Lipo Without Surgery: Too Good to Be True?

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Melt away fat! Target tough fat pockets that diet and exercise can't reach! If any of this sounds familiar, then you've probably heard pitches for nonsurgical liposuction. But how does it work? Is it effective? It depends. Your best bet is to find a plastic surgeon in your area who is board-certified with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Even better, ask around to get referrals from friends and family who have had procedures done. Ask for a consultation to discuss your needs, and if the surgeon is trained to perform nonsurgical options for fat removal, then you might want to pursue it. Traditional surgical liposuction comes with all the dangers of surgery - general anesthesia complications, infection risk and pain. However, there are a few red flags you should look for. If a surgeon or medical spa technician offers injections that claim to dissolve fat, then you shouldn't undergo the procedure. Lipodissolve and mesotherapy are popular brand names of solutions that are injected into trouble spots and allegedly dissolve the fat in those areas.