What Is the Difference Between Liposuction and Non-Invasive Body Contouring?

Would you like to reduce that stubborn belly pooch, or lose that muffin top? Liposuction and body contouring can both eliminate these problem spots for you, so that you can finally get the body you want. But what is the difference between liposuction and non-invasive body contouring.

Liposuction
Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from the body with the help of a cannula. The cannula is inserted below the skin through tiny incisionsmade in the areas targeted for treatment. The surgeon uses the cannula to break up the fat, and it’s then suctioned out using the attached vacuum.

Non-invasive body contouring
Non-invasive body contouring refers to treatment modalities that use laser energy, ultrasonic energy, and cooling technology to remove unwanted fat and shape the body (learn more).

Below are 5 important differences between liposuction and non-invasive body contouring.

  1. Results of non-invasive body contouring won’t show for 3-4 months, as the body takes several weeks to permanently eliminate the fat cells. Improvements can be seen sooner with liposuction (when the swelling goes down).
  2. Downtime is longer with liposuction, as there is significant post-procedural swelling, bruising, and soreness. Recovery after liposuction can take up to 6 weeks.
  3. Typically takes 2-3 non-invasive body contouring treatments to get optimal results, but only a single liposuction procedure is needed.
  4. Patients experience less discomfort during non-invasive body contouring.
  5.  contouring.

Are you ready to shape and contour your body? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Leawood, KS area, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.premierveinandbody.com, or by calling (913) 451-8346.

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