Liposuction vs. Less-Invasive Treatments For Body Fat Reduction

Woman body in perfect form cosmetic cellulite treatment Whether you are just starting to develop an aesthetic treatment routine or plan, or if your current plan is not delivering the results you want, the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery can be challenging. Although many cosmetic surgical procedures have been safely performed for years and come with minimal side effects, you may still have significant concerns.

When addressing stubborn body fat, many non- or less-invasive treatment options can help when a healthy diet and frequent exercise are not enough. These treatments include using radio-frequency (RF) or thermal energy (either heat or cold) to affect the fat cells below the skin.

These treatments safely and painlessly destroy unwanted fat cells and keep them from continuing to grow. Your body then cleans up the dead cells with normal metabolic processes. Plus, these services rarely require anesthesia and are often pain-free, with little to no recovery.

Although these are very effective at removing small to moderate amounts of body fat with minimal risks, there are a few drawbacks. One drawback to these less-invasive procedures is they cannot remove as much fat as surgical liposuction and may require additional treatments to see the complete desired look. However, the ease and lack of recovery or restrictions after each treatment mean you can safely continue receiving aesthetic improvements and control the specific treatment areas.

To remove more significant amounts of fat at one time, liposuction has long been a go-to option for many people. Although a more-invasive surgical procedure, liposuction permanently removes the fat cells from the treatment area. A healthy diet and lifestyle are required to prevent fat cells from growing or returning.

If you have stubborn body fat that does not go away with a healthy diet or exercise, the team at West End Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C., can help you decide if liposuction or a less-invasive treatment is right for you and your aesthetic goals. Call 202-785-4187 or visit to schedule an appointment today.


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