Is Non-Invasive Body Contouring as Effective as Traditional Lipo?

Thanks to non-invasive devices for fat removal, you don’t have to undergo the risk and pain of surgery to tighten and contour the body.  These devices can melt the fat cells and streamline your shape, but is non-invasive body contouring as effective as traditional lipo.  Let’s take a look.

There are several types of non-invasive body contouring innovations including laser assisted lipo, and ultrasound assisted lipo. These devices use heat or ultrasound waves to break up or melt fatty cells.

Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD, utilizes laser lipo and Velashape for non-invasive body contouring.

Laser Lipo

Laser lipo shapes and sculpts the body by shrinking fat cells. The laser penetrates beneath the skin and targets the fat cells, causing the contents to drain. The body then eliminates the fatty content via the lymphatic system. Laser lipo can be used to trim various parts of the body including the arms, stomach, and thighs.


Velashape combines radiofrequency (RF) energy, infrared light energy, as well as a vacuum and mechanical massage, to slim and contour the body. The heat targets the fatty tissues, and the vacuum massage evens out the skin. Velashape can be used on various parts of the body, including the thighs and buttocks.

Is non-invasive body contouring effective?

Studies have shown that non-invasive body contouring devices remove localized fat deposits safely and effectively. However, not all the alternatives are permanent. For example Velashape is a temporary solution, and requires regular maintenance.

Non-invasive body contouring is the ideal procedure for individuals that need to get rid of small amounts of fat. Recovery time is minimal, therefore patients can return to normal activity almost immediately.

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