Non Surgical Liposuction Alternatives For Non-Invasive Fat Removal
Since the 1970, liposuction has been widely used in cosmetic surgery, particularly in the field of body contouring. Compared to more traditional methods of fat removal (i.e. tummy tucks, face lifts), liposuction is cheaper, less risky and, in most cases, more effective. Nevertheless, it’s still a surgical procedure that is not devoid of risks, considering the fact that it still requires the use of anesthesia. Because of this non surgical liposuction alternatives are being developed to provide a means for people who do not wish to undergo invasive procedures to remove unwanted fat from their bodies.
- Lipodissolve – A mixture of mild medicines and natural enzymes are injected into the target area to dissolve the fat in it. The dissolved fat is then removed from the body through urine. Lipodissolve is popular because it’s very effective for removing fat in small, localized areas such as the face and the neck, which are otherwise impractical for liposuction.
- Mesotherapy – This is similar to Lipodissolve in that it involves the injection of chemicals into the target area to remove fat. On the contrary though, with mesotherapy very tiny needles are used and the chemical mixture includes amino acids and holistic medicines.
- Body-Jet Lipo – This involves the use of WAL (Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction) to loosen up fat before removal. Though this isn’t completely non-invasive, it’s a gentler and faster alternative to traditional liposuction. Minimal bruising and virtually no tissue trauma are involved.
- Thermage – A heated laser is used over the target area to literally melt the unwanted fat. Thermage is unique in that apart from dissolving fat, it tightens the collagen in the target area, thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite. Because it tightens up collagen, Thermage is more desired as an alternative to face lifts and facial liposuction.
Non Surgical Liposuction Costs
The cost for each nonsurgical liposuction alternative mentioned above will depend on certain factors, including the patient’s medical history, current health, the amount of fat to be removed and how many treatment sessions the patient needs.
On average, Lipodissolve costs $2,750 and will vary depending on the number and size of the target areas, as well as the amount of fat to be removed. For Thermage, expect to pay almost the same amount as Lipodissolve. The average cost of mesotherapy is about $2,710 in the United States alone.
Let’s compare these price tags to the cost of liposuction. Generally speaking, compared to liposuction non surgical alternatives are less expensive; but the differences depend on the area to be targeted. In some cases, liposuction is cheaper. In states where liposuction is commonly offered, liposuction may be cheaper compared to Lipodissolve.