There’s a misconception that plastic surgery to remove excess body fat always has to involve incisions, soreness, bruising and swelling to the site. However, less invasive treatments are now available that are gentle yet highly effective. Here are three non-surgical fat reduction options performed in the Pittsburgh area by Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology:
Premier Plastic Surgery was first to offer CoolSculpting in Pennsylvania! This method is ideal for reducing excess fat around thighs, hips, abdomen or chin with no incision, pain or tenderness. A unique device guided by the clinician targets unwanted fat cells with extremely cold temperatures to the point where they die without affecting adjacent areas. The crystallized dead cells are flushed from the body over a few weeks. The remaining cells condense for a thinner fat layer. Although it is a very effective process, CoolSculpting can take three months to see final results.
Kybella is an injection treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin. In the past, the only way to remove these fat cells was liposuction, an invasive surgical procedure. After a few simple injections, the fat cells die and the body naturally flushes them out. The chin then looks thinner and has a more youthful appearance. Similar to CoolSculpting, Kybella> is a long-term process and requires up to six visits for monthly injections. However, exceptional results can be achieved with no general anesthesia, downtime, pain or inconvenience. It’s an optimal choice for those wishing to avoid surgery and its cost!
Prolipo is a non-surgical laser system for performing lipolysis. It removes and coagulates tissue for a tight, slim body. It can be a stand-alone procedure or used with liposuction. Two distinct laser wavelengths permit customized treatment for a particular body area. Prolipo is performed under local anesthesia with little downtime for the patient.
Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology specializes in numerous health, wellness and beauty treatments including breast augmentation (ages 20-40) and women’s and men’s facelifts (ages 40-65.) Rhinoplasty (aesthetic nose enhancement), chemical peels, liposuction, dermal fillers, Botox and NeoGraft Hair Restoration are also offered among other specialties.