Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world because it helps sculpt and tone the figure. It is the finishing touch on many plastic surgeries. However, not all areas of fat require liposuction, or a patient may not qualify for it. There are non-surgical liposuction options. But, does non-surgical liposuction work?
Non-surgical liposuction usually uses deoxycholic acid—a bile acid that breaks down fat—to address areas of unwanted fat. Typically, it addresses small areas of fat like underneath the chin. However, in some cases, it may treat other areas such as the arms, bra roll, and even the abdomen. In these larger areas, patients will likely have to undergo several sessions to see the results they want.
Non-surgical liposuction does work though, but generally, requires more time and sessions to see comparable results to surgical liposuction. Therefore, depending on the area the patient wants to treat, non-surgical lipo may or may not be viable. The injectors or Dr. Jonov at Seattle Plastic Surgery can help patients determine if this is an option for them.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.