Spa serves the Addison / North Dallas & Borderline Plano areas.