Popular Non-Surgical Fat Removal Procedures in Medical Aesthetic Practices Today

Popular Non-Surgical Fat Removal Procedures in Medical Aesthetic Practices Today

More and more people want to remove fat deposits without undergoing surgery. According to the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank Statistics, non-surgical fat removal procedures increased by 58% between 2020 and 2021. 

This increased demand means more financial gains for practices that offer these treatments. In fact, revenue for aesthetic fat reduction grew by 57% for a total of $377 million in 2021. Moreover, the market is expected to see a compound annual growth rate of 16.1% in the next eight years. 

Investing in medical body treatment devices allows you to take advantage of your clients' desire to achieve toned bodies without surgery. With the right device on hand, you'll be ready to offer today's most popular treatment options.

Popular Non-Surgical Fat Removal Treatments 


Cryolipolysis uses cold temperatures to eliminate fat cells. Fat cells are more susceptible to cold than other types of cells. Surrounding skin and tissue aren't affected, but fat cells break down quickly. This treatment is appropriate for clients who want to remove stubborn fat bulges that haven't responded to dieting or exercise.

The treatment takes about an hour, and results become evident over a four-to-six-month period. Risks are decently low, and client satisfaction is high. In fact, cryolipolysis is one of the most popular non-surgical ways to remove fat. On average, more than 450,000 procedures are performed worldwide each year.

Injection Lipolysis

Injection lipolysis uses a chemical called deoxycholic acid to reduce fat cells. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body, where it breaks down fats during digestion. FDA-approved solutions are on the market for injection lipolysis. In most cases, local anesthetics need to be administered first. Then, the chemical is injected into a grid pattern. There are rare complications, and clients experience little downtime. 

Several treatments spaced a few weeks apart are required to achieve results. Post-injection swelling may make the area look bigger immediately following treatment, but results will become more evident within six to eight weeks. 

Radio Frequency Body Contouring

Clients like the convenience of radio frequency body contouring since it can achieve both fat elimination and skin tightening in one step. The treatment uses radio frequency, and the applicator makes contact with the clients' skin, where it heats up the treatment area. The heat also causes collagen fibers to contract while stimulating the body to make elastic fibers and collagen. 

The treatment takes about a half hour and is repeated weekly for four weeks on average. Clients can see reductions on their treatment areas following radio frequency body contouring. There are generally no side effects or downtime associated with the treatment.

Laser Lipolysis

Laser lipolysis uses controlled heat to break down fat cells beneath the skin. An applicator delivers heat at a specific wavelength to prompt the breakdown of fatty tissue. Most applicators also use a cooling mechanism to protect skin and surrounding tissues.

The treatment takes about 30 minutes, and most clients feel no discomfort. Results are clear in six weeks, with the final results evident in 12 weeks. There are no activity restrictions after this treatment for most individuals.

Venus Concept Solutions 

A variety of Venus Concept devices perform today's most in-demand non-surgical fat removal procedures. The Venus Bliss™ and Venus Bliss MAX™ offer diode laser lipolysis; Venus Legacy™ and Venus Versa™ offer radio frequency body contouring. These devices allow your practice to offer comprehensive body contouring treatment plans that include fat reduction, circumferential reduction, cellulite reduction, stretch mark reduction, skin tightening, and more. 

To learn more, contact Venus Concept to speak to an expert and schedule a demo with a representative today. 

Disclaimer: the Venus Bliss MAX™ system includes 3 unique technologies. The diode laser applicators are cleared by the FDA for non-invasive lipolysis of the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs in individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or less. The (MP)2 applicator is for improvement of local blood circulation and temporary reduction of cellulite. The FlexMAX applicators are intended for muscle conditioning to stimulate healthy muscles. Currently, Venus Bliss MAX™ is only available in the U.S. 

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