You’re exercising regularly and following a healthy eating plan, but you have pockets of fat that refuse to budge.
Your trainer and your doctor both tell you that it’s impossible to spot reduce with diet and exercise alone.
Fortunately, there are procedures, like truSculpt ID and liposuction, that are effective at removing fat from specific areas of the body. Here’s what you need to know about both procedures to decide which is best for you.
What to Know About truSculpt ID
truSculpt ID is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that targets fat from specific areas of the body.
The truSculpt procedure uses radio-frequency technology to break down your fat cells. Your body then removes them naturally over the next two to three months.
You’re awake during the procedure, and the procedure itself causes minimal discomfort. Your appointment length depends on how many areas of the body you’re treating and the size of your treatment sites.
Some people only need one treatment, but you may require additional treatments to achieve your desired results.
What to Know About Liposuction
Liposuction is an invasive plastic surgery procedure that also removes fat from specific areas of the body.
During liposuction, your surgeon inserts a cannula into the body to suction and remove your fat. Liposuction may require general anesthesia, depending on the scope of the procedure.
Recovery can take up to six weeks, and you’ll need a couple of weeks of downtime after your surgery.
Most patients experience bruising, swelling, and soreness that takes about 10 days to go away. While your results are immediate, the procedure causes swelling that can take up to six months to fully go away.
The Best Candidates for Each Procedure
If you only have a couple of small trouble spots, like under your arms or specific areas on your hips, you’re a great candidate for truSculpt ID.
The truSculpt ID procedure is highly effective at reducing fat from localized areas. Since your body takes a couple of months to flush your fat away, the results appear over time and seem more natural.
However, if you need more extensive fat removal, liposuction is typically better for your needs. You can remove a lot of fat with this plastic surgery procedure (anywhere from six to eight pounds on average).
Liposuction will require you to take time off from work or personal responsibilities, and you’ll have to restrict your activities for a couple of weeks.
If taking time off isn’t a possibility, truSculpt ID is an excellent option to target your problem areas.
Both procedures require you to be near your goal weight for the best results.
Ready to schedule a consultation? Contact Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery today!