Now days there are numerous procedures and products claiming to diminish fat. With the flick of a switch or the zap of the newest laser all of your unwanted fat can become nothing more than an unpleasant memory. As a patient, you should stop and ask “Are these treatments too good to be true?” In short, Yes! These so called “quick fix”, “painless”, “lunch hour” treatments consistently offer less recovery time and miraculous results, when truth be told the marketing is typically more effective than the treatment itself.
The majority of these so-called “Liposuction alternatives” being advertised in Denver and throughout the U.S. are not truly a viable Liposuction alternative. These treatments claim dramatic results that typically fall short of the patient’s goals. While some of the products and treatment methods are more effective than others, these treatments (the ones that actually work that is) are ideally suited for patients who are basically at their ideal weight and body shape, but have minimal fatty areas that they would like reduced. Patients with multiple areas or more than minimal fat will most likely be disappointed with the minimal results that can be achieved.
Patients also typically focus on one precise area when looking at their bodies. Maybe it’s a small pooch in the tummy or a little extra love handle making spot treatment Liposuction alternative treatments seem ideal. However, spot treatment methods can actually create more of a problem than a solution. Spot treating certain areas without considering your body’s overall shape may leave your body contours further out of proportion than before the Liposuction alternative treatment.
In addition, depending on the type of treatment you receive, your results may be temporary. Few of these Liposuction alternative procedures actually result in a decrease in the number of fat cells in the treated area. Instead the fat inside the fat cells of the treated area are structurally damaged by the treatment causing the body to reabsorb the internal fat cell’s content leaving the actual fat cells behind. These viable fat cells can still accumulate and store fat. Devices, such as Zerona, do just that.
Many Liposuction alternatives also require a multiple treatment series in order for you to see results. The accumulative treatments more often than not result in a significantly high price tag for a non-permanent procedure.
To date, Liposuction surgery is the only tried and true method for permanently removing fat deposits. Before you freeze away or zap off your unwanted fat with one of these so called “magic technologies”, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn about what options may be best for you. If you are considering Liposuction in the Denver area or have been thinking about a “Liposuction alternative” treatment in the Denver area, contact us to schedule a consultation.