Preparing for Non-Surgical Liposuction
Finding the Right Doctor
It's important to search for a board qualified doctor to perform non-surgical liposuction procedures. Indeed, mesotherapy and lipodissolve can be extremely dangerous in the hands of unqualified individuals. Set up an initial consultation with several doctors in your area and ask your doctor about his or her training, skills, and experience as well as his or her board certification before agreeing to the procedure.
Though you may be interested in finding non-surgical liposuction as cheaply as possible, it is more important that you locate a qualified physican to perform the procedure. A qualified physician can save you time and money by doing the procedure right the first time and preventing you from having to look for another doctor to repair damages. Physicians with a lot of experience, training, and skills at performing a particular procedure are more likely to get the results you want in fewer treatment sessions as well. They may cost more per treatment, but the results will be worthwhile.
Deciding on a Non-Surgical Liposuction Procedure That's Right for You
The right non-surgical liposuction procedure will depend on several important factors. Namely, you need to consider the area or areas of the body that you're hoping to have treated as well as the amount of fat you would like to have removed. You also need to evaluate your comfort level with the treatment options available. Though many are pain free, some produce mild to moderate discomfort. Though injections are considerably less invasive than surgery, some patients prefer using energy treatment options because they are the least invasive option available to get rid of excess fatty deposits.
For patients who would like to have small fat deposits removed from the face or skin tightening and contouring in the facial region, Thermage or Zerona may be the best choice. VelaShape and VelaSmooth are particularly appropriate for getting rid of cellulite on the abdomen, hips, and thighs, however mesotherapy has also been known to target cellulite with some positive results. Liposonix is most appropriate for small amounts of abdominal fat. Patients who would like a relaxing treatment that can target multiple areas of the body at one time should consider going with Zerona.
Talk with your doctor to learn more about your unique situation and which non-surgical liposuction treatment would be best for you.
Questions to Ask at the Initial Consultation
- Have you received training in non-surgical liposuction techniques?
- Are you board certified?
- What is your experience with non-surgical liposuction techniques?
- What non-surgical liposuction techniques would be most appropriate for my situation? Why?
- What are the risks or side effects involved in the procedure recommended to you by your surgeon?
- How many treatment sessions will be required to see results?
- How long will each treatment session last?
- What kind of results can I expect from this type of treatment?