Liposuction Alternatives

By: Alien Sheng

Most people skip over the fact that any type of surgery is invasive, including cosmetic surgery. If invasive surgery concerns you, there are liposuction alternatives available.

Cosmetic surgery has become very popular in the last 30 years or so and more people see items in the news and specials on TV regarding the benefits of having cosmetic surgery done. One of the most popular surgeries performed by cosmetic surgeons is liposuction which removes unwanted fat from areas of your body. You might be tempted by what seems to be an easy way to lose weight but there are some liposuction alternatives you should be aware of.

Two of the most important liposuction alternatives are dieting and exercise. Before you decide to have someone remove fat from your body surgically, you should try eating right and using targeted exercise to rid yourself of your problem areas. The human body does not have the ability to rid itself of fat selectively, but the overall impact of exercise and diet on your body can be seen fairly quickly.

Diet will also help to create an atmosphere within your body that is conducive to losing weight and therefore, losing fat.

Diet pills, which hope to promote your body's own weight loss abilities, can be effective in some cases as well. It's important to note however, that drugs with “lipo" in the name of losing weight will not work on targeted areas the way that surgical procedures do.

Other liposuction alternatives include spa treatments such as seaweed wraps and “cellulite massages", which promise to help break up fat cells and remove them from your body. Unfortunately, most of these techniques are not proven to work and if they do show some ability to make your body look better, it is short-lived. Doctors are also working on a theory that ultrasound waves can break up the fat cells under your skin which enables your body to be able to reabsorb the cells within three weeks. Doctors who are working with the ultrasound liposuction alternatives believe that they will be far less damaging to the tissues in the body than liposuction involving invasive procedures.

There are many more liposuction alternatives out there and for those people who are not ready to go for surgery, there are other options to try. While creams and spa procedures may not have been proven to work, diet and exercise does and doctors are always on the lookout for new ways to get rid of unwanted fat without having to cut into their patients. The ultrasonic approach definitely seems to hold the top spot in liposuction alternatives.

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