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What are the different fat removal options?

Fat removal optionsMany people find it hard to shed the excess fat after a long winter. And while exercise and healthy eating must always play a part in any lifestyle choices, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. To help you look your best, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery offers two related procedures – liposuction and lipodissolve.

The aim of both of these procedures is to remove the excess fat. In the case of liposuction this is done by injecting a chemical cocktail into the fat, which causes the fat to swell, making it easier to remove through small incisions in the skin.

The use of lasers in liposuction has been hot in recent years, but it’s also been a bit controversial.  Some surgeons simply laser the fat without actually removing it. Others remove it with traditional liposuction techniques once the laser has been applied. Some say laser lipo is the end-all, be-all, others say it’s just a gimmick. The consensus appears to be that in the hands of a skilled surgeon there are no drawbacks, but it can be a bit pricey.

Standard liposuction, or liposculpture, can work out cheaper, carries less risks, and is the most established technique for removing excess fat that exercise alone cannot deal with. The reality is that traditional liposuction is a time-tested and proven procedure.

As an alternative, lipodissolve provides a longer-term, cheaper series of treatments to help the body dissolve and excrete excess fat. It is also non-invasive, involving injections into areas of fatty build-up. The injections include a chemical that speeds up the natural process of breaking down the fat and excreting it. The injections can be used on the face and body, take minutes to complete (but will need several visits over a 6-month period) in the office, and with no downtime. This makes it very convenient and effective in removing small amounts of stubborn fat.

If there are large fatty deposits to be removed, liposuction may well be the only option. However, lipodissolve does provide a viable alternative for many potential clients.

To learn more about liposuction, lipodissolve and other plastic surgery procedures, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery of Houston, Texas, at (281) 484-0088.