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What are the alternatives to liposuction?

When it comes to shedding that unwanted body fat, liposuction may seem like the fast track to quick results

Tagged: Weight Loss

Author: Mr. Bryan Mayou, MB ChB FRCS

Date: 16th December 2020

Medically Reviewed by:  Mr. Bryan Mayou (GMC: 1414396)

Last reviewed: 17th January 2024

What are the alternatives to liposuction?

Liposuction alternatives do exist, although for substantial areas of fat reduction we would recommend traditional Liposuction. This is because this technique is more effective at removing fat cells, tightening the skin and permanently changing the shape than other Liposuction alternatives. Liposuction alternatives include: 

  • Surgical Fat Excision - the fat is removed, but it is not easy to thin large areas via this technique without multiple operations. This method is used in procedures such as Breast Reduction and Arm Lifts. 
  • Chemical injections  - Desoxycholic acid (Kybella, Lipodissolve, Aqualyx) destroys fat but is painful and requires multiple treatments. There is also little control as to where the injected drug will spread, again potentially causing irregularities. We do not use them at Cadogan Clinic for these reasons. 
  • Non-surgical treatments – good for those who do not want a surgical operation. These are significantly less effective when it comes to achieving meaningful results, and are not recommended for those looking for significant outcomes. 

In this post, we seek to share some of the best alternatives to Liposuction alongside some of the most effective non-surgical fat removal treatments on the market. 

What are the best alternatives to liposuction?

As the leading centre of Liposuction in the UK, we know there are very few alternatives that match up to surgical intervention in terms of effectiveness. That said if you’re on the fence about Liposuction it’s important you understand what non-surgical treatments can and can’t do. 


CoolSculpting is an alternative to Liposuction, it works through cooling the fat cells in the targeted area until they become a crystal like structure and eventually shatter, allowing the body to then flush out the shattered pieces. It can be painful and a number of sessions are required. It also may not be suitable if you are looking to treat an area which has a high level of fat. 


For some patients, treatments such as Morpheus8 or Neogen Plasma may be viable Lipo alternatives. Although it does not remove the excess fat, but by tightening and lifting the skin, the appearance of fatty deposits may be reduced, and the overall appearance of the area improved. 


It’s important to note that despite these alternatives, Liposuction is quite often the best solution for patients and provides the most reliable, effective solution for most patients. For information on any treatment, please consult our clinic through our contact form where a qualified expert will advise you on the best steps moving forward. 

 

What is the most effective, non surgical form of fat removal?

The most effective non-surgical form of fat removal for you will depend on your individual concerns and your desired results. 


A simple weight loss programme can also work wonders for fat removal without the need for any surgery. However, the time cost must be weighed up as for many, surgery may provide the solution they’ve been longing for. 


Before and After Non Surgical Liposuction

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What is the cheapest form of liposuction?

The cheapest form of Liposuction is likely to be a non-surgical form of fat removal that may not deliver meaningful long-term results. 


As such, we would strongly recommend surgical Liposuction as the most cost effective form of Liposuction, which will make more financial sense when final results and longevity are taken into account. 


Surgical Liposuction starts from £3,950 at Cadogan Clinic. 


For an accurate treatment quote or for any general questions on a treatment, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at our clinic via our contact form or by phone. 

Conclusion

There are many alternatives to traditional Liposuction which can be cost effective and require less physical treatment, however the proven reliability of surgery (and the transformative results of Liposuction) makes it a hard contender to beat. We advise all individuals to thoroughly research these methods and consult trained professionals, such as those at our clinic, before any vast decisions are made. 



Words From Our Founder

Mr. Bryan Mayou

While there are various alternatives to Liposuction available, each with its own merits, Liposuction remains the gold standard for fat removal in my professional opinion. While alternative treatments may effectively address specific concerns for some patients, Liposuction offers unmatched precision and versatility with long-term results. Our clinic provides comprehensive consultations to discuss all available options, ensuring patients receive personalised recommendations that align with their goals and preferences. Since I introduced Liposuction to the UK 40 years ago, I haven't come across a non-surgical alternative which matches the results or patient satisfaction of Liposuction.
Mr. Bryan Mayou

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