Excess body fat is one of the more problematic dermatological problems. It may remain upon your body even after you lose an incredible amount of weight through healthy dieting and exercise. Body contouring and liposuction are two procedures designed to deal with excess body fat. They both work by removing the fat from your body, but how they do so is completely different. By better understanding how these two procedures work, you will be better able to decide upon the best type of procedure for removing fat from your body.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction represents the industry standard for removing fat from the body. It is both reliable and predictable when used by an experienced medical care provider. The way liposuction works is through the surgical removal of fat from the body.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring represents another way to remove fat from the body. Different technologies introduce energy that either creates or removes heat from fat cells, which encourages the body to remove the affected cells through the lymphatic system.
It is worth noting that there are many different methods of body contouring. They generally utilize some kind of energy transfer that affects the fat cells. This energy transfer tends to leave the surrounding skin cells completely unharmed, which is what makes these methods of body contouring attractive. Once the fat cells have been affected, they will slowly be removed by the body.
Liposuction vs. Body Contouring
Although liposuction is effective in removing body fat, it is an invasive procedure that requires quite a lengthy downtime period. The patients also have to deal with scarring after the procedure.
Body contouring offers a non-invasive way to reshape the body. The fat loss it provides is subtle, but it can be just as effective as liposuction in the right hands. Also, the subtle nature of the procedure tends to produce more natural-looking results.
Learn More Today
To find out more information about the benefits of body contouring over liposuction, come in for a consultation at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center. Our offices are conveniently located in Edmond and Oklahoma City. We can use our knowledge and experience to evaluate your unique needs and then draft a treatment plan that is right for you.
Body contouring may be just the procedure that you’ve been looking for to achieve your dream body. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.