Comparing Non-Surgical Liposuction And Liposuction Surgery
While liposuction is the most effective method to permanently remove unwanted areas of excess fat, it is an aggressive and invasive surgery that carries risk of complications and side effects. Liposuction requires sedation or localised anaesthesia, and requires several weeks of recovery time and wearing of compression garments for up to 6 weeks. Liposuction is also costly, ranging from around $4000 for one treated area, over $10,000 for more than three treated areas.
Some patients are unable to undergo liposuction surgery for medical reasons, and others may not have enough fat to justify invasive surgery.
Difference Between Fat Reduction and Fat Destruction – There are many different non surgical alternatives to liposuction available, using various forms of energy – radiofrequency, ultrasound, light (lasers). These treatments have been developed to selectively target fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Some of these treatments heat the fat cells to a point where they release the stored fat, which is then eliminated from the body. The fat cells shrink, so that the treatment area also reduces in size. While these treatments are safe and temporarily effective, the fat loss is not permanent and ongoing maintenance treatments are required.
Some treatments actively destroy the fat cells in the treatment area, which means the fat loss is much longer lasting, or even permanent with a healthy diet and lifestyle. These treatments are also effective, but some of them can be painful and so haven’t gained as much popularity as was expected.
Cryolipolysis is one technique that destroys fat cells, but unlike the other non surgical fat treatments, the mechanism is cold, rather than heat. Cryolipolysis literally means cooling the fat cells to death – Cryo (cold) – lipo (fat) – lysis (cell death). Cryolipolysis has been proven to be safe, effective and virtually painless. You can walk out of the clinic and get back to your normal routine as soon as your treatment is finished.
By comparison using the Velashape III is painless, is extremely low risk and has no down time. You can return to work or your normal routine immediately after your treatment.
A program of 4 sessions around 2 weeks between each is recommended for optimal cellulite reduction, skin tightening and body contouring. An option for a single, longer treatment (VelaOnce) for body contouring may be more convenient for busy people or for those preparing for a special event, such as a wedding or a holiday. Costs of Velashape III treatment are considerably lower than liposuction surgery (between $800 and $3000 depending on the size and number of areas). For an example see how much does Coolsculpting in Perth cost.