Different body contouring and fat removal techniques are promoted as liposuction alternatives or non-invasive body contouring techniques. Although these techniques do not involve surgery, they generally do not produce results as significant as those achieved with liposuction.
Most newer techniques target body fat using energy, usually delivered in the form of heat or cold, to damage and reduce fat cells.
The following are examples of non-surgical methods of reducing body fat:
- Exposure to cold (cryolipolysis): CoolSculpting
- Sound waves (high-intensity focused ultrasound)
- Light waves (low level laser)
- Radio waves (radio frequency)
Alternatives to liposuction are not intended for obese people, but rather for people who are of normal weight and generally fit. Those who still have some specific areas of fat that diet and exercise have not eliminated. These techniques may also be an option if you are unable to undergo liposuction because you have a condition that could complicate the surgery. Keep in mind that results vary depending on the individual and the technique used, several treatment sessions may be needed, and complications may occur.
At our medical spa in Chicago our most popular procedure is Coolsculpting. This is a simple and painless treatment. It requires about 30-45 minutes and no down time for patients. So if you are searching for the best coolsculpting in Chicago, Elite Chicago Spa has you covered. Our latest technology in body contouring has provided over 5,000 satisfied treatments.
If you are interested in non-surgical alternatives to liposuction, talk to our Chicago medical spa. In the meantime, we encourage all our patients to not give up on healthy eating and exercise. They are still the best natural way to healthy weight.