At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, we offer numerous options to our patients for achieving their desired results. Whether you are interested in surgical options or would prefer non-surgical pathways toward your goals, Schaffer Plastic Surgery is your one-stop resource. When it comes to fat removal, surgical liposuction is not the only option. We are pleased to offer a suite of non-surgical fat removal technologies to help our patients achieve a healthy reduction in fat without the need for surgery or downtime.
How Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments Work
The non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatments we offer are CoolSculpting® and SculpSure®. They each work to reduce or eliminate stubborn fat in areas that are resistant to healthier eating and exercise. These treatments can be done on your lunch break, are virtually painless and allow patients to return to normal activities immediately. Results—which are permanent—become visible over the course of several weeks. CoolSculpting® works by freezing fat cells and SculpSure® works by heating fat cells to safe levels that permanently destroy them. Fat cells cannot be regenerated by the body, meaning that the fat cells destroyed by our non-surgical fat removal treatments will never grow back.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments
Non-surgical fat reduction treatments are beneficial for men and women who require treatments involving little to no downtime. With no need for incisions, patients will never have to worry about hiding scars or undergoing general anesthesia. Side effects are minimal for most patients, and the treatments themselves are mostly comfortable. In fact, many of our patients use their treatment time to read, relax or catch up on emails. Since results appear gradually as the body’s lymphatic system eliminates the destroyed fat cells, being discreet about results is easy. Results last as long as your weight is maintained, keeping in mind that destroyed fat cells can never return, but existing fat cells can become larger in size.
Limitations of Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments
Non-surgical fat reduction treatments are for patients who are already at a healthy weight and simply need a way to eliminate fat that is resistant to exercise and healthy eating. Patients with significant amounts of excess fat are usually better candidates for power-assisted liposuction. Compared to power-assisted liposuction, our non-surgical fat reduction treatments have minimal sculpting ability. Additionally, multiple treatments may be needed to achieve desired results. However, for patients who are reluctant to undergo surgical fat removal for any reason, our non-surgical fat reduction treatments remain worthwhile and ideal.
Choosing a Provider for Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatments
Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Christopher Schaffer for non-surgical fat reduction treatments is essential for your safety. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Schaffer has a deep understanding of the complexities of the anatomical areas treatable with SculpSure® and CoolSculpting®. This will ensure your most natural-looking results possible and reduce the likelihood of any adverse outcomes. You should never undergo non-surgical fat reduction treatments delivered by a provider that is not a licensed physician at a facility that is not certified for high levels of patient safety. Schaffer Plastic Surgery holds full accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities—a testament to Dr. Schaffer’s dedication to not only meeting industry safety standards, but exceeding them.
Non-surgical fat removal treatments can be life-changing for men and women who are frustrated with bothersome pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise and healthy eating. To learn more about these treatments and where they can be used on the body, schedule a consultation by calling our office at 205.278.7969.