Non-surgical fat removal is a popular procedure that uses high-intensity ultrasound waves to reduce fat in a targeted area. During treatment, some patients may experience mild discomfort, cold, tingling, or warmth. After the procedure, common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, and discomfort. These side effects are usually mild and should go away on their own within a few days. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction technique that does not use knives, suction hoses or needles.
It works by transmitting ultrasound energy through the skin and causing rapid pressure changes that break down fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues. However, some people may experience a rare side effect in which fat cells grow larger in response instead of getting smaller. CoolSculpting is considered a safe and effective way to reduce the number of fat cells in a small target area. It is important to note that injuries should only occur in small volumes of fat, as there is a risk of scarring if too much fat is damaged in one area. Side effects associated with cryolipolysis include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramps, itching, tingling, and numbness at the treatment site. Red light phototherapy is another FDA-approved treatment for fat reduction without surgery.
This method uses light energy to reduce the volume of subcutaneous fat cells. Within a few weeks of treatment, the body breaks down these dead fat cells and expels them through the liver. The benefits of non-surgical fat removal include gradual and moderate fat loss without the need for surgery or downtime. Additionally, once fat cells are destroyed they are eliminated from the body by the liver. This treatment is also effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.