Exercise and lifestyle changes are the two most common techniques used by people to shed those excess body fat. However, it is not that effective for some people. For those who have obesity problems and have trouble losing weight, surgical fat reduction procedures are commonly recommended for them.

However, if you’re body fat is not a huge problem, there are also some non-surgical fat reduction procedures that are less invasive and intimidating compared to surgical procedures. The main goal of these procedures is to target fats on problem areas such as the abdomen, upper arms, and thighs.

There are 4 most popular non-surgical fat reduction procedures you could choose from.


Cryolipolysis fat freezing is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that works well on slightly overweight patients who have trouble getting rid of fats on certain areas that are hard to reduce with plain exercise. In this procedure, the fat cells are cooled and frozen at controlled temperatures causing the death of the cell.

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When the body senses this, it naturally removes the damaged fat cells by absorption and elimination. Cryolipolysis is totally non-invasive – there is no surgery involved any needles and blood in the procedure. However, you might feel a little bit of pain due to numbness and pinching sensations caused by the removal of frozen fat cells.

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Another form of non-invasive fat reduction is the low-level laser therapy. In this procedure, cold laser is targeted to the body tissues which are then absorbed by the fat cells. These cells get broken down in the process which is then reabsorbed or eliminated naturally by the body, similar to what happens in cryolipolysis. A device emitting cold laser will be used to target the problem areas of the body. Generally, low-level laser therapy is a painless procedure making it a perfect choice for those who are worried about pain during the session.

Laser Lipolysis

In contrary to low-level laser therapy, laser lipolysis uses heat to target and destroy fat cells. In this procedure, a laser device uses heat to damage the fat cells, causing them to rupture and eliminated from the body tissues. Laser lipolysis is a perfect procedure for those who want to get rid of visible fat bulges since you could already see some results after the session. Since it uses heat, it is not painless compared to low-level laser therapy. Patients commonly report soreness swelling and bruises on the site that was treated.

Radiofrequency Energy

In this procedure, a therapeutic heat is delivered to the body tissues, targeting the fat cells that cause cellulite. These fats are then absorbed by the body, giving you a smoother and tighter looking skin on the treated area. It is a perfect solution for those who want to get rid of bumpy cellulite and reduce skin wrinkling.

Although all of those procedures are non-invasive, you still need to consult an expert to know which procedure suits your problem and which one is effective for you.