While Dr. Amron has dedicated his talents to providing safe and viable liposuction treatments to help patients address excess fat tissues on the body, he understands that liposuction is not for everyone but feels that most treatments that are billed as alternatives to liposuction will never be able to provide the results patients seek and often cause more trouble that they are worth. After careful research on the plethora of alternative treatments, Dr. Amron offers only a select a number of treatments that fall under the category of supplements to liposuction and liposuction alternatives.
Lets look at a few of the treatments that are often billed as alternatives to liposuction.
Some alternative treatments are non-surgical and use focused energy to damage fat tissue so the body naturally disposes of it. Zeltiq is a non-surgical system that uses a coolsculpting procedure to reduce fat by cooling the cells to the point where the cells are considered dead tissue and are removed. Thermage is another non-surgical treatment that instead uses radio frequency energy to heat the skin sans penetration. The system focuses energy on the skin and causes cell reorganization that can tighten rejuvenate and induce the production of collagen.
Lipodisolve is another treatment billed as a minimally invasive liposuction alternative that involves the use of chemicals injected beneath the skin. These chemicals literally dissolve the fat, which is then removed by the body’s natural waste elimination process through human waste. A similar procedure known as Mesotherapy works in a similar fashion, but instead uses medications and amino acids which are injected into the middle layer of the skin in order to dissolve fat tissue.
Many of the other treatments listed as liposuction alternatives, rather than being separate treatments, can be more accurately described as variations on liposuction that aim for better results through preparing the tissues to be more easily removed. Such methods are said to make the liposuction portion of the procedure faster and more effective.
Such treatments include Smart Lipo and Laser Lipo – which use lasers to liquefy fat before liposuction, and Ultrasound Assisted Lipo – which uses ultrasound energy to rupture fat cells prior to liposuction.
Dr. Amron prefers to avoid most liposuction alternatives, and believes the most alternative treatments are more trouble that they are worth. Dr. Amron has reaffirmed his position that liposuction alternatives are no match for a well done liposuction and advises patients that a quality liposuction will save them money and can offer far better results.