Non-Surgical Liposuction: What is it, Cost, Risks, How does it work
What is non-surgical liposuction for freezing fat cells?
Non surgical liposuction is non-invasive and pain free alternative to liposuction. It is designed for people not wanting go down the surgery route and like to do things naturally.
Yes liposuction may seem like the easy alternative but with the cost, downtime, and risks associated it is always best to do your research and weight up all of your options prior to going under the knife.
Between $4,000-$10,000 each area (which does not include the cost of the anaesthetic fees and amount of fat being removed)
Lipo procedure time:
2-4 hours for the procedure and 4+ hours recovery post procedure
Each procedure will require at least 4 days off work post treatment and then a support garment to be worn 12 hours a day for 2-4 weeks. Some patients may need months off work depending on how quickly their body heals.
Swelling and bruising will occur which will slowly subside after about 2-6weeks.
- Infection: Unlikely. Antibiotics are routinely prescribed prophylactically.
- Bleeding: This is not a major problem but it is common to have bruising in the area after surgery and liposuction.
- Nerve injury: All major vessels and nerves are at a deeper plane. Nevertheless, small nerve fibres under the skin can be damaged and cause temporary numbness.
- Superficial thromboplebitis: sometimes, if the superficial veins are damaged in liposuction, the patient will notice a palpable reddish tender cord along the course of the vein. There are risks associated with any surgery and the cosmetic surgeon will be happy to discuss this at your consultation.
You must be eating a healthy diet and exercising post liposuction and non surgical liposuction. If you are not maintaining your weight and living a healthy lifestyle you are going to put weight on even after liposuction.
Non-surgical liposuction at a reputable body sculpting clinic such as Elite Body contouring is a convenient, natural, pain free, more cost effective alternative to surgery.
Why do people do it?
Cryolipolysis is designed for people who are dieting and exercising but are having trouble getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat that can be resistant to diet and exercise. Cryolipolysis is a targeted fat pocket removal treatment. You must still be living a healthy lifestyle in regards to diet and exercise.
Cryolipolysis is for people who have been working hard trying to reduce certain areas but have just had no success which can lead to a feeling of self consciousness about certain parts of their body such as inner thighs, stomach, arms, outer thigh, and chin area due to a pocket of fat which makes them look larger then what they are. These pockets of fat can result in the fear of showing certain parts of your body in public and can be a cause of self esteem. Treatments such as Cryolipolysis can help you to look and feel more like you desire and give you, you’re confidence back.
Where on the body is non surgical liposuction done?
Cryolipolysis can be performed on fat pockets of such as the stomach, arms, chin, inner thighs, outer thighs, love handles, knees, bra rolls etc.
How does non-surgical liposuction Cryolipolysis work?
Fat cells start to freeze at -1 degrees, Cryolipolysis works by freezing the fat cells to temperatures from -6 degrees and below which then results in the fat cells permanently being destroyed and crystallising. Once the fat cells crystallise your body then recognises them as a toxin that needs to be removed from your body. The dead fat cells then go through your body’s own natural elimination process which is to be processed through your liver and then expelled wither via your urine or your sweat, which means the more water you are drinking and the more you are excessing the faster the dead fat cells will be processed through your system.
When is best to do this service?
As there is no downtime Cryolipolysis is a convenient treatment that can be performed on at your convenience, even during your lunch break.
How long does it take?
The treatment time will be 1 hour but allow an extra 15mins for application of the applicators to the area being treated.
How long is the recovery time?
There is no downtime with non-surgical liposuction Cryolipolysis, the area will be red for about an hour prior to treatment, there will be numbness in the treatment area for up to 2 weeks, you must avoid alcohol for 48 hours, no excess heat for 48 hours and no strenuous exercise for 48hours.
You are able to continue with your daily routine immediately.
Are there any risks?
As non-surgical liposuction Cryolipolysis is non invasive and nothing foreign is being introduced to the body there is no risk of infection. An initial consultation will need to be undertaken prior to treatment to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. History of blood clots, Pacemakers, Auto immune conditions, pregnancy, etc will deem you as not a good candidate for non-surgical liposuction Cryolipolysis treatment. Following your treatment you may be numb for up to a few weeks, bruising, the area may be swollen and there will be redness in the area for about an hr.
What are the results I can expect?
Cryolipolysis permanently destroys between 20-40% of the fat cells within the targeted area each time. The results from cryolipolysis will start to kick in 8weeks post treatment as it takes your body about 8 weeks to naturally flush out all of the dead fat cells and toxins killed during the treatment. Once the dead fat cells are flushed out of your system the results will gradually start to show over the following months.
Cryolipolysis is a process with recommendation of 4 sessions spaced at 8 week intervals. Each time a treatment is performed 20-40% of the fat cells within the targeted area will be permanently destroyed.
Who can get this procedure done?
A consultation will be required to determine if you are an eligible candidate for non-surgical liposuction. People with a history of blood clots, pacemakers, auto immune conditions and pregnancy will not be eligible candidates for non-surgical liposuction.