Emsculpt Nonsurgical Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction

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In the past, women and men had few options for eliminating stubborn areas of fat. As a result, many had to decide between undergoing traditional liposuction or remaining unsatisfied with their bodies.

However, this is no longer the case. Patients now have a seemingly endless number of choices for nonsurgical liposuction, and of these, Emsculpt has been receiving a great deal of attention lately.

If you are considering liposuction, continue reading to learn which technique may be right for you.

Here’s what you need to know about traditional liposuction vs Emsculpt in Virginia.

Emsculpt Nonsurgical Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction – How it Works

Emsculpt nonsurgical liposuction uses electromagnetic waves to produce a series of supramaximal contractions. This intense activity causes the release of free fatty acids and destruction of fat cells in the treatment area.

At the same time, Emsculpt forces muscle fibers to undergo intense remodeling and they become thicker and stronger.

This process is entirely non-invasive and is performed in an office-setting without anesthesia, incisions, or pain. Each session takes just 30 minutes.

On the other hand, traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia. During the treatment, small cuts are made in the skin, a cannula is inserted, and unwanted fat is extracted via suction.

Traditional liposuction should take place in an accredited surgical facility and can take several hours to complete.

Emsculpt Nonsurgical Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction –Results

Emsculpt’s dual mechanism action can achieve up to a 19% reduction in subcutaneous fat and a 16% increase in muscle mass for visible strengthening, firming, and toning. These outcomes are possible after 4 Emsculpt treatments, spaced 2-3 days apart.

While traditional liposuction can remove larger amounts of fat, it doesn’t act on muscle. Therefore, patients can experience slimming, but will not see any added definition or tone.

What Are the Side Effects?

Emsculpt in Virginia currently has no known side effects and is, by most accounts, a painless and easy procedure.

In comparison, traditional liposuction carries a greater amount of risk and potential for complications. Side effects can include bruising, swelling, numbness, tenderness, and contour irregularities.

In most cases, these issues are temporary and resolve on their own in the coming days and weeks.

However, more serious liposuction risks can include infection, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injury.

How Much Downtime is Involved?

After undergoing nonsurgical liposuction with Emsculpt, patients are free to return to work and resume all normal activities. Since there’s zero downtime, men and women can even exercise that same day.

However post-liposuction, patients will need a ride home from a friend or family member. Recovery often requires at least a week off from work and several weeks off from strenuous exercise.

They must also wear a compression garment for 3-4 weeks, which may be cumbersome in certain situations.

To learn more about Emsculpt in Virginia, please contact our office today and schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicole Hayre.