Liposuction was invented by Dr. Giorgio Fisher in 1974 and was performed first in France. Liposuction is the removal of fat cells through a stainless steel suction tube called a canula. Liposuction involves surgery and it is used to remove pockets of fat from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs and the upper arms. The search for a safe, invasive form of liposuction was sought and today there are many alternatives to the original liposuction surgery.
The benefits of the lipo alternatives are many and they include: cost, little or no side effects, very effective and recovery time is minimal. One of the alternatives to liposuction is the natural sculpting system. The natural sculpting system, also called smart lipo, has mixed reviews. The procedure involves drinking lots of water, a hot shower and the use of creams on the desired area. Tight bans are used to hold the cream in place and therefore tighten the skin overnight. It is recommended to do this procedure three times.
Lipodissolve™ and Mesotherapy:
One of the newest discoveries for lipo alternatives is Lipodissolve™. Although very similar to Mesotherapy, Lipodissolve™ is more popular than Mesotheraphy, due to the different types of medications used and the recovery time is less. These procedures involve the use of injections of amino acids, holistic compounds and medications that are designed to melt body fat. 10 sessions are suggested with these lipoalternatives, but some patients actually notice results after just one session. There is also a no-needle therapy for Mesotherapy for those wanting to avoid the pain of injections. Both of these alternatives have minor side effects that disappear in a few days.
Thermage®, a non-invasive procedure which tightens the skin by using heat to promote collagen growth and promotes the melting of body fat. It is considered to be both pain-free option that has no surgery, no injections, little or no downtime and effective.
According to Dr. B. Singer, Stamford Plastic Surgeon, “It (liposuction) is a traumatic surgical procedure resulting in significant bruising, swelling and post op discomfort.” For this exact reason both men and women are switching and using natural alternatives to liposuction to avoid the harsh side effects and the long recovery time after the surgery, and let’s not forget the pain. For the best results with lipoalternatives, a healthy diet and lifestyle must be followed after the procedures.