What Is Non-Surgical Lipolysis and How Does It Work?

Lipolysis has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures over the past few years—and for good reason. As a safe, effective, and non-invasive option, non-surgical lipolysis utilizes radiofrequency heating to permanently remove fat and tighten skin with minimal downtime.

From diet- and exercise-resistant fat to pregnancy “pooches,” localized fat can feel impossible to get rid of. At Dallas Dermatology Partners, it’s our goal to provide exceptional care for all of our patients through personalized cosmetic treatments.

Here’s everything you need to know to decide if non-surgical lipolysis is right for you.

What Is Non-surgical Lipolysis?

Non-surgical lipolysis, also known as non-surgical fat reduction treatment, is a type of cosmetic procedure. It uses radiofrequency energy to transform the shape and appearance of your body by targeting smaller fat deposits. Because it’s a non-surgical treatment, lipolysis can be performed by EmSculpt NEO in your doctor’s office and comes with minimal downtime.

Overall, lipolysis is a safe, non-invasive treatment that removes 30% of fat and builds 25% of muscle. In most cases, it takes between four and six treatments to achieve the full results, and maintenance treatments are needed.

How Does EmSculpt NEO Work?

While other kinds of fat reduction treatments involve invasive surgery, EmSculpt NEO uses HF and HIFEM+ energies to break fat cells apart, which reduces the volume of fatty tissue.

Using radiofrequency heating, the muscle temperature of the treated area quickly increases. In turn, non-surgical lipolysis helps prepare muscles for exposure to stress, similar to a warm-up exercise before a workout. The temperature in fat tissue quickly reaches levels that cause apoptosis, which damages fat cells and promotes their permanent removal from the body.

This procedure can also help tighten the skin in the area where the treatment is applied, leaving patients with smoother and tighter skin. In other words, EmSculpt NEO offers two body sculpting treatments in one so you can combat fat and build muscle with a simple procedure.

How to Prepare for Lipolysis

During your initial consultation, ensure your doctor is aware of any pre-existing health conditions or prescription medications that you take.

Your doctor will provide you with instructions before your Dallas dermatology appointment to help you prepare for your procedure. Depending on your situation, your doctor may advise you to stop taking blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs before your procedure, as these medications may interfere with the healing process. It’s also important to avoid any activity that might irritate the area that will be treated, including tanning and shaving.

After your lipolysis procedure is finished, your doctor will provide detailed instructions to help expedite the recovery process. Follow these instructions and watch the procedure site closely to make sure your skin heals properly.

Schedule Your Lipolysis Consultation in Dallas

At Dallas Dermatology Partners, we strongly believe that patient care comes first, and your experience is our top priority. Contact us today to schedule a lipolysis consultation and discover whether non-surgical fat reduction is right for you.

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