Why is Liposuction Better than Noninvasive Procedures?

March 2, 2020

Unwanted areas of fat that are diet and exercise-resistant can be bothersome and start to affect your mental health. Everyone has body fat; it is healthy to have a certain percentage of body fat. But when you have specific areas with a high amount of fat, this can keep you from feeling confident. In Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. DiFrancesco offers a range of body contouring procedures to help her patients get rid of excess fat and sculpt their bodies. You may be wondering what type of body contouring procedure is best for you? Liposuction is the longest standing form of fat removal. Many people turn to non-invasive fat removal treatments now, but they cannot achieve what liposuction can.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that is performed every year. For good reason, patients pick liposuction for fat removal over all other types of fat removal procedures. It is a surgical procedure. So small incisions are made near the treatment area, through the incisions are surgical tool called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is used to break up the fat and then suction it out. This is the most traditional method of liposuction. It can safely, effectively remove fat permanently in the treated area.

Areas That Liposuction Can Treat:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Chin
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Types of Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most researched forms of fat removal. Over the last few decades, more and more methods of liposuction have been developed to improve recovery, safety, and efficiency. Dr. DiFrancesco offers various forms of liposuction at her Atlanta practice.

Liposuction is still the leading fat removal procedure, even ahead of non-invasive procedures such as SculpSure®.

SculpSure® for Non-Invasive Fat Removal

SculpSure® treats bothersome areas of fat by using laser energy to melt fat cells in specific areas. This results in a firmer and slimmer contour. SculpSure® results take time as the fat is removed through the body’s own natural process. Patients may need multiple SculpSure® sessions to achieve ideal results. This procedure is best suited for smaller pockets of fat.

Areas That SculpSure® Can Treat:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Chin

Results of SculpSure® and Liposuction

You will notice a change in fat and body composition from both SculpSure® and Liposuction. SculpSure® is best suited for patients who only have small areas of excess fat. Liposuction is better for larger areas of fat and it can be treated in more areas. Plus, patients can achieve results with just one liposuction procedure, unlike SculpSure® which may need multiple sessions for desired results.

Overall, non-invasive fat removal procedures are good options for patients who do not want to go through surgery. However, liposuction, with all its advancements, is still the best technique for dramatic results in patients with stubborn pockets of fat.

Schedule a Consultation

To find the best form of fat removal for you, talk to Dr. DiFrancesco about your options. She will help to guide you to the best procedure for your specific needs and concerns. To make an appointment, call her Atlanta, Georgia practice today at (404) 531-2478 or fill out an online form.

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