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Liposuction Alternatives

Liposuction can be an attractive body contouring option for individuals who have maintained a healthy weight through diet and exercise but still have some resistant pockets of fat. It is less invasive than a tummy tuck and can address a variety of body areas. However, it isn’t for everyone. Now, recent advances in cosmetic technology have revealed new ways to remove small areas of fat without any surgery at all. Maybe it’s time to find out if you might be a candidate for a non-surgical liposuction alternative in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills.

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April 2009

Alternative Procedures

At Marina Plastic Surgery, our surgeons perform several different liposuction alternatives:

  • CoolSculpting®. This procedure uses a method called Cryolipolysis™ to cool and remove excess fat. The technology targets only fat cells, so skin and other tissue remain completely unharmed.
  • truSculpt™: Reduce the look of unwanted fat and cellulite with this FDA-cleared procedure that uses radiofrequency energy for deep tissue heating. It’s great a great option for smoothing the thighs and buttocks.
  • ZERONA™. Using low-level laser energy, ZERONA encourages fat cells to liquefy and your body to gradually absorb and remove the treated fat through its natural cleansing process.
  • Exilis. This treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to achieve non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening. It’s ideal for “trouble spots” on the body and loose skin on the chin and neck.

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Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Reasons to Consider Alternatives

There are many benefits to liposuction. However, many people have also found several reasons to consider other options. They choose liposuction alternatives such as CoolSculpting and ZERONA because these procedures are non-surgical and non-invasive. This means that no anesthesia is required, no incisions are made, and no recovery time is necessary.

However, these alternatives can’t provide the exact same results that patients would see with liposuction. First of all, they are intended to treat smaller pockets of fat than those treated with liposuction. Second, the improvement that can be accomplished with these liposuction alternatives is usually not as dramatic as what liposuction can accomplish.

Request a consultation

To learn more about your options for body contouring in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills, you can receive a private consultation when you request your appointment online and schedule your visit during one of the select times our surgeons have set aside exclusively for Web visitors.

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