Americans are big on fat—the reduction of it, to be exact! From liposuction to non-invasive CoolSculpting® and SculpSure®, fat reduction treatments rank high in popularity year after year. But with so many fat-zapping methods out there, it’s easy to get confused. One of the most common questions we get asked at Young Medical Spa® is what type of fat reduction treatment is best? To be honest, it all depends on you and your body’s unique needs. For a better understanding of your options, here’s the lowdown on three effective fat-reduction treatments:
Often called laser lipo or SmartLipo® for short, SmartLipo Triplex® Laser Liposuction is actually a less-invasive and more effective form of liposuction that can tighten skin while removing unwanted fat from almost any area of the body. Though not a weight reduction treatment, FDA-cleared SmartLipo is ideal for removing significant amounts of fat, providing a 60 to 80 percent reduction of the treated area. In addition to reducing fat, this versatile treatment can be used to sculpt and shape areas of the body. Though you’ll notice immediate improvement, optimal results can take a few months to fully develop. Dr. Thomas E. Young was the first cosmetic surgeon to bring SmartLipo to the area, and has decades of experience with more than 6,000 laser lipo procedures performed to date.
If you wish to avoid all invasive measures, even minimally-invasive laser liposuction, CoolSculpting is an ideal choice. Like laser liposuction, CoolSculpting is ideal for slimming down problem areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise on almost any area of the body. Also similar to laser liposuction, it can take a few months to see your optimal results.
Like CoolSculpting, SculpSure is a non-invasive method for reducing smaller amounts of fat than laser liposuction, up to a 24% reduction in targeted areas. FDA-cleared SculpSure uses laser heat to disable fat on the abdomen and flanks. Similar to CoolSculpting, it can take a few months to reveal optimal benefits. For more information, check out our podcasts on SmartLipo, SculpSure, and CoolSculpting today.
Young Medical Spa is easily accessible to patients in the Philadelphia, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton areas. To discover which fat-reduction is best for you, call us for complimentary consultation today!