There are several non-invasive options for excess fat removal, including:
Ideal candidates are relatively fit but have some stubborn body fat that cannot be easily reduced by diet or exercise. In addition to fat removal, radiofrequency therapy can be used to tighten the skin by targeting collagen with energy. Other benefits include:
The average cost for a non-invasive excess fat removal procedure is $1,500 to $3,000 depending upon the areas treated. Since most medical insurance companies consider fat removal procedures a cosmetic procedure, it is usually not covered.
Before the procedure, and ASDS dermatologist will review the patient's medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectation, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. Patients should understand that there are not yet any long-term studies on these procedures and that there is no guarantee regarding their effectiveness.